Do you wish your smile were straighter? Perhaps you want to receive orthodontic treatment but fear wearing indiscreet metal braces. Over the years, technology for orthodontics has come a long way. Patients can now straighten their teeth – even in adulthood – very inconspicuously. One of the most popular methods for straightening teeth during teenage years and adulthood is with the Invisalign system. Invisalign is a clear, discreet alternative to traditional orthodontics. Many of our patients have benefitted from Invisalign.
How Invisalign Works
Like other teeth straightening methods, Invisalign applies the same principle of using gentle yet persistent force to move teeth. By wearing custom fitted, clear oral appliances called aligners, patients’ teeth will gradually shift to straighter, healthier positions with time – just like metal and wire braces move teeth with constant, gentle pressure.
Patients straightening their teeth will wear a custom set of aligners for two weeks and then replace their previous set of aligners for a new, tighter set. With each set of aligners slightly tighter than the set before, people’s teeth will become straighter with time.
How Invisalign is Different
The difference between traditional orthodontia and Invisalign is the fact that aligners are made from different materials. Aligners are made from semi-pliable plastics. Since there are no metals or other hard materials, aligners will not irritate soft oral tissues by cutting into or scraping against it. Another obvious difference is the fact that aligners are removed for eating meals and cleaning one’s teeth. This allows patients to go about their day without the same obstructions that traditional braces might present.
Lastly, Invisalign is clear. This means that those undergoing treatment can do so discreetly. Invisalign is a great option for those who wish to straighten their smiles without unsightly metal ligatures and noticeable brackets.
If Invisalign interests you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist. At your appointment, our team will evaluate the health and placement of your teeth and determine whether this type of treatment is right for you.
Contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-256-6866 today to schedule your appointment.