You’ve probably heard of Invisalign, but is it a good option for you? This system consists of clear aligners that are custom-made to your teeth (and your needs). The aligners fit snugly to the teeth and are changed out weekly. Doing so shifts the teeth gradually to a new position, giving you a new, straighter smile. Our Invisalign dentist in 77057 can treat overly-crowded teeth, crossbite, underbite, or overbite, open bite, and gapped teeth.
Though traditional metal braces are also effective, Invisalign offers many advantages.
To begin the Invisalign system, you will need a consultation to create a customized treatment plan. Your dentist near 77057 will take measurements of your teeth so that the aligners can be created. Most treatment plans require you to wear a new set of aligners every week, though this can vary. The aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. You’ll be able to brush and floss as normal since you can take the aligners out for your oral care routine. The aligners themselves also require cleaning, though this can be done with a rinse of cold water. Regular visits to our dentist in 77057 will be necessary (about every six weeks) to check on the progress of the smile. Treatments usually last for 12 months, though it varies from patient to patient depending on age and severity of the case. Once treatment has been completed, wearing a retainer is recommended to keep the teeth from shifting around or even back to their former position.
Invisalign has been clinically proven to achieve 75% more predictable tooth movement. If you are ready for straighter teeth, make an appointment with us, and we can help you decide on whether Invisalign is the best option for your smile.