Posts for tag: Invisalign

By Michael J Morris, DDS
September 25, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign treatment is an innovative way to straighten the teeth in a way that replaces traditional braces. Without brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to correct malocclusion that may be causing a crooked bite, overbite, or underbite. If you have a smile that you would like to straighten out, Michael J. Morris, DDS in Spring TX, can show you the benefits and answer your questions about Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth over time. Invisalign gives you unmatched flexibility because you can remove the aligners at your own convenience to eat, brush, and floss. Accordingly, there are no food restrictions with this orthodontic method!

What Happens Duting the Initial Consultation?

Here at our Spring, TX, office, Dr. Michael J. Morris begins with a consultation to discuss the aligner-making process, how they are going to shift your teeth, and what your smile goals are. He will then map out a precise treatment plan to suit your needs. Once you take the Invisalign aligners home, you will need to wear them for 20-22 hours a day to achieve maximum results. Depending on the case, treatment can take up to a year to complete.

What are Some of Invisalign's Benefits?

During treatment, you will swap out aligners every two weeks to get closer to a straighter, healthier smile. Straight teeth are healthy teeth that don't compromise your immune system and improve your quality of health. Furthermore, because your aligners are virtually transparent, you can smile with confidence throughout the entire process!

Interested? Give Us a Call

Don't wait any longer to get the straight smile that you've always wanted—schedule a consultation with Michael J. Morris, DDS in Spring, TX to discuss Invisalign treatment.

To learn more about Invisalign as well as the services we provide, visit our website. For questions or concerns, please call (281) 379-6939.

By Michael J Morris, DDS
February 07, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

InvisalignGet a straighter smile the clear way with Invisalign treatment in Spring, TX.

Are you an adult who wants a straighter smile? If you said “yes” then you’ve come to the right place. Now, more than ever before, more and more adults are getting the smiles they want without ever having to wear metal braces in order to do it. From the office of our Spring, TX, family dentist Dr. Michael Morris, find out how Invisalign offers a discreet way to fix crooked, misaligned smiles.

How does Invisalign work?

While there are other systems that use clear aligners to straighten smiles, it is Invisalign alone that uses a proprietary thermoplastic to fix misaligned teeth comfortably and with incredible precision.

Aligners are customized based on the issue or issues you are dealing with, as well as the measurements of your teeth. In order to create your aligners, our Spring, TX, dentist will need to map out which teeth will need to shift and exactly how much they should move to give you the results you want. We will take digital images of your teeth, which will be uploaded to special computer software so we can map out tooth movements.

From there, the information is then submitted to an Invisalign lab where they will create your set of aligners. Once your aligners are complete your treatment is about to begin. What you have to do is simple. All you have to do is wear your aligners for around 20-22 hours each day, only removing them before eating or brushing and flossing. It’s that easy. You wear your aligners and the incredible technology does all the work.

Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks at a time and then replaced with the next set in your treatment plan. As you go through each aligner you should see gradual and positive changes in your smile.

What can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is a great option for both older teens and adults who are dealing with common misalignment problems such as:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding

If you are interested in finding out whether Invisalign is the right way to straighten your smile in Spring, TX, then call our dental office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Morris. Let Invisalign give you a smile you can’t wait to show off.

By Michael J Morris, DDS
October 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Invisalign  

Millions of people from around the world are turning to Invisalign as a hassle-free way to straighten their smile. Many patients love the fact invisalignthat Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and that they work with their lifestyle. Dr. Michael Morris is your Spring, TX dentist. He offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to his patients. Here are four advantages of Invisalign.

1. Corrects Dental Problems

A series of aligners are custom-fitted for you, to gradually move your teeth in the sequence determined by your dentist. The aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material, look similar to teeth-bleaching trays. Invisalign corrects the same problems as metal braces, including: a crossbite, overcrowded teeth, gapped teeth, an overbite, an underbite, crooked teeth, and protruding teeth. 

2. Invisalign is Invisible

Don't let metal wires and brackets hold you back. You can straighten your teeth without the use of metal. Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. Invisalign moves your teeth using a series of nearly invisible aligners. Many patients love the fact that Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and that they work with their lifestyle. 

3. Invisalign is Comfortable

Invisalign treatment has a minimal impact on the quality of your people's lives. The aligners are very comfortable to wear, so you will be able to wear them for about 22 hours a day without much effort. While traditional braces are effective in straightening the teeth, metal brackets and wires can be uncomfortable to wear.

