Certified Invisalign® Provider in Houston, TX
If you want a straighter smile without lengthy time in traditional metal braces, you can consider Invisalign® from Dentistry of Highland Village in Houston, TX. We are a Certified Invisalign® Provider for both our younger and adult patients. With this revolutionary orthodontic treatment, patients can avoid the inconvenience, embarrassment, and discomfort from the traditional metal brackets and wires of braces. If you have teeth that are crowded, have large gaps, or are even crooked, it is not too late to achieve a straighter, more confident smile! Invisalign® clear aligner treatment is just one way that we give our Houston patients the most convenient and effective care available. A brief consultation can determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a wire-free treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to slowly and gently move your teeth into their ideal position. Invisalign® aligners are unnoticeable to others and can be easily removed for normal activities like eating and brushing teeth. To ensure a comfortable fit, each aligner is custom made using advanced 3D computer imaging technology. Invisalign® is among the most preferred smile corrective solutions available for both teens and adults.
What are the benefits?
Invisalign® offers several notable benefits over traditional metal braces:
–Discreet: Invisalign® is virtually invisible to others. This allows adults and teens to remain confident in the workplace, school, or social settings while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
–Convenient: Invisalign® requires much less maintenance than traditional braces. The aligners are removable for brushing and flossing, which significantly improves your dental health during and after orthodontic treatment.
–Efficient: Many Invisalign® patients benefit from fewer and shorter appointments in our office. There is no need to tighten wires or make drastic adjustments. Total treatment time may also be less than traditional braces.
–Comfortable: Invisalign® aligners are smooth and comfortable plastic. This prevents painful irritation to the gums, cheeks, tongue, and lips that metal braces often causes.
How does Invisalign® work?
During your Invisalign® therapy, you can expect to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before your new set of aligner trays are given. Each series of aligners works to gradually move your teeth into their final desired position. We typically see patients every six weeks to monitor their overall progress. Total treatment time is determined on a case-by-case basis, but the average Invisalign® treatment is usually complete within 9 to 15 months. Invisalign® treatment allows patients to view their own virtual treatment plan at the beginning. This way you will be able to see how drastically Invisalign® can improve your smile.
To learn if Invisalign® or Invisalign® Teen is right for you, contact Dentistry of Highland Village. We are proud to provide the latest orthodontic technology to our Houston patients. With Invisalign®, you do not have to sacrifice your comfort, time, appearance or lifestyle to achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Who says you need a mouth full of metal to straighten your teeth? At Dentistry of Highland Village in Houston, Texas, Dr. Katya Shevchenko and Dr. Christina Gnaim both provide Invisalign®, the practically invisible aligners that straighten your teeth quicker than traditional braces. If you want to learn if Invisalign is right for you, call or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a new alternative to traditional braces. They are virtually invisible aligners custom-fit for you that straighten your teeth. They look similar to take-home whitening trays and fit comfortably in your mouth.
Using impressions of your mouth and a predetermined plan on how to realign your teeth, the team at Dentistry of Highland Village oversees the design of your Invisalign aligners, which are made of thermoplastic material in an outside lab.
How does Invisalign® help straighten my teeth?
The team at Dentistry of Highland Village map out a treatment plan for you that includes how your aligners will straighten your teeth and roughly how long the process will take. During treatment, your aligners make small adjustments with controlled force to the alignment of your teeth over time. The changes are gradual, and little by little, your teeth shift position and straighten.
The Dentistry of Highland Village team may make adjustments to your aligners at different steps in the process to improve and speed up treatment. On average, if you’re an adult, you need to wear Invisalign aligners for about 12 months to straighten your teeth. If you’re a teen, it’s harder to pin down how long treatment will take — everything varies depending on your specific condition.
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. Since people don’t really notice them, Invisalign aligners aren’t the nuisance that traditional braces often are. They don’t get chunks of food stuck in them, maintenance is easier (since you can slip them in and out), and they don’t impact your appearance.
You should wear your aligners at least 20 hours per day, but you can take them out when you eat or drink. Since they’re so easy to remove, your dentist can make adjustments to them throughout the process — unlike traditional metal braces which are glued onto your teeth. Generally, Invisalign straightens your teeth faster than traditional braces.
Also, in-office visits to monitor your progress with Invisalign are simple, since they don’t involve metal and wires. Your visits are routine check-ups that might involve an adjustment to your aligners.
How do I take care of my Invisalign® braces?
Brush your Invisalign aligners and rinse them in warm water regularly. You can also order a comprehensive Invisalign cleaning system directly from Invisalign.
If you want to find out more about Invisalign, call or use the online booking tool today and set up an appointment.
A straight smile is more valuable than you may think. Straight teeth can improve both the function and aesthetics of your smile. If straighter teeth would give you a more confident smile, then you are worth the investment. In fact, your smile has a profound impact on your quality of life and overall well-being, and it can be one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Dentistry of Highland Village is a proud Invisalign® provider, and we are happy to tell you more about the remarkable return on your Invisalign® investment.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
The cost of your Invisalign® treatment is determined on an individual basis. The expense is influenced by factors such as your treatment goals, the severity of your orthodontic issues, the length of your treatment plan, and the specific details of your case outlined by your dentist. We know that cost is a major factor in making the decision for orthodontic correction. We welcome your concerns and we will do everything we can to ease your financial burdens. For most patients, Invisalign® treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces.
Invisalign® Payment Options
Invisalign® treatment is covered by many dental insurance plans and we will gladly help you determine your coverage. Dentistry of Highland Village offers a variety of options to make your Invisalign® more affordable, including:
- Courtesy discount applied for treatment paid in full by cash or check
- Payment arrangements to coincide with your Flex Plan needs
- Financing plans through CareCredit and Springstone
- Most major credit cards accepted
To learn more about your specific financing options for Invisalign®, please contact our office today. We want to make your experience with us as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Your smile is worth it.
