Smiling-Young-Adults-300x200There are many reasons someone might want to turn to a dentist or orthodontist to straighten out their teeth. Some adults wish they would have had braces as children, and others had them, but found that their teeth shifted again over time. No matter the reason for chasing the dream of a straight smile, these days there are many more options than just the traditional bracket-and-wire variety of braces. Your Katy, TX dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, explains a form of virtually invisible customized teeth straighteners called Invisalign.

How Do Invisible Braces Work?

When you opt for Invisalign, Dr. Gennero will consult with you, and take impressions of your teeth that will be sent to a lab. With 3D computer imaging, you’ll be able to get an exciting look at the finished product of your future straightened teeth before treatment even begins. A series of customized clear plastic aligners will be fashioned specifically for your orthodontic needs. Most patients will reach their desired results in about a year. Every two or three weeks, you’ll switch to the next set of clear plastic aligner in the series. Dr. Gennero will want to see you every 6 weeks or so to make sure that everything is going smoothly with your invisible braces.

Who Are the Right Patients for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a terrific choice for issues with over-crowding, poor spacing, over-bites, cross-bites, and under-bites. Were you one of those childhood bracket-and-wire braces wearers that neglected to wear your retainer? Don’t feel ashamed. This is a common problem, and falls right in line with the way customized aligners work. Many patients find their favorite benefit of invisible braces is the fact that you can’t see them. You can take them out when you eat and brush your teeth, so struggling with picking food out of your braces and not being able to floss properly will not be concerns.

Invisalign from your Katy, TX Dentist

Make an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist today. Dr. Gennero offers the latest in general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact our Houston dentist office by calling (281) 578-6200.