Richard Fossum, DDS
2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 778-3900  

Invisalign Clear Braces in Temple

If you have misaligned teeth, you can feel self-conscious about smiling and laughing openly with others. You may even wish you’d had braces when you were younger, because now you’re worried about how they might ruin the professional image you’ve worked so hard to build. But the good news is that you don’t have to choose between a professional image and straighter teeth. With Invisalign clear braces from Dr. Fossum, you can quickly and unobtrusively transform your smile.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign doesn’t use metal brackets and wires, the way traditional braces do. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners, with each one made to progressively move your teeth into their ideal position. As you proceed through your treatment, you’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks at a time before moving on to the next, with each aligner bringing you closer and closer to your ultimate goal. Treatment time varies from patient to patient, but many complete their treatment in just 12-18 months.

The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is that your aligners are clear, but they’re also removable. That means you can enjoy an unrestricted diet, enjoying all of your favorite foods just as you normally would. What’s more, you can also remove your clear aligners to brush and floss. That can be difficult with traditional braces, which make it hard to keep teeth as clean as they need to be. As a result, your smile may be more vulnerable to common conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. But not with Invisalign.

Getting Started

Starting your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear braces is simple. During a consultation appointment at our Temple dental office, Dr. Fossum will thoroughly assess your oral health before recommending a specific treatment. If Invisalign is what you need, we’ll work with you to design your treatment. Then, the Invisalign lab will carefully craft your aligners based on that plan. When they’re finished and have been shipped back to our Temple office, treatment is simple. Just wear your aligners as directed and remember to schedule your checkups so we can follow your treatment. In just a matter of months, you can look forward to revealing your beautiful, new smile.

 Call our dental office today to schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Fossum. We give Temple and surrounding areas customized care for fantastic smiles.