Are you an adult with misaligned teeth? Do you regret not having orthodontic treatment when you were a teen? Invisalign is a modern and virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth, becoming very popular with adults and teens looking to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Placed by Dr. Latino, an Invisalign specialist in Waco, Texas, Invisalign could be the answer to getting the perfectly straight and shining smile you’ve always wanted. At Waco Family Dentist, it’s not too late to straighten your teeth – and clear braces make it easier than it’s ever been.


Clear braces from Invisalign in Waco, Texas, may sound like they’re too good to be true, but rest assured, they are a reality. They are unlike the metal braces you may think of: technically, they are called aligners. Invisalign is an alternative to braces. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses transparent aligner trays to shift teeth. Instead of a dentist tightening the wires on braces to move teeth gradually, people switch out their aligner trays every two weeks. Unlike braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligner trays to eat and take care of your dental hygiene needs. Virtual invisibility is the primary reason patients choose Invisalign.


There are four primary benefits of Invisalign:

  1. Is nearly invisible- you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  2. Is removable- you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  3. Is comfortable- there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation; no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
  4. Allows you to view your virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

Invisalign’s clear braces look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard, and you wear them that way, too. The treatment is a series of aligners that, over time, bring your teeth into proper alignment. From the time you first receive your customized Invisalign trays and begin wearing them, you can expect to spend anywhere from 10 months to two years correcting your bite problems and straightening your teeth. Dr. Latino recommends wearing the trays for at least 20 hours a day; this can speed the alignment process and reduce the duration of your treatment. By complying with your dentists’ recommendations during your Invisalign treatment, you can enjoy the fastest results and the most effective correction of your orthodontic issues.

If you are looking to improve your smile and get straighter teeth, ask us about Invisalign. Schedule your Invisalign consultation today.

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To schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Latino, please call us today at (254) 615-3084.