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I would highly recommend this place for all you dental needs. I had no idea there were places that stayed open this late for people like me I couldn’t wait any longer to go. I was in so much pain.. Ms. Andrea, Ms. Alma and Dr. Zaher are now my favorite people lol. They were patient with me. I have a fear of dentist. They made me feel like family. I’ll surely be back to get all of my work done! You guys are Amazing! Thank you again!
May 30, 2020
My 3yr old son took a tumble and chipped his front tooth. They got us in and taken care of in less than an hour! Such sweet assistants and doctor was very informative! I highly recommend this office! Thank y’all so much for taking care of my little guy today!
March 21, 2021
Thank you all for the warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere during my visit. I broke a molar, and the office was able to squeeze me in. Dr. Zaher is an amazing dentist, extremely patient, easy to talk to, takes the time to know his patients. He is passionate about his job, takes his time to explain things to you thoroughly in a way that you understand, readily and happily answers all questions, and is just so knowledgeable about his profession and it shows in his work. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience — very friendly staff. Thanks to the whole staff at Long View Family and Emergency Dental care from a grateful new patient.
January 22, 2020
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign or invisible aligners are orthodontic devices that are used for teeth straightening.
What is involved in the Invisalign teeth straightening procedure?
When you first visit your dentist for teeth alignment, an impression of your teeth will be taken to find out if your teeth can be straightened with the use of invisible aligners. If it is possible, then a treatment plan will be created by the dentist showing the series of movements that your teeth will undergo throughout the treatment. The dentist will show you the final position of your teeth once the Invisalign treatment is completed.
A set of custom aligners will be made for you to wear and replace every two weeks. Your teeth will begin moving in every replacement, little by little as it moves towards the final position that was projected.
The progress of the procedure will be monitored by your dentist during your occasional check-up appointments. This is to ensure that you are doing well and are comfortable with the treatment.
You will wear your Invisalign teeth aligners for a period of around 12 to 18 months. This will depend on the type of correction that is required for your smile. So, the completion time varies from one person to another.
Your invisible aligners should be worn for up to 22 hours daily. Every two weeks, your invisible aligners need to be changed. You will need fresh aligners to continue the teeth straightening since your teeth will begin to shift into the proper position.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
- With Invisalign, your teeth will be repositioned to give you a beautiful smile. This smile can help boost your self-confidence.
- Invisalign gives you a significant health advantage. With Invisalign, the risk of gum disease and tooth decay can be reduced.
- Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can be corrected with invisible aligners.
- With invisible aligners, the upper and lower jaws will come together properly, correcting abnormal bite functions. If bite problems are unfixed, this can result in oral health issues including cavities and tooth loss, erosion of the tooth enamel, gum infections, and difficulty in speaking and eating.
- When your teeth are properly positioned, your gums will fit more firmly around your teeth. This can greatly help prevent gum disease.
- Straight teeth give you a healthier mouth. This will give you teeth a pleasant appearance and it can help make your teeth last longer.
- Teeth straightening using Invisalign can help prevent bad breath, tooth sensitivity, gingivitis, teeth chipping. More serious issues will be prevented from developing with Invisalign.
- If you have crooked and misaligned teeth, it is not only unsightly, but it can also make it difficult to clean. Improperly cleaned teeth can lead to disease and the risk of gum and bone damage and tooth loss. With invisible aligners, teeth can be properly cleaned. It can help prevent disease and tooth loss.
What are the advantages of Invisalign over metal braces?
1. Invisalign invisible aligners have a better appearance.
Metal braces are not attractive to look at. You can look very awkward with chunks of metal showing on your teeth. People notice it and those who wear them feel self-conscious, if not flat-out embarrassed. Teens are teased by their peers if they wear metal braces.
You can hardly notice Invisalign. When a person wears one, it is as if he is not wearing braces at all. They are decidedly more attractive than metal braces.
2. Invisalign is more comfortable to wear.
Metal braces remain in place until it is time to professionally remove it. Those who wear them feel uncomfortable. The brackets can cause rubbing, scrapes or sores inside the cheeks or lips. If the wires get loose, they can poke or cut inside the mouth.
Since Invisalign has no brackets, wires or metal pieces, they are very comfortable to wear. They are made of clear, smooth plastic and are very lightweight They have smooth edges that make them more comfortable. They are custom made to fit your teeth and mouth.
3. Invisible aligners are removable.
Because they are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth normally. This can help you maintain a high level of oral hygiene. When you wear metal braces, you can have problems in removing food that gets trapped in the wires and brackets. When the food is left behind, problems like tooth decay and gum disease can occur.
If you have a clean mouth, then you have a healthy mouth. While straightening your teeth, it is important to have healthy teeth and gums so that by the end of the treatment, you will have the best smile possible.
What is sad about wearing metal braces is that when it is finally removed, you will see stains around the rims of the brackets, you can have cavities, and red or dark gums. This is because it is difficult to brush and floss around braces. You will hardly keep up with cleaning your teeth.
With invisible aligners, you can brush and floss normally since they are removable. You will then have good oral hygiene throughout the treatment.
4. With invisible aligners, you can at and drink whatever you want.
It is possible to eat or drink anything since you can take your invisible aligners out. the worst thing about teeth straightening procedures is that you are given food restrictions especially if you are wearing metal braces. There many kinds of food that you cannot eat. Hard foods, chewy and sticky ones are off-limit. It would seem like a punishment to be unable to eat certain kinds of food because of your metal braces.
These issues are not a problem for Invisalign. You don’t have to worry about food since your invisible aligners are removable. You can remove your aligners and eat whatever you want. There are no wires or brackets to worry about.
5. You have fewer athletic restrictions with Invisalign.
Avid sports players try to avoid metal braces. If you take a hard blow to your mouth, your metal braces can get damaged and it will cause you much pain. This is especially true if you play football, baseball, or soccer.
What is beautiful about Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners for practice or game time. You can store them safely away and wear them back after the game.
Overall, Invisalign has more advantages over metal braces. Although it costs more, the benefits are well worth the price. They are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums, and they provide you with a beautiful smile much faster. Anyone considering Invisalign should book a consultation with Longview Family and Emergency Dental. We can help you determine if you are a good candidate to wear invisible aligners.
Call Us For Inquiries
If you want to check out our procedures and other services, call us at (903) 759-2221 and schedule your appointment. We are available for all kinds of inquiries and questions. It is our pleasure to assist you at any moment.
Longview Family and Emergency Dental is the ultimate solution for all your dental needs. We also do all other kinds of dental procedures, so you can find our team whenever you need dental improvements.
With our careful selection of materials and our professional well experienced Dentists and the use of latest technology, we will provide you with the best solution according to your needs. Our procedures are highly effective and ensure complete satisfaction. If you need any kind of suggestion or a professional opinion about your future dental intervention, contact our team and tell us what you need to be done. We will be happy to assist.