There are a lot of serious issues associated with a jaw or bite misalignment. In particularly severe cases, a poorly aligned bite can result in significant discomfort and even make it difficult to eat.
However, in milder cases of overbites, underbites or crossbites, the chief concern for many patients is cosmetic in nature. In these cases, traditional metal braces aren't always the best option. Instead, the right choice for you might be cosmetic braces.
At Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry, we offer both Invisalign® and ClearCorrectä cosmetic braces. These products offer realignment for mild cases while also being completely inconspicuous – this makes them ideal for both teenagers and adult professionals.
If you live in or around Spring or Conroe, Texas and you are interested in learning more about the cosmetic braces options we offer, please call Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry today at 281-320-2000.
Should I Choose Invisalign® or ClearCorrect?
While we offer both Invisalign® and ClearCorrectä aligners, it's important to understand that both products are fundamentally similar. Invisalign® and ClearCorrectä are both sets of clear plastic aligners that are custom-designed for your unique teeth. You'll wear a set of aligners for a certain amount of time – usually a couple weeks – before returning for a replacement set. Over time, these aligners will subtly shift the position of your teeth, restoring a properly aligned bite.
Choosing the right set of cosmetic braces, then, is going to be all about your unique situation. The main difference between the two systems is that ClearCorrectä is often more affordable. However, we will sit down with you, talk about your needs and help you choose the system that's right for you. If you prefer Invisalign® but have concerns about the cost, our dentists will discuss the various financing options we offer. We're confident that we can help you fit your desired treatment option into your budget.
What Advantages Do Cosmetic Braces Offer?
Regardless of which system you choose, you can expect your cosmetic braces to offer a wealth of advantages over traditional metal braces. These include:
- Inconspicuousness – Invisalign® and ClearCorrectä aligners are essentially invisible. No one will even know you're wearing them.
- Comfort – Your aligners will fit snugly over your teeth. You won't have to worry about metal wires poking your cheeks and gums.
- Convenience – You can easily remove your aligners at meal time, then pop them right back in afterward, avoiding the annoyance of getting food caught under metal wires. And with cosmetic braces, there are no tedious, uncomfortable tightening appointments – you'll just get a new set of aligners every couple of weeks.
Contact our Spring Cosmetic Dentists
We understand you likely still have questions about cosmetic braces. The best way to learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations is to speak with our cosmetic dentists in person.
Please contact Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry using the form on this page or call 281-320-2000 today to schedule a cosmetic braces consultation. We serve patients in Spring, Conroe, the Woodlands and the surrounding areas of North Houston.