What is Invisalign?
If you had braces as a child, but your teeth have shifted slightly, our team may recommend a clear aligner, like Invisalign, for you. Unlike braces, Invisalign is better suited for teenagers or adults than for children. While this aligner straightens your teeth, they are virtually unnoticeable. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can be removed at any time, making tasks such as eating and maintaining a sound oral hygiene routine as efficient as possible.
How does Invisalign work?
Before deciding on Invisalign, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our friendly dentists, Drs. Farmer and Farmer. If you decide that Invisalign is right for you, our team will carefully create a mold of your smile. Soon after, you will be given an aligner that will allow you to straighten your smile. This mold will fit tightly over your smile, which slowly repositions your teeth. Every two weeks you will be given another mold, each calculated to slowly move your teeth into their proper positions. Generally, the entire process lasts between 10 and 24 months. At other times, in less severe cases, Invisalign can restore your smile in as little as 10 weeks. If you are interested in more information about the benefits of Invisalign in Houston, Texas, we invite you to contact us at Houston smiledocs today. We are excited to help you have the smile you deserve.