Teeth that are straight and properly aligned are more than just attractive, they're better for your oral health. Dental malocclusion (a bad bite), crooked teeth, and gaps can cause future conditions that are painful and require expensive procedures to repair. Our team of board-certified dental professionals is proud to use the Invisalign® aligning system for our patients in Conroe, TX. Custom made to gently and comfortably meet your aesthetic goals, Invisalign® aligners are more comfortable and attractive compared to metal braces. Since you can remove them, you'll find brushing, flossing, and eating much easier. If you're excited about the idea of having a smile that's both healthy and beautiful, schedule a consultation for information on Invisalign® at MINT dentistry in Conroe, TX. Our premier practice in Conroe, TX utilizes state-of-the-art dental technologies and techniques, including Invisalign®, to help you get a beautiful, dazzling smile you can't stop sharing.
Best Candidates for Invisalign Teeth Straightening
There are many factors that can determine how straight your teeth are: if you sucked your thumb as a child, hereditary traits, losing a tooth or several teeth, or a traumatic injury to your lower face. The misalignment of your teeth can lead to other oral health problems, including a bad bite (dental malocclusion), abnormal enamel wear, difficulty speaking and chewing, as well as toothaches and jaw pain. If your dental team notices one of these issues at your dental examination, we might suggest an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign®.
Clear Invisalign® aligners are wonderful for teens and adults who would like to improve their smile but without the hassle and appearance of traditional metal braces. While your aligners should be worn most of the time, Invisalign® can be removed so you can brush your teeth and eat, as well as for playing sports and special events. Far more discreet than traditional braces, most people won't be able to tell that you are wearing your Invisalign® trays.
What to Expect with Invisalign Teeth Straightening
Your first set of Invisalign® trays will be created using digital x-rays taken by your MINT dentistry team. Once they are sent to our office, we will contact you to receive your first set of aligners and instructions from your dentist. You should use your aligners every day for at least 20 hours for the process to work, ideally removing them only for eating and cleaning. Over time, you will switch to the second set of aligners as they can continue to move your teeth closer to proper alignment. You will need to schedule appointments every 4 – 6 weeks so we can check your progress and get more digital x-rays taken so new sets of aligners can be made. The length of time that you will use your aligners will vary based on your starting bite and your goals, but most patients use Invisalign® for about one year.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening Treatment Aftercare
When you have completed your last set of trays and your bite is aligned, it's important to keep your teeth in place while your gums and jaw adjust. Invisalign® Vivera® retainers are specially made to hold your teeth in place after you complete your final set of aligning trays. Each retainer will be made custom at the Invisalign® dental lab from digital x-rays taken once your treatment is complete. Your dentist will explain when to use your retainer and how to care for it once it's sent back to our facility. Your dentist will continuously check your alignment and bite at your dental exams.
The MINT Commitment
In many cases, a portion of the cost for your Invisalign® treatment is covered if you are using dental insurance. Our front office will get more information on your specific policy coverage and determine your costs. We take several payment methods to cover your out-of-pocket expenses or if you aren't using insurance. At your consultation, your dentist can estimate your treatment costs and ways to make your Invisalign® treatment easier to afford, including flexible payment plans and medical financing. It is important to remember that a healthy smile is part of a happy, healthy life. MINT dentistry is dedicated to helping you find an affordable way to get sexy teeth.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening A Sleek, Chic Smile
To get teeth that are healthy and straight minus the visibility of traditional metal braces, schedule a consultation at our well-appointed modern dental practice to get started with the advanced Invisalign® orthodontic system. MINT dentistry in Conroe, TX will develop your personal Invisalign® plan during your consultation and get you started on the path to your best smile.