Considering clear braces in Spring, TX? Uncomfortable and unattractive metal braces are a thing of the past. If you have gaps in your teeth or issues with crowding, clear braces may be an option to give you a smile that you’ll really enjoy without the wires, brackets and bands associated with metal braces.
Interested in Invisalign treatment or MTM clear aligners? Two services offered by our Spring, TX dental office are Invisalign and MTM Clear Aligners. Both of these methods use clear, removable aligners to gradually move the position of your teeth to form a straighter smile. They fit snugly, are practically invisible when being worn, and are affordable options for straightening teeth.
After the initial consultation to begin the process of using clear braces, your doctor will create a custom treatment plan for you using precise 3D images of your teeth taken with a scanner. This treatment plan will include the precise movements of your smile along with the estimate of how long your treatment will be. You can even see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.
The aligners will come in a set, each one slightly different so that they gradually move your teeth into a new position. You will need to continuously wear the aligners for the majority of the day, at least 20 hours a day taking them out only to eat and brush and floss. Your doctor may recommend that you change your aligners weekly as your teeth are gently shifted into place, and will likely schedule check-ups approximately every six weeks.
The length of your clear aligner treatment depends on the severity of the case, but the average case for adults takes about 12 months. After treatment is complete, it’s recommended that you wear a retainer.