In today's world, we are constantly bombarded with pictures on social media, and having a beautiful smile is almost a necessity. If your teeth are crowded or misaligned, you might feel self-conscious about your smile—and you might even avoid smiling. This can give people the wrong impression of you. 

Most adults are put off by the prospect of having a mouth full of metal wires and brackets, but the good news is that there are modern options available. At West Creek Dental, we offer Invisalign braces, which straighten teeth using clear braces. Invisalign fits in with your adult lifestyle, from board meetings to social occasions. 

How Invisalign Works 

With Invisalign, Dr. Poonam Gokhale will provide you with a series of custom, clear plastic aligners that you will wear each day for a minimum of 22 hours. Every couple of weeks, you will switch to a new set of aligners. Over time—usually about 12 to 18 months—your teeth will be gently moved into the desired position.  

The Advantages of Invisalign 

Patients at our South Austin, TX dental office love the advantages this orthodontic treatment provides. 

The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, and even if you are having a conversation with someone, they will probably not even notice you are wearing them. You can smile confidently at any event when you are wearing the clear braces. 

Because the aligners are removable, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods while undergoing treatment with Invisalign because there are no brackets or wires to break or get food stuck in. 

Staying on top of your oral health is easy with Invisalign since you remove the aligners to brush and floss. 

Whereas treatment with traditional braces requires frequent visits to the dentist for adjustments, with Invisalign, you’ll get several sets of aligners at a time. You’ll swap them out on a schedule prescribed by Dr. Gokhale—without having to visit our South Austin, TX dental office. 

You can see your teeth moving into the desired position as treatment progresses—without the distraction of metal wires and brackets. 

If you have a special event, such as a wedding or reunion, you can remove the aligners for a few hours. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll need to wear the clear plastic Invisalign aligners for 22 hours each day if you are to reach your smile goals. 

Finding Out if You Are a Good Candidate for Invisalign 

The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to contact West Creek Dental and talk to Dr. Gokhale. Invisalign can correct many dental issues except for serious bite issues. 

It’s crucial that you are compliant with wearing the clear plastic aligners for at least 22 hours each day, which is why Invisalign is recommended for older teens and adults. 

Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly with Invisalign 

Make an appointment to talk to Dr. Gokhale to find out more about Invisalign. You don’t have to live with crooked, misaligned teeth.