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Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

orthodontics CypressEnjoying a great smile is ageless; teens and adults of all ages can benefit from both an aesthetic and oral health perspective through teeth straightening. A consultation with your dentist will demonstrate how orthodontics with Invisalign can enhance your appearance, and more importantly improve your oral health.

Why Invisalign? 

When you select Invisalign as your method of teeth straightening, you will enjoy many advantages over other orthodontic programs because Invisalign aligners are:

Clear – The transparent material used in making the aligners allows you to undergo teeth straightening using braces that are virtually undetectable.

Comfortable – Because there are no wires or metal brackets used, oral abrasions are not a problem.

Convenient – You will be the one keeping your teeth moving by updating your aligners every two weeks. Although you will need periodic visits with your dentist, regular visits for things like wire manipulating are a thing of the past.

Removable – This allows you to eat all your favorite foods; you simply remove your aligners for meals and snacks and replace when done. In addition, you are able to brush and floss daily without any obstructions allowing you to maintain great oral health throughout your teeth straightening program.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Using tools provided by your dentist (x-rays, impressions, photographs), the Invisalign lab utilizes digital technology to fabricate a series of aligners. Each aligner will fit snugly at first; throughout the next two weeks, teeth will shift as prescribed by the aligner being worn. Every two weeks, the aligner is to be replaced by the next in the series. This process repeats until teeth straightening has been achieved.

It is important that aligners are worn as prescribed – at least twenty to twenty-two hours every day. The length of treatment is determined by the severity of your malocclusion. Once teeth straightening has been achieved, the final step to treatment is to wear the retainer. The retainer allows teeth to develop a memory of their new location. This is very important; failure to wear the retainer may allow teeth to drift back to their original position.

Having straight teeth is more than a great smile. When teeth are crooked or overcrowded, plaque can form and grow in areas difficult to keep clean with your toothbrush. This can lead to dental decay and/or gum disease. So you will be improving both your appearance and oral health with Invisalign clear aligners.

For additional information or to schedule a consultation, contact the office of Lori Logan, DDS, today.

Invisalign: The Invisible Orthodontic Treatment

orthodontics Cypress TXWhether your wore braces as a child and teeth are no longer as straight as you would like, or you never had your malocclusion corrected; it is never too late to reap the benefits of straight teeth and a great smile. A consultation with your dentist will reveal all the advantages that Invisalign orthodontics can offer for your appearance and dental health.

Invisalign Advantages 

Invisalign aligners are clear. This allows teeth to be straightened while wearing braces that are virtually invisible.

The aligners are removable. This is a clear advantage over traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can continue to eat all your favorite foods as you simply remove the aligners for snacks and meals, and replace when done.

Not only can you eat anything you wish, you will be able to thoroughly brush and floss daily without any obstruction allowing you to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout the teeth straightening process.

With Invisalign, the patient does not require trips to their dentist to keep teeth straightening on track. Aligners are updated every two weeks keeping teeth moving to their correct occlusion.

Unlike metal bands and brackets, with Invisalign there is no metal or wires to abrade or poke soft oral tissue making them a much more comfortable way to achieve straighter teeth.

It is necessary to wear aligners a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day to achieve teeth straightening goals within the allotted time frame.

The Importance of Straight Teeth 

While your appearance is a great motivator for pursuing orthodontic treatment, oral health can be greatly enhanced when teeth are straight. Eliminating areas where plaque can form and grow will help you maintain healthier teeth and gums. Crooked teeth can provide areas that are difficult to keep clean.

Once your occlusion has been corrected, there is a final step to your orthodontic program that is essential to help you maintain your great new smile. You will be issued a retainer with instructions on how long it is to be worn. The retainer is an important step in treatment as it will help your teeth develop a memory of their new placement … failure to wear as instructed will allow teeth to drift back to their original location.

You can enjoy healthier teeth and gums along with a great new smile thanks to the invisible teeth straightening method, Invisalign. Call the office of Dr. Lori Logan today to schedule your consultation.

