invisalign Teeth Straightening in Friendswood, TX

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About Invisalign®

Having teeth that are straight and properly aligned are more than just attractive, they're important to keep your whole mouth healthy. Gaps, crooked teeth, and a misaligned bite can lead to long-term dental problems that are painful and require expensive procedures to repair. The board-certified doctors of MINT dentistry are pleased to offer the Invisalign removable aligners for our patients in Friendswood, TX. Custom made to gently and comfortably meet your cosmetic goals, Invisalign dental aligners are more comfortable and attractive than metal braces. They are also removable to make brushing, flossing, and eating much easier. If you are interested in having a smile that's both healthy and beautiful, contact us to schedule an Invisalign consultation at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX. Our modern facility in Friendswood, TX uses state-of-the-art dental techniques and technologies, like Invisalign, so you can get a beautiful, healthy smile you'll love sharing.

Best Candidates for Invisalign Teeth Straightening

There are many factors that can determine how straight your teeth are: sucking your thumb as a child, genetics, losing a tooth or several teeth, or a traumatic accident to the face. Misaligned teeth may cause other oral health problems, including dental malocclusion (a bad bite), ground-down enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, plus toothaches and TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). If your dental team sees one of these concerns during your dental exam, we may recommend Invisalign.

Orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign, 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 at least 20 hours a day, Invisalign can be taken out in order to eat and brush your teeth, as well as for playing sports and special events. More discreet than traditional braces, other people won't be able to tell that you're wearing your aligners.

What to Expect with Invisalign Teeth Straightening

After your consultation, your first set of Invisalign trays will be made using digital impressions taken at our office. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your first aligners and instructions from your dentist. You need to use your aligners the majority of the day for the treatment to work effectively, ideally only taking them out to brush your teeth and eat. Over time, you should move to your second set of aligners so they gently move your teeth into their proper position. You should schedule appointments every 4 – 6 weeks to have the fit of your aligners checked and have more digital impressions taken that will be sent to Invisalign so they can make your new aligners. How long you will need to wear Invisalign will depend on your starting bite and your cosmetic goals. Most patients wear aligners for around one year.

Invisalign Teeth Straightening Treatment Aftercare

When you have completed your last set of trays and your bite is aligned, it is important to keep your teeth in place while your gums and jaw adjust. Invisalign Vivera® retainers help to hold your teeth in place using the same comfortable material as your aligner trays. Your retainer is custom made at the Invisalign dental laboratory from digital impressions taken after your teeth are in the right position. We will explain how often to wear your retainer and care instructions once it's shipped to our office. We will continuously check your teeth alignment and bite during your dental exams to ensure your teeth remain in the correct position.

The MINT Commitment

In many cases, some of the costs of your Invisalign treatment is covered by dental insurance. Our front office will confirm your specific policy coverage and then calculate your costs. We take most payment methods for patients who don't have dental insurance. During your consultation, your dentist can discuss estimates and how we can help make your Invisalign treatment easier to afford, including low-interest medical financing and flexible payment plans. It's important to remember that a gorgeous smile is an investment in yourself. Our office is dedicated to helping you achieve this goal in an affordable fashion.

Invisalign Teeth Straightening A Sleek, Chic Smile

When you or your child want teeth that are healthy and straight without the pain and hassle of traditional braces, contact us to schedule a consultation at our well-appointed modern office to get started with the state-of-the-art Invisalign orthodontic system. Our MINT dentistry team can develop your personal Invisalign plan during your appointment and start you on the path to your best smile.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.