January 19, 2017
Your dentists in Houston, Dr. Donald F. Tamborello and Dr Shane J. Bowen, offer Invisalign clear aligners to straighten crooked smiles. Almost invisible, comfortable and simple to maintain, these smooth orthodontic appliances straighten teeth in about half the time of traditional braces. Your dentists often recommend Invisalign for mild to moderate alignment issues.
Why Use Invisalign in Houston?
Many adults and older teens desire treatment for their crooked smiles. Overbite, protruding front teeth, rotated teeth, gaps, overcrowding, tooth tipping and under bite–they are just some of the issues that make people so self-conscious they won’t smile. Research shows that misaligned teeth are more prone to cavities and gum disease simply because they are harder to keep clean.
Plus, adults often experience what dentists call “relapse.” While they had braces as children, their smiles shift as years go by, leaving them with unattractive, dysfunctional smiles.
While the look, complex oral care and discomfort of traditional braces dissuade people from getting orthodontic treatment, Invisalign clear aligners present a wonderful alternative. Comfortable, customized acrylic appliances move teeth into more favorable and healthier positions, in less time and less noticeably than archwires and brackets.
Treatment with Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners are designed from biocompatible acrylic. Using three-dimensional images, photos and other information provided by Dr. Tamborello or Dr. Bowen, the Invisalign lab technician individually fabricates 18 to 30 pairs of aligners. The doctors dispense these appliances in succession according to custom treatment plans.
Patients wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them for meals and routine oral hygiene. The dentists like that patients experience far less oral irritation with Invisalign and also that teeth move into better positions in as little as a year. There are no dietary restrictions or complex brushing and flossing routines as with traditional braces.
The dentists see healthier smiles and happier patients when they choose Invisalign because teeth are less prone to decay, and patients report that no one really notices that they are wearing these amazing orthodontic appliances. In fact, because the aligners are removable, patients may leave them out for special occasions such as weddings, proms and professional presentations.
In addition, progress checks at Tamborello & Bowen Cosmetic Dentistry are brief and simple. Patients receive their next aligner pairs, and there are no painful wire adjustments. In short, individuals spend far less time in the dental chair.
Of course, it’s important to wear retainers after Invisalign treatment. Custom-fabricated Vivera retainers from the Invisalign labs keep teeth in alignment when worn as directed.
Could You Choose Invisalign?
Dr. Tamborello or Dr. Bowen will examine your teeth, gums, bite and facial structure to determine if Invisalign clear aligners could help you achieve your best smile. For an orthodontic consultation, contact Tamborello & Bowen Cosmetic Dentistry. You can trust the expertise, skill and patient-centeredness of these top-rated dentists.
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