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Invisalign® Specialist

Quang Luong, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Care Dental Spa

Quang Luong, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Temple, TX

More than 10 million Americans have used Invisalign® to achieve beautiful, symmetrical smiles. At Care Dental Spa, cosmetic and general dentist Quang Luong, DDS, offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to adults and teens. This safe, effective procedure can transform your smile in as little as six* months. To make an appointment at the practice in Temple, Texas, call the office or schedule online.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that straightens your teeth with clear, plastic aligners instead of metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and place mild pressure on them, improving their position and appearance.

Invisalign aligners are made from SmartTrack®, an FDA-approved thermoplastic. SmartTrack contains no latex or chemicals, making it safe for those with allergies as well as pregnant women.

What issues can Invisalign treatment correct?

Dr. Loung uses Invisalign to correct mild and moderate alignment issues, including:

  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Misaligned or malpositioned jaw

You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign if you have noticeable spaces between your teeth. 

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Before recommending Invisalign treatment, Dr. Luong conducts an oral exam, takes a series of oral X-rays, and asks about your goals for treatment. If you have mild or moderate alignment issues, he moves forward with treatment.

First, Dr. Luong takes digital impressions of your mouth using an intraoral scanner. He uploads your impressions to a computer design program and develops a custom care plan that maps the movements of your teeth and jaw. After explaining the treatment process and walking you through the plan, Dr. Luong sends your impressions to a dental laboratory.

The technicians at the dental laboratory use your impressions to design and manufacture your first set of Invisalign aligners. Throughout Invisalign treatment, you visit Care Dental Spa every two or three weeks and transition into a new set of aligners. 

To speed up the treatment process, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to brush your teeth or eat. 

Once you complete treatment with Invisalign, you transition to a retainer. A retainer is an orthodontic appliance that prevents your teeth from regressing to their original positions.

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign typically takes 6-12* months, but it can take longer. To ensure the process goes smoothly, attend each of your checkups, and carefully follow Dr. Luong’s instructions. 

To see if you can benefit from orthodontics with Invisalign, make an appointment at Care Dental Spa by calling the office or scheduling online.

*Individual results may vary.