Invisalign® FAQ in Houston, TX
Are you wondering if Invisalign® Clear Aligners will work for your smile? At Summit Dental Center™, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions about this exciting alternative to traditional braces.
Check out our Invisalign® FAQ in Houston, TX!
What are Invisible Braces by Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® system uses custom-designed aligners to straighten a patient’s teeth. Unlike with traditional metal braces, no uncomfortable brackets, wires, or bands are required.
How Will Invisalign® Clear Aligners Impact my Appearance?
Invisalign® aligners are made of a transparent and durable plastic material, which means most people won’t even notice you’re wearing a dental appliance.
What Specific Needs and Conditions does Invisalign® address?
Like traditional metal braces, invisible braces can improve
- the way you bite with your back teeth
- the alignment of your front teeth
- the overall appearance of your smile
Typical conditions that lend themselves to Invisalign® treatment include
- Over-, under-, and crossbites
- Crowded teeth
- Gap teeth
- General misalignment
How Does the Invisalign® System Work?
- A digital scan of your teeth is used to create a treatment plan and a preview of results you can expect
- A series of custom aligners is made at the Invisalign® lab
- You wear your custom aligners 20-22 hours per day; every two weeks or so, you upgrade to the next set of aligners until the desired results are achieved (typically after approximately 12 months)
What Type of Follow-up Does Invisalign® Require?
Follow-up appointments with your Summit Dental Center dentist every 6-8 weeks will monitor the progress of your teeth as they are gently pressured to assume their correct position. No painful adjustments or tightening visits are needed.
When do I Wear my Invisalign® Clear Aligners?
Pretty much constantly, including at night. General recommendations of 20-22 hours of daily wear-time produce the best results for most patients.
Can I Eat With my Invisalign® Aligners?
Invisalign® clear aligners can and should be removed for eating and drinking, as well as during teeth brushing and flossing.
How do I Care for my Invisalign® Aligners?
Caring for your invisible braces is easy. Just brush them clean and make sure the device is free of food particles. After meals, be sure to clean your teeth before you put the aligners on again.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign®?
Both adults and teens with crooked or misaligned teeth are candidates for the Invisalign® system. Younger patients who don’t yet have all their molars, as well as seniors, must schedule a consultation to determine the best option.
During your initial Invisalign® consultation at Summit Dental Center™, we will determine the best option to address your needs and expectations.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
The greatest benefit is that the aligners are practically invisible when in place. Most people won’t even notice them unless they know what to look for. Another great benefit is that Invisalign® aligners are easy to remove. While undergoing treatment, you can still lead an active lifestyle and enjoy the foods you love.
Best of all, invisible braces cause very little discomfort once you get used to the gentle but steady pressure the appliance exerts on your teeth.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
The cost of invisible braces varies depending on the complexity of your case. Generally speaking, Invisalign® is now offered at a price point that is competitive with the cost of traditional metal braces.
Summit Dental Center™ is happy to discuss affordable financing options during your one-on-one consultation.
Are There Financing Options Available for Invisalign®?
Yes, Summit Dental Center™ offers financing plans and payment options for Invisalign® clear aligners. Monthly installments break your total investment into manageable payments over time, making invisible braces affordable for everyone!
With seven convenient locations throughout the Houston area, we offer both extended and weekend hours to our patients. We are dedicated to providing top quality dental services, so please contact us today to schedule your Invisalign® consultation. Call 713-425-0450 now!