“I’m too old for braces,“ you think to yourself.
“I don’t have time for braces, besides I don’t want to walk around with a metal mouth,” you say to to your spouse. The list of reasons to avoid adult braces continues to grow in your mind each day.
Yet you hate your smile. You hate the funny-looking gap between two of your teeth. You hate the fact that your teeth are crooked. You hate that you didn’t undergo treatment with orthodontics when you were younger. You hate hiding your smile when you laugh, talk, or even eat.
But what can you do? Traditional braces are out of the question. There’s simply no way you’re going to walk into work everyday with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. How will anyone take you serious during your Monday meeting, or during your quarterly review?
Plus your daughter’s wedding is coming up quickly. You want that to be a happy day, and you want photos to capture all of those memories. What you don’t want is to look back in ten years and see a bunch of photos of yourself in metal braces. You just can’t have that.
You’re just about at your wit’s end, when you hear about an orthodontic treatment called Invisalign. You’ve heard it mentioned by some on your friends, and you know it’s supposed to revolutionize the way people straighten their teeth.
So you start to do a little bit of research about Invisalign. What you find shocks you a little bit. You quickly learn that Invisalign doesn’t use brackets or wires. There’s absolutely no metal! Instead you learn that your Houston orthodontist fits you for special aligners which gently straighten and realign your teeth.
You’re a bit excited about these aligners. You read reviews from patients who rave about the fact that aligners are nearly invisible in your smile. You think perhaps that could work for you, because then you wouldn’t have to have a ‘metal mouth’ when you go into work everyday.
That much sounds good, but you still dislike the idea of wearing them to your daughter’s wedding. Then you learn that Invisalign aligners are removable. Although you need to wear the aligners for around 22 hours a day, you read that it’s okay to remove them for special occasions. Well that takes care of your daughter’s wedding!
But can you really suffer through the dietary restrictions that come with braces? You remember when your daughter was in braces as a teenager. She couldn’t eat well-cooked steak, crusty bread, or even candy. You even had to take in her in for an emergency orthodontist appointment once when an errant bite of a sandwich got painfully lodged between the brackets of her braces.
You really don’t want to have to deal with those restrictions. You already told your daughter that you’d be having the steak at her wedding. What’s life in Texas without the occasional steak? But then you read something that pushes you just a little bit closer to Invisalign.
Invisalign won’t restrict your diet whatsoever! You can undergo orthodontic treatment and continue to eat all of your favorite foods! You learn that you just need to take out your Invisalign aligner before you eat or brush your teeth. That means Invisalign won’t infringe upon your daily activities.
But still you think that you simply might not have time to deal with an orthodontic treatment. Your daughter was in braces for two years and you simply can’t imagine undergoing orthodontic treatment for that long. Plus all the orthodontist appointments you had to go to with your daughter. They took forever!
Then you read that Invisalign is faster, and you’re really intrigued. You learn that most adults only have to wear their Invisalign aligners for about a year. Plus there’s fewer appointments! You could probably squeeze Invisalign into your busy schedule after all.
You’re about ready to schedule an Invisalign consultation right now, but you have one more big concern. Invisalign has got to cost a fortune right? There’s no way it’s nearly affordable as traditional adult braces. Then you read that the cost of Invisalign is fairly comparable to the cost of traditional adult braces.
That’s it! You’re done living with this silly smile that you hate. You’re ready to schedule an appointment at the Antoine Dental Center. So you pick up your phone and dial 713-364-8990. A friendly staff member answers and you’re finally on the path towards a new smile!
Are you living with a smile that you hate due to misalignment or bite problems? Is your confidence suffering due to your imperfect smile?
We offer a comfortable, convenient, and invisible solution to your orthodontic needs. Invisalign can help you achieve the aesthetic you desire and improve your chances of success in all areas of your life. Start off the New Year with the smile you deserve!
If you want to know if Invisalign is right for you, please contact the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. We would be happy to help you determine the best course of action for your smile.
Don’t Let A Misaligned Smile Keep You From Success
Did you know that a smile that you are embarrassed to show off can actually decrease your chances of success in all areas of your life? For instance, if you are constantly afraid to show your misaligned teeth, you may refrain from smiling and seem unfriendly to your peers. This could prohibit you from building meaningful friendships and romantic relationships. Think about what this could mean for your career! If your coworkers or your supervisor view you as unapproachable or unconfident, your opportunities for promotion or other successes may be diminished.
We want to help you have every opportunity possible for success. A beautiful, well-balanced smile can do wonders for your reputation and your overall ability to succeed. We don’t have to tell you how important first impressions are — if you are looking to make a great first impression this year at a new job or with a new friend, Invisalign can help. The team at the Antoine Dental Center is specially trained to help you get the smile you deserve.
