For the past 15 years, Invisalign, the clear braces, has created a bigger and bigger demand due to ability to wear braces without them being extremely noticeable. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are great options to the traditional metal braces.
Millions of Americans every year choose orthodontics to correct misaligned, crooked, or teeth that suffer from malocclusion. Teeth that are too problematic, however, should utilize traditional metal braces. This is a recommendation by Dr. Dat Pham, your local Katy dentist and founder of Grand Smiles Dental.
Why Use Invisalign?
As previously mentioned, Invisalign offers people the ability to wear braces without it being completely obvious they are wearing braces. They also allow patients to eat without wearing braces. Traditional metal braces are known to be problematic with various types of foods. Foods become stuck in the metal parts of the braces and can be very difficult to get out.
When Invisalign braces are taken off, it is primarily done when eating. It is recommended that patients wear their clear braces for 20 to 22 hours out of each day. This is nearly the entire day, but it is better than never having them taken off.
Should I Wear Invisalign?
If your teeth are crooked, misaligned, gapped or have other problems that require straightening or better uniformity, then Dr. Pham will meet with you during the consultation phase. After viewing your teeth and the causes of the problems and how severe, he will make his recommendation on whether you should receive traditional metal braces or Invisalign. He will also provide a timeline of when the braces should correct the issue.
At our Katy dental office, we take everyone’s oral health extremely serious and we will ensure that your braces are not removed before they should be. The last thing you want is to remove them too soon and then have your teeth move out of line.
Trusting your teeth to our Katy dentist is one of the best options in Houston. Contact our dental office today at 281-402-8188 or fill out our online form to schedule your Katy dental appointment.March 23, 2016