Invisalign in Waco
Many patients in the Waco area love the way Chad Latino, DDS has helped them discreetly transform their smile with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign in Waco is available to all patients at Chad Latino, DDS who want to discreetly straighten and transform their smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a discrete way to transform your smile. Invisalign clear aligners are made with a unique technology called SmartTrack. This technology makes the aligners easy to remove and comfortable to wear. Additionally, the technology helps gently but accurately move your teeth into the desired position. There are other clear aligners on the market, but only Invisalign utilizes SmartTrack technology to enhance your clear aligner experience.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of using traditional metal braces to straighten your smile, people use Invisalign, a clear aligner to straighten their smile.
The first step to getting Invisalign in Waco is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Chad Latino. During your consultation, you will discuss your dental goals. Next, Dr. Chad Latino and his team will take images of your teeth and send them to Invisalign to design your aligner.
Once the aligners arrive in the office, you will try them on. We recommend that patients wear their Invisalign aligners for 22 hours per day. Every one to two weeks, you will return to the office for a new set of aligners. With each set of aligners, they will straighten your teeth more and more until you reach your desired result. In just months, you can achieve your dream smile.
What Can I Eat With Invisalign?
With Invisalign in Waco, you can eat anything you like. You can even enjoy sticky, complex, and chewy foods! Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no restrictions on the foods you can eat. When you are ready to eat, remove your aligners. Then, when you finish eating, brush your teeth and rinse off the aligners. This cleaning helps you avoid bacteria and debris becoming stuck between your teeth and your aligner.
What Conditions Can Invisalign Treat?
With a few exceptions, Invisalign clear aligners can treat almost all the same conditions as traditional metal braces. Invisalign can treat overbites, underbites, crossbites, overcrowded teeth, and misaligned teeth.
Some patients are surprised to hear that choosing Invisalign treatment is not only about aesthetics. Invisalign can also improve your oral health. For example, many patients use Invisalign in Waco to treat overcrowded teeth. Besides the cosmetic aspect, crowded teeth can be detrimental to your oral health because they are more challenging to clean. Often, patients struggle to brush and floss between teeth that are tightly packed together. When the teeth are straightened with Invisalign, they are easier to clean, decreasing the risk of tooth decay, among other dental concerns.
Should I Wear a Retainer Following Invisalign Treatment?
We sometimes recommend wearing a retainer after your Invisalign treatment. Typically, Dr. Chad Latino recommends that patients wear their retainer at night to prevent their teeth from shifting over time. During your initial consultation, you can speak with Dr. Chad Latino and his team about care following the Invisalign treatment. You can discuss if the Invisalign retainer, Vivera, or another retainer is suitable for you.
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Invisalign in Waco is a great way to transform the appearance and health of your smile. At Chad Latino, DDS, we would be happy to help you enhance and straighten your smile discreetly. Our patients not only love the freedom Invisalign gives them to remove their aligner whenever they like to eat different foods and do the things they love.