Invisalign is a modern way that patients can realign their smiles. This orthodontic treatment uses clear plastic trays that are custom-fit to each patient. Dr. Catherine Wilder and Dr. Lauren Shepard offer Invisalign treatment in Katy, TX. They work with patients to understand their dental history, goals, and current health needs. Understanding what their patients want allows Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard to customize their treatment. Invisalign is a highly customizable cosmetic dental solution that straightens misaligned and crooked teeth comfortably and efficiently.
There are several frequently asked questions that patients have about Invisalign:
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign provides multiple advantages to patients with crooked teeth. Clear Invisalign aligners offer discreet treatment. They can be removed for easy cleaning and do not irritate the gums. Many patients find that Invisalign is a comfortable orthodontic alternative to metal braces.
How do metal braces compare to Invisalign?
Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets that can irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Patients that wear braces cannot eat hard, chewy, or sticky foods that can damage the appliance. Because Invisalign aligners can be removed, patients can thoroughly clean their teeth and gums. Invisalign also does not come with dietary restrictions because patients can remove their aligners, eat, and then brush their teeth before putting their aligners back on.
What is Invisalign treatment like?
Dr. Wilder or Shepard will take digital dental impressions to map out your treatment. These impressions are used to create sets of aligners. We will provide you with your aligners; each customized pair are worn for two weeks each and is worn for 22 hours each day.
How quick is Invisalign treatment?
The length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the number of aligners used as well as the severity of your dental concerns. During a consultation, we will review your goals and can estimate the length of treatment. However, this may change depending on how you care for your aligners.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you want to straighten your smile with Invisalign? Contact Katy Smile Design today at 281.843.9814 or request a dental consultation online.