Invisalign Clear Braces in Houston, TX
Orthodontics Using Invisalign
Today, we have many options available to us to achieve that perfect smile. When it comes to correcting issues with misaligned teeth, we don’t always have to settle for traditional metal braces anymore. By using the popular Invisalign Clear Braces system, Houston dentist Dr. Anderson, has the ability to straighten teeth by using nearly-invisible, removable, and clear plastic braces aligners.
Although appearance is often the driving force behind getting braces, there are other reasons for doing so that far outreach simple aesthetics. Studies have shown that having misaligned teeth allows aggressive bacteria to eat away at the enamel of our teeth, causing cavities. As time passes, teeth begin to loosen and fall out. In addition to rotting teeth, this bacteria can eat away at healthy gum tissue and create a pathway for bacteria to reach into other organs in our body. The benefits of having straight teeth far outweigh just an improved personal appearance.
The increasing popularity of Invisalign Clear Braces is understandable. Many people would like to improve their smile without the look of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign consists of a series of clear and removable customized retainer trays. Since they are removable, patients are able to enjoy all of the foods they love without worry. Proper brushing and flossing can be performed daily, and regular cleaning and check-up visits are effortless.
Am I A Candidate for Invisalign
Patients with minor to moderate misalignment of the front teeth are great candidates for Invisalign. More significant misalignment or issues with the bite may require treatment with standard orthodontics. When Invisalign is appropriate, impressions are taken and used to fabricate precise, computer-designed plastic trays. In just a few weeks, the trays are ready for the patient to take home and wear as directed. Trays are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing; however, they should be worn 22 out of 24 hours each day in order for the treatment to progress as planned. Trays are changed out every few weeks according to Dr. Anderson’s assessment of the progress being made during each four to six-week visit throughout treatment.
Improving your smile is easier than ever with Invisalign. To find out if you’re a candidate, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Anderson and discover the benefits that Invisalign has to offer.