Posted on 9/20/2017 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
|Many adults who'd like a straighter smile don't want the tradeoffs that come with traditional metal braces. The list of things you'll worry about while wearing braces includes:
Because of these kinds of inconveniences, many folks simply choose to keep their crooked smile. But now there are newer orthodontic treatments that don't require you to make those kinds of tradeoffs.
At Tieken Smiles Dentistry, our cosmetic dentistry services include orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. These treatments use a series of clear aligners instead of metal wires and brackets to straighten your teeth. Because they are practically invisible while being worn, they are especially popular among adults who may have put off straightening their teeth for years.
For more information on Invisalign and other alternatives to braces, call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at (281) 942-0444.
Are Clear Aligners For You?
The first step in your treatment with Invisalign or other clear aligners is an evaluation to determine if it is the right orthodontic treatment for you. Among the factors we will consider:
How Does Invisalign Work?
If you decide to proceed with Invisalign or another clear aligner, Dr. Tieken will take X-rays, digital impressions, and other information that is then sent to a special lab. The lab uses that information to produce your aligners.
The aligners are incrementally different. You'll change to a new set of aligners every two to four weeks. Over time, they'll gently shift your teeth into place.
You'll visit our League City, TX dentist office periodically to ensure your orthodontic treatment is going as planned. We typically schedule these checkups every four to six weeks.
Our Invisalign Experience, Other Aligner Choices
Invisalign is the best known of orthodontic treatments that use clear aligners. And we are a Preferred Provider of Invisalign. Because we want our patients to enjoy choices with their dental treatment, we also offer ClearCorrect, another brand of clear plastic aligners.
We'll take the time to review both choices with you during a complimentary consultation. That way, you can determine which orthodontics treatment is right for you.
Tips on Using Clear Aligners
Depending on the issues you are trying to correct, treatment time with clear aligners will vary. Average treatment time for adults using clear aligners is about 12 months.
Here are some tips on getting the maximum value out of Invisalign and other clear aligners.
Want to find out if Invisalign or ClearCorrect is the right orthodontic treatment for you? Call Tieken Smiles Dentistry at (281) 942-0444 or contact us to book a visit to our League City, TX dentist office.
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