What Can an Invisalign Dentist® Do for Me?

Invisalign Dentist Houston, TX

If you have misaligned teeth, an appointment with an Invisalign dentist may be in order. For years, the only option available for teeth straightening was metal braces. Nowadays, Invisalign trays provide similar results to those of braces without the hassles or discomfort of wearing metal braces. Read on to learn more about what an Invisalign Dentist can do for you.

What to expect from an Invisalign dentist

The teeth straightening process starts with a consultation. During the visit, the dentist will take x-rays to evaluate the state of the teeth’s alignment. Based on these images, the dentist will discuss the options and let the patient know if Invisalign would be an appropriate or effective option; otherwise, a more involved treatment may be recommended. If the patient is eligible for Invisalign, the dentist will explain the treatment process before proceeding, including the duration, requirements and the cost.

The treatment process

The straightening procedure starts during the second visit. The dentist will scan the patient’s mouth to produce a 3D rendering of the entire mouth structure. The scan will be used to create a treatment plan. With computer software, the Invisalign dentist will be able to estimate teeth movement with the creation of virtual dental models. All the models will be forwarded to Invisalign labs where the dental trays will be fabricated.

Fitting the trays

When the trays are ready, the patient will need to go in for another appointment. The dentist will check the fitting of the first set of trays to ensure they fit comfortably on the teeth. The dental hygienist will provide instructions on how to maintain proper oral hygiene to keep the teeth and aligners clean during treatment. At this point, the treatment process has fully commenced, and the result of the process depends on the patient’s commitment.

Mild pain or discomfort is normal in the first few days of getting the new tray, but taking over-the-counter painkillers can help with that. After two weeks, the trays should fit properly around the teeth, and the patient will be ready for a new set of trays.

Removing the trays

To get the best outcome, patients must wear the aligner trays for about 20 to 22 hours daily. Traditional metal braces are irremovable and therefore stay on all the time, which makes eating and brushing inconvenient. With Invisalign, patients can remove the trays when they want to eat or brush their teeth. They must avoid eating with the aligners to prevent damage to the trays. After eating or cleaning, the trays must be put back in place soon after.

In conclusion

An Invisalign dentist can help to correct various forms of dental misalignments using Invisalign trays. The treatment is preferred by patients who want to straighten their teeth discreetly since the trays are transparent and almost invisible. If you want to have your teeth aligned, schedule an appointment with a professional Invisalign dentist and determine whether Invisalign is right for you.

Request an appointment here: http://yournovadental.com or call Nova Dental at (281) 519-3445 for an appointment in our Houston office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

Recent Posts

Is It Time For A Dental Visit? We Would Love To See You!

When was the last time you visited the dentist for a checkup? If it has been longer than six months, then now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment and visit our new office! Life can get busy, and between work schedules, school schedules, extra-curricular activities, and events with family and friends, the days…

Ever Thought About Getting A Smile Makeover?

Do you have endless dreams about changing your smile? We can help take your smile dreams and turn them into reality. Many times, when people are unhappy with the way something looks, they start the process of a makeover. In fact, there have been multiple television shows based around this very concept. You can make…

Welcome To Houston!

Every day, we think about how lucky we are to live and work in Houston, TX. Although Nova Dental is new to the area, we are not new to Houston and love all that this magical city has to offer. Did you know that Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest…

Look Like A Celebrity When You Smile

When you look through your favorite magazine or see a celebrity on television do you get a little envious of their straight teeth? There is no need to feel that way, because you can also have straight teeth with a popular orthodontic treatment. Gone are the days of traditional metal braces that are obvious and…

Recent Posts

Is It Time For A Dental Visit? We Would Love To See You!

Is It Time For A Dental Visit? We Would Love To See You!

When was the last time you visited the dentist for a checkup? If it has been longer than six months, then now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment and visit our new office! Life can get busy, and between work schedules, school schedules, extra-curricular activities, and events with family and friends, the days…

Ever Thought About Getting A Smile Makeover?

Ever Thought About Getting A Smile Makeover?

Do you have endless dreams about changing your smile? We can help take your smile dreams and turn them into reality. Many times, when people are unhappy with the way something looks, they start the process of a makeover. In fact, there have been multiple television shows based around this very concept. You can make…