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Invisalign – Katy, TX

The Clear Advantage For Straighter Teeth

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Here at Katy Family Dentist, we want every patient to be proud of their teeth. To get your smile where you want it to be, we offer Invisalign teeth straightening in a comfortable, friendly environment. As an incredible alternative to traditional teeth braces, Invisalign makes it easy to straighten your teeth without bands, brackets, or wires. It provides a solution that is less noticeable and impacts speech patterns less. This developing form of cosmetic dentistry is gaining popularity for patients of all ages. To learn what Invisalign can do for your smile, schedule your appointment at our Katy office today!

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a virtually invisible teeth straightening solution, so you can smile during, as well as after treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you're wearing aligners unless you tell them so! By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks, and your teeth will move little by little toward the smile you have always wanted.

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Invisalign is comfortable to wear and doesn't require you to change your busy lifestyle. During your initial consultation, one of our dental experts will examine your mouth and capture an impression. This will help in the creation of your customized aligners. Generating a personalized treatment plan, you’ll be able to see step-by-step how your smile will transform throughout the treatment process.

Once you receive your aligners, you’ll wear them according to our dentists’ instructions. Every month or two, you’ll return so we can check your progress and provide you with the next set of aligners. With each new set, your teeth will gently shift, moving in the direction of our desired result.

You can expect the average treatment time to be around a year, but each case is different.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

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This tooth straightening technology makes having a great smile accessible and easy, even for adults on the go. You won’t have to worry about your professional life or image suffering due to ugly wires, and in less time than traditional braces, you’ll be enjoying an even more beautiful smile.

Some of the additional benefits you’ll receive from wearing Invisalign include:

  • They’re less painful than braces.
  • There are no restrictions on the types of foods you can eat or drinks you can consume.
  • There is up to 75% more predictable tooth movement with the use of SmartTrack material.
  • It is easier to brush and floss your teeth, allowing you to maintain optimal oral health.
  • Many insurance plans cover up to 50% of the cost.
  • You’ll have better oral and overall health because of the ease of practicing good oral hygiene habits. This results in healthier gums, a decreased risk of developing plaque or tooth decay, and aligned teeth reduce the risk of your teeth chipping or breaking.

Who Should Consider Invisalign?

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Whether it is crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, or even problems with your bite or arch, Invisalign can produce positive and lasting results.

Adults and older teenagers can benefit from Invisalign but should remember that it does require a commitment. Because the aligners are removable, it is necessary that you commit to wearing them full time. Only when you’re eating, drinking, or cleaning your aligners should you remove them. Younger children and teens will not benefit from Invisalign because their teeth are still growing.