Invisalign Orthodontics in Spring, TX
Dr. Memmott on Invisalign
You can’t believe your teen is giving you such a hard time about having to get braces. You wish your parents had been able to correct your teeth when you were that age. Now you’re struggling with the idea of having metal brackets and wires in your mouth at your age. Your Spring, TX dentist can help with Invisalign Orthodontics.
At Texas Dental Group, you have other options. With Invisalign, you and your teen can get the straight smiles you value without any metal at all.
Won’t having plastic all over my teeth make them hard to clean?
Unlike traditional metal braces that are bonded to your teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic trays to shift your teeth into alignment. You’ll remove your tray at mealtimes, for brushing and flossing your teeth, and at any other time it would inconvenience you to have them in. It works on your schedule. But, of course, the more time you spend with the trays in, the faster your teeth will move where they need to be to make you happy with your smile.
How can plastic trays straighten my teeth?
Our office partners with Invisalign to custom-fit each set of trays for your mouth and your particular needs. The plastic trays apply mild pressure to push your teeth into position. You switch out trays every two weeks, and each tray is shaped a little differently to help you reach your perfect smile.
How long does Invisalign take?
On average, you’ll only need Invisalign for a year to get the straight teeth you’ve been dreaming about since high school. Your teen’s mouth is still developing, so we’ll have to meet for a consultation before we can give you an idea of how long their treatment will take. If you had braces when you were younger and your teeth are no longer as straight as they once were, you’d likely need to wear Invisalign for only a few months to get your smile back in order.
Call 832-791-1706 to see if you are a candidate. If you or your teen are not good candidates for Invisalign, we’re happy to refer you out to an orthodontist skilled in treating more severe cases of misalignment. Either way, don’t let the years keep slipping by without setting your teeth straight.