If you suffer from a gap in your mouth or from misaligned teeth, then you’ve probably considering getting braces from Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez in Sugarland, TX. If you’ve only heard of traditional braces, though, you might have dismissed the idea, thinking that you don’t want a mouth full of metal. Luckily, there are other options that are now available, and Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez can recommend an innovative product called Invisalign.
If you don’t want to wear braces because you’re too embarrassed or think you’re too old to wear them without enduring endless questions and taunts from your friends and family, then Invisalign’s innovative technology might just be a good fit for you. They are an alternative to traditional braces, and almost completely invisible, so you can wear them without worrying what people will think. Braces were invented to fix gaps in your smile and help address crooked teeth. They are typically worn for anywhere from a year to four years. Invisalign can typically fix your smile in somewhere between nine and twelve months.
Computer technology and 3-D modeling come together to create aligners that are then adjusted to help straighten your crooked smile. As you wear Invisalign and switch them out every two weeks or so, your teeth will become straighter and straighter over time.
Traditional braces are permanently stuck to your teeth with wires and brackets while working to fix your smile. Invisalign has a clear advantage here, because they are completely removable, and you can take them out to eat or to brush your teeth. This is wonderful for keeping up with proper oral hygiene.
Just remember that even if you can take them out whenever you want, you shouldn’t. It’s important to completely follow the treatment plans set by Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez. This will increase the productivity of Invisalign and make sure your teeth are getting the straightening that they deserve.
Having properly straightened teeth is not just helpful for having a beautiful smile: it’s also great for being able to chew properly and speak clearly. Talk to your dentist to find out if Invisalign is the appropriate decision for you.
Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez received his DDS degree in 2005 after which he practiced general dentistry before pursuing postgraduate school. He did his specialty training at the University of Puerto Rico, where he completed a Certificate in Orthodontics and MSc in Dental Sciences.