Invisalign in San Antonio
Invisalign provides an effective and discreet alternative to traditional braces to straighten your teeth. At Henwood Family Dentistry in San Antonio TX, we offer Invisalign clear aligner treatment using a series of virtually invisable, custom-fit aligners that gradually shift teeth into place over time.
Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. The aligners are produced in a series, with each tray incrementally moving the teeth further until the desired position and alignment are reached. Unlike traditional wire braces, Invisalign aligners are removable when eating, drinking, and cleaning teeth for improved convenience and hygiene.
The Invisalign system was introduced in 1997 and has since been utilized to straighten over 8 million smiles. As an FDA-cleared medical device, Invisalign has proven time and again to safely and effectively achieve remarkable orthodontic results. Our Invisalign-certified dentists use the latest advances in digital dentistry to plan and administer your customized treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
There are many key advantages to choosing Invisalign over conventional braces:
- Nearly Invisible – Invisalign aligners are transparent and blend in seamlessly with natural teeth. Unless looked at up close, they are difficult to notice. This aesthetic benefit appeals to teens and adults alike.
- Removable Design – Invisalign trays can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing flossing, etc. This facilitates better oral hygiene than braces typically allow during treatment.
- Comfortable Fit – The smooth plastic aligners avoid irritation, scratches, and discomfort caused by traditional metal braces and brackets. Patients experience less abrasion and soreness.
- Shorter Treatment Time – The average Invisalign case takes 9-18 months to complete, which is typically less time than required for orthodontic treatment with braces.
- Improved Hygiene – Removability makes it easier to maintain diligent brushing and flossing habits throughout treatment. Oral health remains optimal.
- Normal Speech – Invisalign does not interfere with speech like traditional braces. Patients avoid a temporary lisp or slurring.
- Easier Diet – Patients don’t have food restrictions with Invisalign and can continue eating their normal diet.
Why Choose Invisalign at Henwood Family Dentistry?
Our doctors have advanced Invisalign training and experience to achieve optimal alignment for patients in San Antonio:
- 3D Model Planning – We use the latest 3D modeling software to preview tooth movements and design custom treatment plans.
- Proven Results – Our Invisalign patients see dramatic alignment improvements just as with braces. We also have before/after photos you can view.
- Efficiency – Aligners sequentially move teeth faster than braces in many cases, shortening overall treatment time.
- Custom Fit – Each set of aligners is custom fabricated using 3D scans and computer imaging technology to match the unique contours of patients’ teeth.
- Comfort – Smooth plastic trays are more comfortable and less abrasive than braces. There is no poking wires or bands.
- Clear and Aesthetic – Invisalign aligners are barely noticeable compared to wire braces, for improved aesthetics during treatment.
- Experienced Specialists – Our Invisalign-certified orthodontists have the qualifications and expertise to administer this treatment properly.
Our Dental Services Include:
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Comprehensive Exams
- Root Canals
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Implants
- Traditional Braces
Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation in San Antonio, TX
If you’re an adult or teen considering orthodontic treatment, Invisalign offers an effective and discreet solution without the unsightly look of traditional metal braces and wires. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, transparent trays that gradually straighten your smile over time.
At Henwood Family Dentistry, we encourage you to call our San Antonio office today to schedule your initial Invisalign consultation. During this informative visit, our Invisalign specialist will perform a comprehensive exam to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. We’ll discuss your orthodontic goals, take digital scans and x-rays, assess your tooth alignment issues, and explain how Invisalign works. If you decide to proceed, we will use the scan of your teeth to create your unique Invisalign treatment plan and order your customized aligners.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Invisalign work?
You’ll wear a progression of clear aligner trays, switching to a new set every 1-2 weeks. Each tray incrementally shifts your teeth position.
How long does treatment take?
The average treatment time is 9 to 18 months but depends on the severity of your alignment issues. Minor cases can be shorter.
How do I care for aligners?
Remove aligners when eating, brush them with clean water, and brush/floss your teeth before reinserting them. Don’t lose your trays!
Can I still drink coffee or tea with Invisalign?
Yes, just brush after to prevent staining and remove aligners when drinking hot beverages.
Do Invisalign aligners affect speech?
Most patients experience only a slight lisp for the first few days while getting used to wearing aligners. Speech is not significantly impacted.
What happens after treatment is complete?
You’ll receive a retainer to keep your teeth in position as you adjust to your straighter smile.
Get the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always desired with cutting-edge Invisalign treatment from the experts at Henwood Family Dentistry in San Antonio. Contact our office today to learn more or schedule your Invisalign consultation!
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Henwood Family Dentistry
9240 Guilbeau Rd Unit 128
San Antonio, TX 78250
Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday – Sunday: Closed