A smile is a curve that sets everything straight, isn’t it?
When it comes to a smile, all you can think of is a set of beautifully aligned teeth ready to please anyone coming up your way. But not all of us are blessed with the perfect facial anatomy. Crooked smiles, unsightly gaps or crowding are issues strong enough to damage the social and psychological well being of any person. Try rating your God gifted dentures on a scale of 1 to 10. While the happy ones can rule out the botheration, the not-so-happy ones need not feel low. Well, there’s some good news for you too! If traditional braces have always seemed unpresentable and uncomfortable, there’s something unbelievable (and magical) on offer. How about putting on something that works to straighten your smile and yet not be seen? Yes, metal braces getting replaced by the invisible ones.
While metal braces have always been to the rescue to date, they come with their fair share of issues. Irritation, limitations on your diet, regular maintenance and tedious visits to the dentist, and of course, the look. Thanks to advances in dental research, we now have an alternative to traditional braces, called Invisalign. And the dental experts at Creative Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX offer the same.
Advancing from the traditional braces that can leave some of us embarrassed and underconfident, here’s something new – INVISALIGN!
What exactly is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern technique to straighten your teeth without wires or braces. Transparent, smooth and durable plastic trays snap into place over your teeth as an alignment device. The plastic molds are invisible and therefore, they are not only aesthetically appealing but also rule out the considerable discomfort caused by traditional braces. So if you’ve hated conventional braces because they restrict your love for corn or if the wires make teeth brushing a bit clumsy, you ought to check out the available options at Creative Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX.
Let’s get to know a bit more about the latest sensation that’s disrupting conventional orthodontic practices and delve a bit deeper.
Can Anyone Get Invisalign?
No matter your age, if your adult teeth are fully grown, Invisalign is an option for all ages. This simply means you can opt for the procedure if you have your adult teeth fully developed. Invisalign is there to help you fix up your not-so-perfect smile without leaving you embarrassed.
The Process: What to expect?
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners is an interesting one even for patients, where they’re extremely involved and partake as the treatment plan is laid out in real-time in front of them.
At Creative Smiles, the initial consultation with Dr. Liza Shevchenko, the in-house orthodontist, involves a thorough examination to check and determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment option for you. A perfect amalgamation of thorough professionalism and a friendly and warm persona, you may shoot all your doubts and queries. Nothing to worry if you believe to be an introvert too. Like all other highly-trained and qualified staff at Creative Smiles, Dr. Shevchenko ensures each of her patients is well aware of their dental procedures. A thorough one-on-one consultation with the dental team of specialists is followed by a series of scans and further examinations to assess and establish the dental treatment that would suit you best.
Rated one of the best dental offices in Houston, Creative Smiles houses the latest dental equipment and all kinds of dental x rays and other intraoral imagery are available under a single roof. This makes your visit all the more pleasing as it ensures formulating your records is easy as a breeze. Globally acclaimed state-of-the-art technology enables smooth and seamless 3D digital impressions of your dental arches, making messy traditional impression trays a thing of the past. The digitally created 3D model of the entire oral cavity is then visualized on a screen, where you can watch realistic post-treatment results as well.
The 3D records of digital impressions are used to create a digital teeth model for treatment. After the impressions are finalized, custom aligners are made.
Lastly, the trays are handed over to you. You can conveniently change the aligner sets by yourself at home. That’s more convenient than even brushing teeth!
It is required to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day for the best results, removing them only for cleaning teeth. If the patient is compliant and all recommendations are followed, Invisalign treatments can be completed in as little as 20 weeks for most patients.
The Pros & The Pros
Learning from conventional orthodontic procedures, Invisalign has evolved extremely well as a corrective dental procedure ticking all the right boxes. With (almost) no negatives and drawbacks, it sounds too good to be true. And yet, it actually is.
Treating yourself with Invisalign aligners can be a new and entirely different experience. For a change, it’s an orthodontic treatment that doesn’t announce itself even before you utter a word.
We’ve gathered some top positives that align with you when you opt for Invisalign aligners-
- The invisibility of the aligners is the biggest USP of the treatment where you aren’t embarrassed or judged for improving your smile and dental functionality.
- Also, the duration of the course isn’t too long. In most cases, it’s not more than four months. That’s not much, right?
- With comfortable access to changing your aligner trays by yourself, your visits to the orthodontist are less frequent as opposed to conventional braces.
- Experiencing pain is considerably reduced in Invisalign than conventional braces. That withers away too, sooner than expected.
- Invisalign doesn’t cause soreness or gum problems as the aligner ends itself over the tooth.
- You also need not hold your desire to munch on your favorite food. Invisalign aligners are extremely handy and easy to use. Cleaning and brushing the teeth is effortless, as you can take the aligners out while doing so.
Besides all the positive stuff, the almost-perfect product does have a couple of drawbacks too. But they’re either transient or taken care of by the dental experts at Creative Smiles Family Dentistry.
In some cases, those getting themselves treated through Invisalign may notice slight speech changes for the initial few days. This is basically due to the fact that the tongue needs some adjusting to the new device and this may cause a slight lisp. However, it’s transient. And as the treatment proceeds and adjustments get better, the speech becomes normal once again, in no time.
Invisalign’s Affordability Quotient
Although Invisalign treatment comes at a relatively higher price, the number of offers and easy payment options at Creative Smiles dental office in Houston, TX would leave you pleasantly smiling even before commencing the treatment.
We provide easy in-house financing, Care Credit and also have other modes of monthly payments available, including interest-free financing, easy monthly payment and more for the dental procedure you’ve always longed for.
Invisalign offers everyone the chance to reclaim their lost confidence and gain that perfect smile they’ve always dreamt of. All of the above with no hassles and embarrassment, and free of all other barriers that come with traditional braces. Come and see the difference.
Creative Smiles Family Dentistry
Creative Smiles Family Dentistry has been Dr. Vajahat Yar Khan’s brainchild. With a combined work experience of over 250 years, Dr. Khan leads his team of specialist dental experts. At Creative Smiles, Invisalign is just one of the many smile revolutionary procedures being carried out with extreme precision and professionalism. Dental treatments and post-treatment consultations are always attended to with utmost responsibility and care. Although our team of dental experts boasts of numerous accolades and honors, the most gratifying feeling for us is a patient’s heartfelt review at the end of their treatment. Such reviews inspire the team to serve our patients better with every passing day.