10007 Huebner Rd., Ste. 103 D, San Antonio, TX 78240

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Is Invisalign Faster Than Braces?

Brunette woman in a white sweater smiles as she holds up her Invisalign trays in San Antonio, TX

Thinking about straightening your smile? Consider clear aligner therapy. Invisalign® is a simple and discreet solution to a variety of alignment issues. Whether it is faster than traditional braces will depend on your unique case. The average treatment time is 12 to 18 months, but you can start seeing changes in just a few weeks!

Read on to learn more about how Invisalign can benefit your smile.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign involves a process that is quite different from traditional braces but still allows for the same beautiful results. It all starts with a consultation with our team. We will discuss your goals for your smile, talk about our financial options, and take impressions for your customized Invisalign treatment plan. You’ll start wearing your trays once your first set of your aligners are back from the lab.

You’ll progress through a series of custom clear trays that will gradually shift your teeth into their new positions. Your trays must be worn for at least 20-22 hours a day. They are taken out when you clean your teeth, eat, and drink anything other than water.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic so they are comfortable to wear and non-irritating to your cheeks and lips. Because the plastic is clear, they are virtually invisible and won’t drastically affect your appearance. Additionally, since you remove them to eat and clean your teeth, you don’t have to worry about damaging any brackets when eating or threading floss through wires.

Affordable Invisalign in San Antonio, TX

Ready to revamp your smile with Invisalign clear aligners? Schedule a consultation at South Texas Smiles! To fit orthodontic treatment within your budget, our office has a variety of payment options. For example, we accept CareCredit financing and offer a 5% discount for prepayment in full.

Please explore our website to learn about our full range of dental services for individuals and families!

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Texas Dental Association
American Dental Association
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry
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Ana Maldonado, DMD

10007 Huebner Rd., Ste. 103 D
San Antonio, TX 78240

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