Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign®
Are you looking for a discreet alternative to traditional braces? Peters Dental Associates of Houston, Texas now provides Invisalign (Clear Braces)! Whether you are correcting extensive adjustments or making minor improvements, Invisalign® can help you fix the same orthodontic problems as metal braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are a virtually invisible solution alternative to braces so that you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. The Invisalign treatment, using a series of clear, removable aligners, gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you’ve always wanted. And, almost no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
The trays are changed every several weeks with an office visit. While life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to, this braces alternative is renowned for being both comfortable and practical. The trays should continuously be worn, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth causing decay. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics.
What issues can Invisalign correct?
Many people incorrectly believe that Invisalign clear aligners are only useful for treating minor teeth straightening issues. But the fact is, it successfully treats patients with moderate and severe conditions, including the following:
Crossbite: one or multiple upper teeth are inside the lower
Overbite: upper teeth project further than the lower Spacing: occur because of missing teeth or jaw continues to grow abnormally
See more Invisalign Before and After picture on our Smile Gallery!
Straighter teeth are not simply an aesthetic issue but also has several health benefits as well.
HEALTHIER TEETH AND GUMS
Crowded or too widely spaced teeth can cause swollen and red gums. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease, or gum disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems.
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. Trapped food often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of tooth decay or gum disease caused by bacteria. These issues, if left untreated, can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, and diabetes. Also, correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that stem from an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel.
How long does treatment last?
Average treatment time for Invisalign is about a year. You visit our Clear Lake, Texas office every four to six weeks to check your progression and get new aligners. Actual treatment time and results may vary. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. And you can brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Is Invisalign expensive in Houston TX?
As with other medical treatments, only your doctor can determine the actual cost based on your specific needs and will work with you to customize your individual plan. Other factors contributing to your cost may include the complexity of your individual needs, how long you are in treatment, your orthodontic insurance coverage, and additional factors determined by our dentist.