Your smile is one of the first things people see when they meet you. If you feel less than confident because of crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign could be a great solution for you. At Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, we can offer you this straightening service that will align your teeth without the hassle of braces.
Invisalign Is A Discrete Cosmetic Solution
We offer clear orthodontic retainers as an alternative to braces because we know that brackets and rubber bands can cause discomfort and are not the most visually appealing. Invisalign works the same way as braces in a more concealed way and with fewer trips to the dentist.
First, you’ll visit your dental provider and talk about your concerns. They’ll help determine if you are a good candidate for this method. We want to protect the integrity of your teeth, so we offer different solutions for you if you have problems that Invisalign will not improve. If you have less severe alignment and crowding problems, Invisalign is a great solution for you. Teenagers and adults make the best candidates for this treatment option because all your adult teeth must be grown for the straightening method to be the most effective.
At your next appointment, we’ll take a mold of your teeth. This helps us create a plan for how we plan to shift your teeth. Your trays will be created and sent to the dentist. Before you leave, we’ll make sure that your aligners fit you well and don’t need any adjustments. Because your teeth are always changing, you may need to add spacers- also known as buttons- between your teeth and the aligners to help them sit correctly.
You Won’t Have To See Your Dentist For Tightening or Adjustments
Every few weeks you’ll change to the next set of clear aligners. One of the best perks of Invisalign is that you don’t have to see the dentist every 6-8 weeks like you would for braces. They’ll give you a timeline of how often to change to the next set. You’ll periodically check in to ensure that your smile is adjusting as necessary.
As you go through this treatment, the most important thing to keep in mind is to keep up with changing out your aligners at the correct time. Be sure to take them out when you eat or drink so that your retainers do not get damaged. It’s important that you keep your retainers in for 22 hours a day- that means even while you sleep.
The typical range of time for this is 12-24 months. Then, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile that you can show off to the world!
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re ready to start this process, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX today at 832-437-3849. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.