Clear aligners instead of metal braces? Could it be true? Yes, for many teenagers and adults Invisalign clear aligners realign crooked smiles quickly, comfortably and invisibly. FDA-approved since the nineties, these computer-generated appliances produce smiles that look great and stay healthy. Your West Houston dentist, Dr. June Goodall, recommends them for many orthodontic issues. Learn more.
Invisalign aligners are clear acrylic aligners which fit tightly over top and bottom teeth. Crafted according to specialized scans and your dentist's computer-aided design, Invisalign aligners are light, non-irritating, and discreet. Patients may remove them for meals and hygiene, making Invisalign one of the most patient-friendly methods of orthodontia available.
Teens and adults, too, may use Invisalign for their mild to moderate smile alignment problems such as overbite, tooth tipping, gaps, protruding front teeth, and more. Of course, your West Houston dentist will examine your teeth and gums carefully before recommending Invisalign and address any oral health problems, such as gum disease, before attempting any orthodontic treatments.
If Invisalign is your best option, you'll receive a series of aligner pairs, each precision-crafted to accomplish specific repositioning tasks. There are 18 to 30 pairs in all, changed out every two weeks or as Dr. Goodall directs. In just about a year, your teeth will be completely made over into the straight, beautiful smile you've always wanted.
Additional benefits of Invisalign
- Don't irritate your lips and gums the way metal or ceramic braces can
- Are removable for ease of maintenance (and for special occasions, too)
- Do not restrict what you eat in any way (just take them out to eat, brush and floss and replace)
- Fewer visits to the dentist's office (see Dr. Goodall every six weeks so she can check your progress)
Orthodontia is important
Dear Doctor reports that three-quarters of American adults have orthodontic issues to one degree or other. Don't let yours go unaddressed simply because you think you're past the age to seek help.
Please contact June Goodall, DDS & Associates for a consultation on Invisalign clear aligners. You'll find out if they can help you toward better oral health and great smile aesthetics. Phone our office in West Houston, TX, today at (713) 461-3200.