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About Smiles

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Austin, TX & Round Rock, TX

Invisalign And Clear Correct Braces Specialist

If you want to straighten your teeth, but don’t want a mouth full of metal braces, you may be a good candidate for invisible braces. The dentists at About Smiles in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, offer two excellent brands of invisible braces: Invisalign® and ClearCorrect. Both types use clear, plastic aligners, and they’re suitable for teens and adults. Contact us to schedule a consultation if you’d like to learn more about Invisalign and ClearCorrect braces.

Invisalign and Clear Correct Braces Q & A

What dental problems are corrected with invisible braces?

Invisible braces are primarily used to correct crooked teeth, diminish large spaces between teeth, and relieve crowded teeth. They may also be used to correct some bite problems such as an overbite or underbite.

How do braces work?

There are several types of braces -- metal, ceramic, concealed, and invisible -- but they all work by applying continuous pressure that gradually shifts teeth into the desired position. With metal braces, wires are tightened at intervals to produce the pressure and turn teeth properly. The process is different for Invisalign and ClearCorrect braces.

What are Invisalign and ClearCorrect braces?

Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two brands of clear braces. Both products use plastic aligners that fit over your teeth much like a mouth guard. They stay firmly and comfortably in place all the time, but they have an advantage over other braces -- you can easily take them out to brush and floss, then put them back in place.

How do Invisalign and ClearCorrect adjust your teeth?

A 3D model of your teeth is created and used to develop a detailed treatment plan that shows how every tooth must be repositioned. This information is sent to specialized technicians, who make a complete set of plastic aligners customized for your mouth and the changes needed for your teeth.

You’ll wear the first aligner for 1-3 weeks, depending on the product and your dentist’s recommendation. Then the first aligner is replaced with the second aligner in the series, which is worn for the same amount of time. You’ll repeat this process, replacing the current aligner with the next one, until you go through all of the aligners.

Each aligner in the series is slightly different, so as you switch to the next one, it places new pressure on your teeth and moves them into the next position. As you go through the series of aligners, they’ll adjust each tooth in a step-by-step manner. By the time you finish the series, your teeth are in their new position.

Do you need to wear a retainer?

Yes, even with clear braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer, because they prevent teeth from shifting back into their original position. Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect provide clear, plastic retainers.


At About Smiles, we are in-network with most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Premier
United Concordia

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