Pediatric Dental Professionals

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Austin, TX

Invisalign® has helped transform the smiles of over six million men, women, and teens. That’s why orthodontist Stephen Robirds, DDS, at Pediatric Dental Professionals in Austin, Texas. offers patients this revolutionary orthodontic treatment. With its clear, removable aligners, Invisalign makes orthodontics simple, straightforward, and discreet. To learn more, schedule a consultation at the office by calling or using the online booking tool today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment system that straightens teeth and enhances smiles. The transparent removable aligners gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. Also, when you wear the aligners, no one can tell you’re wearing a dental appliance. 

Your aligners fit comfortably onto your teeth and apply controlled pressure, moving your teeth into a healthier, straighter alignment. Boasting one of the most advanced orthodontic treatments in the world, Invisalign has been the orthodontic treatment of choice for over 6 million men, women, and teens.

How does Invisalign work?

First, Dr. Robirds uses modern digital scan technology to develop your Invisalign treatment plan. With this technology, he shows you what your smile looks like after your Invisalign treatment.

Dr. Robirds then sends off those digital impressions to a dental lab that custom-produces your thermoplastic aligners. Once your first set of aligners is ready, you start wearing them immediately. To ensure optimal results, be sure to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every day.  

You receive a new set of aligners every two to three weeks. Each new set of aligners has undergone slight sizing adjustments and applies new pressure.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

No matter who you are or how old you are, it’s no fun smiling with metal brackets on your teeth. Luckily, with Invisalign, you don’t have to. When you’re wearing your clear Invisalign aligners, most people can’t tell there’s anything on your teeth. You can smile with confidence for the entirety of your Invisalign journey. 

Everyday tasks such as eating and brushing your teeth are far easier with Invisalign too. With the removable aligners, you can easily take them out when you need to do so. You never have to worry about getting food caught up in metal brackets and going through the pain of trying to clean out food particles. 

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

Treatment with Invisalign typically takes half as long on average compared to treatment with traditional braces. The length of your Invisalign treatment plan depends mostly on the state of your teeth at the outset of your treatment. Most plans call for approximately 12 months of wearing the aligners. However, in some cases, it can take as little as a few months.

To see if Invisalign is right for you, call the office, or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation today.