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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign Clear Aligners (Invisible Braces)

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Dr. Farahani invests a great deal of time listening to her patients to understand not only their past dental history, but also their goals and concerns for their oral health, overall health, and well being. This includes answering all of your questions. We believe that anything you ask is important, and we've compiled a list of some of the most common questions we hear from patients. However, if you don't find the answers or information you need here, we encourage you to contact our office and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members or dentist.

Invisalign Clear Aligners (Invisible Braces)

When your teeth are in their best position and you are ready to show off your new, healthier smile, you will be ready for retainers. Dr. Farahani may recommend removeable or permanent retainers. If you receive removeable retainers, you will need to start by wearing them all day for 2 months as if they were your last Invisalign aligner. After 2 months, you can reduce your wear to nighttime only! The commitment to retainers is for life. If you stop wearing your retainers, you teeth will shift and undo all of the hard work you put in to create your best smile. If you lose your retainers, don't panic! Give us a call and we can have a new set here for you in just a few days. 

 

 

At Harmony Dental Wellness, we offer Invisalign invisible braces for adult patients in Austin, TX who want to improve their health and the appearance of their smile. With over a decade of experience with Invisalign, Dr. Sheila Farahani uses clear aligners for orthodontics to address many of the same issues as metal braces—without the inconvenience.

  • Crooked teeth person putting on invisalign clear aligners
  • Tooth crowding
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps and spacing issues
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Farahani at Harmony Dental Wellness in Austin, TX. She will perform a thorough evaluation that includes a 3D oral health scan, exam, and photos of your mouth. Based on the results, Dr. Farahani can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.

If you are, you’ll find that straightening your teeth with Invisalign is straightforward and convenient. We start by making a custom series of clear aligners for you that will gently guide your teeth into the desired position. 

You will need to wear each set of aligners 22 hours a day for 1-2 weeks before switching to the next set. Remove your aligners to eat and drink, to clean your teeth, and for special occasions, keeping in mind that the longer you wear them each day, the faster you will complete Invisalign treatment. 

Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can indulge in all your favorite foods. Brushing and flossing are easy because you don’t have to work around brackets and wires affixed to your teeth. 

Call Us to Learn More about Invisalign

Dr. Farahani offers Invisalign treatment for patients in Austin, TX and all surrounding areas and would love to meet with you. She is a Gold Plus provider with over 10 years of experience creating healthy and beautiful smiles with Invisalign. Please call Harmony Dental Wellness to schedule an Invisalign consultation to get started. You can schedule your dental appointment online too!

 

 

Every mouth is a little different and so the way each person puts in their Invisalign trays may be a little different. For most people, line up the tray on your two front teeth, press down to seat the front teeth, and then press down on the back to seat the rest of the tray. If that is too difficult, Dr. Farahani recommends lining up one side in the back first and then walking the aligner around from one side, to the front, to the other side until it is fully seated. 

To take out your Invisalign Aligners, you can use your finger nail or a tray remover, such as the Pul Tool (used in this video) to grab the inside of the tray on your back teeth and pull towards the biting surface. If you try to remove the tray from the front or from the cheek side, it will be more difficult because of the attachments (buttons) on your teeth. 

 

 

 

Our Munchie Madness protocol says that you should use your munchies to seat your trays EVERY time you place them in your mouth. Gently bite into the appropriate part of the munchie for 20 seconds per section of the mouth. It should take 1-2 minutes to seat your trays fully. 

 

Munchie Madness is essential!! The #1 reason we see peoples teeth not tracking (and the #1 reason for refinements) is that people are not using their munchies! 

 

If you are using a Munchie Vibe, please see our section on the Vibe under our FAQ's. 

 

Since everyone who wants straight teeth comes to us with their own unique goals for their smile, Invisalign treatment times are different for everyone. On average, our patients spend between 6-12 months in treatment to achieve their best smile. Is your goal a cosmetic adjustment? Do you have bite problems we need to address? Are you a teen or older adult?

These are all questions we consider when discussing treatment with Invisalign at our Austin, TX dental office. With better technology than ClearCorrect or Smile Direct Club, Invisalign uses crystal-clear custom aligners to move your teeth millimeter by millimeter until they’re in the desired position. We can use Invisalign to make small cosmetic corrections or to address large orthodontic problems like overbites or underbites.

When Dr. Farahani discusses Invisalign with you, she’ll identify your goals and develop a plan for treatment to help you achieve them. You will receive several sets of customized aligner trays, and each should be worn every day for at least 22 hours for two weeks.

The number of sets of Invisalign aligners you receive depends on your individual needs; many of our patients use between 20 and 30 sets, while more complex cases may require as many as 50.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today! 

Dr. Farahani would be happy to meet with you to explain how Invisalign in Austin, TX can help you achieve your goals. Please call Harmony Dental Wellness at (512) 346-1212 to arrange an Invisalign appointment to get started.

If you want to straighten crooked teeth, you may have already heard about Invisalign invisible braces. In fact, Invisalign is such a popular adult orthodontic treatment that you may even know someone who has gone through the process.

Your goal is a straighter, more balanced smile, and you know that Invisalign clear braces can help you achieve that goal. But what are the benefits of choosing clear aligner therapy over traditional metal braces, and what impact do they have on your day-to-day life?

Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners

The most noticeable benefit of Invisalign is that you can straighten your teeth without metal braces that include brackets and wires on your teeth. 

Choosing Invisalign treatment in Austin, TX to straighten crooked, crowded, or overlapped teeth or to correct bite problems, you can:

  • Continue to eat all your favorite foods without restriction.
  • Brush and floss easily with no brackets and wires to work around
  • Remove your aligners for a big event like a wedding or job interview.
  • Enjoy comprehensive examinations and cleanings without metal brackets.

Instead of metal braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners to guide your teeth into the correct position. Treatment times are similar to traditional braces and depend on the extent of correction your teeth need, but some patients see results in as little as a year.

Schedule an Invisalign Appointment in Austin, TX

Dr. Sheila Farahani is an experienced Invisalign dentist who would love to meet with you to discuss your orthodontic needs. Please call Harmony Dental Wellness at (512) 346-1212 to schedule an appointment.

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