At FLOSS Dental in Katy, TX offers three different brands of clear aligners. We are certified providers for Invisalign® and we’re happy to discuss the options with you to decide which clear aligner brand is right for your situation.

Each of these clear aligner brands consists of a system of clear aligner trays that work to move your teeth over time. Unlike metal braces, you don’t need to come in and get any wires tightened. Instead, you simply swap out one tray for another one that moves your teeth slightly further. The trays are removed for eating and brushing your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about them interfering with your daily life.

While clear aligners are a great option for teenagers or adults, they are not recommended for children.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

  • Clear aligners virtually invisible, so your confidence won’t take a hit.
  • You can remove them for special occasions or to eat and drink regularly.
  • Clear aligners don’t interfere with your regular oral hygiene routine.
  • They cost about the same as metal braces.

The Clear Aligner Process

During your first appointment for clear aligners, your FLOSS Katy dentist will take an impression of your mouth so that custom-fitting trays can be made. Once you receive your aligner trays, you will need to wear them between 20 and 22 hours a day for your teeth to shift. Every few weeks you will be given new trays that move the teeth slightly more. The entire process can take as little as six months.

Clear aligners are not recommended for every situation but are certainly a solution for many people. Call our office in Katy, TX today to talk to your dentist about clear aligners.