You may be a young adult who didn’t have braces when you were younger, but now you wish that you had.
You may be an older adult who wants a straighter smile.
Or you might know a teenager who is “bracing” for braces.
In any case, you may want to visit Texas Dental Group before you start your orthodontic treatment. You may find that Invisalign® can give you the same results in a more convenient way. Below, we’ll be discussing how Invisalign could help your smile without some of the complications that come with braces.
Which Would You Prefer?
Do you want to wear something that scratches the inside of your lips?
Do you want a treatment that may require you give up eating some of your favorite foods for two years or more?
Do you want to have dental appointments every couple weeks to have something tightened on your teeth?
If you answered no to those questions, then Invisalign might be an option you want to consider. It won’t work for every person, but it has helped many people across the country create straight smiles without brackets or wires.
With Invisalign, you will receive a series of plastic aligners. You will wear each aligner for a few weeks at a time. As needed, you will get rid of your old aligner and replace it with a new one. Each aligner pushes your teeth a little closer to your new, straight smile.
And since the aligners are clear, most people won’t even notice when you are wearing one.
Another big benefit of Invisalign is that you can remove them for a couple hours every day. (That’s something you absolutely won’t be able to do with braces.)
Since you can take your aligners out during meals, you can eat what you want instead of worrying that you might bite into something that causes brackets to come loose or a wire to break. Just remember to clean your teeth and your aligner before putting it back in.
Changing aligners is as simple as putting on an athletic mouthguard. You will probably feel some gentle pressure for a few days after you change to a new aligner, but it doesn’t compare to how you may feel in the days after your braces are tightened.
What Can Invisalign Do?
Invisalign can make many improvements to your smile such as:
➤ Making crooked teeth straight
➤ Closing gaps between teeth
➤ Adding room between crowded teeth
➤ Closing open bites
➤ Fixing overbites, underbites, and crossbites
In severe cases, you may need braces, but Invisalign remains an excellent option for many patients. The time it will take to complete your treatment will depend on a number of factors, including the kinds of changes that need to be made and how consistent you are with wearing your aligners.
Who Is Invisalign For?
Invisalign can be used by patients of any age who are interested in orthodontic care.
Originally, Invisalign was created for adults who wanted straight teeth but would not wear braces for personal and/or professional reasons.
In time, Invisalign was made available for teenagers. Originally, the makers were worried that teens would not wear the aligners like they should. Since then, they have learned that teens are more likely to wear their aligners consistently throughout their treatments.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign for yourself or someone you care about, call Texas Dental Group at (832) 791-1706 or fill out our online form. The best way to find out if Invisalign will work for you is to meet with Dr. Memmott at our Spring, TX, office.