Perhaps you have heard of Invisalign aligners and the amazing job they do with straightening your teeth invisibly. This company has been around for nearly two decades helping people get their smiles straightened out. At West Houston Dentistry, we are proud to offer this system of orthodontics to you.
Invisalign aligners are manufactured from clear plastic and custom made to fit over your teeth and gently move them into the perfect position. They are virtually invisible and because they are removable, you can eat all your favorite foods and easily keep up with your oral hygiene. Take them out when you need to and just put them back in after you eat or clean your teeth. It really is that simple.
There are many reasons you may be contemplating getting your teeth straightened even if you are an older adult. Many people consider straightening their teeth solely for the purpose of acquiring a more appealing smile. However, that is just one reason. There are also oral health reasons to do so; some of these reasons could also affect your general health.
One of the main issues with crooked or misaligned teeth is the fact that such teeth are more difficult to keep clean. Proper brushing and flossing can only do so much when teeth are out of alignment. The way the teeth are situated may make it more difficult to reach certain areas. These hard to reach places are subject to plaque buildup which in turn can cause gum disease. Research has found that gum disease is linked to certain major health issues such as type 2 diabetes, pregnancy issues and stroke among other things. Of course straightening your teeth will not necessarily prevent any of these health issues from occurring during your lifetime; however, it will make it easier for you to keep your teeth cleaner and healthier as you grow older.
Perfect for the self-conscious teen who does not want the hassle of traditional braces but would like a nice straight smile, Invisalign Teen allows your teenager to keep up with the crowd without having to sit out the pizza parties, miss the popcorn at the movies or the caramel apples on date night. The clear aligners come out during meal and snack time as well as for teeth cleaning then just put them back in afterwards.
Contact West Houston Dentistry for more information about the Invisalign or Invisalign Teen system for straightening teeth. We can show you what the end result will be when your smile is perfectly straight.