Invisalign is a tooth straightening treatment that employs high-tech 3-D computer imaging technology to plan an estimated path of tooth movement. If you have wanted straight teeth but feel hesitant to commit to braces, consider Invisalign as an alternative, whether for aesthetic or time-frame reasons.
At University Oaks Dental in Houston, Texas, we use the latest technology and offer our patients Invisalign treatments to solve their teeth alignment problems.
Invisalign aligners offer many benefits, including:
- Clear and discrete
- More cosmetically appealing
- Little-to-no effect on daily life
- Less painful
- Greater flexibility
- Easier to keep teeth clean and healthy
- No dietary restrictions
How Can Invisalign Help?
Invisalign system will be effective to treat the following problems:
- Gaps that have developed between the teeth
- Crookedness or overlapping of teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Tooth protrusion due to poor alignment
- Crossbites, underbites, and overbites
Process of Invisalign
To begin the Invisalign process, our dentist will determine your suitability for the procedure and develop a personalized treatment plan. We will take X-rays, 3D scans, and impressions of your teeth to create a blueprint of the tooth movement.
Fabrication of Aligners
Advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology will evaluate the impressions taken at your first appointment and fabricate a complete set of customized series of clear, removable aligners. This imaging system will help us to see the exact progression of your smile. Before commencing the treatment, this will be done at our office to give you a clear idea of the projected outcome.
During your next appointment, you will be given the aligners. Each set of aligners must be worn day and night for about a fortnight and should be removed only to perform your oral functions like eating and brushing. You will be required to come to our office once a month to make sure that the treatment is progressing as planned. The treatment will be complete once all the sets of aligners are worn. The total treatment time will depend on the case's complexity and may vary from person to person.
Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?
Mostly there is no pain associated with the aligners. At first, a new aligner will feel constricted and uncomfortable. This happens due to pressure placed by the aligners to shift the teeth into their desired positions. For maximum comfort, patients can take pain medication for the initial few days.
To learn more about Invisalign treatments, visit our office, University Oaks Dental, at 6363 San Felipe St #200b, Houston, TX 77057. You can also reach us at (713) 461 8012 and schedule an appointment.