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Invisalign® Can Help You Straighten Your Smile

Boy holding invisalign trays

Are you thinking about correcting problems with the spacing of your teeth? Perhaps you would enjoy a more discreet alternative to traditional orthodontic braces. With treatment from Invisalign, you can enjoy the same results of straighter teeth with a far less noticeable appliance. These aligner trays provide the additional benefit of removability for ease of use during the corrective period. You may clean your smile without worrying about bits of food from your meals clinging to your device. To determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, we could examine your smile to help create a treatment plan.

At your Katy, TX dental practice, we stress that fixing problems with your bite offers functional benefits beyond the esthetic beauty of straighter teeth. When your teeth are aligned, you reduce your likelihood of developing cavities and gum disease. This means that deciding to correct your smile’s spacing can offer oral health improvements for years to come!

Taking Steps To Treat Your Malocclusion

As your teeth come out of alignment, your oral health suffers in multiple ways. As certain teeth take a disproportionate amount of force from your bite, they can quickly erode their protective enamel surface layer. This exposes the inner dentin of your tooth to oral bacteria that cause cavities. Without treatment, this can lead to painful infections that end up requiring root canals or tooth extractions. By moving your teeth into an even position, we can distribute the force of your bite to a level that your teeth can handle. This can preserve your outer layer and prevent wear and tear.

Creating Your Clear Aligners

When you visit our practice, we will perform a full examination to determine if Invisalign can correct your smile. We will take a series of images of your mouth to create a three-dimensional digital model of your bite. This allows us to show you how your teeth currently look and project how your smile will appear after correction. Moving forward, we will send the model to a technician at an offsite lab to create your series of aligner trays. Once ready, we will deliver the trays for you to wear over the following months.

Correcting Your Smile

You will wear each set of aligner trays throughout the day, taking them off to clean your teeth and enjoy your meals. As the trays gradually pull your teeth into position, you will wear the next pair of trays as directed.

Talk To Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Straightening Your Smile

By exploring your options for correcting the spacing of your smile, you can learn how Invisalign can offer desirable results. To find out more about how we help fix issues with your bite, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.