Countless individuals would like to straighten their teeth. Not only can doing so improve facial aesthetics, but it can also provide outstanding oral health benefits. Still, you might hesitate to get traditional braces because they are unsightly and inconvenient. Is there a better solution? For many patients, yes! Invisalign uses clear aligners to discreetly fix crooked teeth — no brackets or wires required! Get in touch with our Texas City dental team today to learn more about this elegant orthodontic solution.
During your consultation, we will determine if Invisalign is right for you. If it is, we will use advanced technology to create a digital, 3D representation of your teeth. That data will be sent to Invisalign, which will then fabricate your series of custom aligners out of a patented plastic material.
Once you receive your aligners, you will wear each one for about two weeks, striving to keep it on your teeth for 20 – 22 hours each day. As you gradually work your way through your entire series of aligners, your teeth will move little by little into their ideal positions. You will visit us periodically throughout your treatment so we can monitor your progress and provide any necessary coaching.
Invisalign is able to address most mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Here are some specific examples of issues that it is often used to treat:
Crooked, overlapping teeth can trap food between them, increasing your risk of dental decay and making it challenging to thoroughly clean your mouth. Invisalign, perhaps along with one or more extractions, can reposition your teeth so each one has the space it needs to function optimally.
While extra space between the teeth might seem cute or endearing, it can actually pose some oral health risks. For example, your gums may be more vulnerable to irritation and damage. Some patients with a gap between their front teeth speak with a lisp or are embarrassed by the way their smile looks. Invisalign can shift the teeth so they are closer together, revealing a healthier and more attractive smile.
Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite are all examples of malocclusion. These bite alignment issues can affect facial aesthetics, increase your risk of dental damage, and heighten your chance of developing TMJ disorder. Invisalign, typically with the help of special attachments, may be able to help you achieve a harmonious, healthy bite.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of Invisalign include:
When you visit your dentist for your Invisalign consultation, our team will be able to provide you with a price estimate. The cost of Invisalign depends on how many aligners you need, whether you require any special accessories, and a few other factors. Insurance sometimes covers Invisalign. If your policy will not, you may be eligible for low-interest financing through CareCredit. Our team will do all we can to help you afford your treatment.