Orthodontic treatment options available in Houston, TX practice include traditional braces and Invisalign

 

Invisalign | Houston TXAt Royal Dental, patients in and around the communities of Houston, TX have access to a myriad of dental solutions. For patients who are interested in realigning their smile, we offer two types of orthodontic treatments including traditional braces and Invisalign.

Traditional braces

Traditional braces are the more commonly known form of orthodontics. The dentist will glue metal brackets on each tooth that needs to be moved and use a metal wire connecting them all to achieve proper alignment of the dental arch. These arch wires are adjusted during each visit to the dentist, often tightened to ensure that the teeth are moving. The treatment can take several months and sometimes more than a year, depending on how severe the misalignment of the smile is. Patients will be able to have them removed at the end of treatment and will use a retainer they will wear at night to maintain the results.

Invisalign orthodontics

Another option for patients to consider is that of Invisalign. Invisalign works differently than conventional braces. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to move the teeth, Invisalign patients will wear clear aligner trays. A series of trays are made using digital impressions of the current smile to gradually move the teeth into proper alignment. Each tray is worn day and night for two weeks before progressing to the next tray in the series. By the time patients reach the last tray, they will have reached their final alignment. Many patients choose Invisalign because the clear trays are difficult to notice when patients are wearing them, offering a more discreet treatment than conventional braces.

Which is right for me?

At Royal Dental, our team will evaluate the patient’s smile and determine which treatment they are better suited for. Patients with more severe misalignment are often better suited for traditional braces versus Invisalign.

Discuss orthodontic treatment with our team today!

Royal Dental has eight convenient locations in and around the areas of Houston, TX, and can be reached by calling (713) 330-7700 for an appointment. We welcome new and existing patients into our facility to learn about traditional braces and alternatives such as Invisalign.

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