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Do you wish your teeth were straight? You’re not alone! Many of our patients want a straight, beautiful smile, but shy away from traditional braces because they can’t imagine years of brackets and wires. If you are looking for an alternative to orthodontics, we offer Invisalign in our Southeast Texas dental office.
Many patients seeking orthodontic treatment wonder if they are good candidates for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign works best for older teens and adult patients with straightforward orthodontic needs.
Invisalign can correct:
- Gaps in your smile
- Overlapping or crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
If you have a complex surgical or jaw-related problem, Invisalign may not be the best option for you. We can help you get the smile you have always wanted and provide you with treatment options so that your results are both beautiful and comfortable. Invisalign works for most patients and we can discuss your treatment times along with what to expect during treatment at your consultation.
The success of any orthodontic treatment depends on your compliance. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you may be tempted to “cheat” on your treatment by not wearing them as much as you should. Your treatment will progress faster and you will be able to enjoy a new smile sooner if you diligently follow our treatment recommendations.
Invisalign provides many benefits that our patients appreciate:
- Completely clear
- Convenient brushing and flossing
- No sharp brackets
- No “tightening” appointments
- Dental cleanings are easy
- Unrestricted diet
If you would like more information about Invisalign in Southeast Texas, we encourage you to give us a call and set up an exam with Dr. Whitney Gomez to learn about all of your options for a healthy, comfortable, and beautiful smile.
Nederland Family Dental Offers Invisalign!
If you are interested in an orthodontic treatment that is discreet and convenient, Invisalign might be the answer you’ve been looking for! Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays to gradually move your teeth into an ideal position over the course of your treatment. Because you can remove your trays to eat and to brush and floss your teeth, Invisalign is the most convenient way to achieve cosmetic results with the least amount of hassle.
Modern and discreet orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign are versatile and work well for many minor orthodontic concerns and cosmetic treatments. Invisalign can correct crooked, overcrowded, or bucked teeth. It is also useful for correcting common issues such as out of place teeth, orthodontic relapse, and a variety of other common concerns.
Other Orthodontic Treatment
In some complex cases involving your occlusion (bite) or TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder), we may recommend a different treatment such as traditional orthodontics. We are committed to your health and will always recommend the treatment that we believe will give you the best results.
Wearing a retainer in your mouth means that it is exposed to the foods and bacteria that your teeth endure. Because most removable retainers are made of acrylic or plastic, they easily absorb smells and flavors.
Here is how to keep your retainer clean:
- Brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush anytime you brush your teeth.
- If it collects tartar, soak it in plain white vinegar for an hour and then brush away the residue.
- You can use a stain-remover or refreshing soak designed just for retainers.
- Use gentle castile soap to wash away bacteria.
- Mouthwash can refresh your retainer but may also stain your retainer if left to soak for too long.
- Don’t use anything sharp to scratch buildup off of your retainer as it can cause abrasions that collect bacteria and odors.
Taking care of your retainer will increase its life and decrease unpleasant smells and tastes. If you ever notice that your retainer smells even after you clean it, bring it into our Nederland, TX dental office, and we will examine it for damage.