Straightening your smile has never been easier thanks to Invisalign® clear aligners. Ginger Rome, DDS, Laura Santo Salvo, DDS, and the team at The Dentists at North Cypress in Houston, Texas, recommend Invisalign to patients who want to improve their tooth function and appearance without the visibility and time commitment of traditional braces. Call the dental clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that move your teeth gradually — just like braces. While braces adhere to the surface of your teeth with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign is a transparent and removable type of orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are a discreet alternative to braces that allow you to straighten your teeth privately.
Invisalign offers many advantages to conventional braces, such as:
Clear aligners are translucent and mold to the shape and size of your teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile. You don’t have to worry about others seeing your orthodontic treatment.
Clear aligners are smooth and softer than braces. They’re less likely to cause tooth pain, irritate your gums, or lead to mouth sores.
Invisalign uses SmartTrack™ technology, which can move teeth faster than braces and some other types of clear aligners. Most patients see noticeable improvements in their tooth alignment after six to 18 months*. Braces can take 18 months to three years to produce similar results.
One of the greatest advantages of Invisalign is the flexibility it offers to patients who aren’t interested in the restrictions of braces. You can remove Invisalign to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As long as you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, you can even take them out for special occasions.
Invisalign requires no preparation. The process is completely digital and painless. During your first visit, the team performs a dental exam and teeth cleaning before taking digital impressions of your teeth. They upload the impressions into Invisalign’s proprietary software and design your personalized treatment plan.
After the team sends your treatment plan to the lab, Invisalign creates your custom-made clear aligners. You wear a new set of aligners every one to three weeks. Each set targets different teeth to shift them gradually and comfortably.
Unlike braces, Invisalign doesn’t require tightening appointments. Instead, the team schedules routine check-ins to track your progress.
Call The Dentists at North Cypress today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.
*Individual results may vary