Avoid Metal Wires and Brackets with Invisalign Orthodontics

orthodontics Cypress TXHaving straight teeth is more than just great aesthetics. But teens and adults may avoid orthodontics when faced with the prospect of wearing metal braces. A consultation with your Invisalign dentist will show you how you can straighten your teeth without metal wires and brackets, and realize many advantages over other teeth straightening methods.

Invisalign aligners are:

Clear – The aligners are transparent so you can undergo teeth straightening without dealing with the stigma of metal braces.

Comfortable – With no metal wires and brackets to abrade soft oral tissues, Invisalign aligners are strong enough to gently shift your teeth, but are comfortable to wear.

Convenient – Invisalign works by updating your aligner every two weeks with the next in the series. No trips to see the dentist for wire tightening adjustments to keep teeth straightening on track.

Removable – You can continue to enjoy all the foods you love. You will remove aligners for snacks and meals, and replace when finished. In addition, you can brush and floss daily without any obstructions allowing you to keep your teeth as healthy as possible throughout orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign aligners are designed to correct your malocclusion by replacing your aligners on a regular rotation. Each aligner has been made to continually shift your teeth. The Invisalign laboratory utilizes 3-D digital technology and the tools your dentist provides to fabricate an entire series of aligners that will result in straightening your teeth and correcting an overbite, underbite, or crossbite.

You must wear your aligners a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day to accomplish the teeth straightening goals you wish to achieve. At the conclusion of the teeth straightening portion of treatment, you will be given a retainer to wear.

Wearing your retainer is an important component in that it will allow your teeth to develop a memory of their new location. Failure to wear your retainer as prescribed could result in your teeth shifting back to their original position.

While undergoing teeth straightening, you need to continue to visit your dentist every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Thanks to removable Invisalign aligners, your dentist can thoroughly clean your teeth throughout orthodontic treatment. So whether you need to wear your aligners for months or years, the final result will be a smile makeover to enjoy for life.

To schedule your Invisalign consultation, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-256-6866 today.

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment for Comfort and Convenience

orthodontics Cypress TXHaving straight teeth is more than just an aesthetic advantage. Everyone would love a beautiful smile, but did you know your dental health is at risk if you have crooked teeth? Orthodontic treatment will improve your smile, but will also eliminate areas where plaque buildup can lead to dental decay and/or gum disease.

Young children make great candidates for traditional metal braces; however, teens and adults who wish to have their teeth straightened should see their dentist to see if they qualify for Invisalign clear aligners.

The advantages with Invisalign over other methods of orthodontics are numerous:

They are clear – Patients who wish to straighten their teeth without the stigma of metal braces enjoy the transparency of Invisalign aligners.

They are comfortable – Aligners are made from a material that gently shifts teeth to their correct placement without bands, brackets, or wires to abrade soft oral tissues.

They are convenient – Invisalign aligners are replaced every two weeks with the next in the series of aligners. This means the straightening process continues without regular dental visits to have wires adjusted.

They are removable – Of all the advantages of Invisalign clear aligners, the fact that they are removable is possibly the most helpful aspect you can enjoy while having your teeth straightened.

You can remove your aligners to eat snacks and meals – unlike other methods of teeth alignment, your food choices are limitless. Simply remove, eat, and replace.

You can take care of your daily oral maintenance of brushing and flossing without any encumbrance. Take aligners out, brush and floss, and replace. Your dental provider will be able to thoroughly clean your teeth every six months without having to clean around braces.

Invisalign orthodontics can align an overbite, underbite, or crossbite using a series of aligners that are fabricated with the use of photographs, dental x-rays, and impressions … digital 3D technology is employed to provide the aligners the patient will use to gradually shift their teeth to the correct occlusion.

With each new aligner, the patient is correcting their bite and straightening their teeth with the convenience of clear and comfortable braces. Invisalign offers a unique approach to teeth straightening that is a welcome improvement from the traditional methods that have been used for years.

To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-609-7377 today.

Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign help?

orthodontics Cypress TXThere are several reasons your teeth could have shifted. If orthodontics was completed before all permanent teeth erupted, those new teeth (like third molars) could have resulted in overcrowding pushing teeth to make room to come in.

Or perhaps the retainer was not worn long enough for teeth to develop a solid memory of their new location, which can allow teeth to start to drift back to their former placement.

