Invisalign

Nunn Family Dentistry

Clay H. Nunn, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Tomball, TX

Thanks to Invisalign®, you don’t need metal wires and uncomfortable brackets to attain straight teeth. At Nunn Family Dentistry in Tomball, Texas, Clay Nunn, DDS, offers Invisalign to correct crooked teeth without braces. Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten teeth gradually, just like braces. The main difference is that clear aligners are invisible and discreet, so you can smile with confidence while wearing them. To learn more about Invisalign, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth with clear aligners rather than conventional braces. These custom-made invisible aligners mold to the exact shape of your teeth.

While Invisalign straightens crooked teeth gradually in the same way as conventional braces, these clear aligners are removable. You can take Invisalign out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.

What dental concerns can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign uses state-of-the-art digital technology to effectively treat a wide range of mild, moderate, and even complex dental issues, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth

Nunn Family Dentistry customizes your Invisalign treatment to suit your unique needs, even if you have more than one dental concern.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is an effective alternative to braces for those who want straight teeth without obvious wires and brackets. Some of the most common benefits of Invisalign include:

Appearance

Since Invisalign aligners are clear and form to your teeth, other people can’t tell when you wear them.

Comfort

One major complaint of traditional braces is that the brackets can irritate the inside of your cheeks. Invisalign clear aligners are smooth and won’t leave you with sores or cuts.

Convenience

Clear aligners are removable. You can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This makes them easier to clean and allows you to continue eating all your favorite foods.

Time

Conventional braces typically take 18 months to 3 years to straighten your teeth and correct complex bite issues. Invisalign offers comparable results in as little as 6-18 months.

Oral hygiene

Conventional braces are fixed to your teeth, making them difficult to keep clean. With removable clear aligners, you can brush and floss as you normally would.

What is the Invisalign process like?

Invisalign uses the most advanced dental technology to plan and create your custom-made aligners without messy impressions. Nunn Family Dentistry creates your customized plan with digital X-rays and digital impressions.

Once your provider takes your digital impressions, they upload the images into the Invisalign software to map out your plan. They then send your plan to the Invisalign lab, which creates each set of your aligners.

Every two weeks you’ll receive a new set of aligners to wear. It’s important that you wear Invisalign at least 22 hours a day to maintain your progress. Because the process is completely digital, your dentist can make any necessary adjustments to your plan.

If Invisalign sounds like the right orthodontic treatment for you, call Nunn Family Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.