For any of you adults out there who might still be plagued with certain orthodontic issues, we have some encouraging news for you: it’s not too late to do something about it, even if your teen years are only a blurry memory. Dr. Leiker is highly skilled at transforming smiles for our grown-up patients, and boosting oral health in the process. What’s more, for many folks, we can get the job done the easy way: with Invisalign. So, keep reading, and then be sure to contact us to schedule your orthodontic consultation at either our Conroe, TX or Woodlands, TX office.
Metal-Free Orthodontic Treatment
The first thing you will notice is that Invisalign leaves the cumbersome metal brackets and wires out of the picture. This program delivers results by utilizing a series of clear plastic aligner trays to do the shifting. Your Invisalign aligners can be switched out at home (by you) every two weeks, thus eliminating the need for in-office adjustments and time off of work or school.
Your aligners are virtually invisible which means that they won’t be noticed by anyone who might be looking. No rude comments or childish nicknames will accompany your treatment!
The aligners are also far more comfortable to wear than metal braces, and they won’t cause any bleeding or mouth sores along the way. Here’s the coolest feature: they aren’t permanently affixed to your mouth so you can pop them out at dinner time. No special diets required! What’s more, cleaning your equipment is a breeze. No special tools will be needed.
Most adult patients like you appreciate that you won’t have to wait around 2-3 years to see the difference the treatment will make in your smile. You can expect amazing results, with Dr. Leiker directing your treatment, in only about 12 months!
There’s no doubt that for the right candidates, Invisalign can deliver a better-looking smile. But this program also boosts your oral health by taking on some serious concerns including…
An overbite can place extra stress on your teeth and lead to worn-down or cracked teeth. Invisalign handles your bite problems now saving you time and expense down the line.
Obviously crowded teeth look bad. But did you know that crowded teeth can actually increase your chances of developing periodontal disease? Teeth that are too close together are difficult to keep clean. Bacteria will be able to avoid your toothbrush and dental floss. As the dangerous plaque builds up and causes inflammation and infection, tooth loss and other health issues can result.
Gaps in your smile will be embarrassing. But that’s not the worst part of the problem. Your individual teeth will not be adequately protected by the surrounding teeth as long as those spaces are there. Invisalign can help you hold onto your natural teeth by shifting things into better placement.
Learn More, Get Started!
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post to take the next step towards a better-looking, healthier smile! No matter your age, Invisalign is the premier choice for understated orthodontic treatment.
The only way to know if Invisalign could work for you is to come in for a visit and let Dr. Leiker assess your unique situation. Contact us right away to get started!