Whether you live in Spring, Sugarland, North Houston or Uptown—cosmetic dentistry specialists aren’t hard to come by, nor are solutions for a smile that just isn’t quite right. The key to getting a great looking smile, however, is choosing the right dentist for the job. If you are struggling with your self-image due to a less than ideal smile, Dr. Hanna of Comprehensive Dental Group can give you back the smile you envision with the Invisalign® system—the ultimate alternative to braces. Just because you have chipped, crooked, crowded teethor they aren’t spaced properly, shouldn’t mean you have to lose your smile forever.
Smiling Is Healthy
Smiling is an often overlooked, important part of our physical health, yes physical health. You see, smiling in recent studies has proven to release endorphins that help regulate our mood and assist in managing stress.
Here is the real interesting part—smiling is so powerful that even a forced smile produces the same effects. So next time you’restressed out or having a bad day, “fake it till you make it,” and force yourself to smile. It will release endorphins and help you get through a rough day.
But for those whose source of stress is their smile itself, faking a smile might be a lot harder than it sounds. In fact, it may be downright impossible as smiling also makes one very vulnerable as it centers attention on yourself. If your smile is embarrassing to you, this could pose a real problem—but there is a solution and Dr. Hanna is the clear choice for the best in uptown cosmetic dentistry solutions such as Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
It has been well established that misaligned teeth can impact your dental health. The American Dental Association has done studies that show crowded teeth or severe gaps between teeth are more at risk for infection because the gums don’t fit the teeth properly, leaving them vulnerable. Teeth that are misaligned may also be hard to brush and floss which leads to plaque buildup and excessive bacteria that causegum disease and tooth decay.
An atypical bite can also lead to:
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)
- Abnormal tooth and jaw function
- Ineffective chewing
- Teeth grinding and excessive wear
- Speech impediments, both minor and severe
- The weakeningor depletion of the jawbone
Before Invisalign, the main solution for straightening teeth and misaligned bites was metal braces. However, if you’ve ever talked to anyone who has braces, then you would know their struggle. Metal braces are not only very uncomfortable, they also are seen as less than attractive by many people and inhibit the things you can eat as well. Not to mention the constant rubber band adjustments and the constant removal of food particles that get stuck to them.
Invisalign: Correction Without The Stigma Of Braces
Invisalign takes the concept of braces and removes the stigma associated with traditional metal wire braces. That’s because Invisalign is a crystal-clear dental alignment device that is virtually invisible. It has helped give nearly 2 million patients new reasons to smile since it’s inception. This alignment system is made of an advancedproprietary material called SmartTrack® and fits snugly over your teeth. The aligner straightens your teeth gently and gradually over time until a healthy alignment is reached. This results in a smile that is more functional and more attractive that you can be proud of.
They Aren’t Obvious Like Braces
Unlike metal braces, most people won’t even notice that you are wearing Invisalign. The aligners, while not permanently affixed to your teeth like braces do need to be worn all the time. However, unlike braces,you can remove them to eat and brush your teeth. This allowsmuch more freedom than braces and you can even add whitening agents to the aligners, whitening your teeth while you are aligning them as well. Even though the aligners are removable, keep in mind, the longer they are on your teeth the quicker the process will work.
Who Can Benefit From Invisalign?
As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, there are some patients that not every procedure will work for. Invisalign is appropriate for people with:
- Open Bite
- Tooth Crowding
- Gaps Between Teeth
Invisalign can work for any age and persons in any industry. Again, they are not noticeable at all so any job you have or public speaking you may do will not be impeded.
Invisalign Process at Comprehensive Dental Group
When it comes to the experiencefound in uptown cosmetic dentistry practices, Dr. Hanna has a proven track record in transforming even the most difficult cases into success stories. His Invisalign track record is no different and he serves all areas of Houston with this life-changingprocess.
When you contact us for your free consultation, we will book you for your first appointment. This is when we will assess your smile and get 3-D imagery of your teeth. We can even give you a virtual smile animation that will let you see how your new smile will look on you. We will let you know how to use your Invisalign aligners, how long treatment will be and what you need to do to guarantee success.
Since it is a process of gradual adjustment using different aligners after set periods of time, we will schedule some follow-upappointments as well. These aligners will gradually move and realign your teeth at a safe pace that feels natural and painless. The only thing you may feel is a bit of discomfort when graduating through the different aligners, but that discomfort goes away within a couple of days.
Let Us Make You Smile Again With Invisalign®
If you’re ready to benefit from a beautiful smile again and feel better about yourself, contact us today to make your free consultation appointment. We will make sure you have the finest care of any uptown cosmetic dentistry practice and beyond. In fact, we even have some patients that come from outside of Houston just to get the quality service Dr. Hanna and his team provides. Contact us today to get back in alignment and back to life.