You have been wishing for one thing since you were young : a straight, gorgeous smile. Although you may not have been able to receive the orthodontic treatment that you’ve always wanted, you might be able to straighten your teeth now as an adult with the Invisalign treatment.
It’s time to explore orthodontics in River Oaks with your dentist! Learn more about the Invisalign treatment in this week’s blog post.
What is the Invisalign treatment?
Many people ask their dentist, “What is the best way for me to straighten my teeth?” Your dentist may recommend the Invisalign treatment if you’re a teen or an adult that has minor misalignments, gaps, or overlapping teeth.
The Invisalign straightening system uses a series of smooth, clear plastic aligners to guide your smile into its correct placement. These custom clear aligners apply gentle pressure each time you wear a tray in the series.
Get to Know These 4 Things About Invisalign Before Trying It
You can still bleach your teeth with the Invisalign treatment.
There are many benefits that come with having removable clear aligners. Besides being able to eat the foods you really love, you can also whiten your teeth throughout your treatment. Brightening your teeth can be as simple as calling your local dentist, removing your trays, completing your quick in-office whitening treatments, and replacing your trays again.
You might end up on the Invisalign diet during your treatment.
As mentioned above, you’re able to eat the food that you want when you want. But when people undergo the Invisalign treatment, many patients find themselves eating less because you must clean your retainers every time you eat. You’ll find yourself snacking less unless you’re truly hungry—unless you enjoy cleaning your teeth and aligners throughout the day.
Your dental hygiene routine will take a little longer than usual.
In addition to cleaning your aligners, your twice a day routine may take a little longer as well. Although your dental routine will stay relatively the same (brushing twice and flossing at least once a day), you’ll also have to clean your aligners as well. It’s critical to keeping your clear trays practically invisible when you wear them.
Invisalign is great if you’re an older patient.
It’s true that there are patients who are too young for the Invisalign treatment because their mouths aren’t fully developed. However, teens and adults make the best patients for Invisalign because they will benefit from the clear aspect, it’s easy maintenance, and overall straightening ability.
If you have more questions about Invisalign in River Oaks or how the treatment works, don’t hesitate to give your local practice a call.
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Dr. Krell wants to help patients achieve a better smile in the most effective way possible. The best way that we know how to help patients is to discuss their goals and recommend fitting services for you (ß make sure the voice of this sentence stays the same. You start by talking about patients, and then it switches to talking directly to the reader.). To learn more about clear braces in River Oaks, give us a call!