General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Houston, TX
Would you like to transform a set of crooked teeth into an attractive smile that will turn heads? Well, it’s never been easier. Trident Dental offers both traditional braces and Invisalign® in Houston, Texas. If you want to straighten out your smile with minimal hassle and high-quality results, call Trident Dental or book an appointment online today.
Braces & Invisalign Q & A
What do braces involve?
With braces, you don’t need to worry about getting new aligners or taking an appliance in and out. With just one procedure, the team at Trident Dental bonds metal brackets onto your teeth that apply controlled force, gradually shifting your teeth into alignment.
During regularly scheduled appointments, Trident Dental’s skilled professionals make slight adjustments to your braces to make sure the movement of your teeth remains on schedule.
What does Invisalign involve?
Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.
You need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the ideal results, but the aligners are removable for teeth cleaning and easy eating. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.
Are you a good candidate for braces or Invisalign?
Invisalign and braces help treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Teeth misalignment
Your provider may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. Book an appointment with Trident Dental to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches like braces. These benefits include:
- Invisibility, so people see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
- Comfort, so you don’t have to worry about your mouth getting cut up by pointy mental braces
- Convenience, because when you need to floss, brush your teeth, or eat, you can just take out the aligners
- Timing, since Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments
What can I expect from braces and Invisalign treatment?
First, your provider examines your teeth to determine what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you. The best course of treatment will also depend on your personal preferences, such as whether you’d prefer clear aligners that people can’t see over metal brackets.
To fully examine your teeth, your provider will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3-D images. With these, your provider will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
If you settle on Invisalign, your provider customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. As your teeth move, new aligners are made to continue progress. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape! For braces, your provider bonds the brackets onto your teeth and monitors your progress as your teeth shift into alignment.
Call Trident Dental or book an appointment online today to figure out which type of orthodontic treatment is right for you.