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Invisalign Clear Aligners – Richardson, TX

The Clear Path
to a Straighter Smile

For many patients, Invisalign sounds like it’s too good to be true. “You mean you can straighten your teeth without braces?” Yes, and in fact, no one will be able to tell you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment at all! Invisalign in Richardson, TX is the discreet alternative that adults and teens have been waiting for, and Dr. Jones is able to help patients achieve absolutely stunning results while maintaining their confidence and appearance throughout the process. If you’re ready to start you or your child on the path towards a straighter, better smile, give us a call today to schedule a FREE consultation.

Why Choose Richardson Orthodontics for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

  • Only Female Board-Certified Orthodontist in Richardson
  • 16 Years of Experience Creating Gorgeous Smiles
  • Dental Insurance Accepted & 0% In-House Financing

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign trays in carrying case

The interesting thing about Invisalign is that it actually straightens the teeth in a way very similar to traditional braces. A small amount of force is applied to the teeth, and this gradually moves them into more desirable positions. But, instead of using brackets and wires to do this, Invisalign instead utilizes a series of thin, see-through plastic aligner trays. They simply slide over the teeth, and the patient wears a set for two weeks before moving onto the next. Once a patient has gone through their entire series, the treatment is finished, and they should see a perfectly straight smile in the mirror.

Why Richardson Loves Invisalign

Teen girl with Invisalign braces
  • Subtle Appearance: When someone has braces, it’s easy to tell, but with Invisalign, only you and your orthodontist will know about it. The trays practically disappear when worn, meaning you don’t have to worry about people noticing your treatment whenever you speak, eat, or smile.
  • Comfortable Fit: Each Invisalign treatment is personally designed by Dr. Jones and made of smooth plastic, leading to a secure and custom fit that doesn’t cause irritation for the lips or gums.
  • Convenience: Whenever it’s time to eat, a patient can simply take Invisalign off and enjoy. This flexibility also allows them to clean their teeth like normal, making brushing and flossing much easier compared to regular braces.

Invisalign TEEN: Making Teens & Parents Smile

Three women smiling after Invisalign treatment

While Invisalign is ideal for adults, Invisalign TEEN is specifically designed to help older children. It still uses the same clear aligner trays, but each one has a small indicator dot at the back that gradually fades. This helps a teen and their parents keep track that the trays are being worn as needed. Invisalign TEEN also comes with FREE replacement trays in case one ever gets broken or “lost.” So, the treatment can work for even the most clumsy or forgetful teen!

Invisalign for Teens

A female teenager smiling and inserting a clear aligner into her mouth after eating

Is your teenager self-conscious about their appearance? Do they dread the thought of potentially wearing metal brackets and wires? The good news is that they can experience a more positive and discreet method of treatment thanks to Invisalign for Teens. Equipped with customizable trays that are designed to move their smile in the right direction, they can feel more confident undergoing an orthodontic treatment that doesn’t compromise their daily appearance.

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Invisalign FAQs

Closeup of Invisalign in Richardson

If you have crooked teeth or bite issues, Invisalign is the clear path to a straighter smile. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment is unlike traditional metal braces in many ways, so it’s natural to have some questions about it! For your convenience, we’ve gathered some Invisalign FAQs below so you can learn more. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide the information you’re looking for.

Does Wearing Invisalign Aligners Hurt?

While the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces are an effective orthodontic treatment, they’re notorious for irritating the lips, cheeks, and tongue. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are crafted out of a single piece of smooth plastic that should glide past your soft tissues. You can expect to enjoy a much more comfortable straightening experience with Invisalign!

What Foods Do I Need to Avoid During My Invisalign Treatment?

Unlike traditional braces that require patients to adhere to certain dietary restrictions, you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods during an Invisalign treatment! Simply remove your aligners and store them in their case before enjoying your meal. When you’re done, take a moment to brush off your teeth before popping your aligners back into place. This will ensure your teeth stay cavity-free and your aligners remain practically invisible all throughout your treatment.

How Long Do Invisalign Aligners Need to Be Worn Every Day?

One of Invisalign’s greatest freedoms is the removable nature of the aligners. However, this benefit is also its greatest responsibility. It’s up to you to keep your treatment on track by wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours every day. If you don’t wear them often enough, you could potentially extend the cost and length of your treatment! However, this should leave you plenty of time for taking your aligners out for brushing, flossing, eating, drinking, and playing sports.

Are Invisalign Results Permanent?

Invisalign has the potential to help you achieve a permanently straightened smile. However, that’s only as long as you take the right steps to maintain your results! Just like with any other orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to wear a custom retainer once you’ve finished your Invisalign treatment. It’s essential that you follow all of Dr. Jones’ instructions for wearing your retainer if you want your results to last. Your retainer holds your teeth in place as your jaw continues to adapt to their new position, which will help you enjoy a beautiful smile for life.

How Can I Tell If Invisalign Is Right for Me or My Child?

While Invisalign is a good choice for almost anyone who wants a straighter smile, the only way to know for sure if it’s the right choice for you or your child is to come see us for a consultation. During this initial visit, Dr. Jones will take a close look at your smile and review your medical history to determine if Invisalign can help you achieve your desired results. As a Diamond Invisalign Provider, Dr. Jones has helped over 800 patients get the beautiful smiles they deserve with Invisalign, and she would be happy to show you before and after pictures of actual patients who’ve undergone Invisalign. In addition, she can show you a digital preview of your results with the help of state-of-the-art iTero technology. To help you feel even more confident in your decision, Dr. Jones is proud to offer free consultations!

To schedule a free Invisalign consultation for you or your child, don’t hesitate to give us a call!