Posts for: March, 2016
Are you ashamed of your crooked smile or misaligned bite? Do you wish you could straighten your teeth, but the thought of metal in your mouth makes you cringe? Luckily, with Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth, correct your bite and get the smile you have always wanted all while keeping the process as un-noticeable as possible. Transform your smile discreetly with the help of your Houston, TX dentist Dr. Brent R. Browning and Invisalign, the clear alternative to traditional braces.
How does Invisalign work?
Much like traditional braces, Invisalign uses pressure placed onto the teeth to gradually move them into their correct positions. However instead of using metal wires and brackets, Invisalign achieves this using comfortable, clear plastic aligner trays. Instead of having your braces “tightened” every month, you simply switch to the next tray in the series every two weeks until your treatment comes to a close. Invisalign does more than straighten your teeth; it allows you to get a big, beautiful smile without the world knowing.
What is the Invisalign process like?
After an initial consultation, your dentist takes a 3D mold of your mouth. This mold allows Invisalign’s dental laboratory to customize a video preview which shows you exactly how and where your teeth will move during treatment. When you and your dentist approve the video, the lab begins customizing your aligner trays. When the trays are finished and returned to your dentist, another appointment allows your dentist to give you a short lesson on how to insert and remove and care for the trays. After this, your treatment begins. Most patients complete their Invisalign treatment in under two years.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Though you are required to wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day, the trays are completely removable. This provides several advantages compared to traditional braces. Caring for your teeth is just as easy as it was before braces. Simply brush twice a day and floss at least once. The only added step is rinsing your aligner trays to wash away any food particles and bacteria build up. Additionally, since you will remove the trays to eat, you may keep enjoying all your favorite pre-braces foods with no dietary restrictions as you would have with traditional braces. Finally, Invisalign, even when in use, is almost invisible. This allows you to go through your treatment discreetly. It also prevents you from ever worrying about food stuck in your brackets or feeling ashamed of your metal brackets and wires.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Brent R. Browning, DDS at Browning Smile Design in Houston, TX. Call (281) 370-4300 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign today!