Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can not only make you feel self-conscious. They are also harder to clean, increasing your risk of decay.
Invisalign® is a discreet, removable alternative to braces in Austin. You can maintain better oral hygiene without eating restrictions.
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Invisalign Is More Comfortable Making It the Clear Choice
Invisalign aligners can be removed for meals so throughout treatment, you can continue to enjoy your favorite crunchy foods. They also allow you to brush and floss your teeth like normal without braces getting in the way.
The wires and brackets of traditional metal braces can irritate your lips, tongue, and the insides of your cheeks. Invisalign trays are laser-cut and made with a smooth, BPA-free plastic to minimize irritation.
Reduced Treatment Timeline
While patients who choose braces typically wear them for 18 months to four years, Invisalign aligners are designed to straighten your smile in 12 to 18 months. Your specific timeline will depend on the condition of your smile.
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Can It Really Work for Me?
*According to Invisalign.
Although traditional braces are sometimes a better choice for patients with severe cases of malocclusion, Invisalign can most likely work for you. If this is not the case, Dr. Vincent Ip can refer you to a trusted orthodontist our office has worked with for over a decade.
How do I know if I qualify?
Invisalign Treats a Wide Range of Cases
UnderbiteInvisalign can correct cases where your lower teeth project past your upper teeth.
If your dental arches do not line up correctly, causing overlapping teeth, Invisalign can help.
If your upper teeth stick out too far past your lower teeth, you may be a good candidate.
Large gaps can detract from your appearance but Invisalign can correct this imperfection.
If your dental arches do not meet properly and leave space, Invisalign can improve your bite.
Crowding can make brushing and flossing more difficult, so treatment is crucial in these cases.
Isn't It Expensive?
In Austin, you can expect the cost of Invisalign to be around $5,000. Some patients may pay less and insurance often covers at least a portion of the treatment. The cost of traditional braces is comparable so it is important to weigh the advantages of Invisalign when deciding which treatment is right for you.
We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the clear benefits of Invisalign, so we offer in-house financing options exclusively to these patients.
What should I expect throughout Invisalign treatment, from start to finish?
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Invisalign to Discreetly Straighten Your Smile
With today's technology, you can achieve a straighter, more aesthetic smile, without the need for noticeable metal brackets. Invisalign® is a clear orthodontic system that allows you to correct minor to moderate malocclusion comfortably and conveniently. The clear trays provide more comfortable and inconspicuous treatment that is often a great solution for teens and adults. Smile 360 is an Invisalign Premier Provider in Austin, TX. Even if other dentists have said you were not a candidate for this treatment, you may be able to receive exceptional orthodontic care from Dr. Vincent Ip. With over 10 years of experience and individual status as an Invisalign Premier Provider who has handled hundreds of Invisalign cases, Dr. Ip is able to provide dramatic results.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment consisting of clear alignment trays that are custom-fit to your teeth. Instead of using brackets and wires, this system uses a series of aligners that are each shaped slightly differently. This difference can gently shift your teeth into proper alignment and improve your oral health and appearance as you progress through the trays in the series.
By improving the alignment of your bite, Invisalign can also positively affect your oral health. This can include:
- Prevention of wear and tear on surrounding teeth
- Improved ability to clean teeth properly
- Alleviation of headaches caused by malocclusion
Dr. Ip can evaluate your bite in our Austin office to determine if Invisalign is best suited for your needs. His extensive experience and familiarity with the Invisalign system have allowed him to treat orthodontic issues that other dentists could not address with this method.
Advantages of Invisalign
Many patients choose to undergo their orthodontic treatment with Invisalign primarily for the benefit of discreet treatment. Often, teens and adults who can benefit from orthodontia avoid treatment because they do not want to wear traditional braces due to the appearance of metal brackets and wires. The clear trays used with Invisalign are nearly invisible, allowing you to continue your daily routine with confidence and virtually no alteration in your appearance.
In addition to discreet treatment, Invisalign trays are molded to fit your smile. This customization creates a fitted, more comfortable solution that will not irritate the gums or soft tissues. The trays are also removable, allowing you to easily maintain your oral health and to eat your favorite foods without restrictions.
Traditional orthodontic care can require frequent visits that become cumbersome and lead to significant discomfort after wires are tightened. Those undergoing Invisalign treatment will typically come to our office only once every six weeks. Additionally, the gradual changes between each tray ensure your teeth are shifted gently, resulting in less pain.
The Treatment Process
During your consultation, Dr. Ip will conduct an extensive evaluation of your bite to determine whether Invisalign is the right alignment method for you. For patients that require traditional orthodontics, we work with a reputable local orthodontist that can provide the care you need. We have been referring patients to the same orthodontist for nearly 10 years with consistent satisfaction.
For those who are candidates for Invisalign, we will use the advanced CEREC system to take digital impressions. Using the highly accurate images, we will be able to determine the number of trays necessary to achieve your goals, how long the treatment will take, and your estimated cost.
Dr. Ip is extensively trained in providing bio-stimulation through Propel® Orthodontics accelerated treatment. This system stimulates the jawbone, allowing teeth to shift in nearly half the time.
These scans also allow us to design precise, well-fitting trays for the best results. Every few weeks, you will visit our office so that we can monitor progress and provide you with new aligner trays to further adjust your teeth as needed. You will wear these aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and will move onto the next tray in the series approximately every two weeks. Typically, treatment will last between 12 to 18 months.
Dr. Ip is extensively trained in providing bio-stimulation through Propel Orthodontics accelerated treatment. This system stimulates the jawbone, allowing teeth to shift in nearly half the time. Dr. Ip can perform this advanced, virtually painless procedure quickly and efficiently at our office to significantly reduce treatment time.
Receive the Best Invisalign Care Available
Over a decade of hands-on experience, refined techniques, and an exceptional attention to detail are just a few of the defining characteristics that set Dr. Ip apart from other dentists providing Invisalign. If you wish to receive the best care available, contact us online or by phone at (512) 444-4746.