Do you wish your teeth were straighter but avoid orthodontic treatment because you don’t want traditional metal braces? With Invisalign, there is a clear solution to your problem. You can now straighten your teeth and correct your bite issues using this almost invisible alternative to braces from your Spring and Louetta, TX dentist, Dr. Michael Morris.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses clear aligner trays to change your teeth’s positions. Worn in succession, the trays in the series use pressure placed on the teeth to slowly move them. Your dentist might use small, tooth-colored bumps, called attachments, that are affixed to the teeth to pinpoint this pressure and move some teeth more than others. You are required to wear the trays 22 hours a day, but you should remove them to eat and brush and floss your teeth. The trays may also be removed for short periods of time for special events like a school dance or a speaking engagement.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Spring and Louetta dentists recommend Invisalign for adults and teens above the age of 12. Patients should be committed to wearing the aligner trays for the required amount of time as this is crucial to Invisalign’s end results. Wearers should also have a strong at-home oral hygiene routine since complications due to poor hygiene add unnecessary time to the treatment process.
The Advantage of Invisalign
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is removable. This provides a huge advantage in that you can easily brush and floss your teeth without the use of special threaders or waterpiks. Simply brush and floss twice daily as you would without braces. This reduces the risk of decay-causing bacteria buildup on or around the wires and brackets of metal braces. Additionally, there is no need to avoid certain foods as you would with traditional braces. Metal braces also come with the risk of being embarrassed of your smile. Since Invisalign is unnoticeable and comfortable, you can change your smile discreetly.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Michael J Morris, DDS in Spring, TX. Call (281) 379-6939 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign today!