Do you want to achieve a straighter smile but do not want to deal with uncomfortable and conspicuous metal braces? Invisalign® is a discreet orthodontic solution that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually and gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. Drs. Mike Meek and David Tasch in Austin, TX, can create your customized Invisalign treatment plan to achieve a straighter, more uniform smile. Unlike traditional braces, which can be difficult to maintain, Invisalign are clear and can easily be removed, allowing you to practice easy oral hygiene and eat your favorite foods.
The Treatment Process
Aligning your smile has never been easier. Drs. Meek and Tasch can perform an initial evaluation of your teeth, gums, and bite to ensure that Invisalign is the ideal solution for you. They will also take advanced images of your smile to design a specific and unique treatment plan, as well as demonstrate what your new smile can look like once treatment is complete.
The information gathered at your initial consultation will guide the fabrication of your aligners. There are about 20 to 30 separate and sequential aligning trays per treatment. Your exact number of aligners will depend on the condition of your bite. The trays are to be worn 22 hours per day and you will wear each tray for approximately two weeks before moving onto the next in the series. The comfortable plastic is removable, so you can easily continue to eat, brush, and floss as you normally would. The clear design of the trays also allows you to smile with confidence when you are wearing your trays. Sometimes patients even combine Invisalign treatment with teeth whitening or other cosmetic procedures for the ultimate smile makeover.
Effective, Comprehensive Treatment
While many patients understand that they can improve the appearance of crooked, rotated teeth with Invisalign, this advanced treatment can address a range of orthodontic concerns as well.
Gaps are typically caused by abnormal development of the jawbone and can lead to speech issues and lowered confidence for patients.
If there is not enough room in your jaw for all of your teeth to fit comfortably, crowding can develop and can increase your chances of having severely crooked teeth, plaque buildup, and gum disease.
Caused by genetics and other factors, an overbite develops when the upper teeth project past the lower teeth. This arrangement can lead to bruxism (teeth grinding) and temporomandibular joint disorder, as well as give the lips a pouty look.
The opposite of an overbite, an underbite is when the lower teeth extend past the upper teeth. This condition can be caused by either the undergrowth of the upper jaw or the overgrowth of the lower jaw, and sometimes both. An underbite can lead to speech issues and can significantly affect your aesthetics and appearance.
Invisalign is an ideal orthodontic solution for patients who wish to enhance the health and appearance of their smile, but who also do not want to wear metal, sometimes uncomfortable braces.
An open bite is often caused by thumb-sucking or maldevelopment of the jaw. This issue causes teeth to curve outwards and not make proper contact. This condition can lead to difficulty pronouncing words, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and insufficient chewing abilities.
When both the upper and lower jaw do not develop harmoniously, it can lead to a cross bite. This condition occurs when the jaws overlap on the sides, and teeth do not align properly when you bite down. A cross bite can cause severe wear on the teeth from teeth grinding (bruxism) and can cause TMJ disorders to develop as well.
Align Your Smile Today
Drs. Meek and Tasch want each patient to achieve the smile of their dreams. Invisalign is an ideal orthodontic solution for patients who wish to enhance the health and appearance of their smile, but who also do not want to wear metal, sometimes uncomfortable braces. Call us at (512) 458-6222 or contact us online to schedule your personal and private consultation today.