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InvisAlign in Sugar Land
Invisalign system of straightening teeth that doesn’t require brackets, wires, tightening, and constant office visits. This process uses clear, plastic aligners made specifically to treat you with a custom plan created by you and Dr. Korat. Invisalign aligners are almost invisible and are worn throughout the day to gently and comfortably move your teeth into their correct positions.
Benefits of InvisAlign®
With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster. Depending on your response to treatment, particularly in mature adults, we may consider longer periods between aligner changes.
Invisalign® is virtually invisible and allows you to straighten your teeth without announcing your orthodontic treatment to the world.
Eat and drink whatever you want without worrying
The Invisalign® aligners are removable for mealtimes and snacks, enabling you to eat and drink whatever you want without worrying about foods getting stuck in or damaging your braces.
Brush and floss normally
Brush and floss as normal. There is no need to acquire special tools to clean your teeth. Invisalign® braces let you maintain your normal brushing and flossing habits with no need to meticulously clean around wires and brackets.
Fewer visits to the dentist
Invisalign treatment is ideal for your busy schedule, since you only need fewer visits to the dentist and straightens crooked teeth in less time than traditional metal braces.
What issues does InvisAlign® Correct?
The InvisAlign® Process
YOUR FIRST CONSULTATION
At your initial consultation, we will discuss your orthodontic needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.
YOUR CUSTOM TREATMENT PLAN
We will use a scanner such as the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. Then we will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.
YOUR INVISALIGN CLEAR ALIGNERS
Your custom-made aligners will be made of Invisalign’s proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them during your teeth straightening.
Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, and take them out only to eat, brush, and floss.
As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. We may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule checkups every six weeks or so.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign’s nearly invisible aligners straighten teeth by applying a small and consistent amount of pressure, gradually pushing teeth into perfect formation. Aligners are to be worn around the clock and only removed to eat or drink. Dr. Korat will provide you with several weeks of aligners in advance and they will be changed every week or two, as directed by your doctor.
Is it too late for Invisalign?
It’s never too late to straighten your smile with Invisalign. Invisalign is a great choice for teens and adults.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Unlike braces, there is no painful application procedure or tedious adjustment visits. During the first day that you use each set of Invisalign® aligners, you may feel some discomfort. Don’t worry, that’s normal. That’s because the aligner is gently moving your teeth. In most cases, the discomfort passes within the first day. And can be treated with over the counter pain medication.
How long does Invisalign generally take?
The length of your teeth straightening treatment will depend on the current alignment of your teeth and your smile goals. Invisalign generally works in about 12-18 months depending on the severity of the case.
Will I speak with a lisp?
The invisible aligners are designed to fit the wearer as snugly and comfortably as possible, creating little to no interference with speaking or everyday activities. Some Invisalign patients may experience a slight lisp when speaking during the first few days, but this subsides as the aligners feel more natural
Will invisalign change my lifestyle?
No, your lifestyle will be the same and you will be able to remove the aligners to eat, brush and floss as usual. You will be able to go about your day to day activities and most people will not even know that you have them in.
What Foods Should I Avoid?
Since your aligners are removable, there are no foods you MUST avoid. When wearing metal braces that can’t be removed you must be VERY careful to avoid sticky and hard to remove foods. This is not the case with clear braces. Eat what you love! Just remember to pick foods that are great for your dental (and whole-body) health.
How Do I Care For My Aligners?
Clear teeth aligners are easy to care for! Just brush them gently and rinse them in warm (not hot) water. That’s it!
Can I Just Take Them Out Myself?
Yes! You can remove your aligners when you eat, drink, brush or floss. You can even take them out for special occasions like a big date or job interview. Just remember to wear them as instructed for at least 20-22 hours a day for best results.
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