Invisalign Specialist

Kenneth Gonzales, D.D.S., P.L.L.C.

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Corpus Christi, TX

Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. General and cosmetic dentist Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, in Corpus Christi, Texas, provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. Get a perfect smile without the annoyance of braces. Book an appointment on the web or call Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, PLLC, today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign® involve?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, since Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Mild to moderate dental misalignments are no match for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Dr. Gonzales may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. Book an appointment with Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Gonzales examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. He may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3D images. This helps Dr. Gonzales develop a precise treatment plan.

Next, Dr. Gonzales fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Gonzales will occasionally make your new aligners. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!

Talk to Dr. Gonzales if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Kenneth Gonzales, DDS, PLLC, or booking an appointment online today.