Orthodontic care is essential for maintaining a healthy smile, but many individuals do not want to wear traditional braces out of fear of the discomfort.
If you are interested in an alternative to regular braces that will still straighten your teeth and correct misalignments, find a dentist in Houston that offers Invisalign® near you. At Instyle Dental Group, we can perform a full evaluation of your smile and get you fitted in as little as two appointments.
Invisalign® is a trademarked type of braces characterized by clear aligners that sit over the teeth. These aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to slowly correct crookedness and minor orthodontic issues. They are similar to traditional braces but do not have uncomfortable wires or pieces of metal in the mouth.
Invisalign is ideal for individuals who only have minor orthodontic issues such as a slight overbite or gaps between a couple of teeth. This is because the aligners are designed to fit over the entire jaw and need to be able to sit comfortably in the mouth. Unfortunately, if you have a moderate to severe problem, you cannot wear the aligners.
The duration of your Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your orthodontic condition. Most patients can expect to wear between 20 and 30 different aligners over a period of 6 to 18 months. During this time, we strongly recommend you avoid potentially detrimental behaviors like smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking acidic beverages, and eating hard or sticky foods.
The cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces. You can expect to pay between $4000 and $7000 depending on the severity of your condition. When you visit our office in Houston, our staff will be able to give you an estimate on the total cost of your care.
If you are interested in Invisalign in Houston, all you need to do is schedule a consultation with our staff at Instyle Dental Group. Our orthodontist will examine your smile and let you know if you are a candidate. We can then begin treatment.