Welcome to the Antoine Dental Center blog! We are a multi-specialty office that offers a wide range of services under one roof. Our Houston-based practice is always looking for cutting-edge dental solutions to help make your treatments faster and more comfortable.
To that end, we are proud to offer a quick and “invisible” orthodontic treatment, called Invisalign, designed for adults who don’t want to take on the special challenges of conventional braces.
Just so you know, around here, we offer a full-range of orthodontics, including classic braces. But if you want a better smile and you aren’t up for a mouth full of obvious metal that requires monthly tune-ups at the dentist’s office and special tools for cleaning, and stays in your mouth for several years, we know exactly where you are coming from.
And that is why we think you’ll appreciate the subtle beauty of the Invisalign approach.
What Makes Invisalign Unique?
Invisalign is remarkably different than most conventional approaches to orthodontic treatment. This system works by relying on a series of aligners that are based on molds of your mouth to facilitate the movements of your teeth.
The neat thing is that by using modern dental technology, we can actually plan out your entire treatment and design your aligner trays during your initial consultation.
Similar to the way that orthodontic wires work, each Invisalign tray is specifically designed to move certain teeth, at certain times. Unlike metal braces, however, Invisalign aligners are purposefully understated in terms of appearance.
As it happens, they are made of clear, virtually “invisible” plastic, which makes it nearly impossible for anyone to notice that you are in the midst of a major orthodontic overhaul. Plus, you won’t have to worry about new brackets or tight wires causing you soreness.
Since the aligners are plastic, the treatment is easier on your gums and teeth, so there’s no chance that a bracket or sharp wire will cut your gums or cheeks. Instead of monthly adjustments, you will simply switch out the aligners on your own, every two weeks or so. This will keep the process moving forward according to our master plan.
Our patients who opt for Invisalign instead of old school braces, also have an easier time caring for their teeth because the aligners are removable and there are no food-trapping obstructions to brush or floss around.
You can actually remove Invisalign aligners any time you wish, so long as you wear them most of the day. This is especially helpful when taking meals, and there won’t be any dietary restrictions to worry about either!
Importantly, the treatment process is extremely effective and can be completed in about 12 months, which is a whole lot more appealing to adult patients than the 2-3 years that traditional methods require. Maybe you can relate?
Transform Your Smile In Houston!
Let Antoine Dental Center create a healthier, happier smile for you with Invisalign clear braces!
Contact our Houston, TX office today to get started!