What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that aligns teeth into the correct position without the use of traditional metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® incorporates a series of personalized clear aligners that cover your teeth and gently pull them into the correct position over time.

With Invisalign®, your teeth can be beautiful, comfortable, and precisely aligned in half the amount of time as traditional braces.

If you have crooked teeth and prefer discreet braces as a corrective option, your Plano, TX Dentist, Dr. Hopkins, will consult with you to provide the best solution unique to your oral needs.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?

Good candidates for Invisalign® are those who do not have severe dental issues and are disciplined in wearing the aligners throughout the treatment period. Invisalign® is recommended for older teenagers and adults because teeth in younger patients are still growing and moving. Also, children are typically more prone to losing their aligners.

How Often Will I Need to See My Dentist for Invisalign®?

You will need to see Dr. Hopkins every four to six weeks for your Invisalign in Plano. Most Invisalign® appointments are short and require around fifteen minutes to be fitted into the patient’s mouth. Patients who require tooth adjustment or special considerations may require an additional fifteen to thirty-minute appointment time.

How Long Does Invisalign® Take?

Invisalign® takes, on average, less than two years for treatment completion and can take as little as six months for results to show. Depending on your unique situation, it may take more or less time as every smile is different.

What Is the Cost of Invisalign® in Plano, TX?

Invisalign® treatment typically costs between $3,000 to $7,000. These prices depend on your unique case and treatment plan. Your Dentist, Dr. Hopkins, will advise you on pricing.

Is Invisalign® Painful?

The Invisalign® procedure is not painful, but with each new tray, your teeth may feel slightly uncomfortable for a day or two as they move into the desired position. If you experience any mild pain, you can treat it with over-the-counter pain killers.

What Are the Alternatives to Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is the preferred option to straighten teeth. The disadvantages are minimal in comparison to traditional metal braces. However, if you are not a good candidate for Invisalign®, your Plano, TX Dentist, Dr. Hopkins, will recommend the following alternatives depending on your unique situation:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Self-ligating braces

Start Your Smile Journey With Invisalign® in Plano, TX Today

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign®, schedule a consultation today. Our experienced and compassionate team will be delighted to assist you!

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"I have been going to Dr. Hopkins for years now. I was looking for a general dentist but also a doctor that also had a prosthodontist background so any major work that I would require in the future could be done by the doctor who has regularly worked on me. Dr Hopkins has met and even exceeded my expectations in oral care."

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