Orthodontics is a particular division of dentistry which focuses on the prevention and correction of irregularities of the teeth in patients of all ages. Orthodontic treatment
generally entails straightening crooked teeth or the correcting of a poor bite, or malocclusion. Most patients seek orthodontic care at Lone Star Dental Care to improve their teeth’s appearance as well as function.
Traditional metal braces are the standard form of fixed orthodontic appliances used to treat most orthodontic conditions. Metal brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth and are connected by a wire. Traditional braces are the most economical form of orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. Clear aligners are comfortable to wear and do not require dietary restrictions. Invisalign is made of BPA-free plastic material free of latex and even gluten. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, they can be easily cleaned allowing for patients to continue with their regular preventative home care with ease.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a tooth straightening treatment using a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. The dentist uses 3D computer imaging technology to create a treatment plan for straightening the teeth. Each set of aligners are worn for 20 hours a day for approximately one week. They are then switched out for the next set. Each set is slightly different, moving the teeth one step closer to the projected end result. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed. This makes cleaning the teeth and eating your favorite foods a piece of cake!
Orthodontic treatment is the process of straightening or moving the teeth to improve their appearance and functionality. To discover more about the benefits of orthodontics treatments, visit Lone Star Dental Care at 11500 State Highway 121, Suite 210, Frisco, TX 75035, or call (972) 779-6207.