Greetings Houston! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Antoine Dental Center. We hope you’re ready for the holidays! There’s a festive atmosphere in the air that we really enjoy. As we mentioned in our last post, we love the holidays because it seems like our patients are smiling more often.
Your smile is often viewed as a window into your personality. A recent behavioral science study showed that many people notice a person’s smile and teeth within the first few moments of meeting them. Is your smile a bright and beautiful representation of you as a person? Or are embarrassed to smile because of crooked or misaligned teeth?
At the Antoine Dental Center, we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments. From traditional braces to clear ceramic braces to Invisalign, we’ve helped many patients achieve the smile of their dreams. In the last few years, Invisalign has become by the most popular option for orthodontic treatment among our older teenage and adult patients. Patients love the fact that Invisalign uses transparent aligners which are nearly invisible when they smile.
We’ve recently received a lot of questions regarding Invisalign in Houston, TX. The most common questions are “Does Invisalign work?”; “How does Invisalign work?”; and “How long does Invisalign take?” So in today’s post, we’re going to answer all those questions and tell you more about the benefits of the revolutionary Invisalign orthodontic system.
Does Invisalign Work?
Yes! Invisalign is effective at treating many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional adult braces. Most adults are candidates for treatment with Invisalign in Houston, TX. Invisalign can be used to straighten crooked teeth, realigned misaligned teeth, close gaps between teeth, relieve crowded teeth, and several other orthodontic issues.
However, there are some situations in which we may recommend treatment with traditional braces. Because we offer both options at our comfortable and modern office, you never have to worry about us hard selling a treatment which won’t work for you!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign accomplishes the same goal as traditional braces – the realignment and straightening of teeth. However, Invisalign works without the traditional metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. Invisalign uses customized clear aligners which fit snugly but comfortably over your top and bottom teeth.
Over time, these aligners will reposition your teeth into the desired position. You switch aligners every two weeks and your smile gradually becomes more and more beautiful. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we use computer technology to plan every step of your Invisalign treatment. We can show you a preview of what your smile will look like before you ever put on an aligner!
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Total treatment time for Invisalign varies from patient to patient. But for many patients, Invisalign is a considerably faster option than traditional adult braces. The average treatment time for Invisalign is about twelve months.
Invisalign not only saves you time with a shortened length of treatment, the convenience of Invisalign will also save you time during your everyday life. Invisalign requires far less frequent office visits than traditional braces, saving you the time and expense of an appointment.
In addition, Invisalign’s system of removable aligners can save a surprising large amount of time during the day. Invisalign aligners should be worn for about 22 hours out of the day. But you can remove them with it’s time to brush your teeth or eat!
It can particularly time consuming to eat in traditional braces. You have to carefully plan out your meals to avoid foods which could get stuck in the braces. You also have to bite carefully because improper chewing could damage your braces. Invisalign is free of all of those worries!
Invisalign also saves you time when you’re brushing and flossing your teeth. Traditional braces require you to use a great deal of attention when brushing and flossing your teeth. With Invisalign, you just take off your aligner and brush like normal.
Make An Appointment
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign? Then stop living with crooked teeth which ruin your smile. Take a moment and schedule a consultation at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. You can reach our office by calling 713-364-8890.