Invisalign Specialist

Houston Dental Care

Fadi Charles Salha, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Houston, TX

Do you want to straighten your crowded or crooked teeth but dread wearing traditional braces? Do it your teeth without metal braces using Invisalign's® clear, removable aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place. Teens, men, and women in Houston, Texas can depend on Charles Salha, DDS at Houston Dental Care for Invisalign treatment. To learn more about how Invisalign can restore your smile, call today or book an appointment online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment method. Instead of traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear, BPA-free plastic trays, or aligners, to steadily push your teeth into position.

Each tray is customized to fit your mouth and teeth precisely. As your teeth move into proper alignment, Dr. Salha replaces your trays with new ones every couple of weeks.


What are the advantages of Invisalign?

When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign has several significant benefits, including:


Appearance

As the name implies, Invisalign’s clear trays are nearly invisible. If you're self-conscious about wearing noticeable metal braces, the transparent aligners won’t give away the fact that you're straightening your teeth.


Removable

With traditional braces, there’s a list of foods you can’t eat. Invisalign makes eating and drinking anything you want a breeze. Simply remove the trays when you eat and put them back in when your meal is over.


Comfortable

With Invisalign, there are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your gums or cheeks. Dr. Salha uses computer imaging to custom-fit your aligners snugly and comfortably on your teeth.


Duration

Invisalign works quickly. Depending on the severity of your misalignment, you can expect Invisalign to do its job in about six months to a year.


Hygiene

With conventional braces, brushing, flossing, and cleaning between the metal brackets and wires is cumbersome. When you use Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you take the aligners off when it’s time to do your daily oral hygiene routine.


What conditions does Invisalign improve?

Invisalign can treat any of the following conditions:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Gapped teeth


Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

You’re wondering if Invisalign is right for you. If you’re an older teen or an adult and want to straighten your teeth quickly and easily, Invisalign may be your best option.

However, some dental conditions require traditional methods for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign may not be suitable for you if you have:

  • Veneers
  • Bridges
  • Badly misaligned teeth
  • Issues with your back teeth
  • Vertical alignment needs

Invisalign improves smiles. Call the office or book an appointment online to see if you qualify for Invisalign.