Do you have misaligned or crooked teeth? Are you looking for a comfortable alternative to metal braces?
Dr. Samantha Leatherwood is an Invisalign provider in Denton, TX. Invisalign can often be used as an alternative to braces to treat crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, gaps between teeth, an overbite, underbite, or overcrowded teeth. Made of clear, durable plastic, Invisalign repositions the teeth and gradually realigns the bite. Dr. Leatherwood works with her patients as individuals to help them better understand the Invisalign treatment process and expected outcomes.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is often considered a cosmetic dental treatment that offers many advantages to patients. Clear Invisalign aligners:
- Do not irritate the gums
- Are removable for good oral hygiene
- Offer a short treatment time
- Provide conservative treatment
- Do not require dietary restrictions
Please contact our Denton office if you have crooked or misaligned teeth and want to try Invisalign. We will help you create a more balanced and functional smile.
Am I A Candidate for Invisalign?
Dr. Leatherwood evaluates each patient to determine if they are a good candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign is best for mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. More severe orthodontic concerns may not be easily resolved with Invisalign. In addition, Dr. Leatherwood will ensure that you have good dental health before you pursue any orthodontic treatment. Any underlying dental health concerns should be treated before Invisalign to ensure that treatment goes smoothly.
After inspecting the teeth and gums and determining your candidacy for treatment, Dr. Leatherwood will create a customized treatment plan. She will take digital dental impressions of the teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory. In the laboratory, they will create a series of custom, clear aligners.
Once the aligners are complete, Dr. Leatherwood will provide you with your first sets. The aligners are changed out about every two weeks to gradually reposition the teeth. We will check each patient’s progress every 6 to 8 weeks. Some patients can finish their treatment in as little as 6 months.
Do you want to learn more about Invisalign? Read the answers to frequently asked questions about Invisalign below:
How long is Invisalign treatment?
Patients who follow our instructions and wear their aligners for the appropriate amount of time will begin to see straighter teeth within the first month of treatment. For most patients, Invisalign treatment can be completed from twelve to eighteen months. Each patient’s treatment time will depend on how crooked and misaligned their teeth are.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Because Invisalign is a cosmetic treatment, it is not typically covered by insurance. Our team can help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits for this treatment.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Invisalign treatment is often found to be less painful than traditional metal braces, which can irritate the gums. As you begin each new set of aligners, you may feel some mild pressure or discomfort. However, this will fade as your teeth adjust.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Call Dr. Leatherwood to get a more balanced smile at 940.398.0181. You may also request a consultation online.