When adult patients hear the word “braces,” it often brings to mind images of teenagers and young adults straightening their smile with unsightly metal bracket and wire orthodontics. Thanks to advances in orthodontics, patients now have several options to choose from when it comes to improving the alignment of the teeth. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX encourages patients to ask her about Invisalign.
Understanding how Invisalign works
Instead of utilizing brackets glued to the teeth and wires to reposition them, patients can use Invisalign to straighten the smile with tray aligners. Using clear, medical-grade plastic, patients progress through a series of trays to get the smile right on track! Invisalign tray aligners take patients from start to finish, and most patients enjoy the final results in less than a year! At the same time, they avoid the brackets and wires used in traditional orthodontia, allowing them to feel confident throughout treatment.
Why choose Invisalign over traditional braces?
Dr. Heather F. Fleschler finds that many patients love Invisalign because it is:
- Easy to use
When patients comply with treatment, wearing each tray for 20 hours a day and two weeks at a time, they will find that they can straighten their smile easily and comfortably. The ability to avoid metal appliances is one of the key selling points of Invisalign, and continues to be one of the top reasons why patients choose to have their smile realigned with this method. During an initial consultation appointment, Dr. Heather F. Fleschler can evaluate a patient to determine if they are a good fit for Invisalign.
Discuss the option of Invisalign with Dr. Heather F. Fleschler
If you are struggling with poor alignment of the smile but have avoided bringing up your desires with your dentist for fear of traditional braces, it is time to learn more about Invisalign as an alternative. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler and her team are happy to offer Invisalign for those who want a more discreet way of improving the smile. Call (713) 660-6500 to request a consultation visit with our team and determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign orthodontics!