People have been trying to get a perfect smile since ancient Egypt when orthodontic devices were first used to straighten the teeth. Since then, orthodontic options have come a long way to effectively re-align the teeth, but the options weren't always comfortable. The revolutionary Invisalign system makes straightening teeth comfortable, convenient, and fast. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners can be removed to eat and clean the teeth. Using clear, customized aligner trays, Invisalign allows patients to have straighter, healthier teeth that are almost invisible. Invisalign can be used to help patients of all ages achieve a more attractive smile. At the Ambriz Center for Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas, TX, board-certified Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Albert Ambriz offers Invisalign treatments to improve the health and function of your mouth.
"Dr Ambriz is absolutely one of the most gifted dentists in the world and noted for his skills in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the finest of the fine, and best of the best! The office is boutique style with delicious coffee, bottled water, personalized attention, with a strong twist of southern hospitality! I recommend Dr Ambriz to anyone, especially to folk who have been to several dentists, and from their personal experience, are ready for stellar care. My teeth feel great after receiving painless treatment from Dr Ambriz in a state of the art facility. The amazing fact is that most all patients are referred to him by other doctors, or other completely satisfied patients!"- G.L. / Google / May 09, 2016
"Dental care was expertly performed. Staff and professionals gave attentive personal service.I have had them perform very complex crown and veneer procedures, and the results are spectacular."- R.M. / Google / Jun 06, 2018
"Very friendly & professional staff. Dr. Ambriz is exceedingly skilled in various dental techniques & has great patient rapport."- J.F. / Google / May 02, 2018
"Nice and friendly office. Extremely attentive to my needs and great attention to detail."- G.G. / Google / Mar 09, 2017
"Dr. Ambriz and his staff are continuing to maintain the high standard of excellence that Dr. Harris established with his practice. It has been an easy transition for me and still feels like "family" every time I come for a visit."- P.C. / Google / Jan 09, 2017
Some of the most common concerns that are treated with Invisalign are gapped teeth, an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, as well as overly crowded teeth. While some patients want their teeth straightened for cosmetic purposes, using Invisalign to fix the teeth can prevent gum disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, jaw problems, speech impairment, trouble chewing, tooth decay, and excessive wear on the teeth. Since Invisalign is clear and removable, it can be a great option for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the appearance and problems of traditional braces.
What to Expect
During your initial consultation, the dentist will create a unique Invisalign treatment plan for your needs and goals. Using a digital scanning system, the dentist will have your first set of clear aligners made from SmartTrack® material for you to wear 20 – 22 hours every day. The aligners can be taken out for eating and cleaning, which makes the Invisalign treatment more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces. The clear aligners will help the teeth shift gently and gradually into their correct position.
Patients should start wearing a new set of aligners about every week or as recommended by the dentist. Check-ups at the dentist's office will typically be scheduled for every six weeks to assess the patient's progress and adjust the treatment plan if needed. The length of treatment will vary based on the complexity of each case and the initial position of your teeth. Once the teeth are in their final position, patients may wear a Vivera® retainer to keep the teeth from gradually shifting back to their original state. Regular dental exams and cleanings should still be schedule to maintain the overall health of the teeth and mouth.
When considering Invisalign over other teeth straightening options, you should consider the comfort, convenience, and proven results of Invisalign clear aligners. During your consultation, Dr. Ambriz will be able to give a more accurate estimate of costs based on the complexity of the case, the length of treatment, and dental insurance coverage. The dentist can also go over payment options and available medical financing. To estimate Invisalign costs, visit www.invisalign.com/cost.
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Straighten Up Your Act
While a beautiful smile is a great benefit of Invisalign straightening, you should also consider the many health benefits of correcting your teeth alignment. Straighter teeth improve the health of the teeth and gums, while making it easier to clean and maintain your oral health. Using the advanced technology of Invisalign, you can have a healthy beautiful smile without the disadvantages of traditional braces. Schedule an appointment at the Ambriz Center for Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry in Dallas to learn more about your Invisalign options.