About Teeth Aligners
Many people didn't need or weren't able to get braces as a child, but they may still have some spacing or crowding issues that prevent them from having a straight, gorgeous smile. Invisible teeth aligners are custom made covers for the teeth manufactured with clear plastic or acrylic material that gently shifts teeth into their proper position. Using a series of aligners over 1 - 2 years, clear teeth aligners can correct mild to moderate crowded teeth and spacing problems for straighter, healthier teeth. This type of orthodontics are generally preferred by patients over traditional metal braces since they are hardly noticed and can be taken out for eating, brushing, and flossing. Our dentists at Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX can go over teeth straightening options, such as clear teeth aligners during regular dental exams.
What to Expect
Every set of clear aligners are custom made depending on the patient's current teeth position. Each set of aligners are created based on digital X-rays, physical impressions, and photos. The individual will be given several sets of aligners at their orthodontic visit and our dentists will ensure that the first set fits properly so that adjustments can be made. Our patients should wear the trays as often as possible. The aligners should be taken out for eating and brushing. After several weeks, new aligners will be given during a quick appointment at Meadows Dental Care.
The amount of time that a patient wears each set of aligners will vary based on the specific needs of each person. The number of trays needed is generally discussed by our dentists during the consultation. The trays will be worn consistently until the teeth are in proper alignment. Assessments at Meadows Dental Care will be provided at each appointment so that the progress can be measured. Our dentists will assist patients so they are kept informed of the ongoing progression. Once the teeth are straight, a retainer will be placed on the teeth for lasting results.
Based upon the patient's dental insurance benefits, some of the clear teeth aligners may be covered. Our dental office at Meadows Dental Care will talk to the patient's dental insurance provider to confirm their benefits and give a better estimate of the patient's out-of-pocket fees. Patients who do not have dental insurance for teeth straightening treatment, may consider Meadows Dental Care's various payment options.
Plan Your Procedure
Straighten Up Fast
Adults and teens in the Austin, TX area who desire teeth straightening may be great candidates for clear teeth aligners at Meadows Dental Care. Created for patients with crowded, poorly spaced teeth, clear aligners from Meadows Dental Care can gently repair these issues. In addition, patients no longer have to worry with the look and feel of regular braces. Talk with our dentists and learn more for straighter teeth.