Dental technology is constantly evolving. Over the years, Dr. Burnett has seen many advancements in his profession. One of the most noticeable involves a method of straightening teeth without the patient needing to wear unattractive (and uncomfortable) metal braces. Invisalign® plastic aligners produce the same results as traditional metal braces, minus the discomfort and embarrassment. If you’re in the market for a smile makeover, getting straighter teeth is a great place to start, which is why we are so pleased to offer Invisalign® to our patients from in and around the Garland, TX, area.
The process starts with Dr. Burnett providing custom-made plastic aligner trays that the patient is instructed to wear for at least 22 hours each day. Although it’s important to wear the trays for the recommended period of time every day, patients can remove the trays to eat meals and clean their teeth. Every two weeks or so, Dr. Burnett will provide a new set of aligner trays to the patient. Gradually, over the course of several months, the patient’s teeth move into their new, straighter positions. It’s that simple!
Advantages of Invisalign® Aligner Trays
Most people with crooked teeth would prefer to have a straighter smile. But for many, the thought of having to wear metal braces for an extended period of time was simply too embarrassing to even consider. But Invisalign® aligner trays are made of clear plastic, so they’re virtually invisible. And because the patient can remove the trays to eat, there are no dietary restrictions – wearers can enjoy all their favorite foods without worry. Being able to remove the trays also allows the wearer to thoroughly clean and floss their teeth as they normally would – a task that is often challenging for people wearing traditional braces. And most patients report that the aligner trays are very comfortable to wear – much more so than old-fashioned metal braces.