How does Invisalign improve the smile’s alignment?

istock 1093900938 Imagine you’ve been asked what makes a smile “perfect.” What would your answer be? Precisely shaped front teeth? A brilliant, whiter smile? What about alignment? If you are unhappy with the alignment of your smile but dread the idea of speaking to an orthodontist about traditional metal and bracket wire braces, we have news for you: that’s not the only way to straighten the smile! With Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of the Houston, TX area, patients can realign their teeth in a more discreet, comfortable manner using Invisalign.

How Invisalign works

Dr. Heather F. Fleschler describes Invisalign as “aligner tray therapy.” This is because the treatment uses aligner trays that are worn throughout the process to gently reposition the teeth. Each patient undergoes a series of digital impressions at the dental office to get the imaging of the natural teeth as they currently are. Then, the team at Invisalign laboratories will create the final result and fabricate a series of trays to get the patient to the new positioning. The amount of trays in a patient’s series will depends on the severity of misalignment. Each tray is worn for two weeks before patients progress onto the next set of trays in their series. By the end of treatment, the patient will have a beautifully aligned smile—without ever needing brackets and wires glued onto the teeth!

Why choose Invisalign?

There are several reasons why patients in the Houston, TX area may consider the benefits of Invisalign therapy. This treatment:

  • Is affordable for patients and often comparable in cost to traditional braces
  • Provides more comfort, as the trays are made of smooth medical-grade plastics
  • Ensures results in a shorter period of time with proper compliance
  • Offers a more discreet way to improve the smile
  • Eliminates brackets and wires which can poke the soft tissues and become uncomfortable for patients

Interested in discussing Invisalign with a dental provider?

Skip the consultation at the orthodontist and visit with Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX to discuss the advantages of Invisalign treatment. Her office is located in Suite 200 at 5252 Westchester Street and can be reached by calling (713) 660-6500.

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