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Invisalign: Clear, Removable, Comfortable

teeth straightening Cypress TXYou never outgrow the need for straight teeth and a beautiful smile. A consultation with your dentist will outline all the advantages realized through teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners. Teens and adults of all ages are able to benefit from Invisalign without the stigma and hassle from wearing metal braces. And unlike traditional metal bands and brackets, Invisalign aligners are:

Clear: The aligners are made with a transparent material that is strong enough to gently shift teeth while remaining practically invisible. 

Removable: You can continue to eat all your favorite foods. You take the aligners out for snacks and meals, and replace when done. Additionally, you have a better chance to maintain great dental health as you will be able to brush and floss daily without the obstruction from metal braces. Your dentist will be able to provide a thorough cleaning at your six month visits as well.

Comfortable: There are no wires or metal to abrade soft oral tissues.

Invisalign is convenient, too, in that you can keep straightening on track by replacing your aligners with the next in the series. There’s no need to maintain dental appointments to have wires manipulated to advance treatment.

The Invisalign process works on most malocclusions. The aligners resemble a mouth guard that is very snug when first placed. As the aligners gently shift teeth, they might feel a little looser … a sign that they’re doing their job. Each time the aligners are updated, this process repeats until the correct occlusion is achieved.

Aligners are designed to be worn a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day to achieve desired results in the designated time frame. A retainer will be provided at treatment completion. Your dentist will issue instructions to be followed to allow your teeth to develop a memory for their new location. Failure to observe this portion of treatment may allow teeth to drift back to their previous position. 

So whether you wore braces as a youngster and teeth have shifted back somewhat; or this is your first effort to enjoy straight dentition, Invisalign is the method that can help you achieve that result. Talk with our dentist to discover all the advantages you will realize … you will enjoy better dental health with straightened teeth, coupled with a beautiful smile to last a lifetime.

Get a Good Start on your New Year’s Resolution to Maintain Oral Health

dentist Cypress TXHave you decided to prioritize a healthy smile in 2018? Here are a few tips to help you follow through on that worthwhile resolution.

Regular Dental Visits

Of course, you should plan to see your dentist regularly – at least every six months – in order to maintain your oral health. These routine checkups and professional cleanings go far in reducing the severity of oral diseases and sometimes help to prevent those conditions entirely.

If your teeth and gums are monitored twice each year, it’s much more likely that any concerns like tooth decay or gum disease will be identified much earlier, before they have the chance to do much harm to your smile. It’s also easier to treat these conditions in their milder forms, while more advanced oral diseases may require more complex or invasive interventions.

Professional Dental Cleaning

The cleanings provided by the hygienists who work with your dentist also are crucial to your oral health. Even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth, you may still accumulate some plaque or tartar on your teeth, especially in the spots that are hard for you to reach with your toothbrush on your own. Hygienists have better angles on these spots and can use specialized instruments to clean your teeth, which tends to be more effective at removing plaque.

Oral Hygiene at Home

Going to your dentist for routine care isn’t all that you need to do, however. You must also commit to taking good care of your teeth at home between these visits. Brush twice each day, for two minutes each time. Floss daily. Consider an anti-bacterial mouthwash if you tend to accumulate plaque pretty quickly.

If you make a good plan for a robust home oral hygiene routine and obtain routine professional care at recommended intervals, you will go far to keep your resolution of maintaining a healthy smile. Is it coming up on six months since your last checkup and cleaning? Call the office of Dr. Lori Logan to schedule an appointment and get off to a good start.