If you are now faced with a malocclusion, your Invisalign dentist will consult with you to present options. Invisalign offers many advantages not available with other forms of teeth straightening. Invisalign aligners are:

  • Clear – the patient can undergo teeth straightening that is virtually invisible. This is a major factor for teens and young adults.
  • Comfortable – there are no wires and no metal to abrade or poke into soft oral tissue.
  • Convenient – trips to the orthodontist to have wires tightened to keep teeth moving are eliminated. The patient merely replaces their aligners every two weeks with the next in the series. Each aligner is designed to keep teeth moving to their correct placement.
  • Removable – With Invisalign aligners, the patient can continue to eat all the foods they love – nothing is off limits. That is because these “braces” are taken out for snacks and meals. Simply replace the aligners when done. In addition, your daily oral care of brushing and flossing can be completed without obstruction.

The Invisalign program is simple. Your dentist will take impressions, x-rays, and photos to be sent to the Invisalign lab. These tools will be used to fabricate a series of aligners using 3-D digital technology. Each aligner is designed to alter your bite until teeth have been moved to their correct occlusion.

Straight teeth are important for more than a great smile. When teeth are crooked or overlap, there are areas where plaque is more likely to build. Plaque formation can lead to dental decay and/or gum disease.

At treatment conclusion, another retainer will be provided. You will receive instructions for when and how long to wear it. This is a critical component to the teeth straightening process. If not worn as instructed, teeth may begin to shift back again.

Don’t waste your investment … follow instructions and you should be able to enjoy your new smile for your lifetime. Contact our team today to discuss your own options!

Improve Your Smile with Clear, Aesthetic Braces

orthodontics Cypress TXIf given the opportunity, who would not want to enhance their appearance by having beautiful, straight teeth? If improvements were not made during childhood with orthodontics, all is not lost. You can now achieve that gorgeous smile using clear, aesthetically pleasing braces with Invisalign clear aligners.

Teens and adults of all ages are now able to have their teeth straightened without dealing with metal bands and brackets. With Invisalign, the braces are clear, comfortable, and most importantly, they are removable. The advantages of Invisalign are numerous:

They are clear – Wearing braces that are virtually invisible will boost your self-confidence when talking or laughing with friends, family, and co-workers.

They are comfortable – The material used for Invisalign clear aligners contains no metal or wires. They are smooth and comfortable, but strong enough to gently shift your teeth to their correct occlusion.

They are removable – You can take your “braces” out to enjoy a snack, eat a meal, and to brush/floss your teeth. This means there are no limits to what you can eat. And when you brush/floss your teeth, you will not have to maneuver around bands and brackets.

Invisalign teeth straightening begins with a consultation with your dentist. Photographs, dental x-rays, and impressions will be taken. These are the tools the Invisalign lab will use to fabricate the aligners you will use during your teeth straightening program.

The aligners will be delivered in a series with each aligner advancing your teeth straightening. You will replace an aligner with the next in the series about every two weeks. Your new aligner should feel a little snug. At the end of two weeks, your teeth will have moved ever so slightly as designed. With each new aligner, teeth are kept moving until they are in the desired alignment.

It is important that aligners are worn twenty to twenty-two hours every day in order to achieve the desired result in the recommended amount of time. Once the teeth straightening process has concluded, you will wear a retainer so teeth can form a memory of their new placement. This is a crucial part of the program.

Having straight teeth means more than just a beautiful smile. There are fewer areas for bacteria and plaque to build meaning you will enjoy healthier teeth and gums as well as a new smile makeover.

Contact us at the office of Dr. Lori Logan to discuss your treatment options!

How do I get started with Invisalign?

orthodontics Cypress TXRegular visits with your family dentist will identify problems that exist with your occlusion; your decision to have your teeth straightened will not only affect your smile but you will realize improvements for your dental health as well. Scheduling an orthodontic consultation is your first step to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign teeth straightening.

Photographs, dental x-rays (often a Panoramic view), and dental impressions are the tools your dentist and Invisalign lab technicians will use to fabricate the program you will follow to achieve a corrected occlusion. Depending on the severity of your dental condition, you might require treatment for six months, one year, or longer. But whatever the term, following the instructions given will make positive changes in your appearance and dental condition.

