Having crooked teeth throughout your life can be frustrating if there is nothing you can do about them. However, now that you have grown up and have your own dental insurance, you may want to correct them. However, you may wonder if it’s too late because you’re an adult. Fortunately, it’s not. Our dentists in Dallas, TX can use Invisalign® clear aligners to correct many teeth issues.

What is are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are orthodontic devices that apply pressure to teeth to correct their positioning. Whether you have crooked teeth, bite misalignments or gaps between your teeth, aligners can resolve them in teenagers and adults.

Our dentists at Midway Dental Solutions will examine your teeth to determine if aligners are the best choice for correcting them. If your dental problems are too severe, then you may need metal braces to help straighten them or other types of treatments.

How Do Aligners Work?

If one of our dentists thinks that Invisalign in Dallas, TX will correct your teeth, they will take images of them with measurements to order your first set of aligners. Once they come in, they will fit the first one and give you instructions on how to place them each day. They are plastic dental trays, so you will put a new one in your mouth daily.

The aligners fit tightly to move your teeth about a tenth of a millimeter daily until they are in their correct positions. The trays come in sets of 14, so for two weeks of applications. At the end of each set, one of our dentists near you will examine your teeth and take measurements to ensure your teeth are moving into their proper positions.

If they have moved as far as they need to, you will start the next set of aligners. However, if they haven’t moved far enough, you will redo that set until they do, and you can move on to the next set. The sets that need redoing don’t cost you anything.

If you’re interested in straightening your teeth or eliminating your bite issue, make an appointment to discuss Invisalign aligners with our dentists at Midway Dental Solutions. In a few weeks or months, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted.

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