Everyone wants to look their very best at all times. From the clothes we wear to how we fix our hair, everyone strives to look presentable. However, when you’re teeth aren’t looking their best, feeling comfortable and confident can be hard. With Invisalign through the cosmetic dentistry services, you can get your confidence back through a straight smile.
What is Invisalign?
In the past, if you dreamed of having a straight smile, you were facing months or years of metal hardware. Traditional metal braces covered the teeth and made individuals extremely self-conscious and embarrassed. However, now there are other options for those seeking a straight smile.
While more severe issues may sometimes require the help of an oral surgeon, more general problems like gapping and crooked teeth are easily fixable. With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile of your dreams without the need for metal hardware.
Invisalign is a series of clear, plastic trays or retainers that help to shift teeth into their desired place gradually. The trays are practically invisible while in the mouth because they sit flush against the teeth. Those wearing the trays can easily remove them if they wish to eat or drink, which eliminates any restrictions those who wear braces face. Individuals with Invisalign don’t have to change the way they care for their teeth while wearing the trays either. Simply remove the trays whenever you wish to brush, rinse, and floss your teeth. Cleaning the trays is easy as well. Daily rinses under running water and gentle brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush will help keep the trays clean. You can also soak the trays to keep them clean as well.
Straightening Your Teeth with the Invisalign
Before you can make a decision regarding your oral care, it’s important to understand the Invisalign process. It tends to go as follows:
- The patient makes a consultation appointment with their dentist to discuss Invisalign
- The dentist will make an impression of the teeth
- A dental lab will create custom trays for the patient
- The patient will return to the dental office to receive a fitting of the trays
- Patients and the dentist will create a schedule of when to switch the trays to continue shifting the teeth into their proper position
- Routine appointments will take place to monitor the progress of the trays
The process is relatively simple and easy to accomplish for patients. It allows patients to successfully accomplish the smile of their dreams without the hassle of hardware.
Invisalign is often helpful in fixing the following oral issues:
- Bite issues like a crossbite, overbite, open bite, and underbite
- Crowded teeth
- Spaced or gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
Your dentist will discuss the problems you’re having and determine if Invisalign is your best option moving forward.
Lovett Dental Upper Kirby
As you consider Invisalign, take the time to learn more about Lovett Dental Upper Kirby. Our practice is proud to provide the residents of Upper Kirby, Texas with the dental services they need and deserve. When you visit our office, we want you to feel like you’re visiting with family. We take pride in our work because we love what we do!
Along with Invisalign, we also provide the following dental services: