Teeth aligners are clear plastic braces made to fit the mold of your mouth as a support system for your teeth.
Unlike traditional braces, which use visible wires and brackets to straighten teeth by tightening them, our teeth aligners use clear plastic alignment trays which apply mild pressure to correct and shift teeth into their proper position.
At Wilson Dentistry, our team can provide patients with Invisalign clear aligners as well as traditional braces year round in our Katy, TX office.
Have you considered using Invisalign to straighten your teeth? Invisalign is not only a quick and inexpensive treatment, but the finished product offers you a gorgeous smile and much more self-confidence.
Using transparent aligners, Invisalign moves your teeth into the appropriate placements. In order to gradually achieve the intended effect, the aligners are tight and softly apply pressure in the ideal locations.
With the exception of eating and drinking, you wear each aligner throughout the day and night.
You only need to wear them for a few weeks for the teeth to shift a certain amount.
Once the teeth have been relocated, you will receive a new aligner that is intended to provide somewhat more pressure to the correct teeth.
Each aligner is worn for a couple of weeks before being changed out for a fresh one. The new aligner is comparable to visiting the dentist to have your braces tightened so that additional pressure is applied to your teeth in the desired direction.
Once your teeth have shifted precisely where you want them to, you can stop obtaining new aligners. This normally takes a year, which is the same amount of time as regular braces or even less.
Because your teeth move somewhat more slowly with Invisalign than with traditional braces, you'll experience less discomfort when you put in a new aligner than when you have your braces tightened.
When Is it Right to Use Clear Aligners?
Unlike traditional braces, teeth aligners require fewer office visits and can easily be removed for meals and teeth cleaning. Teeth aligners also take far less time than a traditional braces treatment. So how do you know when it is right to use Invisalign?
Traditional braces can limit patients from eating certain foods and require extra protection while playing sports or participating in other everyday activities. Food particles can also collect on them, resulting in embarrassing moments while interacting with others.
Teeth aligners can be removed, so patients no longer have to worry about those things. They can be comfortable while eating and socializing. For those patients wanting to straighten their teeth without the limitations of traditional braces, teeth aligners are the obvious choice.
The Invisalign® Procedure
Once you've made up your mind to use Invisalign, our team will take imprints of your teeth and design a treatment plan specifically for you.
One of our dentists will develop a computerized 3-D picture of your teeth to chart the various stages of tooth alignment.
Teeth are not all migrated at once. Your doctor will instead straighten a few at a time. For adults, the course of therapy typically lasts a year, and for teens, it takes the same length of time as metal braces.
The transparent plastic aligners, which are created without BPA, must be obtained next. These won't irritate your cheeks or result in tiny wounds, as metal braces may. You will wear your aligners every day after you get a set.
What makes Invisalign so much more practical than traditional metal braces is that you can take them off to eat, brush your teeth, and floss while wearing them.
You can take your aligners out to improve the fit of your mouthguard if you play sports and wear one. You should wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours every day for optimal results.
You will notice that your teeth are gradually straightening as the procedure progresses, giving you a more attractive smile.
With the Invisalign system, your dentist may regulate the timing as well as the amount of force applied to your teeth by using these aligners. The dentist will concentrate on shifting only a few teeth at a time throughout each step.
How Long Do You Have to Wear Invisalign® Clear Aligners?
Most patients who use teeth alignment procedures can typically expect it to take six to twelve months to complete.
During the straightening process it is vital the alignment trays are changed as frequently as possible. Patients who adhere to these guidelines have the best results possible.
Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today!
Come to Wilson Dentistry and let our Katy dental team help you with our Invisalign® clear aligners. You can also call us at (346) 340-5440 to schedule your first appointment today!