Teen girl wearing Invisalign clear aligners

Invisalign is an Appealing Treatment for Dental Patients in Southwest Houston

Invisalign has become a highly popular alternative to metal dental braces since its initial emergence in the 2000’s. This is mostly thanks to their clear appearance, but there are more benefits to Invisalign than simply being a colorless orthodontic appliance. Here is why Invisalign is well-favored among our Southwest Houston patients in Sharpstown and Bellaire.

What Makes Invisalign Effective?

Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation. Once our multi-specialty team determines if Invisalign is right for you, we will take impressions of your teeth. Using our state-of-the-art dental technology, we will plan out exactly how we want your teeth to move during your treatment. Our 3D mapping technology enables us to go into great detail to give you the most effective treatment. Later on, we will receive your sets of Invisalign clear aligners from the dental lab, which will be customized to your mouth.

In order to ensure your teeth move where they should, each set of clear aligners will be slightly different in shape and tightness, which will help guide your teeth to the right alignment. This works similarly to metal braces, which are tightened every so often to move your teeth. You will be instructed to wear each set of Invisalign for a few weeks at a time before getting the next set. Over time, our patients with mild malocclusions will have a beautiful, straight smile that helps them feel more confident.

Why Our Southwest Houston Patients Love Invisalign

In addition to being clear, here are some other reasons our patients in Sharpstown and Bellaire love Invisalign. 

Invisalign is a Flexible Treatment Option

Because Invisalign Clear Aligners are removable, you can–and should–remove them at mealtimes. This is an attractive alternative to metal braces because you won’t get food stuck in between your teeth as easily.

Responsible Patients Get the Most Out of Invisalign

Because Invisalign can be removed, it’s important to be self-disciplined and not misplace your clear aligners, forget to wear them, or skip a day or two. You must wear your clear aligners at least 22 hours a day because this helps ensure your teeth are constantly shifting to the right position. If you wear your Invisalign as instructed and maintain good dental hygiene, then you may actually be able to forgo your clear aligner trays on rare, special occasions.

Invisalign Treatment at Alegria Dental Care in Sharpstown and Bellaire

Invisalign is a highly sought dental treatment. If you would like to know whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign, please request an appointment. Our team will happily educate you more on Invisalign as well as your particular case, and then proceed with treatment. We look forward to helping you smile proudly and confidently!