While traditional metal bracket and wire braces are an effective way of realigning the smile, it is not the only way. Dentistry has come a long way over the years, especially in the area of orthodontics. Now, patients no longer have to visit a specialist to obtain unsightly braces and achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. With Invisalign orthodontics, treatment has never been more discreet!
How does Invisalign orthodontic treatment work?
At Peters Dental Associates, we encourage patients to ask about Invisalign. This treatment for malocclusion can provide results without having to cover the smile with metal appliances. Instead, Invisalign works as a series of trays that snap over the dental arch for gradual repositioning. Invisalign trays are made of high quality, medical-grade clear plastic and are worn over the teeth. When patients have their trays in place, they are extremely discreet from others. Patients wear each tray in their series for two weeks at a time before moving onto the next tray, with 20 hours a day of use for optimum results. The trays are easy to remove for brushing, flossing, and eating.
Compliance is important
Unlike braces which are glued to the teeth and adjusted by the orthodontist during subsequent visits, Invisalign trays are easy to remove. This also makes it easier for patients to fail to comply with treatment. To obtain the results patients desire, it is essential that they wear their trays as directed. Patients will see the best results if they keep their trays in day and night, and only remove them for eating, drinking, and caring for the teeth. Patients will also learn how to clean their trays for optimum oral health and wellness throughout the process.
Houston, TX area patients are welcome to contact the team at Peters Dental Associates
If you are considering Invisalign or want to learn about alternative cosmetic treatments for a misaligned smile, we welcome you to book an appointment by calling (281) 486-8061. Our team of professionals are here to help you discuss the options you can choose from for restorative solutions to the smile. We are conveniently located in Suite 100 at 2508 Bay Area Boulevard in Houston, TX.