Patients who have improper alignment of their teeth may be afraid to talk to their dentist about their concerns. They may fear that their dentist will recommend metal bracket and wire braces, which impact one’s appearance and can cause them to feel self-conscious about how they look while treating their malocclusion. Instead, Dr. Heather Fleschler of Houston, TX proudly offers an aesthetic alternative called Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Dr. Heather Fleschler describes Invisalign as a clear braces treatment. Instead of metal brackets and wires repositioning the teeth, Invisalign utilizes plastic trays that are translucent. The trays snap over the teeth by the patient and are practically indistinguishable! This discreet treatment makes Invisalign a highly requested treatment for teenagers and adults seeking a solution to misaligned teeth.
How long does it take to treat the smile with Invisalign?
The time needed to address misalignment with Invisalign treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and patient compliance. If patients comply with their treatment as recommended, they will see results in the quoted period of time. The more severe the misalignment, the more trays that are needed to achieve the proper arch. During the initial consultation appointment, patients can ask about the timeframe needed to get the results they desire and learn about the importance of proper compliance.
Do I wear Invisalign while I eat and drink?
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that it can be removed, not only for brushing and flossing the teeth, but for eating and drinking. As long as patients are wearing their Invisalign trays for at least 20 hours a day, they will be able to see the results they expect. Invisalign trays can be removed to clean them and eliminate possible odors or food buildup that can occur.
Discuss the advantages of Invisalign with Dr. Heather Fleschler
If you reside in the community of Houston, Texas or the surrounding areas, we encourage you to ask about Invisalign as an alternative to conventional braces. Her practice is located in Suite #200 at 5252 Westchester Street and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (713) 660-6500.