If you are considering Invisalign®, we want you to have a clear understanding of the treatment process and feel confident in your decision to straighten your smile with this revolutionary clear orthodontics. Please use this section to find answers to frequently asked questions surrounding Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a wire-free orthodontic system that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth over time. It can be used for crowding, spaces, crossbites, underbites, overbites, and other concerns. Invisalign® is a preferred treatment method for both teens and adults who do not want to undergo traditional metal braces.
Will Invisalign® fit my lifestyle?
The ability for Invisalign® to fit into your lifestyle is one of the most highlighted advantages. With Invisalign®, the aligner trays are easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Therefore, there are no dietary restrictions and your smile doesn’t require extra hard work to keep it clean. If you would like to enjoy an occasional night out without your wearing your aligners, you have the freedom to do so. Invisalign® allows teens and adults to enjoy everyday activities while still straightening your teeth.
Will I feel comfortable while wearing Invisalign®?
Invisalign® aligners are made of a thermoplastic material that is uniquely fabricated to fit your smile. Unlike metal brackets and wires, these smooth aligners do not irritate your gums, cheeks and lips while you wear them. You can also feel socially comfortable while you are wearing Invisalign®. These clear aligners are virtually invisible to others, which helps patients remain confident at school, work and play.
What can I expect during treatment?
Invisalign® uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create your personal treatment. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to gradually move your teeth into proper position. You can expect to replace your aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment goals are achieved. We can ensure your Invisalign® appointments work with your schedule. Most visits involve a brief progress check every six weeks. Your total treatment time will be based on your specific needs.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is known for its seamless fit with your lifestyle. They offer discretion, comfort, and convenience that traditional braces cannot. With the option to remove the aligners, patients love the flexibility to eat the foods they love and the better dental hygiene that Invisalign® allows. Invisalign®’s technology also enables you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you initiate treatment. This means you’ll have a sneak peak at the beautiful, straight smile that awaits.
How many patients are in Invisalign® treatment?
More than 3 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign®. It is a proven orthodontic treatment option that continues to grow in popularity.
Have more questions about Invisalign®? Want to know if Invisalign® is right for you? Please contact Dentistry of Highland Village today. We are happy to schedule a consultation with a Certified Invisalign® Provider to address your concerns. It is never too late to achieve the smile you have always wanted. With today’s dental advancements, you won’t have to sacrifice much in the process.
Patient’s Chief Concern
This-26-year old female believed there wasn’t enough room within her jaw for all of her teeth to fit normally. Her doctor told her that when left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, and increase in the chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth. She was treated with Invisalign over the course of approximately 10 months.
Patient’s Chief Concern
This 27-year-old female was unhappy that her upper and lower jaws seemed to be misaligned. This caused her upper teeth to bite on the inside of her lower teeth, and she could tell it was causing excessive wear. Her doctors told her this issue could also cause gum disease and bone loss. Her Invisalign treatment lasted approximately nine months.
Patient’s Chief Concern
This 38-year-old female was concerned that her upper teeth overlapped her lower teeth too much. Not only is this a cosmetic issue, but it can lead to health problems later in life, so she was anxious to get it fixed. She was treated with Invisalign in approximately 20 months.
Certified Invisalign® Teen Provider
Does the thought of wearing metal braces make you want to hide? At Dentistry of Highland Village, we are proud to offer the most popular orthodontic solution for teens. As a Certified Invisalign® Provider, we are happy to explain the key benefits that Invisalign® Teen provides over traditional metal braces. Not only does Invisalign® therapy work remarkably well, but it also allows you to achieve a straight, beautiful smile with minimal sacrifice to your lifestyle. Invisalign® Teen is clear, removable and super comfortable!
If you hide your smile because you have teeth that are crowded, gapped, crooked or protruding, Invisalign® Teen may be the answer. This system uses a series of clear custom-made aligners that gently move your teeth into a straight and ideal position. Teens can expect a new set of aligners every two weeks until treatment is complete. With this revolutionary advancement in orthodontic technology, teens no longer have to face social challenges and lifestyle changes to achieve a more confident smile.
A Clear Solution for Teen Lifestyle
Invisalign® Teen allows patients to straighten their smile using a discreet, comfortable and fast treatment method. We understand the unique concerns that adolescents have surrounding orthodontic treatment. Not only does Invisalign® respect their need for discretion, but it also protects the health of their teeth and gums. Metal braces can make it very difficult for teens to properly clean their teeth during treatment. This can result in red, puffy gums, tooth discoloration and even areas of decay. With Invisalign® Teen, patients can remove their aligners for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. This facilitates a stronger and healthier smile at the completion of treatment. We know teenagers are busy, and we love giving them a solution that requires better convenience and less maintenance.
No Dietary Restrictions
Let’s face it; avoiding candy, popcorn and pizza as a teenager is not fun. With Invisalign®, teens are given no dietary restrictions. Since the aligners are easily removed for eating and drinking, you are free to choose what you want to eat without the worry of popping a wire or damaging a bracket. Invisalign® Teen is designed to fit your lifestyle, whether you are playing a team sport, eating popcorn on a date or smiling for yearbook pictures. Invisalign® Teen is the ideal solution for adolescents who need orthodontic correction but do not want the discomfort and embarrassment of traditional braces.
To learn if Invisalign® Teen is right for you, contact us today. Dentistry of Highland Village offers a full range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental services for teens in Houston.
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