Straightening the smile is one way to improve its appearance and function. However, many patients come to Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center and avoid talking about realigning their teeth for fear they will succumb to traditional metal and bracket wire braces. Many patients, especially adults, want to avoid these unsightly appliances and may avoid asking about orthodontic work for this exact reason. Fortunately, with continued advances in dentistry and orthodontics, patients now have other options to choose from. Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera of Webster, TX encourage patients to ask us about our alternative treatments including Invisalign and 6 Month Smiles.
- Invisalign – many patients want to straighten their teeth and realign their bite, but don’t want it to be obvious that they’re having dental work done. Invisalign is a method of repositioning the teeth in the smile in a way that does not require metal appliances. Instead, Invisalign works by having patients wear clear plastic aligner trays that are placed over the dental arch for at least 20 hours a day to gently reposition the teeth into better alignment. These trays are discreet and comfortable, and allow patients to achieve their dental goals without the embarrassment of conventional orthodontia.
- 6 Month Smiles – alternatively, some patients choose another treatment available in our practice called 6 Month Smiles. 6 Month Smiles uses tooth-colored brackets and wires to reposition the teeth near the front of the smile. These teeth, known as the anterior teeth, might be spaced or turned in a way that impacts the smile’s overall appearance. Patients can quickly reposition these teeth in just a few month using the 6 Month Smiles system with amazing results faster than any other method on the market today.
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At Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center in Webster, TX, we are excited to offer two methods of straightening the smile that continue to provide our patients with the best care possible. If you live in the community and want to learn more about Invisalign and 6 Month Smiles, connect with Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera by calling (832) 479-4676 for an appointment. Our providers are located at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard and assists new and current patients.