The benefits of a straight smile are obvious. Teeth that are straight are more pleasing to look at. When you are pleased by what you see in the mirror, you will smile more. People who smile more are perceived as friendlier by their colleagues and acquaintances. You might see where this is going. Many people seek cosmetic treatments and reparative treatments such as Invisalign because they recognize how having straighter teeth can serve them well in life. We are happy to accommodate patients of our Houston practice.
As appealing as it is to imagine yourself with a straight, healthy smile, the sense of potential may be offset by concern that you will have to wear braces. Just as the benefits of straight teeth are well-known, so are the disadvantages of conventional orthodontic treatment. Instead of envisioning the worst, we invite you to explore the possibilities of Invisalign. You may find that you are an excellent candidate for this treatment.
How to Know if You’re a Candidate for Invisalign
As dentistry continues to advance, more innovation in the area of teeth-straightening is being developed. Invisalign is a prime example. This system doesn’t have brackets and wires, and yet it works on the same principals of orthodontics. Teeth move when met with sustained force. Period. It doesn’t matter whether that force comes from brackets and wires or a plastic aligner. Because the principals of both treatments are similar, many of the cases that would have historically been treated with braces can now be treated with Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is commonly used to correct mild to moderate misalignment. This includes teeth that are turned or slightly out of place (overlapping). Gaps can be closed and bite issues corrected through a course of treatment using barely-there aligners.
There is no need to live with misalignment that costs you your confidence. Invisalign aligners are capable and have been proven successful through years of continual use by dentists around the world. If you’ve been dreaming of a straighter smile, schedule a consultation in our Houston office. Together, we can explore the best way to help you achieve your goal. Call (713) 660-6500.