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that have been developed using 3-D digital technology; the aligners will be updated every two weeks to the next in the series. Over time, teeth are slowly shifted to their correct location to modify your bite and straighten crooked teeth. Periodic visits with your dentist will make sure your teeth straightening program is staying on track. It is important to remember, these periodic visits do not replace dental visits needed every six months for teeth cleaning and dental exam.

Advantages of Invisalign over other teeth straightening methods are numerous … the aligners are clear providing nearly invisible treatment (a very important aspect for teens and young adults); they are removable making daily oral maintenance more thorough and easier to perform; they are taken out for snacks and meals, meaning there are no dietary limitations – you can continue to enjoy all the foods you normally consume; and they are comfortable – no metal or wires to abrade soft oral tissues.

Once you have initiated Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you will be advised to wear the aligners a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day to achieve program completion on time. When actual treatment has concluded, you will be given a retainer to wear while your teeth develop a memory of their new location. Failure to complete this final step of treatment can result in teeth drifting back to their original location.

To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-609-7377 and schedule your informative consultation today.

Can I still drink tea and coffee with Invisalign?

Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet method for addressing tooth alignment issues. While Invisalign presents many unique benefits when compared to traditional orthodontics, patients should take some precautions when it comes to caring for their Invisalign trays. Those who drink tea and coffee should be aware that beverages consumed at high temperatures can warp and disfigure their plastic aligners (trays).

Invisalign aligners are custom fitted for the needs of each patient and any changes in the way they fit can affect the efficacy of treatment. Moreover, coffee and tea can stain aligners, thus affecting their ability to look inconspicuous to those around you. If you drink coffee or tea, we recommend taking out your aligners while you enjoy your beverage. Afterwards, rinse your mouth or brush your teeth.

Adults who desire a more discreet option for straightening their teeth favor this alternative to conventional orthodontics. Our dentist offers Invisalign to help members of our community enjoy healthier, straighter smiles.

How long are Invisalign aligners worn each day?

Your aligners should be worn about 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. Those who drink dark or hot beverages can remove their trays to prevent damage to their aligners. It is important to wear your aligners consistently for most of the day so that you can enjoy the benefits of effective treatment.

How long is a set of aligners worn?

Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks. After two weeks, patients will discard their aligners and receive a new set. Their new sets of aligners will fit tighter than the ones worn before. Over time, Invisalign’s trays become tighter and more form fitting. This creates the pressure necessary to move teeth to healthier and straighter positions.

How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?

The only way to determine if this type of orthodontic treatment is right for you is to reserve a consultation with our dentist. At your appointment, we will evaluate your occlusion and the placement of your teeth to determine if Invisalign will suit your needs.

Contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-609-7377 today to reserve an appointment.

Are there food restrictions with Invisalign?

orthodontics CypressInvisalign clear aligners treat a malocclusion through the use of removable orthodontics making this means of teeth straightening very popular for teens and adults of all ages.

Wearing braces to straighten teeth is rewarded with healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Treatment with Invisalign offers numerous advantages over traditional orthodontic methods including:

They are Removable – This is very important for maintaining dental health. But the true joy is the ability to eat all the foods and snacks you love with NO restrictions.

  • Brushing and Flossing – With standard braces, these daily tasks are doable; however, flossing through the wires is time consuming and difficult. Food debris can become trapped where brushing doesn’t reach leading to plaque build-up and the potential for dental decay. With Invisalign, brushing and flossing coupled with 6 month dental check-ups is easily done.
  • Meals and Snacks – With Invisalign aligners you simply remove them before enjoying all your favorite foods.  Crunchy, chewy, hot, or cold … you can enjoy them all without worrying about bending or breaking brackets or wires.

They are Comfortable – The aligners are made with a material that is strong enough to gently shift your teeth to their correct placement, but will not cut or abrade soft oral tissues in the process.

They are Clear – Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and will not interfere with your day to day functions. This makes them the most popular choice for teens and young professionals.

