Invisalign Specialist

Unique Smile Dentistry

Ardalan Zahedi, BDS, DDS, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Austin, TX

If you’re dissatisfied with your smile because of crooked or misaligned teeth, it can make you feel self-conscious and unattractive. Fortunately, Dr. Ardalan Zahedi at Unique Smile Dentistry in Austin, Texas, offers Invisalign® treatment to correct your smile without the need for traditional metal braces. Call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if Invisalign treatment is right for you.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth and corrects your smile with BPA-free clear plastic aligner trays instead of metal brackets and wires. Treatment involves a series of removable aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely and apply gentle pressure to guide them to corrected positions.

Who should consider Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great choice for people with:

  • Spacing issues like gaps or overlapping teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbite

Also, since Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, they’re a great choice for adults that want to improve their smile without anyone at work or in social circles noticing.

How does Invisalign work?

Dr. Zahedi begins your Invisalign treatment with a detailed consultation where he not only examines the health and positioning of your teeth but takes pictures of them. These images help him create a treatment plan that maps out the necessary migration of your teeth to create the smile you’ve always wanted. The plan and pictures are then used to make your series of custom aligners.

You wear each set of aligners — each set includes a tray for your top and bottom teeth — for two weeks before changing them for the next set in your series. Most patients wear 18-36 sets of aligners over 9-18 months.

You’ll have appointments with Dr. Zahedi every two weeks for at least the first two months of your Invisalign treatment so he can check that your teeth are moving as expected and ensure you’re comfortable. Once he’s satisfied that your treatment is progressing as planned, he’ll give you two to four sets of aligners and you’ll come back every four to eight weeks for a check-up and your next aligner sets.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign allows you to create a picture-perfect smile without the downsides of traditional braces. There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign:

Invisible

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible while worn. This means that no one needs to know you’re having orthodontic treatment and you won’t be stuck with a mouth full of metal for months or even years. Invisalign is a great option for adults who want a perfect smile, but don’t want to go to work with a mouth full of metal.

Removable

You can remove your aligners to eat and clean your teeth. You don’t have to avoid any foods, although you may find that you snack less as you need to brush and floss your teeth after every meal before putting your aligners back in. You also can brush and floss normally and won’t have to work around brackets and wires like with traditional braces.

Improved comfort

Invisalign aligners are made from smooth plastic, which prevents irritation on your gums and cheeks.

If you’re interested in correcting your smile with Invisalign, call or make an appointment online today.