Achieve A New, Beautiful Smile For 2016
Invisalign can truly help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. If you want to set yourself up for success this year, consider this easy orthodontic option. Invisalign can treat:
– crooked teeth
– overbites and other bite problems
– speech or eating issues
– oral health problems such as gum disease
– excessive wear due to misalignment
By solving these issues, Invisalign can truly help you look and feel great. Imagine what your new, confidence-inducing smile can help you accomplish! With your newly straightened, well-balanced smile, you could land that promotion or even a second date! Orthodontics can help you reach your goals and maintain a healthy, productive life this year.
But Why Invisalign?
Sure, you may understand why a straight, well-balanced, beautiful smile is important for your overall success, but you may be asking, “Why Invisalign?” What makes Invisalign superior to traditional braces? Why should I choose Invisalign over any other form of short-term orthodontics? Let’s address those concerns now.
Invisalign is INVISIBLE. Because the aligners are made up of a clear plastic material, they are almost undetectable to the naked eye. Try that with traditional braces.
Invisalign is comfortable. Again, because they are made of plastic, there aren’t any annoying metal brackets or wires to contend with.
Invisalign is convenient. The aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours every day, but they can be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth, and for special occasions. Again, try that with traditional braces!
Please remember that, in some cases, traditional braces are preferable for technical reasons. Talk to our team to find out if Invisalign or some other orthodontic option is right for you.
Schedule An Appointment Today
A well-balanced smile that you can be proud of is immensely important for success in this modern world. Consider Invisalign as a way to improve your chances of succeeding at your new job or in new relationships this year. The Antoine Dental Center can help you get the orthodontic care you need and the excellent results you deserve.
Contact our office to schedule an appointment today. We can be reached at 713-364-8990. Our team would be happy to help you find a date and time that will work well with your personal schedule. Don’t let your sad smile hold you back this year — let our team and Invisalign help you get the beautiful smile of your dreams!
Greetings Houston! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of the Antoine Dental Center. We hope you’re ready for the holidays! There’s a festive atmosphere in the air that we really enjoy. As we mentioned in our last post, we love the holidays because it seems like our patients are smiling more often.
Your smile is often viewed as a window into your personality. A recent behavioral science study showed that many people notice a person’s smile and teeth within the first few moments of meeting them. Is your smile a bright and beautiful representation of you as a person? Or are embarrassed to smile because of crooked or misaligned teeth?
At the Antoine Dental Center, we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments. From traditional braces to clear ceramic braces to Invisalign, we’ve helped many patients achieve the smile of their dreams. In the last few years, Invisalign has become by the most popular option for orthodontic treatment among our older teenage and adult patients. Patients love the fact that Invisalign uses transparent aligners which are nearly invisible when they smile.
We’ve recently received a lot of questions regarding Invisalign in Houston, TX. The most common questions are “Does Invisalign work?”; “How does Invisalign work?”; and “How long does Invisalign take?” So in today’s post, we’re going to answer all those questions and tell you more about the benefits of the revolutionary Invisalign orthodontic system.
Does Invisalign Work?
Yes! Invisalign is effective at treating many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional adult braces. Most adults are candidates for treatment with Invisalign in Houston, TX. Invisalign can be used to straighten crooked teeth, realigned misaligned teeth, close gaps between teeth, relieve crowded teeth, and several other orthodontic issues.
However, there are some situations in which we may recommend treatment with traditional braces. Because we offer both options at our comfortable and modern office, you never have to worry about us hard selling a treatment which won’t work for you!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign accomplishes the same goal as traditional braces – the realignment and straightening of teeth. However, Invisalign works without the traditional metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. Invisalign uses customized clear aligners which fit snugly but comfortably over your top and bottom teeth.
Over time, these aligners will reposition your teeth into the desired position. You switch aligners every two weeks and your smile gradually becomes more and more beautiful. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we use computer technology to plan every step of your Invisalign treatment. We can show you a preview of what your smile will look like before you ever put on an aligner!
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Total treatment time for Invisalign varies from patient to patient. But for many patients, Invisalign is a considerably faster option than traditional adult braces. The average treatment time for Invisalign is about twelve months.
Invisalign not only saves you time with a shortened length of treatment, the convenience of Invisalign will also save you time during your everyday life. Invisalign requires far less frequent office visits than traditional braces, saving you the time and expense of an appointment.
In addition, Invisalign’s system of removable aligners can save a surprising large amount of time during the day. Invisalign aligners should be worn for about 22 hours out of the day. But you can remove them with it’s time to brush your teeth or eat!
It can particularly time consuming to eat in traditional braces. You have to carefully plan out your meals to avoid foods which could get stuck in the braces. You also have to bite carefully because improper chewing could damage your braces. Invisalign is free of all of those worries!
Invisalign also saves you time when you’re brushing and flossing your teeth. Traditional braces require you to use a great deal of attention when brushing and flossing your teeth. With Invisalign, you just take off your aligner and brush like normal.
Make An Appointment
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign? Then stop living with crooked teeth which ruin your smile. Take a moment and schedule a consultation at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. You can reach our office by calling 713-364-8890.