Invisalign® Treatment in The Woodlands, TX

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What are Invisalign Clear Aligners?

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 trays for adults and Invisalign Teen teeth straightening, Made Ya Smile Dental is able to give you a comfortable, more discreet option for straightening your teeth at home. Invisalign clear 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 aligners are 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 Invisalign dentist in The Woodlands, TX, to see how you can benefit from the Invisalign system.

About Invisalign Teen Orthodontics

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 of damaging their braces increases. Instead, Invisalign Teen aligners can be removed while playing sports so patients can use an athletic mouthguard. Parents who are concerned about compliance should know that Invisalign Teen trays have blue indicator dots on every tray that will fade away with use so you can help your child stay on track with their aligners. For more information on the Invisalign treatment in Conroe, TX, contact our team.

Who is a Candidate for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

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 trays 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

How Does the Invisalign System Work?

An experienced Invisalign dentist at Made Ya Smile Dental can help you know if Invisalign aligners are 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 trays work 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 afterward so our staff can make adjustments and make sure your teeth are progressing at the right rate. The treatment time for Invisalign trays for adults and Invisalign Teen aligners takes about a year, but this number may change based on your specific situation.

After Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

After your Invisalign procedures, patients will need a custom retainer to make sure the teeth stay in place while the jaw stabilizes. Made Ya Smile Dental provides InvisalignVivera® 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.

Is Invisalign Treatment Covered by Insurance?

If you have family dental insurance, the cost of orthodontic treatment may be covered if you choose Invisalign trays. To understand your complete coverage and benefits, Made Ya Smile Dental will call your provider concerning your individual plan. Our team of Invisalign dentist in The Woodlands, TX, 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 treatment FAQ

Is Invisalign treatment better than traditional braces?
One main benefit of Invisalign clear aligners is that they can assist when teeth have shifted after braces have already been worn. Invisalign treatment is also great for their removable option when eating. For more information on Invisalign treatment in Conroe, TX, contact our team.

Are Invisalign clear aligners comfortable?
The clear aligners we offer are designed with comfort in mind. They are made of a clear and smooth material. You won't have to worry about brackets pushing against your mouth and causing pain as you do with traditional braces. To learn more about the comfort level of clear aligners, schedule an appointment in our office.

How often do I have to wear clear aligners?
It is recommended that you wear the aligners for a majority of the day, meaning up to 20 to 22 hours. It is possible to take them out when eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, and for contact sports. Contact our Invisalign dentist in The Woodlands, TX, for additional information.

Is Invisalign for teens covered by dental insurance?
Our team at Made Ya Smile works hard to ensure that all the details are accounted for. This includes contacting your insurance to go over your specific coverage options. We will hash out all the details with you so that you know exactly what is covered and if you will have any out-of-pocket costs for your teen's treatment.

Teeth Straightening Solutions

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 adult aligners or Invisalign Teen brands, or to schedule a consultation with a general dentist, call our office in The Woodlands, TX for a consultation.

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