Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in El Dorado, AR

Invisalign services offered in El Dorado, AR

Would you love to straighten your smile without spending a year or more in metal braces? Cosmetic and family dentistry specialist W. Paul Burns, DDS, at his self-named practice, offers Invisalign® to improve the alignment of your teeth without any metal. To learn more, book an appointment at the practice in El Dorado, Arkansas. Simply call or request a visit online today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a tray-based teeth alignment system and an alternative to traditional metal braces. The treatment uses a series of clear plastic trays to gently shift your teeth into enhanced positioning. 

Many adults and teens prefer Invisalign over metal braces because it offers the chance to create a straight, healthy smile without the aesthetics of a gleaming metallic grin. Braces are also challenging to keep clean, while Invisalign trays don’t require any additional work when it comes to brushing and flossing. 

Invisalign also eliminates the risk of damaging your cheeks and other soft tissues. There are no poking wires and no sharp metal edges to worry about. The trays are comfortable to wear and, once in place, are virtually undetectable to most people. 

What kinds of alignment problems can Invisalign improve?

Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment problems as traditional metal braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Mix of permanent and baby teeth
  • General misalignment

During your initial visit, your dentist uses an advanced digital scanner and proprietary software to determine if Invisalign is a good fit for your needs. 

What is involved with Invisalign treatment?

Your initial visit includes a brief dental exam, intraoral scanning, and a discussion about your treatment needs and goals. If you decide to move forward with Invisalign, the dental lab crafts your first few sets of trays. 

When your aligner trays are ready, you return to learn how to snap them into place and remove them properly. You wear your aligners around the clock, removing them only to brush and floss and during meals. 

Due to the progression of your treatment, you may feel a degree of soreness when you switch to a new set of trays every couple of weeks, which is normal. You can feel a sensation similar to having a new wire placed in metal braces. Periodic office visits allow your dentist to ensure your treatment stays on track. 

When you’re ready to learn more, book a visit with W. Paul Burns, DDS, with a phone call or a quick visit to the online scheduling page.