Skip Braces with Invisalign® and Clear Aligners
Have you gotten word you need braces? Perhaps your child’s dentist recommended metal braces, but they’re concerned about how they look. Nowadays, traditional metal braces aren’t your only option. Invisalign® and other comparable clear aligners do much of the same work as braces, all while remaining virtually invisible to your friends and family. You’ll never have to worry about clunky braces with lots of extra upkeep. Talk to the team at Laughlin Dental about how you can benefit from Invisalign® clear aligners.
What is Invisalign® and How Does it Work?
Invisalign® is a set of clear aligners custom-molded to fit your mouth perfectly. Once you’ve received your customized aligners, they can get to work moving your teeth into the desired position. When you wear Invisalign®, they apply a minimal amount of pressure to your teeth, which slowly moves them through your mouth. You’ll have to make several visits back to Laughlin Dental for adjustments to your aligners as your teeth shift into new positions. We typically recommend patients wear their clear aligners for about two weeks before having them adjusted.
The Many Benefits of Invisalign® and Clear Aligners
Those who choose Invisalign® and other clear aligners reap numerous benefits. Not only are these aligners nearly invisible, as their name would suggest, but they also have countless other advantages. Patients at Laughlin Hill report a range of benefits, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Increased self-confidence and pride in one’s appearance
- More obvious results over a shorter period of time
- More comfortable than traditional braces
- Easier maintenance
- Removable when eating so you can enjoy crunchy or sticky foods
Invisalign® May Be Right for You
The team at Laughlin Dental wants to help you determine if Invisalign® is the best solution for you. Not everyone will get the most out of this treatment, and those people might be better served with traditional braces. However, Invisalign® and clear aligners can be used to correct a plethora of misalignment issues, including overbite, underbite, or open bite. Our patients in Pasadena, TX also report success fixing crowded or gapped teeth. Even if you believe your case is too severe for Invisalign®, it’s always a good idea to check with the professionals.