Orthodontic Aligners

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Orthodontic Aligners services offered in Houston, TX

Many people prefer Invisalign® over braces at the office of Angie Dinh, DDS, PA in Houston, Texas, because it gives them the same long-term benefits without bulky brackets and wires. To schedule a treatment consultation with Dr. Dinh, call the office or book an appointment online at your earliest convenience.  

Orthodontic Aligners Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that uses an innovative approach to treat various types of malocclusion without braces, bands, and wires. Your custom set of aligners gradually move your teeth by placing pressure on them. 

As long as you use your aligners in their correct sequence and follow Dr. Dinh’s instructions, you can have an aligned smile in as few as six months. You don’t need to visit for any tightenings like you would with braces, but Dr. Dinh may need to see you on occasion to check and track the progress of your Invisalign treatment. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Many teens and adults favor Invisalign over braces and other types of orthodontic treatment because of the impressive advantages that Invisalign offers. You might prefer Invisalign over braces because of:

  • No dietary restrictions
  • Less visibility in your smile
  • Comfortable, custom-fit devices
  • No irritating metal or wires
  • Easy cleaning (for the aligners and your teeth)

Invisalign can treat misalignments like underbites, overbites, and crossbite to make the pressure distribution more even across your teeth, preventing wear and damage. Well-aligned teeth are also easier to keep clean. 

What should I expect while using Invisalign

When choosing an orthodontic treatment, many people wonder how much it will affect their daily lives. With Invisalign, the answer is “not much.” You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day, but you can take them out for meals, brushing, special events, and photo opportunities. 

The ability to remove Invisalign aligners means you can eat whatever you want. After eating or drinking and before placing the aligners back on your teeth, you should brush your teeth thoroughly. With braces, you must avoid solid or sticky foods and candies that could get stuck to your brackets or dislodge them. 

Keep your aligners safe and clean whenever they are out of your mouth to avoid losing or damaging them.

For more information on Invisalign and why it might be the best orthodontic treatment for your teeth, call Angie Dinh, DDS, PA and speak with a friendly team member, or schedule an appointment online today.