Many Laughlin Dental clients choose Invisalign teeth straightening over traditional braces. These modern teeth aligners provide comfortable straightening without the stigma, pain, or hassles of wires and brackets. Clear plastic aligner trays are almost invisible and allow you to correct your bite and smile while still enjoying the foods you love.
Why Clients Prefer Invisalign
Clear plastic aligner trays are almost invisible when worn, as they are made of smooth plastic custom fit to your teeth. Beyond invisibility and unlike traditional braces, these smile correction trays don’t pinch, poke, cut, or tug at your oral tissues. You remove your trays for teeth brushing and eating.
Eating is fairly normal with Invisalign. You can still enjoy crunchy, cold, and sticky foods like taffy, popcorn, and corn-on-the-cob. You remove your trays for eating, then put them back in for the rest of your daily routine.
Daily oral care is also the same with aligners as it is without. You remove your trays to brush and floss, then put them back in for smile correction. This means your teeth and gums stay healthy throughout your teeth straightening. It also means your smile is its pearly white best when you have completed your aligner tray course of treatment.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Your dentist at Laughlin Dental in Pasadena, Texas can best determine whether your smile correction using clear aligner trays is right for you. Teeth straightening of this type requires fully developed jaws. Therefore, teens and adults are the best candidates for comfortable, non-metal teeth straightening.
There are some irregularities that may require metal braces or other methods of teeth straightening. If aligner trays won’t help your smile, Dr. Laughlin and his team can go over different options with you.
Teeth Straightening Process at Laughlin Dental
Pasadena patients turn to Laughlin Dental services for the healthy smiles they want. When you visit with your Laughlin dentist, you can discuss your desire for straighter teeth with your oral health care team.
If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign teeth straightening, getting started is easy. Here’s what the process looks like:
- An initial consultation about teeth straightening
- Dental impressions are made of your teeth
- Custom crafting of 18–30 aligner trays in the dental lab
- Receipt of your tray set
- Wearing each tray for a period of time, usually two to three weeks each
- Scheduled switching of old trays for new ones
- Routine dental checkups and care every six weeks to ensure the trays are working as they should
If you or someone in your family are ready for a straighter, healthier smile, the professionals of Laughlin Dental in Pasadena are ready to help you reach those goals with premium dental services. We accept most PPO insurance plans and also offer dental financing. Call Laughlin Dental at (281) 864-0996 for an appointment.