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Have you been putting off needed orthodontic treatments because you’re anxious about your appearance with braces? Invisalign aligners offer the best alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to achieve the straight smile you desire without anyone noticing!
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Both Invisalign and traditional braces offer orthodontic options for straightening and aligning your teeth while improving your oral health and enhancing your smile.
Braces usually come with brackets cemented to your teeth, connected by a wire, which we periodically tighten to shift your teeth and jaw gradually. Today’s brackets are smaller and less noticeable than in the past.
Invisalign, on the other hand, is virtually invisible. Clear aligner trays are worn over your teeth to shift them into place gently. We use X-rays, images, and impressions to create a 3D model of your teeth, which we use to configure your aligner trays.
The Invisalign Advantage
Your Invisalign aligners will transform your life without impacting it. You can remove them, enabling you to eat anything you like and enjoy your favorite activities. It’s easy to clean your teeth and pop your aligner back in.
Invisalign clear aligners have been shown to reduce the time it takes for your orthodontic treatment. They are also effective in correcting complex cases. The secret lies in the proprietary SmartForce and SmartTrack material, which enable us to shift your teeth with precision. With Invisalign, you’ll achieve a perfect smile without anyone knowing!
What Conditions Can Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign offers a great alternative to correcting a broad range of mild to complex orthodontic needs. Whether you have gapped or crooked teeth, an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, or crowded teeth, Invisalign offers the discreet solution for you!
Are You Ready for a Straight Smile?
Contact us at SpringLove Dentistry in Spring, TX today to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners and the many services we offer. We are all about caring for your oral health and delivering the smile of your dreams! Call today!
Nobody, especially a child, enjoys having a cavity drilled and filled! Dentists now offer an alternative treatment. Silver Diamine Fluoride is an antimicrobial liquid that can stop tooth decay in its tracks!
How Does Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) Work?
We apply SDF to active tooth decay to halt the further progression of the condition. The silver component of the treatment acts as an antimicrobial agent, killing bacteria and preventing the formation of new biofilm. The fluoride component works to stop demineralization and strengthens the tooth enamel.
What Are the Benefits of Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatments?
SDF offers a conservative approach to treating decayed teeth. Applying SDF quickly without drilling, noise or injections provides a faster and cheaper alternative to dental fillings. Only a drop of SDF can treat up to five teeth, making the cost per tooth very inexpensive. Children treated with SDF experience less anxiety and will not require sedation.
What Is the Application Procedure?
Applying SDF is a noninvasive, straightforward procedure. We will clean and isolate the decayed tooth and keep it dry. We will dip a micro brush in SDF and place it on the tooth for about two minutes, and then we will clean off any excess SDF. You will need to make sure you or your child refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least one hour.
A second treatment applied 18 months after the initial one has been shown to stop the formation of cavities significantly. The only side effect reported is usually reversible staining where the SDF is applied.
Silver Diamine Fluoride Treatment at SpringLove Dentistry
Schedule your appointment with SpringLove Dentistry in Spring, TX today to learn more about our silver diamine fluoride treatments along with the many services we offer. We are committed to helping you, and your family members enjoy a healthy life filled with happy smiles!