Using Invisalign To Straighten Your Smile

Cleveland Family Dentistry offers Invisalign as an alternative to braces Having straight teeth improves the appearance of your smile and can fix functional issues like gaps between the teeth and bite problems. In the past, there was only one option for patients wanting to improve their smiles. Today though, there are several methods of alignment available. At Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland TX, we can offer our patients Invisalign as an alternative solution to traditional braces.

What Is The Difference Between Braces And Invisalign?

You probably know what braces look like – metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands that are placed on the front of your teeth. This traditional orthodontic option is always a good solution for alignment, but it can have some downsides.

First off, the brackets and wires can be uncomfortable. Gradually, the orthodontist will have to tighten the wires to allow for your teeth to shift properly. You’ll have to give up some of your favorite crunchy snacks and chewing gum because they can snap your brackets. With braces, you will have to visit your orthodontist every six weeks on top of seeing your dentist twice a year. Lastly, of course, there is the visual aspect. Not every patient likes the appearance of colorful bands showing when they smile. There are also ceramic braces that can be offered to patients who want a less visible style, but these are not offered everywhere and can still be visible to others. Besides the visual differences between these two orthodontic options, the process of Invisalign is slightly different than braces too.

Enjoy A Discrete Option And Fewer Trips To The Dentist

With Invisalign, you will use a clear orthodontic retainer that is shaped to your smile. At your first appointment to begin this process, the dentist will take a mold of your teeth to send off to a lab. There, your clear trays will be created and sent to you. Your treatment plan will determine how the teeth will be aligned and how quickly. This can vary from a few months to two years.

The alignment process will happen gradually as you switch out your retainers. Every few weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners. You will wear your trays for most of the day – even while sleeping – and only take them out to eat or drink. Unlike with braces, you won’t have to see your dentist for tightening or changing out the rubber bands. Continue seeing your dentist for your regular checkups and call if you have any questions regarding your treatment.

Begin Your Journey To A Straighter Smile Today!

Start your journey with a new smile today. To schedule an appointment for Invisalign at Cleveland Family Dentistry, call our office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve the residents of Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe