Using Invisalign as a way to improve the alignment of the smile
- Posted on: Mar 15 2020
An improperly aligned smile can make patients feel self-conscious about how they look to others. Patients may avoid smiling around their friends and family, or may subconsciously place their hand over their mouth when socializing to keep their teeth from being seen. When patients are embarrassed about their smile alignment, they are encouraged to speak to the dentists of Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center to discuss the possibility of obtaining Invisalign orthodontics.
What is Invisalign?
Our dentists describe Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. Instead of utilizing metal brackets and guide wires to move teeth into alignment, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays. The patients will wear these trays over the dental arch both day and night. Patients progress through an entire series of trays, wearing each tray for two to three weeks at a time, until they reach the final results. This method of treatment eliminates brackets and wires and provides a more discreet methodology.
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is best for men, women, and teenagers who are interested in realigning teeth without metal appliances, and can provide patients with a way to do so that is comfortable, effective, and discrete. Candidates are individuals who have mild to moderate misalignment. Invisalign can be used for crossbites, overbites, and underbites, and can also address issues such as turned teeth, overcrowding, or gaps between teeth.
How do I use Invisalign?
Patients who obtain Invisalign trays are given instructions on use and care. Patients should wear their trays for the indicated period of time, both day and night. Trays are removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Patients need to keep their aligners clean and follow instructions for proper compliance. If patients fail to comply with treatment, they may experience delays and additional costs to complete treatment.
Call Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center today
Webster, TX patients ready to learn more about Invisalign and other treatments available for improving the smile are invited to book a consultation and initial evaluation with our team. Drs. Piyuse Das, An Pham, and Grisel Acevedo Rivera can be reached at (281) 557-8097 and are located at 202 West Medical Center Blvd.