Nobody wants to have crooked teeth or a gap in their teeth when they smile, fixing these issues is extremely important; individuals with these problems very rarely smile, and if they do, it is with a closed mouth smile, to hide the imperfections in their teeth. Dr. Scott Coleman is one of the Invisalign in Houston experts who can help change these defects in your teeth, and with a short treatment time, can revolutionize a patient’s smile, with his Invisalign system.
The process is quite simple, and it consists of a series of clear tray aligners (barely visible), which are changed every couple of weeks. The aligners are custom made, and designed to shift the teeth, to get them properly aligned. You know the aligners will fit perfectly and do the job, as they are custom fit for your teeth and treatment plan.
A full scan of your teeth, jaws, mouth, and oral hygiene is the first step in the process, to decide if Invisalign is for you. Impressions are then taken and sent to the lab, then through 3-D processing, and Align Technology, the trays will be developed for you, and sent to Dr. Coleman’s office. Each aligner is worn for a couple weeks to shift the teeth a few millimeters, and all trays are used until optimal results are reached. The typical time is around 12 months, but can be a little more or less with certain patients.
The Invisalign express requires at least 10 trays, meaning 20 weeks treatment, not including the retainer after the process is complete. This is for those with little work or movement to be done, and is a great choice for individuals who have worn braces in the past, and need to realign.
Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign is clear, and only you know you are wearing it. You can remove the trays to eat and drink, brush and floss, and for special occasions. And, they are not going to irritate the teeth, gums, or mouth like traditional braces, making them a great choice for patients.
If you are ready to get things rolling, call the Houston office for Dr. Scott Coleman today, for your consultation.