For patients who want to straighten their teeth discreetly, Invisalign® has become a highly popular solution. Designed to straighten teeth using a series of clear acrylic aligners instead of traditional brackets and wires, Invisalign® allows patients to correct various types of tooth misalignment while keeping their treatment nearly undetectable. At our Cleveland, TX, dentist’s office, we offer Invisalign® to patients not only for its highly discreet nature, but also because of the enhanced comfort and convenience of clear aligners compared to traditional orthodontic braces.
The comfort of clear aligners
To effectively straighten crooked teeth, Invisalign® aligners are designed to fit precisely over your upper and lower teeth. Each aligner in the series helps guide your teeth toward their straighter positions as you progress through treatment, changing the aligners every couple of weeks for the next ones in the series. Because the aligners are single appliances made from acrylic, they don’t consist of brackets or wires that can sit uncomfortably against your soft oral tissues. Also, unlike braces, the aligners don’t have to be semi-permanently bonded to the surfaces of your teeth.
Daily hygiene without braces
The way clear aligners are made helps ensure their comfort while you wear them, but the fact that they slip on and off your teeth also makes them significantly more convenient. For example, when you need to brush and floss your teeth with braces, you may need more than just your toothbrush and floss. Interdental cleaners may be necessary to effectively clean between your teeth and the brackets that are bonded to them. By temporarily removing your aligners before you brush and floss, you not only save time at the sink each day, but also reduce your risks of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Eating your favorite foods with no worries
Cleaning your teeth is an important task to make easy and convenient, but so is eating a variety of foods every day. With braces, this can be inhibited, and the brackets and wires can force you to carefully modify your diet to avoid damaging your braces or getting food stuck in them. By contrast, removing your aligners before each meal allows you to continue eating your favorite foods throughout the course of your treatment.
Straighten teeth conveniently with Invisalign®
With clear aligners, you can straighten your teeth without many of the inconveniences that come with traditional metal braces. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.