Receiving even and beautiful teeth is a want for a number of people, ranging from younger patients and older adults. But for some individuals, crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth may be standing in the way. While these conditions can certainly impact the appearance of the smile, many adult and teen patients find the lengthy process of traditional braces unappealing. For this reason, the experienced dental practitioners at Waterside Dental Care offer Invisalign braces and are excited to share the positive impacts they can have your smile. Numerous individuals across Richmond, TX have enjoyed the wonderful aesthetic and health benefits of this advanced clear aligner system.
WHY CHOOSE INVISALIGN?
To accommodate those who lack the drive to receive a more time-consuming orthodontic solution, this barely visible tray method can give Richmond, TX individuals a shorter road to a straighter, more beautiful smile. Invisalign offers a level of discretion unattainable with traditional braces — even with tooth-colored ceramic options. Invisalign clear aligners are removable and made from a flexible, practically invisible patented material called SmartTrack®. These cosmetic braces eliminate the look and feel of bulky hardware and are often an effective solution for both teen and adult orthodontics. If this sounds like it might be the ideal solution for you or your family’s busy lifestyle, our team at Waterside Dental Care hopes that you continue reading to learn more about who could benefit the most from this innovative orthodontic solution.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR INVISALIGN?
This orthodontic option is usually trusted by a number of Richmond, TX patients for its comfort, accessibility, and barely visible appearance. While Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment alternative for many patients, traditional braces may still be the best treatment option in certain situations. Ideal candidates for Invisalign orthodontic treatment may include those to who:
- Have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite
- Have gapped teeth or overcrowding
- Have crooked or overlapping teeth
- Have narrow arches
- Are relapsed cases
- Are seeking an initial orthodontic treatment
- Are pre-teens and teenagers
- Are working adults
- Are athletes or musicians
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TREATMENT PROCESS
Invisalign clear aligners are often used to fix a wide variety of orthodontic issues in a fraction of the treatment time of metal braces. Computer-generated and custom-designed for each individual, Invisalign straightens and improves tooth positioning through individual sets of aligner trays that make up a unique and personalized treatment system. Our Richmond, TX dentists use advanced technology to digitally map out the process, planning the precise movement of the teeth. This information is then sent to a special Invisalign dental lab, where the series of trays is customized to meet individual patient needs. Each aligner set is worn on the upper and lower teeth for about a week. As one set is traded for the next, the teeth begin to gradually move toward their target locations while guided by the gentle force created from each unique aligner set. Apart from the expedited and discreet nature of Invisalign for teen and adult orthodontics, patients often find the treatment process to be easier to manage and less disruptive to their daily lives.
The discreet aligners sit snugly but can be quickly removed prior to meals and snacks and for routine dental maintenance. There are no dietary limitations associated with Invisalign, which allows our patients to still enjoy their favorite foods and avoid uncomfortable gum, cheek, or lip irritation. Patients who are active in sports and those who play musical instruments do not need to worry about their braces getting in the way, as the clear aligners can be easily removed for such activities. Once treatment with Invisalign is complete and the teeth are straight and aligned, clear Vivera® Invisalign retainers are made from the same flexible material as the aligner trays. The process of wearing Vivera retainers following active orthodontic treatment helps teeth maintain their new positions. Your retainer will feel similar to the smooth, comfortable Invisalign trays used throughout your treatment.
ACHIEVE A HEALTHIER, MORE BEAUTIFUL SMILE IN NO TIME WITH INVISALIGN
Invisalign trays can be an ideal option for adolescents and mature patients interested in a quicker, more discreet method to align their teeth. The best way to learn if this option can rapidly improve your smile is through a consultation with our Invisalign dentists at Waterside Dental Care. Get in touch with our Richmond, TX practice today to set up an orthodontic consultation with our experienced team. A straight, attractive smile may be closer than you think!