Are you or someone in your family interested in getting a straighter smile with Invisalign? Dr. Jasmine Naderi at Best Dental is a proud Invisalign provider in Richmond, TX – She has been providing clear alignment treatment for the past 10 years! There are other options and methods out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created just for you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth which will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten – you just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete. Treatment time can range from traditional 24 months to as quick as 5 months.
With regular braces, you may experience some or all the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating. You also have limitations with the food you can eat, which means no popcorn, apples or corn on the cob, just to name a few. However, with Invisalign aligners, you simply remove, eat, brush and place back in the mouth.
The cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of metal braces, but only your doctor can determine the actual cost based on your specific needs and will work with you to customize your individual plan.
Many patients have also asked about the benefits of veneers as compared to Invisalign. While veneers are certainly an option for improving your smile, they only cover up certain dental imperfections, rather than correct them, which means that some existing periodontal problems could remain. Also, in order to apply the veneers, some tooth structure needs to be cut away. It is not nearly as conservative of an option since that tooth structure is gone for good once the tooth is cut. Keep in mind veneers must be replaced from time to time, so it is more expensive and may cause possible issues in the future.
While the results may appear the same, when you stop and compare Invisalign to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite clear. Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision.
What are some treatable cases that Invisalign is used for?
- Cross Bite
Your doctor works with Invisalign to fine-tune every shift in every tooth using a software built on the power of data from 6 million smiles. Think of it as the road map to your new smile.
Seeing is believing. Another benefit of Invisalign over other straightening methods is the technology behind it. Your doctor can show you your new smile even before you get started.