Minh D. Nguyen, DDS
Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
If you have crooked, overcrowded, or misaligned teeth, Invisalign oral aligners can correct your smile both quickly and discreetly. At Portrait Dental in Katy, Texas, family dentist Minh D. Nguyen, DDS, proudly offers Invisalign® treatment to adolescents and adults. If you’re interested in learning more about this cutting-edge orthodontic treatment, make an appointment at Portrait Dental today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of see-through plastic trays to gradually straighten and align your teeth.
There are no brackets, rubber bands, or wires like traditional braces. Instead, Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth. They’re made of SmartTrack®, an FDA-approved thermoplastic free of all allergens including BPS, BPX, latex, and gluten.
What types of issues can Invisalign correct?
At Portrait Dental, Dr. Nguyen usually recommends Invisalign to address mild and moderate orthodontic issues, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
You might also benefit from treatment with Invisalign if you have spaces or gaps between your teeth.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen at Portrait Dental.
Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, he can develop a custom orthodontic plan that aligns with your individual needs.
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation at Portrait Dental. During this appointment, Dr. Nguyen asks you questions about your goals for treatment and evaluates your smile. He also takes impressions of your teeth and uploads them to a computer program.
There, Dr. Nguyen develops a custom treatment plan that maps out the step-by-step movements of your teeth. He then sends the impressions of your teeth to a dental laboratory that manufactures your first set of oral aligners.
To achieve the best results, you wear your Invisalign aligners 20-22 hours each day. Every 1-2 weeks, you return to Portrait Dental to receive a new pair of aligners.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of Invisalign treatment varies from person to person, but most people achieve their desired results within 12-18 months. Be patient and follow Dr. Nguyen’s instructions as prescribed. You should also make sure to attend all of your follow up appointments.
How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are much easier to clean than traditional metal braces. Dr. Nguyen recommends rinsing your aligners off at least twice a day using cool tap water.
You should also brush your aligners with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush every night. For more thorough cleaning, ask Dr. Nguyen about the Invisalign Cleaning System.
To book your Invisalign consultation at Portrait Dental today call the office or click the online booking tool.