Straightening misaligned teeth can offer more to your life than just a beautiful smile. Teeth that are properly aligned are usually easier to brush and floss and may be at a reduced risk of developing cavities and being affecting by gum disease. While you may wish to correct problems, like gapped or crooked teeth or bite misalignments, you may hesitate at the idea of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system for teeth straightening that our full-service Houston, TX practice offers for adult and teenaged patients. This system works through computer-generated clear aligners that gently guide the teeth into proper alignment within the jaw. Since these clear aligners are practically invisible, you can straighten your smile in a more discreet way.
Invisalign can address a range of orthodontic problems and may be a good option if you or your teen would prefer to avoid the appearance and feel of metal braces. Wearing Invisalign clear aligners offers convenience and comfort as these mouth trays are kept in the mouth for around 20 hours each day and easily removed to floss, brush, and eat. Getting an attractive, healthy smile that you have always wanted through braces may be easier and more comfortable than you think. Schedule your visit with general dentist Dr. Saba Jamali at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 today and find out if Invisalign or Invisalign Teen is a good choice for your family's smiles.
The teenage years are a time when teenaged patients may become very concerned over their appearance. To meet the unique needs and lifestyle of teen patients, we are pleased to offer Invisalign Teen. With this option, adolescent patients can still undergo treatment for bite misalignment and other orthodontic concerns without having to worry about metal braces. Teens who play musical instruments often find Invisalign easier to wear and those who play sports may reduce the risk of soft tissue injuries from metal braces. Like the adult version, Invisalign teen clear aligners are easily removed but do have a special compliance feature. Blue dot indicators are present on each tray that fade with use when the aligners are worn properly and as recommended. In this way, you and our Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 team can make sure that your teen remains on track to reach the planned smile results from their orthodontic care.
Patients may benefit from orthodontic treatment to address various types of tooth misalignment and other problems. Issues that are a result of a developmental or genetic nature along with tooth loss, oral trauma, and thumb-sucking as a child may all contribute to the need for orthodontic care. These problems can also impact normal eating and speaking abilities. By correcting these concerns as early as possible, the risk of broken or worn teeth, TMJ disorders, and gum recession may be minimized. Invisalign may be an ideal option for improving your oral health and function and creating a straight, beautiful smile if you or your teen have these types of dental issues.
Invisalign from Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 may be a great option for addressing a range of orthodontic problems for adults and teen patients who would prefer not to wear metal braces for their treatment needs. Customized to each individual, clear aligners are computer-generated for a precise and comfortable fit. These mouth trays fit over the upper and lower teeth and are made in a special Invisalign lab from smooth, clear plastic material that makes them practically invisible and far less noticeable than metal braces. Adults and teens wear clear aligners for 20 – 22 hours every day and take them out only when eating or cleaning the teeth and gums. While traditional braces are still the best type of treatment for some patients, Invisalign may be effective for treating cases of:
- Overbite or underbite
- Crossbite or openbite
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Rotated or protruding teeth
What To Expect
If you or your teen are interested in Invisalign clear aligners for teeth straightening, a consultation with Dr. Jamali and our team can help you learn more about this option. During this visit, 3D images of your jaw, mouth, face, and head will be taken along with digital intraoral scans of your upper and lower jaws. This information is transmitted to our advanced software system that will assist our team in mapping out the course of your Invisalign care. Invisalign gently moves the teeth through a series of clear, comfortable aligners. Our partner dental lab will then use this information to create your custom clear aligner trays. When your Invisalign aligners are delivered to our office, we will schedule you to come in to pick them up and learn how to use and care for them.
You should wear your aligner trays for at least 20 hours each day. Each individual set will need to be worn for two weeks and then traded out for the next one in line. To help you keep track of your trays, each set is numbered to help you easily stay on track with your treatment. Our team will schedule orthodontic check-up visits for you at our practice so that our team can assess your alignment progress and make any necessary adjustments along the way. Though the total time spent wearing Invisalign aligners varies for each individual, treatment typically lasts around a year.
Please get in touch with our team at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 if you have any questions or concerns about your aligners or your treatment. After you finish wearing your final set and your teeth are properly aligned, Invisalign Vivera® retainers will be created for you. The retention phase of your orthodontic plan is very important as retainers help to keep your teeth in their new location while the bone around your teeth stabilizes. To make your retainers, our lab uses the same comfortable, clear materials from which your aligners were made. While you can expect to wear your retainer around the clock at first, our team will let you know the length of time your retention phase may last. Retainers are a vital part of the process and can help to prevent your teeth from relapsing back toward their original position. We strongly encourage you to wear them as recommended and bring them along with you so that we can evaluate their fit when you visit our practice for routine cleanings and exams.
Depending on the plan, some dental insurance companies may offer coverage toward orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 is proud to work with most major PPO plans and will help you maximize your dental benefits. We want every patient to get the care needed for a healthy, happy smile and will work to help you find a convenient solution for covering any out-of-pocket costs. To make your care even more affordable, we take a number of payment methods, including low-cost financing options through CareCredit®.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
We want you to enjoy all the benefits a healthy, straight smile has to offer. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen can address crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth and bite misalignment issues and could be the ideal solution for you or your family member. Custom made and easy to remove, these clear aligners let you straighten your smile and enjoy improved oral function without everyone knowing that you are wearing braces. Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 is proud to be your premier destination for all of your family dental needs. To learn more about your candidacy for Invisalign, schedule a visit with Dr. Jamali in our Houston, TX practice today.