Smiley-Guy-300x197Do you want to straighten your smile without having to sport cumbersome, uncomfortable, and unattractive traditional braces that might make you feel like an awkward teenager? Fortunately, there are amazing clear braces alternatives in modern orthodontics. Invisalign is perhaps the most well-known and popular system which utilizes clear alignment trays to gently move teeth into straight and gorgeous alignment. Dr. Deborah Gennero, your Houston, TX dentist would be happy to help you if clear braces are on your New Year’s resolution list.

Perfect for Working Adults

The worst part about the idea of traditional braces for many people is the metal appearance. There is nothing wrong with a metal-based orthodontic approach as long as you feel comfortable. It’s not uncommon, however, for adults with established careers to feel like metal braces might be very distracting on the job. Clear braces allow you the opportunity for entirely undetected orthodontic treatment. Beyond appearance, comfort is another pro of invisible orthodontic aligners. Brackets and wires take a lot of getting used to. They can cut and scratch gingival tissues throughout the mouth and cause soreness that is sometimes described to be rather intense. Invisalign, on the other hand, is touted as being reasonably comfortable.

Reduced Time and Energy

When a patient commits to metal braces, they may very well be looking at upwards of two years. That’s a long time to deal with food debris caught in brackets, raw gums and cheeks, sore teeth, and the obvious look on people’s faces when they notice your braces. With clear braces, you can remove the aligners when you eat and practice oral hygiene. Depending upon your individual case, Invisalign treatment will usually take somewhere from nine to 15 months to complete. Furthermore, you’ll only require 18 to 30 aligners in that time.

Invisalign from your Houston, TX Dentist

If you’ve considered opting for clear braces to correct your smile, consult with Dr. Gennero. She can explain how this method of orthodontic alignment works and how long it should take you to complete treatment. To schedule an appointment with our Houston, TX dental office, call us at (281) 578-6200. You can also visit our website for services, patient forms, and to learn more about the team. We gladly welcome patients from Clear Lake, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugarland, and surrounding cities.