What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners in Spicewood, TX are a comfortable and convenient way to straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires. Instead, a series of clear plastic aligners are used to gently guide your teeth into the correct position. The aligners are virtually invisible and convenient to take on and off as needed, so they require very little change to your daily routine, making them an increasingly popular treatment option for kids, teens, and adults.
With his many years of study and experience, Dr. Gallagher is confident he can help give you a healthy and beautiful smile with clear aligners. Contact us today and see what your new smile could look like. We have more than one option for clear aligners, so our team can work with you to find the best treatment option for your lifestyle and budget.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
We offer both Invisalign and our in-house aligners option, GO Aligners to patients in the Lakeway and Spicewood, TX areas. Both treatment options start by using a specialized scanner to capture a digital impression of your smile. This digital impression is then used to create a custom set of plastic aligners. Every couple of weeks, you will move into a new set of aligners that will work to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
We recommend wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day to gain the maximum benefit. Because the aligners are removable, you can still eat the foods you want, play sports, and continue to do all the things you love. Aligners use a comfortable BPA-free material that is designed to be clear and discreet.
What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?
Many patents find clear aligners are more comfortable than braces. Metal brackets have sharp edges, which may dig into the lips and cheeks. In contrast, clear aligners have smooth edges made of high-quality plastic.
Feeling confident about your teeth and smile will make you feel better about yourself. Since both Invisalign and GO Aligners are virtually invisible, most people will not know you are wearing them, making clear aligners a popular option among older teens and adults.
Better Oral Hygiene
Clear aligners make brushing your teeth easy. Simply remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth as you usually would. Clear aligners are one of the easier ways to maintain good oral health while straightening your teeth.
Shorter Treatment Time
Treatment with clear aligners allows Dr. Gallagher to create a custom, precise plan to align your teeth correctly. Invisalign uses specially engineered SmartTrack™ materials to move teeth 50% faster and more predictably. Using a similar material, GO Aligners are custom-printed in-house using a state-of-the-art material that is extremely clear compared to other options.
Are Clear Aligners Right for You?
Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can negatively affect your oral health and self-confidence.
For decades, braces have been the trusted treatment method, but clear aligners are an increasingly popular alternative, using the world’s leading technology in cosmetic treatment. People have shown an interest in aligners because no metals or brackets are required.
While Invisalign is an appropriate solution for mild to complex cases of misalignment, gaps, or overcrowding, it might not work for treating severe orthodontic issues. Braces are a good choice for severe bite corrections.
Teenagers and adults are usually the most suitable candidates for Invisalign since they tend to be more responsible and dedicated to their treatment. However, children who are responsible enough to wear their aligners regularly may be good candidates for Invisalign treatment.
When you come into our office for a consultation, Dr. Gallagher will review all available options with you and help you decide on the best treatment plan for your specific case.
Invisalign In Four Easy Steps
1. Treatment Plan
During your consultation, Dr. Gallagher will design a comprehensive treatment plan that will show you how Invisalign will gradually move your teeth into their new position.
2. Fit Your Clear Aligners
After your approval, the doctor will send a digital image of your mouth to a laboratory to make your aligners. As well as fitting your aligners properly, Dr. Gallagher will answer any questions you may have and let you know what to expect.
3. Wear Your Aligners
You’ll need to wear your aligners for around six to 18 months, switching them out for a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks. This will move your teeth into the desired position.
4. Enjoy Your New Smile
The Invisalign treatment is complete after your teeth have aligned. Maintaining your new smile is simple. The doctor will make you a clear retainer based on an impression from your newly aligned teeth. You will need to wear this retainer every night when you sleep.
GO Aligners in Spicewood, TX
Just like Invisalign, GO Aligners straighten your teeth using a series of clear, removable, clear retainers. Using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology, we eliminate traditional mold impressions and replace the process with a painless and comfortable process using 3D photography. That image is transmitted to our 3D planning software and allows us full control over the process of planning treatment and making retainers.
Our 3D printing technology uses state of The art LCD 3D resin technology printers that offer amazing accuracy. What this means for our patients is clear aligners that fit and move teeth very well, and also are extremely clear compared to other options. Dr. Gallagher has treated several thousand cases with both Clear Aligners and Invisalign. Invisalign is a pioneer in the field, but most patients that have tried our GO Aligners have been very pleased with the results. Fast, predictable, and comfortable movement tailor-made for each patient. For more information about the GO Aligners at Gallagher Orthodontics, schedule a complimentary consultation today.