A straight set of teeth not only looks good and works well in chewing food, but also easier to clean and maintain. But what if you have misaligned teeth that are embarrassing you and causing dental problems because they have hard-to-reach areas where bacteria have bred? Invisalign could be the solution for you, especially if you don’t want traditional braces.
At Edgewater Dental, Dr. Ali Sajadi, DDS, MSD, often recommend Invisalign to correct orthodontic problems that are mild to moderate. We will help you every step of the way towards straighter and better-aligned teeth.
How Is Invisalign Different From Traditional Braces?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that works on the same principle as traditional braces: exert gradual but steady force on teeth to move them to their proper positions. But that is where the similarity ends. While traditional braces use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to straighten teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made plastic trays designed to be worn over the teeth and exert pressure on the teeth to be realigned.
Because Invisalign trays are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible to the casual observer. This is why Invisalign is a preferred orthodontic treatment among teenagers and young professionals who are self-conscious about their looks.
What Dental Problems Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign is an excellent treatment for correcting orthodontic conditions like:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Misaligned teeth
How Is Invisalign Used?
Invisalign is a series of dental trays that are custom-fabricated according to the impressions made by the orthodontist during the initial consultation. When they are ready, these trays have to be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day to get the best results. Although they have to be worn most of the day, they can be removed when eating or brushing and flossing your teeth.
Speaking of brushing, Invisalign aligners should be cleaned regularly with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. When not in use, soak your aligners in water treated with Invisalign soaking crystals.
Visit your orthodontist regularly to track the progress of your teeth’s straightening and for transitioning to the next set of aligners until your teeth are completely straightened.
Edgewater Dental provides a wide range of general, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry services to clients of all ages in Sugar Land, Texas. If you need Invisalign to straighten your misaligned teeth, call us at (832) 532-7120, book an appointment online, or visit us at 3425 South, Hwy 6 Suite 108 B, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.