Have you ever wondered if you could give yourself a straight and beautiful smile you always dreamed of? If so, you are not alone. Many people wish they had ideal alignment in their teeth without the painful process of traditional braces. Luckily, our staff here at A Dental Care in Houston, Texas, is happy to provide you with information about Invisalign®, so you can see if Invisalign is right for you.
Invisalign is a series of thin, clear, custom-made aligners that fit tightly over your teeth. They snap on and off your teeth, making them easy to remove as you eat, brush, and floss your teeth each day. The aligners are clear, which makes them hard to be seen by others as you receive treatment. Approximately every two weeks, you switch out your aligner for a new one, which gives your teeth the gentle push into the ideal alignment.
In the wake of conversing with a considerable lot of our patients throughout the long term, we’re completely mindful that supports don’t address everybody’s issues. We offer Invisalign clear aligners as another option. Assuming you need straighter teeth – however you don’t need the problem of wearing supports – we can get you fitted with Invisalign clear aligners that will accept care of the position.
Consider these three benefits of choosing Invisalign clear aligners to work on your grin.
1. You won’t feel self-conscious while wearing Invisalign
No one likes the way that traditional braces look. Teenagers often hate them because braces make them feel self-conscious. Adults hate them even more because they think that braces make them look juvenile.
With Invisalign, though, you can straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious.
Invisalign makes its aligners from SmartTrackⓇ material, which is clear. You can still see the aligner if you look closely, but it’s not nearly as obvious as traditional metal braces.
Invisalign aligners fit perfectly because an iTeroElementⓇ scanner captures a 3D image of your teeth, and those specifications are used to create your custom-made aligners. The better your aligner fits, the less noticeable it is and the more effective it is at straightening your teeth.
2. You can remove Invisalign at any time
When you get braces put on your teeth, you can’t take them off — ever. The braces are there until you get them removed.
With Invisalign, you can take the aligners out of your mouth when needed. In fact, you typically have about two hours each day when you don’t have to wear your aligners. Dr. Firoz Lalani determines how long you need to wear your Invisalign clear aligners each day to get the best results.
The option to take out your aligners gives you a lot of freedom. For instance, you can take your Invisalign out while you eat meals. With metal braces, you have to avoid chewy, crunchy, sticky, and hard foods, but you don’t have that problem with Invisalign. Just take your aligners out when you want to chew gum, eat corn on the cob, or snack on pretzels.
Removing Invisalign can also help you feel more confident in certain situations. You may want to take your aligner out for special occasions, like when giving important presentations, going on a date, or meeting new people.
3. Invisalign can straighten teeth faster than conventional braces
Many of our patients find that Invisalign gives them faster results than traditional braces. Once you get fitted for your first set of Invisalign aligners, you’ll receive a new aligner about every two weeks. Some people can even take advantage of weekly aligner changes, which work even faster.
Each new aligner brings your teeth closer to alignment. This step-wise process means that you get straight teeth on a predictable timeline. By the end of your schedule, you’ll have beautiful teeth that you’re proud to show off.
Most people use Invisalign for 12-18 months, but we know that each of our patients has unique needs. Invisalign isn’t the perfect option for everyone, but more often than not, we find that Invisalign gives people the results that they want faster and with fewer restrictions than conventional braces.
Invisalign can correct a number of different alignment issues. Some of these issues include under-bites, overbites, cross-bites, or spacing problems, along with any other oral health alignment needs your dentist can see. However, Invisalign is not for everyone. Your dentist Dr. Firoz Lalani will be able to determine if Invisalign is the right fit for you.
As you can see, Invisalign is a great way to align your smile into ideal alignment without the metal wires and brackets. If you still have questions, or would like to speak to a member of our professional staff, call us today at and set up an appointment. Our team is happy to give you any information on Invisalign and assist with your oral care needs.