Braces and Invisalign Create Straighter Teeth in Plano, TX
Orthodontics Offers Patients Straighter Smiles
Did you know that crooked and crowded teeth not only look unattractive, but they can also lead to dental health problems? Orthodontics focuses on assessing and correcting the poor positioning of your teeth. Although orthodontic therapy can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons, treatment also gives patients a functionally improved bite.
A tried and true tool of orthodontia, stainless steel or metal braces have straightened teeth for decades. Our orthodontic specialist will develop a plan for your mouth so that you receive the maximum benefits of this treatment. You can even customize your braces with colorful elastics, or choose glass and ceramic brackets to make your braces less noticeable. Invisalign presents adult patients with a nearly invisible way to straighten their smiles.
A Discreet Alterative with Invisalign
But what about patients who have avoided care because of the brackets and wires that come with traditional braces? In these cases, Dr. Nguyen offers a more discreet solution called Invisalign. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made acrylic aligners to move teeth into their ideal position. As a result, our Plano Invisalign patients can work on straightening their teeth without drawing attention to their treatment.
What’s more, the aligners that Invisalign uses are removable. They can easily be taken out for meals, and for brushing and flossing. What does this mean for our Plano patients? It means, on the one hand, getting to enjoy a more normal diet during treatment. With traditional braces, food can become trapped around brackets and wires. With Invisalign, though, you can still enjoy your favorite foods. You can also brush and floss as thoroughly you normally would. The brackets and wires of traditional braces can make it difficult to clean as effectively as you need to. That, in turn, increases the risk of common oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease.
As an added benefit, with Invisalign there’s nothing that ever needs to be tightened. Instead, you’ll simply move on to the next aligner in your treatment kit about every two weeks. Office visits will only be needed periodically, so Dr. Nguyen can check on your progress. Combined, all of this makes Invisalign not only more discreet, but also more convenient for our Plano patients who have a busy schedule.
Your Perfect Smile
Our mission is to create the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve, and our highly qualified staff provides a wide variety of services to make your dreams a reality. Call our modern dental office in Plano, TX today to schedule your free cosmetic dentistry assessment and consultation with Dr. Vi Nguyen or Dr. Cory Nguyen. The experienced team at our Plano location also serve patients from Frisco, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, Las Colinas, and many surrounding areas.