If you’re a busy professional or your social calendar is packed, you might feel like you have to choose between a straighter smile — which can improve your confidence and oral health — and the image you’ve worked hard to build. That’s only true if you’re considering traditional braces. With a unique braces solution like Invisalign, you can have both.
That’s because Invisalign doesn’t rely on brackets and wires at all, the way traditional braces — and even clear braces — do. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear alignment trays to progressively move you closer and closer to your ultimate goal of a straight, confident smile. As you go through treatment with Invisalign, you’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks. Because there aren’t any brackets and wires involved, there’s nothing to tighten and you’ll only need to check in with our Houston team periodically so we can monitor your progress.
Because you’ll change your aligners out yourself, that means you can remove them every day to eat, brush, and floss giving your life an added sense of normalcy it would lack with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you enjoy the same foods you do now. Plus, you can brush and floss as thoroughly as you always have. Because of how difficult it can be to clean around traditional braces, patients who have them are more vulnerable to common conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. Because the aligners are removable, Invisalign helps you enjoy improved oral health now and in the future.
If you think Invisalign might be able to help you, the best way to get started is with a consultation visit at Houston Uptown Dentists. During a consultation with Dr. Juarez, Dr. Lindskog, or Dr. Lent, we talk about how Invisalign works and what your options are, in addition to planning your treatment.