Do you think you’re too old for Traditional Braces? Sure, there’s some misaligned teeth and gaps in your smile you’d like to fix. But does the idea of committing to two years of metal in your mouth make you uneasy?

Maybe you’re fearful about the idea of walking into work and looking like a teenager. In our experience, many adults decline to get Braces because they’re worried about looking immature or inexperienced.

Well, now there’s a way to help fix your smile without anyone noticing you’re in Braces. At Antoine Dental Center, in Houston, TX, we offer the Invisalign system of short-term adult orthodontics. In today’s blog post, we’re going to discuss Invisalign so you can decide for yourself it’s something you’d like to pursue.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a relatively new, state-of-the-art, teeth correcting system. This treatment performs many of the same functions as Traditional Braces, without the need for uncomfortable metal braces.

Invisalign uses a system of custom designed clear aligners, which you wear in your mouth like a retainer. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, and each subsequent aligner works to realign your teeth gently and quickly.

We start by using 3D imaging technology to create a treatment plan, along with a clear picture of what your teeth will look like when you finish treatment. With Invisalign, you don’t have to guess how your smile will look, you’ll know before you even begin.

Chew Good. Look Good. Feel Good.

We welcome patients of all ages to our office. Don’t continue living with misaligned and crooked teeth, contact our dental office in Houston today to schedule an appointment for our orthodontic treatment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of! 

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What Advantages Does Invisalign Have Over Traditional Braces?

Invisalign allows you to keep your braces a secret. The aligners are transparent and most patients tell us that no one even notices that they’re wearing them. Even better, there’s no harm in removing your aligner before an important meeting or date.

This tends to come as a relief to working adults as they can stroll into an important presentation at work without anyone knowing they’re in Braces. It can also make the prospect of a first date with the cute barista from the coffee shop a lot less intimidating.

For teenagers especially, this can be a huge advantage. Many teenagers complain to us to that they are bullied or teased for wearing Braces. Invisalign allows them to navigate the halls of their high school with confidence; and self-confidence can make all the difference in high school academics and athletics.

Invisalign Advantages With Foods

In addition, Invisalign allows you to eat without fear of damaging your Braces. With Traditional Braces, a lot of everyday foods you enjoy are off the menu.

Candy can become stuck in between the brackets and wires, leaving you at risk for tooth decay. This may be an easy enough restriction for an adult to follow, but a hormonal teenager? We noticed at the office that they’re prone to ignoring this restriction completely.

Well-cooked meats such as steak and pork chops can also be problematic with Traditional Braces. Chewing the meat can cause the wires to loosen over time; this destroys the effectiveness of the Braces and can cause your gums to become irritated and swollen.

Even hard crusty breads such as pizza crusts or bagels can be difficult to eat for the wearer of Traditional Braces. The crust has a tendency to completely knock brackets off of teeth. This is not only painful, it can be time consuming as it will require another trip to the dentist office.

With Invisalign, you simply take out the aligner to eat. This means that all the food in the world can be on your menu. This is a far easier process that maintaining a strict diet, and also keeps you from being the annoying person at dinner that can’t eat what everyone else is having.

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The biggest advantage

Finally, and probably the biggest advantage Invisalign has over Traditional Braces, is that it’s easier to maintain good dental hygiene. Wearers of Traditional Braces have to spend longer brushing their teeth, as they have to remove the bands from the braces before brushing, and take great care to reach the exposed areas of their teeth. Needless to say, this can be a difficult process.

Worse yet, wearers of Traditional Braces sometimes end up with yellow spots where the brackets were placed. These spots can be removed with Professional Teeth Whitening, but can be extremely frustrating when all you want to do is show-off your new smile.

With Invisalign, you simply take out the aligner before brushing. You can brush and floss like normal, and thus have new fear of yellow spots or stains on your teeth.

Make An Appointment

Want to learn more about Invisalign? Then click here to contact the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX.

Chew Good. Look Good. Feel Good.

We welcome patients of all ages to our office. Don’t continue living with misaligned and crooked teeth, contact our dental office in Houston today to schedule an appointment for our orthodontic treatment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of! 

Want to Learn More About Braces or Invisalign?

A Journey to Smile and Success

At our dental clinic, we often witness incredible transformations in the lives of our patients. One such remarkable story is that of Cristina, a determined and passionate individual who underwent a life-changing dental journey with us. From dental implants to lower braces, Cristina’s story is a testament to the power of a confident smile and the pursuit of dreams.

The Dreamer’s Dilemma

Cristina had always been passionate about cooking and sharing her culinary creations with others. Her love for food led her to dream of owning her own food truck, specializing in serving the best Pupusas in Houston. However, a dental issue was holding her back from pursuing her dream.

A Smile That Couldn’t Shine

For years, Cristina had struggled with missing teeth, making it difficult for her to eat her own delicious food creations. She watched her customers relish her dishes while she could only envy their enjoyment. Moreover, her inability to smile confidently made it challenging for her to connect with her customers on a personal level. It was a dream deferred, but Cristina was not ready to give up.

A Dental Transformation Begins

Determined to turn her dream into reality, Cristina sought our dental expertise. We recommended a comprehensive treatment plan that would involve dental implants to replace her missing teeth and lower braces to straighten the ones that could be saved. Cristina was ready to embark on her dental transformation journey.

Rediscovering the Joy of Eating

The dental implant procedure was a game-changer for Cristina. With her new set of teeth, she could finally taste her creations and enjoy the flavors she had been missing out on for so long. The simple act of eating became a joyful experience, and her passion for cooking grew stronger than ever.

A Smile That Radiates Confidence

As Cristina’s lower braces gradually worked their magic, her smile began to transform. No longer shy about her teeth, she radiated confidence and warmth when interacting with her customers. Her newfound self-assurance not only boosted her business but also made her feel like she was living her dream.

The Birth of Houston’s Best Pupusa Food Truck

With her smile restored, her passion for food rekindled, and her confidence at an all-time high, Cristina took the leap and opened her own food truck. Houston was about to experience the best Pupusas it had ever seen. Cristina’s dream had finally come true.

A Journey of Transformation

Cristina’s journey from dental implants to lower braces was truly life-changing. She not only regained her ability to eat and smile but also achieved her dream of becoming a successful food truck owner. Her story reminds us of the incredible impact that dental care can have on a person’s life, and it also serves as a testament to the power of determination and passion.

If you have a dream or a goal that seems out of reach due to dental issues, remember Cristina’s story. With the right dental care and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. At our clinic, we’re here to help you make that journey towards a healthier, happier smile.

Contact us today and let us be a part of your transformation. Together, we can help you achieve your dreams and share your joy with the world, just like Cristina and The Best Pupusas in Houston.

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