OrthodonticsBraces and Invisalign Treatment in College Station Texas

Braces and Invisalign Create Straighter Teeth in College Station, TX

Orthodontics Offers Patients Straighter Smiles 
Did you know that crooked and crowded teeth not only look unattractive, but they can also lead to dental health problems? Orthodontics focuses on assessing and correcting the poor positioning of your teeth. Although orthodontic therapy can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons, treatment also gives patients a functionally improved bite.

A tried and true tool of orthodontia, stainless steel or metal braces have straightened teeth for decades. Our orthodontic specialist will develop a plan for your mouth so that you receive the maximum benefits of this treatment. You can even customize your braces with colorful elastics, or choose glass and ceramic brackets to make your braces less noticeable. Invisalign presents adult patients with a nearly invisible way to straighten their smiles.

A Discreet Alterative with InvisalignInvisalign in College Station Texas

What about patients who have avoided care because of the brackets and wires that come with traditional braces? In these cases, Dr. Robert M Lasell offers a more discreet solution called Invisalign. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made acrylic aligners to move teeth into their ideal position. As a result, our College Station Invisalign patients can work on straightening their teeth without drawing attention to their treatment.

What’s more, the aligners that Invisalign uses are removable. They can easily be taken out for meals, and for brushing and flossing. What does this mean for our College Station patients? It means, on the one hand, getting to enjoy a more normal diet during treatment. With traditional braces, food can become trapped around brackets and wires. With Invisalign, though, you can still enjoy your favorite foods. You can also brush and floss as thoroughly you normally would. The brackets and wires of traditional braces can make it difficult to clean as effectively as you need to. That, in turn, increases the risk of common oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease.

As an added benefit, with Invisalign there’s nothing that ever needs to be tightened. Instead, you’ll simply move on to the next aligner in your treatment kit about every two weeks. Office visits will only be needed periodically, so Dr. Robert M Lasell can check on your progress. Combined, all of this makes Invisalign not only more discreet, but also more convenient for our College Station patients who have a busy schedule.