Do you have questions about Invisalign treatment?
- Posted on: Oct 30 2019
With Invisalign, Webster, TX patients can obtain a clear alternative to metal bracket and wire braces. Patients who have questions about Invisalign are welcome to speak to the providers at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center.
Frequently asked questions about Invisalign
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is essentially a clear aligner therapy treatment. With the use of almost invisible trays that are custom-made for patients, individuals can realign their smile in a discrete manner. The trays are made after the dental team of Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center takes digital impressions of the teeth and gums. These are sent electronically to the Invisalign laboratories where a series of trays are made. The trays are designed to be worn for two weeks before the patient moves on with the next set of trays. By the end of the tray series, patients will have their newly aligned smile!
Are Invisalign trays worn all the time?
To achieve the desired results, patients must wear their Invisalign trays at least 20 hours a day. Most patients wear them day and night, and only remove them to take care of the smile or to eat. Brushing and flossing is easier with Invisalign because the apparatus can be removed. Patients do not have to work around brackets and wires to maintain their oral health.
Are Invisalign trays comfortable?
One of the best advantages of Invisalign aligner trays is how comfortable they are to wear. Many other patients who have undergone traditional braces often complained about the brackets and wires scratching the inside of the cheek, causing unwanted irritation and discomfort. Invisalign trays are made of smooth plastic, and because they are made from 3D images of the smile, they fit perfectly over the dental arch.
Am I a candidate?
Determining candidacy is done during an initial evaluation. Our dental team will examine the misalignment of the smile to determine if it can be addressed with Invisalign treatment. Patients with more severe misalignment of the dental arches may not be considered candidates but can receive a referral to an area orthodontist who can assist.
Webster, TX area patients with questions about Invisalign can all our team
At Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center, our providers assist patients with a wide selection of services, including orthodontics without the metal brackets and wires. Consider Invisalign with our team by calling (281) 557-8097 and visiting us at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard.