Invisalign is a modern-day orthodontic solution that helps you straighten your teeth without using braces or wires. The procedure is very straightforward. As a result, many patients rely on it to align their teeth and bring them in shape. The dentist uses clear, durable, and smooth plastic and customizes it into a set of aligners to place over your teeth.
What are the Different Uses of Invisalign?
Invisalign can be used to address a variety of dental issues such as crowding of teeth, spacing issues, and mild to moderate bite issues. You can opt for this procedure to treat overbite, underbite, and crossbite issues as well. We may suggest Invisalign to treat minor issues of open bite or crowded teeth.
Candidacy to Get Invisalign
Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you can opt for this procedure. Invisalign has become a successful way to straighten your teeth, and many patients are choosing this method over traditional braces. It is because Invisalign doesn’t hinder your physical appearance during the treatment period.
What are the Advantages of Choosing Invisalign over Traditional Braces?
Upon consultation with our dentist, you will come across the following advantages of using Invisalign:
- Invisalign is virtually invisible. Nobody will know that you have opted for orthodontic treatment to straighten or fix your teeth when wearing them in public. You don’t have to feel embarrassed about smiling or opening your mouth in front of your friends and colleagues anymore.
- Invisalign doesn’t create discomfort in your mouth. Upon comparison with traditional braces, this option is more comfortable and suitable for people of all ages.
- Since Invisalign does not contain any sharp edges, metal parts, or brackets, as in the case of braces, injuries to the soft tissues of your mouth are prevented.
- Another advantage of using Invisalign over traditional braces is that you can take them off while eating your food or performing dental care.
Usage of Invisalign
Our dentist will create a 3D image of your jaw and mouth. This image will be used to create a series of customized plastic aligners for your teeth. The role of these aligners is to apply pressure on your teeth, which gradually moves them into the desired places and aligns them accordingly.
It is pertinent to mention that these aligners are to be switched with a new set regularly, mostly once every two weeks, depending upon the instructions of the dentist. You can remove Invisalign while eating food, clean the teeth thoroughly after you finish, and put the aligners back on.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Houston, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Seretti. Please call us at (281) 486-9440 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.