Invisalign, the most popular type of clear braces, has a reputation for giving patients straight teeth in a discreet way. However, many patients do not initially realize that this treatment also comes with several other advantages. Here is a look at what Invisalign does for patients, who can get Invisalign, and how our Houston Invisalign dentist provides this treatment.
The same design that makes Invisalign discreet also makes it more comfortable and convenient, as well as supportive for healthy teeth and gums. While athletes and woodwind musicians, in particular, are bound to appreciate Invisalign comfort, many patients would probably prefer to avoid the abrasion of metal brackets in favor of smooth plastic aligners. Because the aligners are to be taken out before meals, patients can eat all of their usual foods during treatment. Brushing and flossing are also made simpler thanks to this removability, which prevents cavities and gum disease. Finally, Invisalign straightens teeth more quickly than metal braces.
A majority of patients, both adults, and teens, can use Invisalign. Whereas eligible adults can visit our provider of Invisalign in Houston for the Full treatment, adolescents under age of seventeen will receive the Teen version. There is also a third type of Invisalign, Express, which is made just for patients needing only minor corrections.
Invisalign always begins with a consultation to make sure that patients are candidates. When candidacy is confirmed, dental records are taken, including bite impressions, photos, and X-rays. In combination with the treatment designed by our Houston Invisalign dentist, these records are used by Invisalign to produce the aligners. After the aligners are ready, patients start wearing the aligners for two weeks at a time, for at least twenty hours per day, until treatment is complete.
This treatment from our provider of Invisalign in Houston can give most patients a healthier, better-looking smile, with fewer inconveniences compared to other options. To learn more about Invisalign and find out if this is an option for you, contact our orthodontist in Houston for a consultation.