Lakeside Family Dentistry
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Cypress, TX
If you’ve delayed straightening your smile because you don’t want to deal with the discomfort of traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is for you. The team of talented dentists at Lakeside Family Dentistry provides Invisalign for their patients in Cypress, Texas, who are looking for a more convenient method for getting their teeth and jaw in proper alignment. Get started towards your beautifully straight smile today and schedule an appointment with Ryulee Song, DMD, or April Lee, DMD, by phone or online today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth with clear aligner trays made from smooth and flexible plastic. Your aligners exert a small amount of pressure on your smile that gradually pushes your teeth into proper alignment over the course of several months.
An increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces, over six million people worldwide have chosen to straighten their smile with Invisalign.
What conditions does Invisalign correct?
Invisalign is an effective treatment for many of the same orthodontic conditions for which braces are used, such as:
- Open bites
- Widely spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Generally crooked teeth
The team at Lakeside Family Dentistry can help you determine if Invisalign is a good choice for your smile. If they think that another orthodontic treatment might be better for your smile, they offer a wide range of other treatments as well, including traditional metal braces, lingual braces, the Damon® system, SureSmile®, and Six Month Smiles®.
What’s involved in getting Invisalign?
Your journey towards a straighter smile with Invisalign begins with a 3D scan of your teeth. That scan is uploaded to a computer, where it becomes a virtual model of your smile and a blueprint for your customized treatment plan. The Invisalign lab uses that blueprint to mold your series of aligners from a smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic.
You wear a set of aligners all day, every day, but you can take it out when you need to eat, drink, brush, or floss. You move on to the next set of aligners in your series every two weeks until you reach your target alignment, at which point you can begin to wear a retainer.
Why should I get Invisalign?
In addition to straighter teeth, Invisalign offers many advantages, such as:
The clear plastic of your aligners means that people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
They’re removable when you eat and drink, so no changes to your diet are necessary.
Easy to clean
You remove the aligners to brush and floss, so you don’t risk decay under the brackets or long, tedious cleaning episodes.
You can take them out for contact sports, which can cause injury if you have braces, and for special events, like a wedding or prom.
Easier to maintain
You schedule a checkup every six to eight weeks and don’t need to have brackets that need to be regularly tightened or adjusted. You also experience fewer emergency visits, as there are no wires or brackets that can break or pinch.
To learn more about Invisalign’s potential to transform your smile, call Lakeside Family Dentistry, or book an appointment online today.
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