Not everyone naturally developed the perfectly aligned smile that they hoped for. While braces are an option, many teens and adults aren’t ready to commit to a year or two with traditional metal braces that the whole world can see. Fortunately, there is another option! At Kingwood Family Dentistry, Dr. Scott Mosby offers Invisalign so you can straighten your smile without a mouthful of metal. To learn more about Invisalign in Kingwood, give us a call to get started with an initial consultation.
Instead of using metal brackets and wires to move your teeth like traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth to their new places. You wear each set for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next one. Over time, your teeth will move gradually to their aligned locations. Unlike traditional braces, you won’t need to have anything tightened throughout your treatment, but you still need to come to the office from time to time to ensure that the treatment is going as planned.
Invisalign is helpful at addressing several different alignment issues. Here are just some of the more common ones:
If your teeth are crowded and overlapping, Invisalign is an ideal solution. The clear aligners apply gentle pressure to fit different parts of the teeth to shift them to a more aligned position. This helps to prevent issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, that are more common for people with overcrowded teeth.
For teeth than are too far apart, gaps can become apparent. They also put you at a much higher risk for oral health issues and damage because food debris and plaque can easily become trapped and more difficult to remove. Invisalign is able to move your teeth to be the perfect distance apart.
When your bite isn’t aligned as it should be, you can develop issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching). Invisalign is effective at correcting overbites, underbites, crossbites, and more!
If it is determined that you made a good candidate for Invisalign, here are some of the exciting benefits that you can expect to experience during your treatment:
There are numerous factors that contribute to the cost of Invisalign, like the complexity of your orthodontic corrections, how old you are, and how often you wear your aligners. To determine how much your treatment will cost for sure, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Mosby. This way, you can get an accurate price estimate and discuss all of your financial options. Our team is happy to file insurance claims on your behalf, and we offer CareCredit as a way to make your treatments more affordable. We’re eager to help you achieve a straighter smile!