A straight smile isn’t just attractive. When your teeth are properly aligned, they’re easier to clean, less prone to infection and disease, function optimally, and better support your oral health. To ensure your smile looks and works the way you want it to, you may need to undergo orthodontic treatment to correct any misalignment.
Metal braces are the traditional method for orthodontics, but they present problems such as discomfort, an unattractive appearance, and long treatment times. Pearland dentists Dr. Dave and Dr. Shah offer a discreet, comfortable, fast-acting modern alternative with Invisalign orthodontics.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment system that utilizes clear aligner trays to straighten your smile instead of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign clear aligner trays are made from patented SmartTrack® technology, a plastic-like material strong enough to straighten your smile without metal. Each set of trays will move your teeth a certain amount until treatment is complete and they’re properly aligned.
Invisalign clear aligners offer some unique benefits that have made them an increasingly-preferred method of orthodontic treatment. Benefits of Invisalign include the following.
Before you can be approved for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners, you’ll attend a consultation with one of our Pearland Invisalign dentists. During your consultation, your Pearland dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to evaluate your oral health. They’ll also review your medical history and ask you about what you want from your treatment. This will be a perfect time to bring up any questions you may have.
Once your dentist has approved you for Invisalign treatment, we’ll take digital images and impressions of your smile using the intra-oral camera. The intra-oral camera allows us to understand the structure of your smile and design your trays without using bad-tasting materials. You’ll return once your trays have been fabricated and sent back to our Pearland, TX office.
Your Pearland dentist will show you how to wear your Invisalign aligner trays once you return to Pearland Dental Group. To put them in, simply place them firmly over the appropriate row of teeth. Your dentist will check the fit and comfort of your new trays and send you home with your first few sets.
For your treatment to be effective, you’ll need to wear your trays for at least 22 hours a day. However, you’ll need to take your trays off when you eat and drink something other than cool, plain water. Be sure to store your Invisalign clear aligner trays in a clean carrying case in an easy to remember place, and rinse your mouth before putting them back in.
Your first set of Invisalign trays will move your teeth, although you may not notice the change at this early stage. Most patients notice a change within ten to twelve weeks, while some patients may notice a change within the first two weeks. As long as you follow the guidelines laid out by your cosmetic dentist, you’ll notice the difference in your smile once your Invisalign treatment is complete.
Every patient is different, so the number of necessary Invisalign trays will vary from person to person. Your Pearland dentist will give you the specifics of your treatment during your consultation. Additionally, depending on the progress of your treatment, your dentist may order new Invisalign trays to correct any possible issues.
On average, each set of aligner trays will need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours, for two weeks at a time. This time frame can vary based on the specifics of your treatment. Your Pearland Invisalign dentist will give you exact guidelines on how to wear your Invisalign aligner trays before you leave our office.
Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of a straight, healthy smile? If so, contact Pearland Dental Group and schedule an appointment with one of our skilled Pearland dentists by dialing (281) 993-9900. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking the button below and one of our friendly team members will get back to you soon.
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