Invisalign® Clear Braces – Deer Park, TX
Straighten Teeth Without Cumbersome Metal
Do you have crowded, misaligned, or crooked teeth that need to be fixed? At Deer Park Dental, our team uses the latest, most discreet orthodontic treatment to provide you with exceptional results, called Invisalign. It’s a great option for teens and adults who are looking to optimize their oral health and earn a more attractive grin without compromising their unique image. If you have questions about Invisalign or are curious to learn more, schedule a consultation today!
Why Choose Deer Park Dental For Invisalign?
- Customized Orthodontic Treatment
- Discreet, Clear Orthodontic Aligners
- Great For Teens & Adults
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of using metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth, Invisalign in Deer Park utilizes clear, custom-tailored aligners to gently and strategically shift teeth into their ideal positions. Similar to a retainer, your trays will be made to lay over your top and bottom rows of teeth to target teeth that are crowded and misaligned.
What Problems Can Invisalign Solve?
Invisalign is a versatile and efficient orthodontic treatment that can solve a variety of issues ranging from mild to moderate in severity. For more serious orthodontic cases, we may refer you to a surgeon or orthodontic specialist. However, Invisalign can address most situations.
Crowded teeth can increase your risk of oral health problems like cavities, which is why they’re important to address. Invisalign trays target bunched-up teeth and work to shift them into their ideal positions so your arch of teeth is even and easy to brush and floss.
Gaps Between Teeth
Gaps between teeth are a common cosmetic imperfection that can make you self-conscious about letting your smile show. Invisalign trays work to gently shift gapped teeth back together to create a flawless and complete-looking grin.
Whether you suffer from overbite, underbite, or crossbite, Invisalign trays can work to correct them all. With an aligned bite, you won’t have to worry about developing additional conditions like TMJ dysfunction or bruxism.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is such a popular orthodontic treatment because it offers a variety of unique benefits that distinguish it from traditional braces. Some of these advantages include:
- Discreet orthodontic appliances don’t draw attention to your orthodontic issues while undergoing treatment.
- Removable convenience makes it easy to brush and floss effectively.
- Continue eating your favorite foods without having to worry about breaking a bracket or wire.
- Faster average treatment time than traditional braces.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Every patients’ smile is different, which is why the cost of Invisalign treatment varies based on unique factors, like the severity of your orthodontic issues and how many aligners you’ll need to achieve your ideal results. We can let you know all of these details once we’ve examined your mouth during your initial consultation. Our team would also be more than happy to speak with you about additional financing options that we offer as well!
Learn More About the Cost of Invisalign
Finding the Right Price for a Straighter Smile
What is the overall price for Invisalign in Deer Park? The answer will be different for each patient. Dr. Mosley and the rest of our team will need to consider your unique situation before coming up with a useful estimate for you. Afterwards, we’ll work with you to explore your financial options so that you feel confident about straightening your smile without putting too much of a strain on your monthly budget. Get in touch with us today to set up your first Invisalign consultation.
Factors for Determining the Price of Invisalign
Everyone has their own orthodontic needs to consider, and the treatment they receive needs to be adjusted to reflect these factors. As such, there are many different variables that can affect how much you’ll end up paying for Invisalign. Some of the most important factors include:
- How Much Treatment Time is Needed: The longer Invisalign treatment lasts, the more it is likely to cost. The average treatment time is around 12 months, but some patients end up needing to wear their trays for up to 18 months.
- Number of Alignment Trays: Some treatments will require more trays than others. Normally each tray is worn for about two weeks, but this can vary from person to person, and the type of corrections needed will also have to be considered.
- How Advanced the Treatment Is: Sometimes Invisalign is used in conjunction with elastics in order to correct bite problems, which will naturally increase the cost of treatment.
- Repairs and Replacements: If your Invisalign trays are lost or broken for any reason, you’ll have to pay to have them fixed or replaced. This is the factor that you have the most control over; taking good care of your Invisalign trays and adhering to the treatment plan will lower the risk.
Is Invisalign Covered by Dental Insurance?
In many cases, it is. Invisalign is classified as an orthodontic treatment, and most insurance plans will offer at least some coverage for orthodontic care. Of course, not all insurance carriers offer the same coverage; you should review your plan to confirm what kind of benefits you’re entitled to. Our team is more than happy to go over your dental plan with you if you call us with your insurance information on hand. Patients who don’t have any kind of insurance can ask about financing options such as CareCredit.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost Compared to Braces?
On average, the cost for Invisalign tends to be a little higher than that for braces, although the exact cost for both is something that can change from case to case. That said, it’s important to consider the benefits of Invisalign that can offset the difference. For example:
- You’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods during Invisalign treatment, while braces impose several dietary limitations.
- You won’t have to visit our office as often for Invisalign, as there aren’t any routine adjustments that have to be made.
- The total treatment time for Invisalign is generally much shorter than that for braces.
Are you interested in learning more about what life with Invisalign in Deer Park will be like? As a more discreet and convenient alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign has become increasingly popular in recent years. To help you feel more comfortable and well-informed about your decision to invest in this treatment, we’ve answered a few frequently asked questions about Invisalign in the section below.
How Often Will I Need to Wear My Aligners?
Even though the trays are fully removable, you won’t achieve your desired results unless you wear them for at least 20 hours a day. Just like metal braces, Invisalign works by gently exerting pressure on your teeth to gradually shift them into a straight position. The more diligent you are about wearing them, the faster you’ll achieve the results you want. Ideally, you should only take your trays out when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Are the Aligners Uncomfortable to Wear?
Because of the slight pressure that the trays place on your teeth, you may experience some sensitivity or soreness when you first place them in or switch to the next pair of aligners in your treatment. One way to avoid this discomfort is to begin wearing a new set of trays right before bed so that you can sleep through the first several hours of the adjustment period. You could also take over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen as needed. This discomfort should only last a couple of days at most and should subside as your mouth gets used to the aligners.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
While traditional braces usually take 24 to 36 months, the average treatment time for Invisalign is just 12 months. However, your treatment time can vary based on a number of factors, such as your age, the degree to which your teeth are misaligned, and your dedication to wearing your aligners as often as you should. We can give you an estimated treatment timeline during your consultation.
What Can I Expect After I’m Done with Invisalign Treatment?
After you finish wearing the aligners, it will take some time for your teeth to get used to their new positions. If you don’t wear a retainer, your teeth will begin to shift back, negating all of the time you spent wearing the aligners. In most cases, your retainer will be another set of clear trays that you wear over your teeth. For a few weeks or months, you’ll have to wear it as often as you wore the aligners. After a certain amount of time has passed (that will be determined based on your unique case), you can usually switch to only wearing your retainer at night.