Invisalign Treatment in San Antonio, TX

At the office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., we're proud to help patients throughout the greater San Antonio area achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through comprehensive orthodontic treatment. We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment options, and while braces are still our most popular treatment, there's a convenient, discreet alternative to braces: Invisalign clear aligners. If you're looking for a way to achieve a beautiful new smile without the appearance of metal braces, Invisalign may be able to help!

What Is Invisalign?

Metal braces are a reliable, time-tested orthodontic treatment, but they're no longer the only option on the market. Invisalign is a convenient alternative to braces that uses a fundamentally different mechanism to move the teeth. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable trays – called aligners – to straighten the teeth. These aligners are smooth to the touch, virtually invisible when worn, and easy to pop in and out for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. All in all, Invisalign is one of the most comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and convenient orthodontic treatment options available!

The Invisalign Process

The Invisalign treatment process is simple, and Dr. Gonzalez, your San Antonio orthodontist will work with you at every step of the way. While every patient and treatment is different, the process usually goes as follows:

  • First, Dr. Gonzalez will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your smile, using impressions or a scanner to construct a detailed 3D model of your mouth
  • Based on this model, Dr. Gonzalez will use specialized computer software to create a detailed treatment plan.
  • We'll then use this plan to custom-manufacture your own set of Invisalign aligners – anywhere from 12 to 48 pairs.
  • You'll wear your aligners for 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You'll wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks before switching to the next set in the sequence.
  • Once you finish your last pair of aligners, your new smile is yours to keep!

Invisalign to Teenagers in San Antonio, TX

Invisalign is one of our most popular options for adult orthodontic treatment, but we're excited to offer an options for our adolescent patients, as well: Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen is a specialized form of Invisalign treatment, customized to perfectly fit the needs of the teenager lifestyle. Invisalign Teen comes with all the benefits of traditional Invisalign, plus a few features designed specifically for teenagers:

  • Every aligner has a built-in "Blue Dot Wear Indicator," which tells doctors, parents, and teens themselves if they're wearing the aligners enough or need to be a bit more diligent.
  • Invisalign Teen aligners can be made with "eruption tabs," which hold open space for unerupted teeth.
  • Every Invisalign Teen treatment course comes with 6 free replacement aligners, so you never have to stress if any get lost or broken.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most convenient, distreet treatments on the market. If you choose to straighten your teeth with Invisalign, you'll get to enjoy all of the following benefits:

  • Virtually Invisible: Invisalign aligners are clear and lay flat on the teeth, which makes them almost impossible to see from the outside.
  • Enjoy Your Favorite Foods: Unlike braces, which require you to avoid certain foods to prevent damaging your braces, Invisalign comes with no dietary restrictions.
  • Grinding Protection: Because Invisalign covers the chewing surface of teeth, the aligners offer a layer of protection from nighttime clenching and grinding.
  • Improved Comfort: Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch, which makes for a more comfortable treatment and prevents the minor cuts and scrapes that braces can often cause.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation with Your San Antonio Orthodontist

Invisalign is one of the most convenient, discreet treatments on the market, and as a leading orthodontist serving greater San Antonio, we've helped countless patients achieve a new smile through Invisalign. Think Invisalign might be right for you? Don't wait – schedule a consultation online today!