Crooked teeth don’t just detract from your smile–they are harder to keep clean, more likely to get chipped or cracked, and tend to wear down faster. Orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign® clear aligners, help move teeth into proper alignment so that patients can get the healthy, beautiful smile of their dreams.

If you’re looking for the best clear aligners Dallas, TX, has to offer, then look no further than Lakewood Dental Group. Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel use advanced technology and high-quality materials to create custom-made aligners that quickly and discreetly straighten patients’ teeth.

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are an effective and virtually invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel use advanced 3D imaging technology to create personalized trays, or aligners, based on each patient’s unique treatment plan. Patients replace their custom aligners approximately every two weeks according to their carefully sequenced treatment schedule.

Do clear aligners work as well as traditional braces?

For patients with mild to moderate alignment issues, Invisalign works just as well (if not better!) than traditional metal braces. Of course, patients must wear their aligners for the prescribed 20 to 22 hours per day to see the results they want in a reasonable timeline. Failure to wear aligners for at least 20 hours a day may significantly lengthen a patient’s treatment plan.

What are the benefits of clear aligners?

There are many benefits to straightening one’s teeth with clear aligners, including:

  • Removable: Because Invisalign trays are easily removable, patients can eat and drink with ease. They can also perform daily oral hygiene without having to work around pesky metal brackets or archwires.
  • Virtually invisible: Clear aligners are just that–clear! Many patients don’t like the high visibility of traditional braces, so clear trays allow patients to get healthy, straight smiles without calling unwanted attention to their mouths.
  • Easier on the mouth: The metal brackets and archwires of traditional braces can irritate sensitive cheeks and lips. The clear plastic of custom-made Invisalign trays is much softer on the delicate tissues of the mouth.
  • Less time in the dentist’s chair: Patients with traditional braces must attend frequent appointments to make adjustments to their hardware. However, patients with clear aligners do not have to come into the office for frequent adjustments. Instead, they simply replace their trays with a new set approximately every two weeks!
  • See your results before you begin treatment: When our patients decide to straighten their teeth with Invisalign, they can see exactly what their smile will look like before they even begin treatment. This is because our Lakewood dentists use cutting-edge technology to analyze, plan, and track each patient’s unique journey with clear aligners.

Am I a good candidate for clear aligners?

Ideal candidates for Invisalign are patients with:

  • Healthy teeth and gums
  • Mild to moderate misalignments
  • A commitment to wearing their trays for 20 to 22 hours a day
  • Good oral hygiene practices

A comprehensive consultation with our Lakewood dentists will help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.

Ask Us If Clear Aligners are Right for You

Our dedicated team provides the best clear aligners Lakewood has to offer. If you’re ready to explore your candidacy for Invisalign treatment, then call Lakewood Dental Group now. 

New and existing patients can send us a secure message online, or they can call our Dallas dental office directly at (214) 827-1885.