Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, these aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and each one is worn for about two weeks before being switched out for the next aligner. Each aligner gradually moves your teeth into place and can be removed when you eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment option for teens and adults who are not comfortable with the look of traditional metal braces.
What Does the Treatment Process Involve?
Your first appointment will include a discussion with the dentist about the best treatment plan for you. The dentist will also take scans, X-rays, and impressions of your teeth to send over to the dental lab for the fabrication of your Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign technicians use advanced 3-D imaging technology to create a series of custom aligners. To manufacture the aligners, technicians use a specialized milling system to sculpt each one from a single piece of dental-grade thermoplastic. This material is flexible and strong, allowing for a comfortable bite correction.
The aligners are manufactured in sequence based on the treatment plan, which allows the dentist to closely control the teeth’s movement. This is why Invisalign is such a popular option among dentists and patients alike.
You will have to wear your Invisalign aligners every day and change them every few weeks as the teeth gradually move into place.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
- Invisalign is discreet, so no one else has to know you are wearing an orthodontic appliance.
- The aligners are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment.
- You will also have to spend less time at the dentist during your treatment since there are no wires to tighten.
- Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable than metal wires and brackets.
- Invisalign is also better for your oral hygiene during treatment, as there are no metal parts and you can maintain your normal oral care routine by removing them when you need to brush or floss.
If you have any questions about our dental services, call our experienced dentist in Katy, TX, at (281) 271-5100 to schedule an appointment at our dental office located at 6940 Katy-Gaston Rd Suite 200, Katy, TX 77494.