A beautiful happy smile can be the starting point to many a rewarding relationship and a lifetime of friendship. When your smile is not perfect it can cause you to feel self-conscious and to avoid smiling, which can mean many lost opportunities to start new friendships. Fear not, dental care in Sugar Land by the ISmile Specialists can fix that smile and make it into a smile you’ll be proud to showoff. ISmile Specialists’ orthodontic care has many treatment approaches geared to straightening teeth and fixing malocclusions. Our doctor will start with a consultation exam and discussion in which he will explain any viable treatment options in detail based on the results of your exam and 3-D imaging as well as give you a graphic representation of how your smile will look after treatment.
Orthodontic dental care in Sugar Land has alternative treatments to the traditional wire braces. Our practice offers many patients the option of clear ceramic braces, which are extremely hard for anyone to notice that you are wearing. For many of our adult and older teenage patients our practice can use a teeth-straightening system that is virtually invisible, the Invisalign System. Using Invisalgn no brackets or wires or anything else is bonded onto the teeth. The system uses a series of aligners, which are clear plastic trays that are custom made for each patient by Invisalign from the 3-D images that our doctor takes during the examination. Trays are worn over the teeth at all times except for meals and tooth brushing. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and then replaced by the next aligner in the series. The aligners gently push the teeth into their proper position. The number of aligners in the series varies from patient to patient and can be anywhere from 13 to 48. When all the aligners have been used your smile will be perfect.
Dental care in Sugar Land patients find two advantages of the Invisalign system over traditional metal braces or ceramic braces. First, Invisalign braces are invisible so no one will know that you are wearing them. Since there are no wires or brackets in your mouth your lips won’t scratch up against anything and your mouth will feel and sound more normal when you talk. The other advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners come out for meals so the patient can eat anything they want without fear of loosening brackets and bending wires. Also, brushing and flossing teeth are much more effective without brackets and wires in the way. Come see our doctor for a consultation to find out if Invisalign is a good option for you.