Straightening your smile used to mean bulky, heavy, uncomfortable braces. With modern technology available to us at Donaldson 3D Orthodontics, it doesn’t have to! We can offer state-of-the-art Invisalign treatments for all our patients – from teenagers to adults!
You’ll be amazed at the results you can get from Invisalign, and all without the highly visible look of metal braces! Dr. Buddy’s advanced training as a pediatric dentist enables him to successfully treat younger patients as well, so the teenage members of your family can also benefit from this great treatment!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic alignment trays to straighten your teeth. With each new aligner that you switch to every two weeks, your teeth will straighten just a little bit more. Over the course of your treatment, which generally lasts about a year, you’ll get the straight smile that you’ve always wanted!
You wear your Invisalign aligners for 22 hours out of the day, but you can take them out when you eat or brush your teeth. That’s one of the greatest advantages of Invisalign – your regular routine won’t be disrupted at all!
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is, in most ways, the same as a regular Invisalign treatment. There are several differences that make Invisalign Teen a better choice for younger patients, though!
- The aligners for Invisalign Teen feature a series of small blue dots that fade over the course of two weeks, the usual time to wear an aligner. This is a good way to know when to swap aligners, as well as a way for you, the parent, to be able to tell if your child is wearing the aligner as prescribed.
- Teen aligners come equipped, if needed, with power ridges to apply extra torque to front teeth. This will help align teeth faster and more easily move roots into the appropriate positions.
- Because some teenage patients are still waiting on the eruption of some teeth, teen aligners are equipped with eruption tabs to account for and properly guide new teeth into a good position.
- Let’s face it – kids are kids, and sometimes they lose things. Invisalign Teen comes with extra aligners in case your child misplaces his or her aligners.
Getting Invisalign at Donaldson 3D Orthodontics
Invisalign treatment at our New Iberia and Broussard offices starts with an exam and a 3D impression of your teeth taken with our iTeros and Lythos scanners. These state-of-the-art digital models of your mouth allow us to see information that would normally be unavailable with a traditional impression, meaning we can plan the perfect treatment to suit your needs!
Once we’ve modeled your Invisalign sequence, we’ll send your digital impressions to our dental lab, who will return your aligners to us, generally within a couple of weeks. We’ll have you come back to get your first set, and you’ll be on your way to the perfect smile!
If you or your child need orthodontic treatment but don’t want to deal with the hassle of braces, Invisalign may be the perfect opportunity for you! Call our offices today at 337-465-4139 or request an appointment using our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!