Invisalign® is a form of orthodontic treatment available to patients 16 years of age and older. Orthodontics is one of the most rapidly growing fields of dentistry, although it has long been a staple of oral care. This specialty focuses on correcting malocclusions of the jaws and overall teeth alignment, fixing problems like small palates, overbites, underbites, and overcrowded mouths.
At Rosas Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, we distinguish ourselves by staffing excellent orthodontic experts as well as competent office staff. The result is a comfortable office where we care about each one of our patients and strive to offer the best service available.
When it comes to orthodontics, one of our most popular services is Invisalign. Invisalign is a form of braces composed of a series of clear aligners that fit over the teeth. They are meant as a more comfortable, invisible alternative to traditional metal and wire braces that apply gentle pressure to correct a person’s bite over time.
Many of our patients at Rosas Family Dentistry in Houston, TX prefer to wear Invisalign as older teenagers and adults because of their ease, convenience, and discreetness. Unlike traditional braces, wearers of Invisalign do not need to endure appointments with painful wire tightening. The aligners also fit over the teeth and are made of soft plastic, so they don’t cut the gums or lining of the cheeks.
Besides comfort, one of Invisalign’s biggest draws is the aligners’ invisibility. Older patients are often uncomfortable wearing braces because they are associated with youth and inexperience. The braces also make it challenging to appear professional. With Invisalign, you can smile with confidence and see your natural teeth while they are being straightened.
Patients who are interested in the comfort of Invisalign need to meet a couple of prerequisites. However, at Rosas Family Dentistry, even if you don’t meet them right away, our staff will gladly help you achieve them through proper oral care.
To wear Invisalign, patients need to be at least 16 years old, have healthy gums and teeth, and have only minor corrective issues.