When a patient has a crooked or crowded smile, Drs. Vela and Ng may recommend Invisalign® in Corpus Christi, Texas. Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made aligners that fit snuggly over the teeth and gently straighten them over time. You will receive a new set of aligners about every two weeks to continue your straightening treatment. Treatment time is usually about a year for adults and similar to the treatment time of braces for teenagers. Our dentists also offer ClearCorrect™ aligners.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are made from clear plastic that is nearly invisible. Most people will not even realize that you are straightening your smile. These aligners are smooth and comfortable, so they will not irritate your gums and mouth. Invisalign and ClearCorrect are removable, so brushing and flossing is a breeze. With aligners, there are no food restrictions, so you can eat whatever you want. If you have a special occasion, you can take out your aligners for the event and place them back over your teeth after the event is over. Just be sure to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day.
We encourage you to contact Vela Dental Centers Southside today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.