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How Invisalign Can Help You Achieve a Straighter Smile

While not everyone is born with straight teeth, getting straight teeth in your lifetime is still very possible! Thankfully, Invisalign aligners can help you achieve a straighter smiler. This treatment is a great alternative to other teeth straightening methods. Here is everything you need to know about Invisalign, and how this treatment can help you achieve a straighter smile.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear, sturdy, plastic tray that is fit to specially fit your teeth tightly and securely. These aligners fit over your teeth sort of like a mouth guard, but much more closely. Invisalign helps straighten your teeth over time by applying slight pressure. Depending on desired results, multiple aligners will be used, each one with slightly different alignment and pressure as a step-by-step process in helping you achieve straighter teeth.

How Do They Work?

Invisalign works in the same sense that metal braces do, except they’re much less restrictive and uncomfortable. Invisalign aligners apply a small amount of pressure on your teeth to slowly move them to desired positions. Depending on their current positions, and desired outcomes, you will most likely need a few sets of these aligners. Your dentist will monitor your progress and let you know what needs to be done. 

How Long Does Treatment Take?

How long Invisalign treatment takes can vary from person to person depending on starting point, desired results, and other factors. Generally speaking, you can expect treatment to take up to 18 months. It is important to speak with your dentist who can give you a better estimate of treatment time and factor in any variables. 

How Often Does Invisalign Need To Be Worn?

For you to see any results, Invisalign needs to be worn a minimum of 20 hours every single day during treatment. Any less and your results may decrease significantly. You can remove your aligners when eating or drinking, or cleaning them, otherwise, they must be worn at all times to ensure successful results.  

Give Us a Call Today!

At Precision Dentistry and Implants of Kerrville, located in Kerrville, Texas, we are committed to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, we know exactly how to help. Give us a call at 830-896-8384 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at for more information.


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