Our doctors are preferred providers of Invisalign®, the simple and discreet way to achieve a straighter smile. If you suffer from minor to moderate dental misalignment, Invisalign® treatment provided through our Missouri City, TX, and Richmond, TX, practice locations in Fort Bend County may be right for you. We have provided Invisalign® for many years, and can help you achieve a straighter and healthier smile without the need for uncomfortable metal hardware. Meanwhile, because Invisalign® is removable, you can continue to enjoy all the foods you love. To learn more about this treatment option, contact Fort Bend Dental today.
Address Dental Misalignment
Invisalign can treat a variety of concerns, including overbites, underbites, gapped teeth, and overly crowded teeth.
Invisalign®: The Clear, Removable Alternative to Braces
As a preferred provider of Invisalign®, we offer standard treatment, a program designed especially for teens, and express treatment with a cosmetic focus that can be completed in a matter of months. Standard Invisalign® treatment can straighten your smile in as little as 12 to 14 months. Patients who are eligible for Invisalign® treatment find it preferable to traditional orthodontic care because it offers many benefits and advantages over metal appliances:
Invisalign® is removable. Invisalign® patients don't have to alter their eating or oral hygiene habits. You can take out your appliance to eat, brush your teeth, and floss.
Invisalign® is virtually invisible. Invisalign® braces are made from transparent plastic and custom-crafted to fit your teeth. You won't have to feel self-conscious about your smile during treatment.
Invisalign® is fully customized. Every Invisalign® tray is molded specifically to fit over your teeth, making them both comfortable and effective. Once in place, you will hardly notice that they are there.
The Treatment Process
As with all of our restorative, cosmetic, and preventive dental treatments, the Invisalign® process begins with an initial consultation. We will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment options in detail, and explain how the Invisalign® process works. If you decide that this treatment is for you, we will take digital impressions of your smile, which will be used to create your custom Invisalign® appliances.
Invisalign® works much like traditional orthodontic treatment. Your teeth are slowly realigned over the course of a year or more through gentle pressure. While traditional orthodontic treatment relies on metal braces, wires, and brackets that require regular adjustments, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, plastic mouth guards. Each mouth guard is shaped slightly different than the one that precedes it, and will gradually reposition your teeth to achieve correct alignment.
During treatment, you will be required to wear your appliance a minimum of 20 hours per day. You can remove them to eat, or when brushing and flossing. Every two weeks, you will replace your aligner with the next in the series until your treatment is complete. At the conclusion of your treatment, your teeth will be straight and uniform. To ensure post-treatment retention, we will prescribe a Vivera® retainer.
Get in Touch Today
If you desire a straighter smile, but do not wish to wear conspicuous, uncomfortable braces, Invisalign® may be right for you. Contact our office to schedule a consultation.