Invisalign® Treatment in Houston, TX

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What are Invisalign Clear Aligners?

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 affected 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 orthodontics is an advanced system for teeth straightening that our full-service practice offers for adult and teenage 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 treatments in Houston, TX, 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 braces offer convenience and comfort as these mouth trays are used 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 our general dentist at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 today and find out if Invisalign adult aligners or Invisalign Teen aligners are a good choice for your family's smiles.

About Invisalign Teen® Orthodontics

The teenage years are a time when teenage patients may become very concerned about their appearance. To meet the unique needs and lifestyles of teen patients, our Invisalign dentists in Houston, TX, are pleased to offer Invisalign Teen trays. 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 treatments 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.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics?

There are several reasons why an individual may choose Invisalign over other traditional orthodontic treatments. Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Invisalign clear aligners are removable
  • There are no restrictions on food
  • Allow for better dental hygiene
  • Often undetectable in photos or videos
  • No risk of dental emergencies for a broken bracket or wire

Our Invisalign dentists want to ensure that your Invisalign treatment process goes as smoothly as possible. They will show you how easy it is to straighten your smile while maintaining your day-to-day life.

Who is a Candidate for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

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 treatments 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 treatment in Jersey Village, TX, 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 aligners may be effective for treating cases of:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or openbite
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated or protruding teeth

How Does the Invisalign System Work?

If you or your teen are interested in Invisalign clear aligners for teeth straightening, a consultation with 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 trays gently move 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.

After Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

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.

Is Invisalign Treatment Covered by Insurance?

Depending on the plan, some dental insurance companies may offer coverage toward Invisalign orthodontic treatment. 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 Treatment FAQ

What are some of the benefits of Invisalign clear aligners?
Many of our Jersey Village, TX patients love their Invisalign aligners. These virtually invisible clear aligners help people feel confident throughout the day while giving attention to the oral care of their mouth. Additionally, many of our patients find that the aligners are quite comfortable, especially compared to the alternative of traditional braces, due to their flexible material.

How long do you have to wear clear aligners?
We suggest that you wear your Invisalign clear aligners for 20 – 22 hours a day. This will give you the best outcome possible. Invisalign for teens has a tracking system to allow parents to know if their teen is wearing them enough. Feel free to ask our team about it!

Are Invisalign treatments better than traditional braces?
Invisalign treatments are often more sought-after than braces because of their removable functionality. It makes eating, brushing, and performing in sports or on stage easier.

Teeth Straightening Solutions

We want you to enjoy all the benefits a healthy, straight smile has to offer. Invisalign adult aligners and Invisalign Teen aligners 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 treatments, schedule a visit with us at our Houston, TX practice today.

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