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Invisalign - Sugar Land, TX

Invisalign Clear Braces

Woman holding Invisalign Do you wish that your teeth were just a little bit whiter, or that you could eliminate those obvious gaps? Perhaps you want a complete smile makeover so your teeth can stop getting in the way of you living your life. No matter the case, Eco Dental can do it all. Dr. Danny Nguyen, Dr. Cindy Hua, and our team can give patients the smiles of their dreams with just one or two simple treatments. Afterward, you’ll wish that you had come to see us sooner! Read below to learn about everything we can do to make your smile truly shine.

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What are Invisalign Aligners?

Instead of using metal brackets and wires to move your teeth, Invisalign uses sets of clear plastic aligners that fit snuggly over teeth. The pairs are arranged in sequential groups. As weeks of treatment go by, you will advance from one pair to the next. And just as with traditional braces, your teeth will gradually begin to move into proper alignment.

The targeted placement of controlled force is how Invisalign aligners move teeth into position. But not only is the force controlled, it is also scheduled so only certain teeth move during each stage of treatment.

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What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

In addition to being clear and almost invisible—they can be seen up close and personal—Invisalign offers another important advantage that distinguishes the aligners from metal braces. Invisalign aligners are removable. When you want to have a meal or brush and floss your teeth, just take out the aligners and carry on as usual.

Adults and teens with metal brackets and wires must be extra careful about what they eat because certain foods—popcorn, hard candy, carrot sticks, pretzels—can dislodge or even break a bracket. Fixing or replacing a bracket necessitates an unplanned trip to the orthodontist and possibly an additional charge. That won’t happen with Invisalign, because you don’t wear them when you eat.

Also, because you remove the aligners to brush and floss, you’ll be able to clean your teeth more thoroughly. You’d be surprised what a difference this can make in your overall oral health while you wear braces. The risk of tooth decay and gum disease is dramatically reduced when you can perform good oral hygiene at home.

Woman inserting Invisalign

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Nguyen will conduct a complete examination of your teeth, gums and bite before recommending Invisalign. There are some complex orthodontic cases for which Invisalign might not be the best option.

However, if the cosmetic dentist in Sugar Land determines that your smile could be improved with Invisalign, then you may only be a few months away from having a straighter and healthier smile.

For Invisalign to work in a timely and effective manner, the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours every day. Your commitment to this schedule is essential, along with a willingness to keep your mouth and the aligners clean.