Invisalign Clear Aligners for Adults at Our Southwest Houston Dentist
Remember when metal dental braces were the only option for correcting bad bites and crooked teeth? Today, Invisalign is a widely popular alternative that lends itself to adults who need a correction in how their teeth are aligned, but don’t want to wear metal braces. Here is what makes Invisalign effective and why our Bellaire and Sharpstown patients love it.
What Makes Invisalign Clear Aligners Effective For Adults?
Let’s start with how Invisalign is designed. Invisalign is a lightweight, plastic tray that is molded to the teeth in such a way that gradually places pressure on your teeth so they shift to our intended alignment. One single alignment tray does not achieve this though. We get several alignment trays made in our dental lab so that, as your teeth shift, the aligners fit comfortably enough to continue moving your teeth effectively. If the trays are always the same shape, your teeth aren’t going anywhere and will, instead, hold the position they are currently in.
Our Dentist Ensures Custom-Fit Sharpstown and Bellaire Invisalign
Before getting your set of Invisalign Clear Aligners, we will start with a consultation. This is where we will examine your bite and determine if Invisalign is right for you. We will take impressions of your teeth and with our advanced training and technology, we’ll map out exactly how we plan for your teeth to move throughout your treatment and send everything to our dental lab so they can create Invisalign that is perfectly made for your teeth.
Why Our Southwest Houston Patients Favor Invisalign
Invisalign Clear Aligners are Invisible and Subtle
Because clear aligners trays are just plastic, they are perfectly clear. This method of straightening teeth doesn’t require any wires or metal to poke at your cheek, so even when you talk it will not be very noticeable.
Invisalign Allows for More Flexibility in Treatment
Unlike metal braces, which are worn 24/7, Invisalign should be taken out at mealtimes and when brushing your teeth and flossing. However, you must wear your aligner trays for 20-22 hours a day or as directed by our family dentist. If you are diligent and disciplined in wearing your Invisalign, meaning you don’t misplace or lose your trays and you make sure to follow a strict schedule, then you can afford to skip it on some special occasions only, such as a wedding.
Invisalign at Our Sharpstown and Bellaire Family Dentist in Southwest Houston
It’s no wonder that adults favor Invisalign to straighten their teeth. If you think you may be a candidate, then please request an appointment with us. Our skilled dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth, take your needs and preferences into account, and determine whether Invisalign is right for you.