Dr. Tabakman is a Super Elite Invisalign® Provider in Katy and Houston, TX
Achieve the beautiful, beaming smile you have always dreamed of—braces not required. Wondering how that can be possible? Call our office and schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Tabakman, a super elite Houston orthodontist, to learn more about Invisalign and determine if it is right for you.
What is Invisalign®?
In short, it is a braces-like system that no one can tell you are wearing. To go a bit more in-depth, Invisalign is an orthodontic system composed of a series of undetectable, comfortable aligners that can be removed for short periods of time. Instead of waiting to smile until treatment is over, you can beam with confidence throughout your treatment.
The aligners are made using 3D computer imaging technology to be certain each aligner builds on the previous one until your teeth are straight. There are many practices which offer Invisalign, but only 1% or orthodontists in North America are certified as a super elite providers—Dr. Tabakman is one of them.
Why should I consider Invisalign?
The most appealing aspect of Invisalign is that the aligners are invisible. However, there are very practical reasons you might want to choose it over traditional braces. Treatment with Invisalign means that you do not need to adjust your diet to avoid foods which would damage traditional braces, nor do you need to brush and floss around brackets and wires. Most will find that they are more comfortable than metal braces, which can rub against the soft tissues of the mouth and cause soreness and the lack of adjustments means less time spent in the office—not that we don’t enjoy our time with you.
How does Invisalign work?
Using the technology mentioned above, a series of aligners will be created that will slowly move your teeth into the desired position. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next aligner in the series. Each aligner moves your teeth a little bit more than the last. It is important that the user wear them as much as possible—they should only be removed when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
When using Invisalign, you only need to come in for visits every six weeks. These visits will be focused on your progress and ensuring everything is going as planned. Most treatments will be complete within 15 months.
If you live in Houston, Invisalign treatment is not out of your reach. Should you wish to learn more about Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website or contact our Houston orthodontics practice to schedule your free consultation.