Orthodontics 101 from Dr. Taylor at A Perfect Smile Orthodontics in McAllen, Texas: Ways To Straighten Your Teeth
Orthodontics is highly specialized and every Patient is different and has unique orthodontic needs. We offer several treatment options to help every patient achieve their best results.
You will be treated by a Board Certified Orthodontist who understands the right treatment for your situation.
We also offer free consultations so that you can have the confidence to move forward with a more beautiful and healthier smile!
Traditional braces are made of metal and are effective for both children and adults.
They are more comfortable today than ever before. Steady advances in technology means that today’s braces are not at all the same experience as even 15 years ago.
This is the most affordable orthodontics option that will do a great job getting your teeth looking great!
Invisalign is another very popular treatment in the field of orthodontics. This treatment entails the use of a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it’s invisible! The aligners are both invisible and removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment.
There are no braces or wires that cause mouth abrasions, and brushing and flossing is easy.
We also offer a wide range of other orthodontics options. Whatever your situation, our Board Certified Orthodontist can find the right fit to straighten your teeth.
Years of extra training are required for a dentist to become an Orthodontist and even more years are required for Board Certification.
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What is Invisalign?
- Invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Series of clear, removable, custom-made Aligners.
- Uses no metal wires or brackets.
- Custom-made for comfort.
How does Invisalign work?
- Wear each set of Aligners for about two weeks.
- Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
- Your teeth will move gradually each week.
- Visit us every 8-10 weeks.
- Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
- Average number of Aligners is between 18 and 30.
What are the steps involved in the Invisalign process?
- Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
- Custom impressions for perfect fit
- Insertion of Appliances
2. Invisalign Teen
Invisalign Teen is a special Invisalign product specifically made for teenagers. It uses the same Invisalign technology, but it is specifically designed for the needs of teens. That is why Justin Beiber loved using his Invisalign Teen! What makes Invislaign Teen different? It includes 6 replacement aligners, eruption compensation features for teeth that have not erupted yet, and compliance indicators to keep you on track with your treatment. It is the super cool way to straighten your teeth and correct your bite.
Clear braces are perfect our the patient who wants the most esthetic braces available, or who really wants their emphasize the color of their elastics. The color elastics look awesome on our clear braces, they literally “pop” off their teeth. Our clear braces do not discolor and stay looking crystal clear throughout your entire treatment. We use clear braces on the upper and the lower teeth giving our patients the most esthetic clear braces treatment option.
4.Traditional Metal Braces
Our metal braces are the smallest and most effective metal braces available. The same assortment of colors elastics that are available for our clear braces are also available for our metal braces so you can personalize your smile any way you want!