There are two characteristics that most people associate with smiles they admire. One is brightness, and the other is straightness. We like straight teeth and always have. It just took quite a long time to develop a way to correct misalignment and bite issues. When orthodontic treatment was first established, it involved very obvious bands that wrapped entirely around tooth circumference. From there, we moved on to smaller brackets that were cemented on teeth. Now, we’ve got just about the best thing since sliced bread: Invisalign.
We like straight teeth, and we want them. What we don’t seem to want anymore is braces. This is the reason why systems like Invisalign exist in the first place. Invisalign doesn’t have brackets and wires; it has aligners. When aligners are worn as directed, the smile becomes straighter and straighter weeks at a time. Oh, and then there’s that little detail about aligners being removable.
Really, though, can it be that easy?
Invisalign may seem too easy. It’s easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s too good to be true. As the makers of this system have learned through practice, improvements have been made that enable dentists to correct a broader range of orthodontic problems. Invisalign isn’t just for adults who have a little overcrowding or a couple of turned teeth. Teens and adults of all ages are finding that they can have straighter teeth and a healthier bite without having to wear braces.
When you look closely at the way that braces work, you can see just why Invisalign is so effective. For teeth to be moved, they just have to be pushed. It doesn’t matter what does the pushing, as long as its controlled. Aligners can exert the exact amount of force on the exact tooth that needs it, and also from the exact angle it needs it, to guide appropriate movement. Aligners can do this because they are made from detailed images of your teeth and oral structure. Each set of aligners is custom-made using advanced software that can predict what movement needs to happen when.
On the development side, Invisalign is pretty sophisticated. That way, on the clinical side, it’s a breeze to get a smile you love. Learn more about Invisalign treatment in consultation with Dr. Peters. Call our Houston office at (281) 486-8061.