Some Straight Talk about Invisalign Teeth Straightening Treatment


invisalign houston tx | Royal DentalWe consult with a large number of teens and adults who want to know if they are a good candidate for Invisalign. The team at Royal Dental understands the preference for this method of alignment correction and, although we do offer conventional orthodontic care, do our best to accommodate our patients’ desires. If you have heard about all the advantages of Invisalign treatment for a straighter smile, you need to also know the straight facts about this method.

  1. Invisalign is not an accelerated course of treatment. Some offices promote the quickness of Invisalign as a prime advantage of treatment. It’s not. Every person has different needs and, while one patient may complete treatment in a matter of months, another may need more than a year. The advantage of Invisalign is that it is comfortable and discreet, not that it is accelerated.
  2. Steer clear of stains. Coffee drinkers may find this little tidbit a doozy: that morning cup of coffee will have to be shortened. Many coffee drinkers don’t just drink; they sip – for hours. This can’t happen with Invisalign because drinking with the aligner in will cause it to become yellow or brown. Sipping without the aligner, though, means too much time without the straightening fixture in place.
  3. Full comfort is not a guarantee. Another advantage Invisalign patients enjoy greater comfort. This stems partially from the use of custom-fit aligners versus brackets that can poke soft tissue. Braces also get adjusted every so often, which can cause soreness. By the same token, switching one set of aligners for the next could also create a bit of discomfort. Pressure is still a natural aspect of moving teeth so that a mild ache may develop with each progression into a new aligner.
  4. You just might lose weight. Clearly, Invisalign treatment is beneficial for its smile-improving capabilities. In some cases, though, a hidden benefit is that the decrease in snacking diminishes caloric intake sufficiently enough to drop a few pounds!

Do you want a straighter smile? Let’s talk about your options. Call Royal Dental at (713) 330-7700 for an office location near you.


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