Properly aligned and beautifully straight teeth are more than just attractive, they're healthier and more comfortable. A misaligned bite, gaps, and crooked teeth can lead to future dental problems that may become painful and may need an expensive procedure to restore your oral health. Our MINT dentistry professionals are pleased to use the Invisalign® removable, clear teeth aligners for our patients in Humble, TX. Custom made to fit comfortably and meet your goals, Invisalign® clear aligners are more attractive and comfortable compared to metal braces. They are also removable to make eating and cleaning much easier. If you're excited about the idea of getting a straighter, more attractive smile, schedule an Invisalign® consultation at MINT dentistry in Humble, TX. Our modern practice in Humble, TX uses state-of-the-art dental tools, techniques, and technology, such as Invisalign®, to help you get an attractive, vibrant smile you'll want to share with the world.
Several factors will influence the alignment of your teeth: sucking your thumb as a child, genetics, missing one or several teeth, or a traumatic accident to the face. The misalignment of your teeth often leads to other oral health problems, like a bad bite (dental malocclusion), ground-down enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, as well as jaw pain and toothaches. If a member of our MINT dentistry team sees early signs of one of these issues during your dental exam, we may recommend Invisalign®.
Clear Invisalign® aligners are wonderful for teens and adults who want straighter teeth without the hassle and appearance of metal braces. Even though your aligners do need to be in at least 20 hours a day, Invisalign® can be removed to brush your teeth and eat, as well as for playing sports and special events. More discreet than traditional braces, other people usually will not be able to tell that you are wearing your Invisalign®.
What to Expect
Your first Invisalign® trays will be created from the digital impressions taken by your MINT dentistry team. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your first aligners and instructions from one of our skilled doctors. You will need to wear your aligners at least 20 – 22 hours each day for the process to be effective with the goal of taking them out only to eat and brush your teeth. In time, you will move to your second set of aligners so they gently shift your teeth closer to proper alignment. You will need to plan to attend appointments as recommended by your dentist to have the fit of your aligners checked and get more digital impressions taken so new sets of aligners can be made. The length of time that you will use Invisalign® will depend on the original position of your teeth and your goals, but most patients use aligners for about one year.
As soon as you are done with your last set of Invisalign® trays, it's crucial to make sure your teeth stay in their new position. Invisalign® Vivera® retainers help to hold your teeth in place using the same comfortable material as your aligner trays. Your retainer is custom made at the Invisalign® dental lab based on digital impressions taken at our office. A member of the MINT dentistry team will explain when to wear your retainer and how to care for it after it's shipped to our office from the Invisalign® dental lab. Your dentist will continuously assess your alignment and bite during your dental exams to make sure your teeth don't move.
The MINT Commitment
In many cases, at least a part of your costs for an Invisalign® treatment is paid by dental insurance. We will get more information on your benefits and then determine your costs. MINT dentistry accepts most payment methods for patients who don't have dental insurance. At your initial consultation, your dentist can estimate your treatment costs and how we can help make your Invisalign® treatment fit your budget with low-interest medical financing and flexible payment plans. It is important to keep in mind that a gorgeous smile is part of a happy, healthy life. Our office is dedicated to helping you easily afford the smile of your dreams.
A Sleek, Chic Smile
When you or your child want teeth that are healthy and straight minus the look of traditional braces, contact us to schedule an appointment at our dental facility to learn more about the popular Invisalign® system. Our MINT dentistry team will develop your custom Invisalign® plan during your appointment and start you on the path to sexy teeth.