Invisalign solves the problem for those who want straight teeth, but don’t want traditional metal braces. Invisalign is made of clear plastic aligners that gradually work to straighten the teeth. These aligners have also been made specifically for teens as well. Any age can benefit from these discreet, nearly invisible aligners. Although traditional braces are still used on many individuals every year, many adults and teens appreciate the unnoticeable aligners and would prefer them over metal braces.
At your first Invisalign appointment, we will make a mold of your teeth. The dentist will then use the computer to determine how many aligners need to be made to straighten your teeth. You will wear a new set of aligners every few weeks and each set will adjust your teeth a little until your teeth are completely straight.
The best advantage to Invisalign is the removable aligners. The aligners are to be worn 22 hours a day, and you can remove the aligners when you eat and clean your teeth. With traditional braces, teeth cleaning is difficult and many trips are made to the dentist to ensure there is no teeth decay. However, with Invisalign oral care is made easy as the aligners can be removed while you brush and floss daily.
Invisalign for Teens includes two great ways to accommodate their needs. One feature is compliance indicators. These are colored dots that fade the longer the Invisalign is worn. By looking at the fading of these indicators, the dentist can make sure the patient is wearing the Invisalign the full time needed each day to create a beautiful smile. Invisalign for Teens also features eruption tabs that hold space open for teeth that have not fully grown.
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign may work for you or your teen. Your search for clear aligners can end with Invisalign in Katy, TX. Call Katy Kids Dentist today to set up a consultation and find out if Invisalign is right for you or someone you love.