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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.

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