Many adults need braces but don’t want to wear a traditional brace. The unsightly wire brackets can be reminiscent of teen years and affect the adult wearer’s self-confidence. We have good news! There is an alternative to metal braces that takes half the time of traditional wire braces to align the teeth. It gets even better! These braces are translucent and often undetectable by others from a conversational distance. At Coleman Dental, we provide Invisalign as an alternative to other braces. Dr. Coleman is a trained provider in Houston and knows how to implement this innovative system successfully.
Invisalign straightens teeth using precise computer-generated movements. A series of clear aligners are manufactured to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. Over time, these aligners will gradually correct the position of the teeth. The patient inserts a new set of aligners every two weeks until they reach the desired result.
When Dr. Coleman has determined a patient’s candidacy to receive Invisalign, he will perform an examination and take a full set of x-rays. During this comprehensive exam, Dr. Coleman will analyze the patient’s overall dental health, the current position of their teeth, and the shape of the roots of their teeth. All of this information is considered when achieving a beautiful, straight smile.
Next, a mold of your mouth will be taken and scanned into the computer. The laboratory will use this information to create your individualized set of aligners. When the aligners are ready, the patient can begin wearing them. Snap them in place over the teeth. At first, the patient will notice their tightness. The aligners have been designed to start gently repositioning the teeth. After a few days, the patient will notice a more comfortable fit. After two weeks, it will be time for a new set. Again, the new set will feel snug as it continues to reposition the teeth ever so slightly. The patient will repeat the process every two weeks until the teeth are straightened.
The Invisalign system has an exceptionally high patient satisfaction rate – among the highest of any dentistry treatment! Why choose Invisalign?
There are a couple of disadvantages to be aware of:
Many adults are good candidates for clear braces. However, there are some caveats to qualifying for Invisalign. If you require extensive orthodontic repair, Invisalign may not be the best option for you. Likewise, you must commit to the lifestyle changes required of clear braces to be suitable for this treatment. Invisalign requires the wearer to rotate the aligners promptly, keep up with oral hygiene routines, clean the aligner properly, and wear them consistently. If you can commit to these stipulations, Invisalign can deliver beautiful results!
If you want a comfortable, fast, invisible way to straighten your teeth, schedule a consultation with Coleman Dental!
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