Dental misalignment could lead to embarrassment with your appearance and also malocclusion, which impacts your oral health. But our team can offer a solution that doesn’t require metal braces. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about strengthening smiles with clear Invisalign® aligners.
The Benefits of Correcting Misalignment
When you address your uneven teeth, you help improve the appearance of your smile, which itself could improve your overall confidence levels. But you also improve how your bite functions, and your overall oral health! When an even smile, brushing and flossing is much more effective, so the risk of tooth decay and gum disease decreases. You avoid strain on your jaw joints, limiting your chances of developing TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding). If you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, then you may benefit from Invisalign® aligners!
Creating Your Custom Orthodontics
With the Invisalign® system, you don’t have to rely on metal braces or wires for treatment. Instead, our team could shift your teeth into optimal positions with a series of clear plastic aligners, which are nearly invisible when worn. Each set is custom-made for your smile, for treatment with precision and to offer a comfortable fit. To do so, we begin by creating detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles. We combine them to create 3D impressions, which we use in the design and fabrication process. At a special lab, experts will use the impressions to fabricate your aligner sets. You then begin the Invisalign® treatment process!
Treatment with Invisalign®
With this option our team will employ a series of clear plastic aligners to gently shift the teeth into proper positions. Each set is worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day on average, over a period of about two weeks. You then begin to wear the next set in the series as your smile is gradually and carefully corrected. For many, optimal results are available in as little as one year! The aligners are also removable, which makes your daily life during treatment much easier. No need to avoid certain foods, and no need to work around metal orthodontics when brushing and flossing.
If you have any questions about the benefits of Invisalign® for you or your teen, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you and your family enjoy good oral health and a beautiful smile, one free of dental misalignment.
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Offers an Even Smile
Our aligners could provide a clear and cozy route to a straighter smile, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy optimal oral health. For more information on our approach to cosmetic orthodontics, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.