Invisalign® Clear Braces At Clear Lake Dental Care
Metal braces have been straightening people’s teeth for decades. While traditional braces do a fine job, they draw a lot of unwanted attention to your teeth because of the metal brackets and wires that cover your smile. With Invisalign®, you will have an orthodontic treatment performed with clear aligners that won’t be distracting to your smile.
What is Invisalign®?
Instead of wires and brackets that cover your teeth in metal, Invisalign® incorporates removable, clear, mouthguard-like aligners to properly straighten your teeth. The aligners look like transparent mouthguards that slide over your lower and upper teeth. They are nearly impossible to see, so there’s nothing to take away from your beautiful smile. Because Invisalign® aligners can be removed, you can eat the foods that you enjoy eating and brush and floss without the worry of food being caught in your brackets or wires. You can also remove your aligners for special events or business events.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
A scheduled series of Invisalign® trays are uniquely designed for each patient, catering to their individual needs to perfectly align their teeth. This specific sequence will be determined by your doctor during consultation visits. Over the course of the treatment, each tray will cater to specific teeth readjustments. This schedule is created in advance by your doctor to acquire the most effective results. Once the aligners are set in place, they gradually shift the position of the targeted teeth. After approximately two weeks, you will received a new set of Invisalign® trays, continuing the teeth straightening process.
Benefits of Invisalign®
- Invisalign® is comfortable. The aligners are made of durable plastic that is easy on your mouth. There will be a little discomfort when you put in your aligners for the first time, but it is only temporary.
- Your Invisalign® aligners will also protect you against clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth.
- Cleaning your teeth when using Invisalign® is a huge benefit. Cleaning your teeth is much easier because you can remove your Invisalign® aligners. You can also remove your aligners when you eat to make sure that food doesn’t get caught in them. Because you can take them out during meals, you can clean your teeth and make sure all food is removed before you put your aligners back in.
- With Invisalign®, no one will be able to tell that you are having orthodontic treatment because the aligners are clear, which makes them hard to see. When you straighten your teeth using traditional metal braces, the pesky brackets and wires not only distract from your smile, but they also can get caught on your lip or cheeks, causing pain.
Invisalign® vs Braces
Traditional metal braces have been the orthodontic standard for years, and people have just had to deal with the negatives that come along with them. With Invisalign®, you’ll no longer have to deal with the inconvenience of cleaning out food that is stuck in the brackets of your braces. Also, the days will be gone where a wire comes loose or a bracket falls off and you have to make unexpected trips to the dentist’s office! With Invisalign®, you can pleasantly and invisibly straighten your teeth!