Invisalign Clear Braces Houston TX
The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To discuss clear braces in the Houston, TX area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.
- Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. McRay and Dr. Robbins expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
- You wear each set of aligners for about two 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 – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. McRay and Dr. Robbins have prescribed.
- You’ll visit Dr. McRay and Dr. Robbins about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
- At the end of your treatment we will provide you with a series of complimentary Vivera custom retainers to ensure you can maintain your satisfied results for years to come.
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign treatment consists of a series of invisible aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Dr. Robbins customizes each the Invisalign system for your teeth, and each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.
You can remove the aligners to eat or brush your teeth, so your teeth stay healthy while they are changing position.
Invisalign can be the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life. We offer multiple financing options to help you get the smile you want as quickly as possible.
Advantages of Invisalign
Virtually Invisible — Only you will know you’re wearing braces.
Completely Removable — Eat, drink, brush and floss, or take them out for special occasions such as weddings, prom, or senior pictures.
Faster Treatment Time — No fixed metal brackets or wires to adjust means you’ll spend less time visiting the doctor. You will receive a new set of aligners every other week during you Invisalign treatment.
Will Invisalign work for me?
The Invisalign System is an alternative to braces for patients who have full adult dentition and complete jaw growth, and it is effective on a broad range of cases. Even teenagers can benefit from the Invisalign system, which doesn’t have the unhealthy calcification that tends to build up around traditional braces. We can determine if you are a good candidate during an initial exam.
Overly crowded teeth: This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, an increase in chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth.
Widely spaced teeth: This occurs with abnormal continued growth of the jaw bone. When teeth are missing, this issue can also be caused by the other teeth shifting due to extra space. Spacing issues in teeth can cause some periodontal diseases.
Crossbite: This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth. This issue can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
Overbite: What people commonly refer to as an “overbite” is known to dental professionals as “overjet.” It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or over-development of the bone that supports the teeth. This issue can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Underbite: This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This issue can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.