Are you looking for a straight smile without the braces?
In today's society, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance. But the benefits of having a straight, healthy smile are not just aesthetic. If you know you look great, you’ll feel more confident, and interacting with others will be a joy again. When you feel good about the way you look, you feel more confident, and you will have that air of confidence that makes people want to get to know you better.
Dr. Bar Nguyen is our in-house orthodontist and will be more than happy to discuss all of your options. He works closely with Dr. Katie to help you enjoy ideal health and a confident smile.
Clear Aligner Orthodontics
Many of our adult patients can’t imagine how to fit bracket and wire braces into their busy lifestyles. This is one of the reasons we offer a convenient alternative to traditional braces at Dr. Katie To, Center for Integrative Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Aligner Braces
Clear braces and clear aligners, known by popular name-brand companies like Invisalign and ClearCorrect, are orthodontic treatments that are appropriate for older teens and adults.
If you have only minor misalignment of the front teeth that show when you smile, generic clear aligners are an economical alternative to Invisalign. The process is not lengthy, and the cost of treatment can be significantly less than with brand-name aligners like Invisalign.
Benefits of Clear Braces
Clear aligner orthodontics is a popular alternative to braces because the aligners work quickly and are easy to wear. The smooth plastic aligners are clear, so most people won’t notice you’re wearing them. At Dr. Katie To, Center for Integrative Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry, we make this process even more streamlined and affordable by using a 3-D printer right in our Katy, TX dental office. We use it to create custom clear aligners, rather than relying on a dental lab for fabrication of the oral appliances.
We know you’ll love the fact that clear aligner braces are removable. You can avoid worrying about food getting caught in wires and brackets; just remove the aligners before you eat! Since you can remove them, effective oral hygiene is also much easier than with traditional braces.
Guidelines for Clear Teeth Aligner Use
At our Katy dental office, Dr. Bar wants to partner with you in your oral care. After treatment planning your case and designing your aligners, we rely on you to comply with a few basic guidelines during treatment.
- Wear aligners most of the day – about 22 hours
- Use each set of aligners for about two weeks
- Maintain regular visits with Dr. Katie
- Remove aligners to eat and drink hot beverages
- Clean teeth by brushing twice and flossing at least once per day
- Keep aligners away from pets and hot cars
If you lose or damage a set of your aligners, please contact us right away.
What about Online Clear Aligner Treatments?
Choosing to have orthodontics without the supervision of a qualified dentist can not only give you less-than-stellar results, but it could also be dangerous to your health. Incorrect movement of teeth can lead to jaw and bite issues as well as bone loss, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Don’t trust your smile to just anyone. Dr. Bar has years of experience helping patients achieve straighter teeth and improved health with orthodontics.
Your Smile, Only Better!
If misaligned teeth impact your life because they mar your smile, we can help you find the solution you need. Please contact our Katy dental office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Bar, and learn how we can transform your smile.