How Invisalign® Changes Orthodontic Treatment

Even if you’ve never needed orthodontic treatment as a young child, you may find yourself faced with misaligned teeth as an adult. For some patients, crooked teeth are more noticeable than for others. However, for all patients with malocclusion, correcting the misalignment is important to their long-term oral health. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you may be able to correct your smile without having to wear the orthodontic braces that you avoided as a child. Designed for comfort, convenience, and discretion in mind, Invisalign® can change orthodontic treatment for a wide variety of patients.

No visible components.

Invisalign® clear aligners are designed as solid appliances that fit comfortably over your teeth. Each aligner is made from virtually invisible plastic, and do not consist of any additional components like brackets and wires. This allows your aligners to remain completely discreet throughout the course of your treatment.

No dietary concerns.

When you wear Invisalign® aligners, you can remove them temporarily before eating so that you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces. This means you can continue to eat your favorite foods, so long as your dietary habits are in line with good dental hygiene and health practices (i.e., no excessive sugar consumption).

No extra measures needed for good hygiene.

Besides making eating easier, removing your aligners for a few moments also makes brushing and flossing your teeth easier and more effective. With braces, your brackets and wires can make it harder to reach certain areas of your teeth. An interdental brush can help you thoroughly clean your teeth and braces, but with aligners, you won’t need any additional measures to ensure good hygiene.

Find Out if You Can Benefit from Invisalign® Orthodontics

For more comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible orthodontic treatment, ask your dentist if you qualify for Invisalign® clear aligners. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.