Mild Functional Orthodontics

Invisalign® for Teens and Adults

For teens and adults who want to avoid wearing brackets and wires at all, we may recommend Invisalign® — a system of clear aligners that offers mild functional orthodontic treatment in a highly discreet and convenient manner. Invisalign® consists of a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners designed to progressively guide crooked teeth into straighter positions. The aligners are also temporarily removable to make eating and brushing/flossing your teeth simpler and less time-consuming.  Patients who underwent orthodontic treatment as young children and have relapsed, or who experience mild to moderate tooth misalignment, are often ideal candidates for Invisalign® clear aligners.

Ortho-Tain® For Patients of All Ages

Ortho-Tain® is an innovative system of brace-less orthodontic treatment that involves discreet aligners that help straighten teeth quickly and invisibly. Ortho-Tain® includes custom treatment options such as:

  • Nite-Guide® – For children aged 5-7. Nite-Guide® appliances are worn at night, and help correct tooth misalignment early on, allowing for more successful orthodontic treatment later, if necessary.
  • Occlus-o-Guide® – For children aged 8-12. Occlus-o-Guide® clear appliances can be a good alternative to fixed braces for children with a variety of dentition issues. In many cases, treatment only lasts 4-10 months!
  • Ortho-T® – For children aged 12 and up, teens, and adults. Ortho-T® is a comprehensive functional and esthetic orthodontic solution for older children and adults, and can straighten smiles in as little as 1-12 months, depending on the severity of malocclusion.

Myobrace® for Patients of All Ages

The Myobrace® System is an innovative brace-less system that combines mild functional treatment with orthodontic training to address the conditions that lead to malocclusion. The length of treatment depends on the severity of each patient’s condition, and its success requires daily use of the discreet aligners. Myobrace® is based on over 20 years of research into mild functional orthodontics, and offer comprehensive results by training teeth and oral structures to maintain proper alignment.

Learn More About Mild Functional Orthodontics

With mild functional orthodontic aligners, you can enjoy a straighter, healthier, and more attractive smile without having to wear traditional metal braces. To learn more, or to find out if you qualify, schedule a consultation by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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