Braces and Invisalign

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Braces and Invisalign Aligners

Whether you have had an orthodontic treatment before or if this is your first time, Dr. Thomas can straighten your misaligned teeth with braces and Invisalign retainers. If you have a crossbite, overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, gap teeth, or open teeth, Dr. Thomas can treat your smile with orthodontics.

What Is All The Hype Around Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners can strengthen your teeth without the hassle of bulky wires from traditional orthodontics. First, Dr. Thomas will take a digital scan of your teeth a build a road-map to treat your smile. Dr. Thomas can show you each step to straightening your teeth. Next, the custom aligner is made with 3D printing. Using Smart Track technology, the Invisalign aligner hugs your teeth for the most comfort. Over five million people have used Invisalign aligners and the treatment time is an average of 3 months!

After you have straightened your teeth and developed a smile that you love, Dr. Thomas will recommend a Vivera retainer. In comparison to other retainers, the Vivera retainer is as comfortable as an Invisalign aligner with added durability. Today is the day to receive the smile that you have always wanted. Call Dr. Thomas and his team in Granbury, Texas for more information.

Why Chose Braces Over Invisalign?

For especially complex smiles, Dr. Thomas may recommend traditional orthodontics over Invisalign. Braces are placed on the teeth with metal brackets that are connected with wires. For fine, complex movements, the brackets have more ability to move the teeth than the Invisalign retainer. Additionally, braces cannot be removed frequently as aligners can be taken off. Thus, for someone who is less likely to consistently wear their aligner, braces are a better option. As a simple rule of thumb, traditional orthodontics work faster and more efficiently at aligning teeth and correcting gaps than Invisalign aligners.

What is the best way to care for your teeth with braces?

While you are wearing orthodontics it is important that you maintain your oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Brushing with braces takes longer than the recommended two minutes for those without braces because you need to clean all the areas. To get a better clean you can use a proxabrush to clean between the braces and the teeth. This is where bacteria will build-up to cause cavities and gum disease. To floss, use a floss threader, which can be threaded through the braces and in between the teeth.

During your first orthodontist visit, Dr. Thomas will tell you to avoid sticky and hard foods because these can damage the braces. While you are wearing braces you should also avoid sugary foods that can cause acids to sit between and around your teeth causing decay. Lastly, the best way to ensure that your treatment is on track is to visit Dr. Thomas and his team at their office in Granbury, Texas for regular check-ups. They will monitor the progress of your treatment and help you to reach your smile goals.

You deserve the smile of your dreams!

Straighten your misaligned smile with Invisalign or braces from Dr. Thomas and his team at their office in Granbury, Texas. For more information or to plan your next visit, call our office at (817)-579-0095, today!