Your smile affects the way the world sees you. A beautiful smile tells the world what kind of a person you are: friendly, outgoing, and happy to help. When your teeth are crooked, it can prevent you from smiling and living your life to its fullest.

Up until a few years ago, the only way to fix crooked teeth was traditional braces. Braces are fine for kids, but adults don’t want everyone to know they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. In addition, braces can be very uncomfortable and extremely difficult to keep clean.

Instead of traditional wire and bracket braces, there is a newer treatment option available called Invisalign. Your orthodontist now offers Invisalign treatment in Houston. This treatment can improve your smile without the drawbacks of wearing braces.

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Invisalign uses clear trays made of plastic to correct problem areas in the mouth like, crooked teeth and misalignments. The trays can be taken out of your mouth to eat and brush your teeth. This makes it easy to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment.

Because the trays are clear, it makes treatment discreet. No one will even know you are wearing them! The Invisalign system also causes much less discomfort than traditional braces. In addition to being discreet and comfortable, the nature of the system means less in-office visits, which saves you valuable time.

The treatment begins in the office with a series of photos, mouth impressions, and X-rays. The impressions are used to create models of your teeth. These models are sent out and used to create your custom alignment trays, which are then sent to your orthodontist in Houston.

The first set of alignment trays are worn for about two weeks and then changed to the next set. This will progress until treatment is completed. The trays can be taken out to eat and brush, but should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day for the best results. The orthodontist will determine how often you should come into the office to check your progress.

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The average total time for treatment is 1 year, but varies from person to person. Once the treatment is complete, you will be fitted with a retainer by your orthodontist in Houston to maintain your newly straightened teeth.

Nothing is more natural than a great smile. A great smile conveys success and a joyful approach to life. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. No one should have to hide their smile from the world because they are embarrassed of their crooked teeth. If you have always wanted to smile more, but are worried about how you will look wearing braces, then Invisalign may be the right treatment option for you. Call your orthodontist in Houston today to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Vladimir Tabakman is the author of this article. To know more about Ortho clinic in Houston please visit our website: orthodonticshouston.com