Ridge Commons Family Dentistry
Winnie Nguyen, DDS
General Dentistry located in McKinney, TX
If you want to straighten your smile without having to endure the hassles of traditional metal braces, then Invisalign® is for you! At Ridge Commons Family Dentistry in McKinney, Texas, Winnie Nguyen, DDS, provides Invisalign for patients that are looking to improve the alignment of their teeth and bite with a treatment that’s comfortable, convenient, and discreet. To learn more about how Dr. Nguyen can help you get your dream smile with Invisalign, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or book a visit online.
Invisalign® Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to properly align your smile.
Invisalign offers a convenient, comfortable, and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces, which is why over six million people worldwide have chosen to use it to improve their smile.
Ridge Commons Family Dentistry offers free consultations to help you decide whether or not Invisalign is for you. Dr. Nguyen takes impressions, measurements, pictures, and conducts your evaluation (a $500 package) for absolutely no charge!
What conditions does Invisalign treat?
Invisalign treats many of the same conditions as braces, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
- Open bite
Schedule a consultation with Ridge Commons Family Dentistry today to learn more about how Invisalign can improve your orthodontic condition.
How does Invisalign work?
The mechanics of Invisalign are nearly identical to traditional metal braces: a tiny-yet-constant amount of pressure is exerted on your teeth, which slowly and progressively moves them into a better alignment. But while traditional braces do this with unattractive wires, brackets, and bands, Invisalign accomplishes the task with a series of removable, clear aligners made from flexible, polyurethane plastic.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
First, Dr. Nguyen uses 3D imaging to make a virtual model of your smile. She then manipulates that model to track the journey your teeth need to take to reach your target alignment, then fabricates a series of clear plastic aligners that mark a number of “steps” on that journey.
You wear your aligners all day, every day, but you can take them out when you’re eating or when you need to brush or floss your teeth. As your teeth get closer to their target alignment, you progress through your series of aligners, switching to a new set every two weeks. In some cases, it only takes a matter of months to reach your target alignment!
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign has a number of advantages over other orthodontic treatments, such as:
Invisalign’s clear aligners are made from smooth, polyurethane plastic, making them incredibly comfortable in your mouth.
Your clear aligners are easily removable, so you don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in them or learning specialized techniques for keeping them clean. Just pop them out when you need to eat, brush, or floss, and pop them right back in after.
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth, so nobody will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.
Get started with your Invisalign treatment today by calling the office or scheduling a visit online for your free consultation at Ridge Commons Family Dentistry.