Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment alternative to traditional metal braces that offer numerous benefits. As your trusted dental team, TLN Family Dental strives to provide you with the latest information and advancements in oral health care.
Here are six facts you may not know about Invisalign.
Unlike traditional metal braces, which stand out on your teeth, Invisalign aligners are made of clear, BPA-free plastic. They are nearly invisible when worn, giving you the confidence to smile throughout your treatment without feeling self-conscious about a mouth full of metal.
Our skilled dental team takes digital impressions of your teeth to create a personalized treatment plan using advanced 3D imaging technology. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth comfortably while gently moving your teeth into proper alignment.
One of the primary benefits of Invisalign compared to traditional braces is its removable nature. You can remove Invisalign when eating and cleaning your teeth. Taking the aligners out of your mouth to eat means you don’t have to worry about hard or sticky foods damaging the device the way you do with traditional braces. Removing the aligner to brush and floss ensures you can thoroughly clean around every tooth with ease.
A common complaint of traditional metal braces is that they can be uncomfortable. Invisalign is less likely to cause irritation or discomfort to the soft tissues of your mouth, whereas the wires and brackets of braces can sometimes be painful.
Invisalign treatment requires fewer visits to our dental office compared to traditional braces. Instead of monthly adjustments, you receive several sets of aligners. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. You only need to visit us periodically for progress checks and to pick up your new aligners.
Studies show that Invisalign orthodontic treatment straightens teeth faster than traditional braces. Choosing the clear aligners can help you reach your goals for straighter teeth in less time.
While Invisalign is a great choice for many people looking to straighten their teeth or fix common orthodontic issues, it may not be the right choice for everyone. We encourage you to call or schedule a consultation online with our experienced team at TLN Family Dental in Houston or Pearland, Texas, to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign.