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What is InvisAlign?

Invisalign is a certified treatment for correcting crooked teeth utilizing cutting edge technology and ergonomically designed aligners to straighten teeth as comfortably and discreetly as possible. Unlike braces, Invisalign is completely removable and has little interference on everyday life.

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.

Because you remove your aligners to eat, your lifestyle is not affected in the same way it can be with regular braces. Most people with braces have dietary restrictions to prevent damage to the wires and brackets that crunchy or sticky foods can cause. With Invisalign, you can eat all the foods you would normally enjoy.

Additionally, you remove your Invisalign aligners to clean them, giving them another significant advantage over traditional braces. Attempting to brush and floss around traditional braces and wires is challenging. Unfortunately, failing to clean around braces properly can leave you with permanent damage to your enamel, which causes markings to remain on your teeth long after the braces come off. With Invisalign, you clean the aligners according to the directions provided by Dr. Korat and then brush and floss your teeth the same way you normally would. This keeps your mouth and your aligners fresh and clean and prevents the buildup of plaque and bacteria, which leads to cavities, decay, and gum disease.

Benefits of InvisAlign

The benefits of Invisalign® are many:

Faster treatment: 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.

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 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.

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?

Invisalign® or metal braces can be used to treat similar dental issues. The difference is that Invisalign® trays look almost invisible and can be removed when necessary. Some of the problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign® include:

  • Overbite: This problem occurs when there is an overlap between the upper teeth and the lower teeth. In some cases, jaw pain and TMJ can be a result.
  • Underbite: This is the opposite of an overbite and occurs when the lower teeth overlap with the upper teeth. In some cases, jaw pain and TMJ can be a result.
  • Overcrowding: When there isn’t enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth to be in normal alignment, this can occur. It can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Crossbite: This occurs when the bite meets unevenly. It can lead to uneven wear, bone erosion and gum disease.
  • Large gaps: If the jaw grows abnormally or there are missing teeth in the mouth, large gaps can occur.

The Invisalign Process


At your initial consultation, we will discuss your orthodontic needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.


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 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.


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.

While every patient's journey is different, on average, the invisalign process takes 12-18 months, but you'll start seeing results in a matter of weeks.


When your Invisalign regimen is complete, your doctor will provide you with a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back. In some cases, permanent retainers that are discreetly bonded to the back of your teeth may be available.

Just like the aligners, proper retainer use is necessary for the success of your treatment to be permanent. Talk to Dr. Korat about what kind of retainer is best for you.

invisalign cost

the invisalign price will depend on the amount of re-alignment your teeth require and how many aligners you need throughout the treatment.

Ace Family Dental makes Invisalign® treatment affordable with flexible payment and financing options. We accept insurance—and typically an insurance policy that covers traditional braces also covers Invisalign® to the same extent. we can check with your insurance company and ask them about the extent of their coverage.

And in the end, if your decision comes down to invisalign cost cost, the only person who can make that decision is you. If finances are a big concern for you, but you would prefer to have invisalign over braces, you can ask Dr. Korat about payment options. We offer flexible monthly payment plans to spread the cost out over an extended time.

invisalign vs braces

There are numerous benefits to wearing clear aligners for you to consider, like:

  • Aesthetics
    One of the biggest reasons you may prefer clear aligners is that you don't want the appearance of metal in your mouth. A lot of adults out there seem to feel the same way. These nearly invisible aligners could very well be the reason the American Association of Orthodontists is reporting a record number of patients over the age of 18 seeking orthodontic treatment.
  • Removable
    You can remove clear aligners at any time, enabling you to eat the foods you love, to practice good oral hygiene, and to feel a bit more comfortable while something is changing the alignment of your teeth.
  • Comfort
    Clear aligners feel more like the texture of your actual teeth than metal brackets and wires do. Traditional braces can rub on your cheeks, causing them to feel raw. Many people prefer the at-home biweekly change in clear aligners to the sometimes painful tightening of wires by orthodontists.
  • Fewer Orthodontic Visits
    Traditional braces require you to get your wires tightened about every six weeks. That's a lot of appointments. And if you don't have dental insurance to cover any or all of these visits, they can get expensive.
  • No Repairs Required
    Sometimes a bracket or wire may become loose with traditional braces, which means yet another orthodontist visit. With clear aligners, if there's any damage, you can switch to the next aligner in your series.
  • Easier Teeth Cleaning
    When wearing traditional braces, removing food and plaque from around the brackets and at the gumline can be a lot of work. Alternatively, when you have clear aligners, you can simply remove them and practice good oral hygiene the way you always do. Good oral hygiene is vital to the success of your treatment.

invisalign FAQ

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.

InvisAlign NEAR ME

If you live in Sugar Land, Missouri city, Houston tx and searching for "dentist near me" you could benefit from invisalign treatment at our local dental office. When it comes to fixing crooked teeth, one of the best fixes is with the aid of invisalign. With Invisalign in Sugar Land, our patients can efficiently and discreetly correct their crooked teeth, without the pain and hassle of ever wearing braces. We love helping our patients attain the flawless and healthy smile they deserve. We also offer same day appointments and make it easy to book an appointment online for your invisalign needs. To learn more about the transformative process of Invisalign, want to discuss pricing and are curious about whether invisalign is right for you, now is the perfect time to book consultation or give us a call at 281-980-1811