Getting a straighter, more beautiful smile is something many individuals hope to achieve in their lifetime. However, traditional metal braces may not feel like the right option for you. By offering Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, Made Ya Smile Dental is able to give you a comfortable, more discreet option for straightening your teeth at home. Invisalign aligners are made of a thin, clear material that slowly repositions your teeth until they become more aligned.
Straighter teeth not only produce a more balanced smile but are proven to benefit your overall oral health. Invisalign is an advanced technology that allows you and your family to address orthodontic issues with a simple solution. Aligners are also easy to remove so patients may brush and floss their teeth, as well as eat. If you have problems, such as bite misalignment, crowding, or gapped teeth, contact our clinic in The Woodlands, TX to see how you can benefit from Invisalign or Invisalign Teen.
Invisalign Teen is uniquely designed for young adults who want to straighten their teeth without heavy-duty metal braces. This is an invisible, comfortable solution for patients who can be self-conscious about their smile, play an instrument, or participate in a contact sport and want to protect their teeth from injury. With traditional metal braces, the risk for damaging their braces increases. Instead, Invisalign Teen can be removed while playing sports so patients can use an athletic mouth guard. Parents who are concerned about compliance should know that Invisalign Teen has blue indicator dots on every tray that will fade away with use so you can help your child stay on track with their aligners.
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Patients who want straighter teeth without the look or challenge of metal braces can be good candidates for this treatment. Invisalign aligners are custom made at our office in The Woodlands, TX to fit your teeth securely. They are smooth, clear, and removable so they are cleaned more easily than traditional braces. At Made Ya Smile Dental, our practitioners will advise you to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day to get the orthodontic results you want. There are a number of factors that affect the alignment of your teeth, such as genetics, trauma to the mouth, thumb-sucking, or other concerns. A misaligned bite may seem like a small problem but can lead to much more serious issues later on, including worn down or chipped teeth, a receding gumline, or pain in the jaw. An uneven bite also prevents patients from being able to chew or speak comfortably. Based on your unique needs, Invisalign can correct issues of the following:
- Spacing and/or gaps between teeth
- Bite issues, such as underbite, overbite, and crossbite
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Tooth rotation
- "Buck" teeth or teeth that protrude outward
What To Expect
An experienced practitioner at Made Ya Smile Dental can help you know if Invisalign is the right option for yourself or your teen with a thorough oral health evaluation and consultation at our clinic in The Woodlands, TX. To start, we will take 3D images of your mouth, teeth, and jaw, as well as digital x-rays that allow our staff to create your custom treatment plan. Invisalign works by gently guiding teeth back into their proper position through clear aligner trays custom made for your teeth. After they arrive in our clinic, we will help you try them on and give you specific instructions for cleaning and care.
Each set of clear trays must be worn for a specific amount of time in the order set by your doctor. Simply change out the aligner for the next one in the set every two weeks. We ask that you schedule appointments at Made Ya Smile Dental 4 – 6 weeks so our staff can make adjustments and make sure your teeth are progressing at the right rate. The treatment time for both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen takes about a year, but this number may change based on your specific situation.
After your Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment, patients will need a custom retainer to make sure the teeth stay in place while the jaw stabilizes. Made Ya Smile Dental provides Invisalign Vivera® retainers that offer the same comfort and fit as your clear aligners. Our dental assistants and hygienists will teach you how to take care of your retainer following your Invisalign treatment. It's essential that you follow these instructions carefully to keep your teeth from falling back to their original position. During your routine appointments for cleaning and dental examinations, we will monitor your progress, as well as bite, spacing, and tooth position.
If you have family dental insurance, the cost of orthodontic treatment may be covered if you choose treatment with Invisalign. To understand your complete coverage and benefits, Made Ya Smile Dental will call your provider concerning your individual plan. Our team hopes to make treatment as easy and affordable as possible at our friendly community clinic, which is why we offer several payment options to meet your needs and budget requirements. We also have low-cost financing through our third-party partner, CareCredit®.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
Adults and teenagers alike who have orthodontic issues, such as a misaligned bite, small gaps in their teeth, or crowded teeth, should contact the team at Made Ya Smile Dental. Our practice has over thirty years of experience helping individuals get a healthy, more confident smile that they are proud to show off. To learn more about the Invisalign or Invisalign Teen brands, or to schedule a consultation with a general dentist, call our office in The Woodlands, TX for a consultation.