>Invisalign: is it for everyone? Dr. Gerling and team explain…

>Perhaps you’re wondering what Invisalign treatment is really like, and what effect it will have on your day-to-day activities. You might be wondering: Will Invisalign slur my speech? Will people know I’m in treatment? At John A. Gerling DDS, we’ll tell you that you’re not alone in your concerns! Dr. Gerling and our team thought we’d take a moment and discuss these clear aligners today.

To find out if you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment at our office, the first thing Dr. Gerling does is take an impression of your teeth as they are now – and digitize it. Using special software, Dr. Gerling looks at the current positioning of your teeth and compares it to the way your teeth should look.

Next, we use special software to map out the exact path your teeth will take from the beginning of your treatment to the end. Based on the results, a set of custom aligners are created just for your teeth. Throughout the course of treatment, you will be required to wear these clear, removable aligners one at a time; each one moving your teeth closer and closer to their final, perfectly aligned position. The best thing about it all? Nobody around you will even know you are wearing braces!

Dr. Gerling is a Certified Invisalign® Provider. If you have questions about Invisalign, or would like to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, please give us a call at our McAllen office and have a great weekend.