If the thought of wearing braces is holding you back from the smile you have always dreamed of, Invisalign treatment from Medical Center Dental in Houston is perfect for you! Invisalign straightens your teeth, without using ugly metal brackets and wires, but with a series of clear, custom fitting, removable devices called aligners. Once the treatment is complete, you’ll be smiling like you never thought possible! We offer this service on selected cases.invisalign

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. The Medical Center Dental Group will use 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners that fit around your teeth. You will wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move, gradually, each week, until they move into the final alignment as prescribed. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn is between 18 and 30, but varies case by case. Once the treatment is finished you’ll be smiling with confidence!

Why would I want Invisalign instead of metal braces?

The most evident reason is they are invisible! So no one can tell that you are straightening your teeth and you can smile more during treatment as well as after. These aligners are also removable so you can eat and drink what you want and brushing and flossing are no problem. Invisalign is much more comfortable than braces because there is no metal which can cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

What do the aligners look like?

The aligners are made of a clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. They look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom made for a better fit to move teeth.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost

When a patient decides to invest in their teeth, they may consider what the Invisalign cost would be for them. For patients that have the choice between this product and traditional braces, figuring out what the expense and advantages are to choosing this cutting-edge method of dental care is important.

The Invisalign cost will vary depending on the severity of the patient’s case, the length in which they will need the product and where they live. The average expense is around $5,000, but for patients that have good oral health and minimal defects, the price can be as low as $2,000. For patients that have multiple issues and need extended care, it can be as high as $8,000.

Most insurance companies cover the cost of this orthodontic care, but that coverage can vary. This dental product is also eligible for Flexible Spending Account deduction, or FSA, which is an option if the patient’s employer offers it.

What Does It Take To Get Started?

Invisalign is extremely easy to get started with and will start showing results within just a few weeks of being fitted for your first clear plastic aligners. A consultation with Medical Center Dental Group will determine whether or not Invisalign is a suitable solution for you and your smile. Once you have been fitted for your first set of aligners, it’s as easy as putting them in and wearing them consistently.

Is After Treatment Required for Invisalign?

After you have completed the full course of your Invisalign treatment, there may be some ongoing care needed to keep your teeth from returning to their original positions. Depending on the outcome of your personalized treatment, a retainer may be required for ongoing wear to maintain your corrected smile, as is the case with traditional braces.

Every patient is different and outcomes vary so you will need to discuss this with  the Houston, TX Medical Center Dental Group office upon completion of treatment. However, some patients may need a positioner or conventional retainer and others may need a clear plastic retainer similar to the ones Invisalign makes.

Contact Medical Center Dental Group Today

If you are interesting in learning more about professional Invisalign treatment and prices at Medical Center Dental Group, contact us today at 713-795-5905 or via our convenient contact form. We look forward to serving you!