4. Invisalign is Removable

With metal braces, you have to avoid eating certain foods because they can become stuck next to your teeth. Invisalign moves your teeth using removable aligners. With Invisalign, you will be able to eat the foods you love and maintain good dental hygiene. The aligners are removable, so you can continue to floss and brush your teeth as you normally would. Your Spring, TX dentist can help you find out if Invisalign is right for you.

So, what are you waiting for? There's never been a better time to straighten your smile. Call Dr. Michael Morris at 281-379-6939 now to schedule an Invisalign consultation in Spring, TX. Invisalign won't just improve your smile; it will also change your life for the better.

By Michael J Morris, DDS
March 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   Invisalign   crowns   Bridges  

Your teeth only make up a small percentage of your body, yet problems with them can affect your ability to eat and your self-esteem. Dr. Michael Morris in Spring, TX, shares some information on a few cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve the function and appearance of your teeth.

Crowns

Also called caps, these hollow restorations are created in a dental laboratory and designed to fit your mouth perfectly. Because a crown slips over your tooth and covers it completely, it's good choice if you want to correct the shape of a twisted tooth or make a short tooth a little longer. Crowns are also used to hide discolorations and other flaws, repair teeth that have broken and strengthen cracked or fragile teeth. Since crowns must be tough enough to handle vigorous biting and chewing, they're made with materials that very strong, such as porcelain, ceramic, gold and metal alloys.

Bridges

It's hard to feel good about your smile when you have missing teeth. Bridges offer an excellent way to close gaps in your smile. Crowns, an important part of every bridge, anchor one or more artificial teeth suspended between them. Whether you receive a bridge or a crown, you'll need to visit Dr. Morris' Spring office twice. During the first visit, an impression of your mouth will be made and your tooth will be reduced to allow the crown or crown portion of the bridge to fit correctly. Once the crown or bridge is completed by the technicians at a dental laboratory, you'll come back for the second visit and receive your restoration.

Invisalign

Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Straightening your teeth is simple when you wear clear, removable Invisalign aligners. Swapping the aligners for a new set every two weeks is an essential part of the straightening process. Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn 20 hours per day and are removed when you eat.

Veneers

If a cosmetic dental issue doesn't affect your entire tooth, you may want to consider veneers. The thin pieces of porcelain are applied to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement and hide flaws that can ruin your smile. Veneers are a good choice if you're concerned about discolorations, gaps, chips or cracks. Many people use veneers as a long-lasting whitening option for all of their teeth.

Have you been putting off taking care of a dental problem? There's no need to wait any longer when cosmetic dentistry services can improve your smile. Call Dr. Morris in Spring, TX, at (281) 379-6939 to schedule your appointment.

By Michael J Morris, DDS
December 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Invisalign  

Find out if this nearly invisible way to straighten smiles could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

You want to fix that gap between your front teeth and other little alignment issues in your smile but you certainly don’t relish the idea of invisalignwearing a bunch of metal braces in order to do it. Our Spring, TX family dentist Dr. Michael Morris certainly understands, which is why we are offering both teens and adults the opportunity to get a straighter smile with a nearly invisible orthodontic system known as Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign offers a revolutionary way to fix common misalignment issues like gaps between teeth and crowding through the use of clear, flexible plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth and gradually shift certain teeth around in order to improve their alignment.

Can people actually see the aligners?

Unless you actually tell people, most people won’t even notice that you have your clear aligners in. Once you get used to wearing them you’ll find that the only person that will know you have Invisalign is you. It’s important to note that sometimes Invisalign comes with tooth-colored attachments to help with your treatment. Sometimes these attachments, though meant to blend in with the rest of your orthodontic system, may be slightly noticeable; however, these small attachments don’t typically bother patients.

How long will you wear Invisalign?

The length of your treatment will depend on the severity of the issue or issues you are looking to treat. Many adults, on average, will wear their aligners for about one year. Of course, it could be longer or shorter depending on your own needs and goals. We will be able to address the length of your treatment once we start designing your treatment plan.

Each day, you will want to wear your aligners for about 20-22 hours. The more often you wear them the better. Naturally, you can remove them to eat, drink, brush or floss.

How often will I need to come in for orthodontic checkups during my treatment?

You will visit your dentist in Spring, TX about every six weeks to check the progress of your treatment and to make any necessary changes to make your treatment more efficient.

Do you think Invisalign is the right option for you and your smile? If so, then let’s see what we can do for you. Call our Spring, TX dental office today to schedule your no-risk consultation and get one step closer to the smile you’ve always wanted.



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Michael J Morris, DDS
9318 Louetta Road Suite 600
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 379-6939
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