They are Convenient – At the onset of Invisalign treatment, the dentist takes photographs, dental impressions, and x-rays. These are the tools the Invisalign technicians use to fabricate a series of aligners designed to be updated every few weeks to keep teeth moving to the correct occlusion. Periodic visits with your dental provider will make sure your teeth straightening stays on track.

At the conclusion of treatment, you will be required to wear a retainer (also removable) for a period of time so your teeth can develop a “memory” of their new corrected location. Without this final step, teeth could drift back to their original placement.

Whether it’s a period of months or years, your new smile and a healthier mouth will be a reward that will last a lifetime. To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-256-6866.

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

orthodontics CypressYou are never too old to enhance your smile and improve your dental health. Invisalign orthodontics provides a means to correct an over bite, under bite, or cross bite, and having straight teeth is more than just a cosmetic enhancement. Patients with straight teeth have fewer areas for bacteria to grow and have an easier time keeping teeth and gums healthy when those problem areas are eliminated.

You don’t think anything of it when you see a child or young teen wearing braces, however, older teens and adults wearing metal dental braces somehow seem out of place. The solution is Invisalign clear aligners that provide a means of straightening teeth without the stigma of metal bands and brackets.

There are multiple advantages with Invisalign:

Appearance – The aligners are clear, making your dental correction virtually invisible.

Comfortable – The aligners are firm enough to make needed changes, but soft enough to be comfortable. There are no wires to poke soft oral tissue or metal to cause mouth abrasions.

Removable – This is possibly one of the most valuable assets of this teeth straightening process. The aligners are removed for snacks and meals, eliminating the need to restrict your diet. You can continue to eat all the foods you love that are usually off limits with other braces.

Since you can remove them, your daily oral maintenance can be done with any obstructions. Brushing and flossing with Invisalign aligners means you can keep your teeth and gums clean on a daily basis.

Convenient – With metal braces you regularly visit the dentist where wires are tightened to keep the teeth straightening process on track. With Invisalign, every couple of weeks the next in a series of aligners replaces the one you’ve worn for the past few weeks. What could be easier?

Straight teeth can improve your dental health. Dental decay and gum disease often are the result of plaque build-up. You and your dental provider do your best to minimize plaque build-up, and the task would be much easier for everyone if teeth were not crooked.

Invisalign clear aligners can boost your self-confidence by revamping your smile, and a beautiful smile is ageless. A consultation with our Invisalign dentist will reveal how easy it is to obtain a smile makeover; improved dental health is your added bonus.

Call us today at 281-256-6866 to schedule your consultation!

Invisalign: The Clear Alternative for the Working Professional

orthodontics CypressDo 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.

What Kind of Bite Problems Can Invisalign Correct?

orthodontics CypressInvisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that gives you a straight, perfect smile without using traditional metal braces. This approach can correct a wide range of problems, from minor misalignment to serious bite problems. Our skilled dental team can determine if it is a good choice for your specific issues.

How Invisalign Works

Traditional braces use metal brackets that are affixed to the teeth to anchor rubber bands that apply pressure to pull the teeth into the proper position. By contrast, Invisalign uses plastic aligner trays to achieve the same goal. Each tray is shaped to move the teeth a small amount, and by the time you reach the last tray in the sequence, your teeth will be properly aligned.

These aligner trays are custom-made to fit your teeth exactly, and to move your teeth into exactly the right position. Each tray is worn for about two weeks. After the first two or three trays, you will be able to see a difference in the way your teeth look. When you have finished treatment, you’ll wear a retainer to keep your teeth from moving out of position over time.

Choosing Invisalign

Our team can help you determine if Invisalign is the best choice for your misaligned bite. Invisalign is usually recommended for less serious misalignment issues, while more serious bite problems are better managed with traditional braces. However, this is only a generalized guideline.

Invisalign could be a good choice for you if you have issues such as:

  • Overbite—when the front teeth protrude too far over the bottom teeth
  • Underbite—when the bottom teeth protrude too far over the top teeth
  • Crossbite—often looks much like an overbite on one side and an underbite on the other

Many people find plastic alignment trays more comfortable and easier to wear than traditional braces. They are also virtually invisible, so many adults prefer this option.

For more information, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan and schedule your professional consultation today.