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Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces. It uses a sequence of clear plastic “aligners” or “trays” to correct your smile. These aligners exert pressure on your teeth and force them to move over time, just like braces.
But unlike braces, you won’t have to deal with the discomfort of metal braces, or the effects that braces have on your appearance. Invisalign is completely invisible when worn, making it an excellent choice for those who want subtle treatment for a straighter smile. Get in touch with Consultants In Dental Aesthetics today, and see if Invisalign is right for you. Our office is located at 9700 Louetta Road, Spring, TX 77379. We are located closely to both Spring and Kohrville.
Invisalign is completely invisible when worn and does not affect speech or your appearance. Nobody has to know that you’re straightening your teeth unless you want them to know.
In addition to this, Invisalign is more comfortable than braces. It’s also more convenient, since you can remove it to brush and floss, and to eat and drink. There are no dietary restrictions and it’s easy to keep your teeth and gums clean.
To begin the process, you’ll come to Consultants In Dental Aesthetics for a consultation with Dr. Landry. Dr. Landry will perform a comprehensive orthodontic exam to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Landry will scan your teeth and upload this information to a computer, where he will build your treatment plan. You’ll be sent home. Once your plan is complete, it will be sent to Invisalign, and your first several sets of aligners will be built and sent to our office.
You will come back to our office as scheduled to pick up your first several sets of aligners. Usually, each set is worn for 2 weeks, for about 20-22 hours per day. You’ll switch through your sets of aligners as instructed by Dr. Landry to keep your treatment on track in Spring, TX.
You will typically come back to your Spring dentist every 6-8 weeks to get a quick checkup with Dr. Landry, and to pick up your next few sets of aligners. You’ll repeat this process until your treatment is complete.
SureSmile is another brand of clear aligners used to correct misaligned teeth and improper bites. Like Invisalign, they are discreet, removable, and meant to be worn for 22 hours a day. However, the biggest difference between SureSmile and other clear aligner brands is how they implement cutting-edge technology into orthodontic treatment.
A scanner is used to create a 3D replica of your teeth which is sent to the SureSmile lab to create aligners and a treatment plan that will shift the teeth into their proper position. Once the proper design has been achieved, they are 3D printed. The clear aligners are made out of a high-quality plastic material known as Essix.
They can be combined with attachment buttons and elastics to correct more severe malocclusions such as over and underbites by shifting the upper jaw forward and lower jaw backward or vice versa.
Your orthodontist or dentist can create specifications on your alignment goals or they can allow the technicians at the SureSmile lab to fully design and implement the proper technique.nThe design of the trim for the aligners is customizable through laser technology.
They can be cut straight across or trimmed into a scalloped design, which conforms to the shape of your teeth. SureSmile can even create a false pontic to cover up missing teeth in your smile. Tooth-colored composite resin is cured onto the aligners to create the illusion of an additional tooth.
First, you would come in for a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate. Conditions such as active tooth decay, gum disease, or severely crooked teeth may rule you out as a candidate unless you get these issues treated first.
Then, a combination of photos and intraoral scans can be taken for impressions. An x-ray can also be taken but is not necessary in all cases. These scans are sent to the Sure Smile dental lab and they use the 3D model to map out how your teeth are aligned and fit together.
Expert technicians can then determine exactly how the teeth (or jaw) will need to shift progressively and what the final result will look like. Once the treatment plan has been approved, the aligners will be designed and manufactured with Essix material.
Depending on your case, you may or may not need composite resin attachments bonded to your teeth. Finally, it’s time to receive your aligners and get started on your orthodontic treatment! You will switch out your aligners for a new set every 2 weeks.
This varies on a case-by-case basis because SureSmile can be used in minor and severe cases. Treatment effectiveness can also be reduced or prolonged by a lack of compliance with treatment. You must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time. On average, SureSmile can range from 6 to 18 months to complete treatment.
Ready to explore the benefits of Invisalign for yourself? You can contact us online for an in-person consultation with Dr. Landry today. Don’t wait. Take the first steps toward the smile you’ve always wanted.
Sedation dentistry helps reduce feelings of anxiety, discomfort, and fear during dental appointments, making patients more relaxed and comfortable. This ensures that you can always get the care you need, even if you’re nervous or scared of seeing the dentist.
It also helps with things like fear of needles, which can be problematic when numbing needles are needed to deliver local anesthetic. Sedation dentistry also impairs the gag reflex, which makes it easier to deliver dental care to patients who have a very strong gag reflex.
High-end beautiful facility but very personalized care. Hygienist Kathy very pleasant, informative, thorough and gentle. Came here for just Invisalign and whitening years ago and have stayed for all my regular dental needs ever since.
While I've never been fearful or had issues with a dentist, CDA is easily the best dental clinic I have ever visited. I have been going for a year and a half and their communication is truly superb. They ensure they are explaining what they are doing while/before they do it and frequently check in to make sure you're doing OK. The administrative/concierge team are always a delight as well. My experience with them includes both regular visits as well as Invisalign appointments. The team is truly exceptional!