Clear aligners are a set of orthodontic appliances that are meant to adjust problems of overbite, underbite, crossbite faster, and more comfortable than traditional braces. Highland Oak Dental offers Invisalign clear aligners for teens and adults in Texas to give you straighter and beautiful teeth. Schedule an appointment today to find out your options in achieving a healthy smile.
so The Colony, What is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is a system of custom, clear removable aligners that are worn both in the upper and lower jaws to straighten the teeth. Invisalign aligners are not affixed to the teeth and are easily removable when eating, speaking, or brushing your teeth. It is also virtually invisible making it an excellent choice for people who prefer a more discreet method of correcting their smiles. These aligners are designed in such a way that it exerts force to move the teeth in its desired position and correct problems of underbite, overbite, and crossbite. We will provide a set of aligners that you’ll wear for two weeks. After two weeks, your old aligners have served its purpose and you’ll be replaced with a new set. You’ll wear a new set of aligners every two weeks until the desired result is achieved.
Invisalign adult for The Colony community
Many of us believe that only our children can take advantage of having a straighter smile, but we should not neglect our teeth. Because Invisalign is made from translucent plastic; therefore it is less noticeable, unlike traditional braces. There won’t be any brackets or wires that will be a distraction when you eat or speak. This treatment is ideal for adults in a professional setting or those who simply want to achieve a better-looking smile.
Invisalign for Kids – Invisalign First – The Colony
Creating a great smile involves a variety of dental treatments to treat a variety of dental issues early in childhood before all of the teeth have erupted. Invisalign First is the next generation of Invisalign products aimed at children. Invisalign first allows children who still have growing teeth to use Invisalign aligners to straighten their teeth. It is an early orthodontic treatment that offers patients of their children to avoid traditional metal braces.
Invisalign First is specifically designed to correct a wide range of broad to multiple teeth straightening issues, such as tooth crowding, arch development, tooth protrusion, narrow dental arches, and spacing to improve the overall appearance of a child’s smile. The trays are custom designed to expand the jawline of a growing child gradually. By expanding the arch of the area over time, a skilled orthodontist such as Dr. Shiney George can help to correct a more serious oral health problem in the future.
Invisalign teen, The Colony
Because of the design concept of this treatment, Invisalign was originally intended for adults. Each aligner with a plastic shell fits all your teeth in the upper or lower jaw. This leaves no place for the teeth to erupt during treatment. This made it impossible for teens to use such treatment as the teeth are still erupting. When this treatment became popular because of the many benefits it has over traditional treatment, the need for it to adapt to the younger generation is essential. Thus, Invisalign teens has been created. This special set of aligners has tabs left in places where permanent teeth are expected to erupt. When the time for a tooth to erupt comes, the tab is broken; thus permitting it to grow. Therefore, the benefits are retained and the eruption of the new teeth is not hindered. While it works for teens, there is no orthodontic treatment that can be used for pediatric or very young patients.
The Colony, Invisalign express / Lite
Invisalign Express offers a shorter treatment time compared to traditional Invisalign treatment. Express can treat less complex issues and is made of a series of small aligners in a total of five to ten sets. Like the traditional aligners, these sets are made to be swapped out every two weeks.
Invisalign Cost – The Colony
Cost for Invisalign ranges from $3,500 to $8,000; however, Insurance may pay up to $2000 for invisalign costs. The price includes retainers. In The Colony, On average, Invisalign Clear Aligners cost less than traditional/Metal braces. Flexible Payment plans usually start at $89 per month.
How much does Invisalign cost in The Colony, Texas?
The cost of this treatment will vary on the patient’s condition and many other factors. One of the main influences of its price is the extent of the misalignment in which it needs to be corrected. The cost of the treatment also affects the area you are trying to get the treatment. Certain parts in the US offer higher fees in terms of fees and services. Within the locality, some dentists will charge more as they depend their fee on their expertise and reputation.
The cost of an Invisalign treatment will be between $3,500 to $8,000. During your consultation, we will give you an estimate of the cost of the treatment for Clear Aligners. Part of your expenses can be covered with your insurance.
Invisalign FAQ – The Colony
What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like - The Colony?
Invisalign clear aligners are made of clear, flexible polyurethane thermoplastic material called SmartTrack - a specially patented material made exclusively for Invisalign Treatment. It doesn't have any metal brackets or wires showing on your teeth as your teeth are straightened with transparent aligners. Invisalign Clear Aligners
How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth - The Colony?
Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth based on a treatment plan developed by your dentist through computer-aided images and impressions. Your dentist will show you a treatment plan on how your teeth would look like in the future based on the treatment plan which maps out the exact movements of the teeth. You will be provided with a series of moulds to align the teeth across a series of months to put the right amount of force at the right place and time. Your dentist will frequently monitor your progress to ensure that the aligners work as desired. Cost of Invisalign
Can I go to any dentist or orthodontist for Invisalign treatment - The Colony?
Many dentists and orthodontists are Invisalign-trained doctors. Doctors who can perform an Invisalign treatment must have completed specialized training for this procedure. Orthodontics for Adults
How long will treatment take - The Colony?
The length of the treatment will depend on several factors such as the complexity of the patient's case, and how often you wear your aligners. Average treatment time can take from 12 to 18 months, although it is possible to see visible results in a matter of weeks.
How often will I change aligners - The Colony?
How often you'll change your aligners will be based on the treatment plan set up by your orthodontist. Many dentists advise replacing new aligners every two weeks.
How many hours per day should I wear my aligners - The Colony?
It is recommended to wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours per day. Only take off the aligners when eating, brushing, flossing or doing contact sports.
Do Invisalign clear aligners contain Bisphenol A (BPA) - The Colony?
Invisalign aligners are made of medical-grade thermoaplastic polymers. The materials used for these aligners are FDA-approved and is safe to be worn for long term inside your mouth. Various tests have been concluded to determine its biocompatibility and have passed all the regulatory requirements for it to be worn inside the mouth.
I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign treatment - The Colony?
It is possible to switch from braces to Invisalign aligners. Most doctors are using a combination of Invisalign treatment and braces in their treatment plan. Ask your doctor if this treatment can work for you.
I have veneers or crowns. Will Invisalign clear aligners work with them - The Colony?
It depends on your current condition. Talk to your orthodontist and be honest about the dental work that has been done to your teeth, and they will determine if Invisalign can work for you.
Can I take my aligners off whenever I need to - The Colony?
Yes. You can remove your aligners whenever you drink, eat, brush or floss your teeth. You can also take them off when playing an instrument, doing contact sports, during job interviews, etc. Remember to wear it in a day because it needs to be in your mouth for 20 to 22 hours to get the desired results.
Is Invisalign treatment painful - The Colony?
Invisalign works by applying gentle, constant force to the teeth. Through this process, patients can feel temporary discomfort especially in the first few days of wearing it. People often describe it not as "pain", but as "pressure" - this is a sign that the aligners are working.
Will wearing Invisalign clear aligners affect my speech - The Colony?
It will take a couple of days for your tongue to get used to having the invisible aligners in your mouth. Expect to have slight changes to the way you speak but it can disappear after a few days.
Can I chew gum while wearing aligners - The Colony?
No. Gums will stick to your aligners. Remove your aligners when eating meals and snacks, including gum.
How can I straighten my teeth without braces - The Colony?
If you have problems such as minor malocclusion, overcrowding, underdeveloped palate or narrow upper jaw, it is possible to straighten the teeth without the use of braces. Your orthodontist will determine a treatment for your case without the need to use braces.
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