Invisalign® Specialist

Tru Plano Dental

Miri Kim, DMD

General Dentistry located in Plano, TX

Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. Miri Kim, DMD, general and cosmetic dentist at Tru Plano Dental in Plano, Texas, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Tru Plano Dental or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What does Invisalign do?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth will align your teeth little by little over time.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

More and more young adults are choosing Invisalign thanks to its ease of use and comfortability. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, so people see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, so you don’t have to worry about your mouth getting cut up by pointy mental braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Dr. Kim may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. Schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your teeth need to be examined by Dr. Kim to see if Invisalign is the ideal choice for you. To fully examine your teeth, Dr. Kim will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3-D images. This helps Dr. Kim develop a precise treatment plan.

After that, Dr. Kim will fit customized plastic aligners to your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. As your teeth move, new aligners may be made to continue progress. This process repeats until your smile has its new shape.

If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to Dr. Kim about Invisalign by calling Tru Plano Dental or booking an appointment online today.