Dr. Christopher Naranjo of Greenbelt Dental Health in Austin, Texas is available to help new and current patients with a wide range of dental concerns, including the misalignment of a smile. Spaces, gaps, and crooked teeth can impact your overall gum health, which in turn can affect your overall health. Straight teeth permit your toothbrush to do a better job of cleaning, allowing less plaque and bacteria to build up. This means fewer bacteria that can be transmitted to the rest of your body. Many jaw related issues such as TMD can be related to a poor alignment of the top arch to the bottom arch. Allowing an even distribution of forces can help your jaw and the muscles around it. Your teeth may also have you feeling self-conscious about how you look when smiling, laughing, and speaking with others. Having straight teeth also provides wonderful aesthetic results. Instead of hiding your smile because of its imperfections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Naranjo and see if you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, you no longer have to deal with metal brackets and wires to obtain an attractive smile. This is thanks to clear aligner therapy called Invisalign / ClearCorrect.

What is Invisalign / ClearCorrect, and how does it work?

Our team describes Invisalign / ClearCorrect as a clear aligner therapy used as an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments. Instead of gluing brackets to the teeth and connecting them with a wire for movement, we use composite bonding and a plastic tray instead. This tray is custom fabricated for the patient and fits snug over the dental arch. It gently pushes the teeth into alignment within the dental arch without metal appliances, ensuring a beautiful smile even during treatment.

Why choose Invisalign / ClearCorrect?

Many patients choose Invisalign / ClearCorrect because it is discreet. When in place within the dental arch, the trays are hard to distinguish from the natural teeth because they fit so close around the arch. This makes them so effective in achieving the results patients desire while helping them feel confident with their smile during treatment. Below are just a few of the more common reasons why patients chose Invisalign / ClearCorrect treatment with Dr. Christopher Naranjo instead of traditional orthodontics:

  • Affordability
  • Discreet and customized treatment
  • Effective
  • Fast results
  • Easy compliance

Learn more about Invisalign / ClearCorrect today

Austin area patients interested in finding out if Invisalign / ClearCorrect is appropriate for their dental needs are encouraged to contact Dr. Christopher Naranjo and his team at Greenbelt Dental Health. The office is located at 1301 West 25th Street, Suite #402, and accepts new patients. Call (512) 472-3565 to request an appointment. 

Invisalign® at Greenbelt Dental Health by Dr. Christopher Naranjo

Invisalign® at Greenbelt Dental Health by Dr. Christopher Naranjo
Are you tired of wearing traditional metal braces to straighten your teeth? Then Invisalign® is what you are looking for. Invisalign® are clear aligners that will help you straighten your teeth without all the hassle of managing metal braces. Watch the video to learn more as Dr. Naranjo explains all about Invisalign®.

What is Invisalign®?

Hi, I am Dr. Christopher Naranjo with Greenbelt Dental Health. Invisalign® is an affordable option for straightening your teeth, just like traditional braces.

Unlike traditional braces, the aligners are metal-free and only be taken off when eating or drinking anything other than water.

What are the benefits of having straight teeth?

Having straight teeth provides an aesthetic outcome and there are many other advantages that benefit your oral health.

Having straight teeth allows the bristles in your toothbrush to clean in the manner they are supposed to, making it easier to maintain your gum health.

If your teeth are crooked, they may allow food to get trapped and be difficult to clean properly, leading to cavities even though you may be diligent about your brushing.

What are the other benefits of Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a great precursor to having veneers and allowing us to achieve the best aesthetic outcome possible.

For Invisalign to work correctly, you must wear your retainers actively and maintain good oral health.

Call us today to make an appointment and experience the benefits of Invisalign®.

To keep your clear aligners clean and fresh, simply brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush and rinse them using lukewarm water. You can also use a mild soap to remove any buildup or residue. Avoid using very hot water as it may warp the plastic material of the aligners, and always brush and floss your teeth before you put your aligners back in to prevent bacteria growth.

In case of a damaged or lost Invisalign aligner tray, immediately contact Dr. Christopher Naranjo of Austin, Texas. He and his team at Greenbelt Dental Health can assess the situation and provide you with instructions on what to do next. Do not try to continue using the damaged aligner, as this can impact your final results.

While it may take a few days to adjust to speaking with your aligners, most patients do not experience significant changes in their speech. During the first few days of wearing Invisalign aligners, some patients may experience a slight lisp or difficulty pronouncing certain words. This is completely normal and will improve as you get used to wearing the aligners.

To achieve the best results, it is suggested that you wear your Invisalign aligners for about 20 hours a day. This means you should only remove them for eating, drinking (except water), and brushing/flossing your teeth. Failure to wear your clear aligners for the dentist-recommended period can prolong the treatment and affect your outcome.

After completing your Invisalign treatment at Greenbelt Dental Health, Dr. Naranjo will provide you with retainers to maintain the results achieved. It is important to wear these retainers as instructed, typically for most of the day for the first few weeks, and gradually reduce the hours over time. This helps prevent your teeth from automatically shifting back to their original alignment. Some patients wear their retainers each night to keep their smile looking great!

Yes, Invisalign treatment can be an effective solution for correcting gaps or spacing issues between teeth. The aligners are custom-made to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position, closing any gaps and creating a more uniform smile. However, it is essential to consult with Dr. Naranjo to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for your unique dental needs.

If you do not wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended amount of time each day, it can extend the time of your treatment and affect the final results. This is because the aligners are designed to gradually shift your teeth into place with consistent use. Failure to wear them as directed can also lead to discomfort or difficulty putting in future aligners. If you think you may not be able to comply with treatment, you may want to consider alternative options.