With clear aligner therapy, you can get the beautifully straight smile of your dreams without the clunky, uncomfortable metal brackets of traditional braces. Clear aligner therapy utilizes a series of custom-made dental appliances that gradually straighten your smile by applying gentle, consistent pressure to the teeth. The biggest draw of clear aligner therapy is the discreet look, as the aligners are made of clear thermoplastic material that is nearly invisible when worn. If you’re struggling with crowded teeth or gaps, clear aligner therapy may be right for you. Call your dentist in Houston to learn more!
There are no limitations to the foods you can eat while wearing clear aligners.
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Digital scanning has made creating your custom clear aligners easier than ever. Say goodbye to goopy impression trays and hello to your best smile yet!
Invisalign, the original clear aligner therapy, utilizes a patented material called SmartTrack. Invisalign can treat mild to severe misalignment cases while maintaining a subtle look and feel throughout the process.
Ever wondered what your teeth would look like after your clear aligner treatment? With Digital Smile Design, you can see a 3D model of your projected smile results before even starting your Invisalign or SureSmile journey!
An aesthetically pleasing alternative to braces, teens and adults can benefit from SureSmile’s nearly invisible look and durable quality. Custom-crafted with industry-leading dental plastics, SureSmile aligners offer variable trimlines for optimal comfort and movement.
Compliment your newly aligned grin with a pearly white smile and take advantage of our whitening special after completing your SureSmile treatment!
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Eat and drink what you want, and keep up on your oral hygiene.
Align your smile in less time than traditional braces.
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During your initial consultation, your dentist will determine if clear aligner therapy is right for you. First, we’ll examine your oral health to check for gaps and crowding, and ensure your gums are healthy enough for treatment. You’ll also go over your smile goals with your doctor and decide on a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.
Your dentist will then create a model of your bite with digital imaging technology or traditional molds. Once those are complete, your dentist will make any necessary adjustments before sending them off to our trusted dental lab where they will custom craft your first few sets of aligners.
Once we receive your clear aligners, you’ll return to the office, where your dentist will check to ensure they fit just right, and make any needed adjustments. Your dentist will provide you detailed instructions about how to wear your new aligners. Most patients will wear each set for 2 weeks, and between 20-22 hours per day. Every 6 weeks or so, you’ll return to our office in Houston to pick up your next several sets of aligners and to ensure your smile is making the proper progress.
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The cost of clear aligners can vary from patient to patient. A variety of factors, like the aligner brand you use and the insurance you have can affect the cost of your treatment. To find out how much you’ll pay for clear aligner therapy, schedule a consultation with your dentist in Houston.
While traditional braces rely on metal or ceramic brackets that are secured to each individual tooth and connected by metal wires, clear aligners gently and discreetly shift your teeth with barely noticeable plastic trays called aligners. Patients also find that clear aligners to be more comfortable than traditional braces, because there are no sharp points to cause irritation or discomfort. Plus, clear aligners are easily removable so you can quickly take them out for meals, photos, and other functions, and place them back in at any time. However, clear aligners aren’t right for everyone. If you’re struggling with more complex issues like a malpositioned jaw or severely misaligned bite, braces are a more versatile and powerful type of orthodontic treatment.
Yes! All aligners are made of BPA-free, medical-grade clear plastic for your comfort and continued health and well being.
While the length of treatment can vary based on each patient’s individual needs, clear aligner therapy can often provide quicker results than traditional braces. Because the aligners push on all teeth, instead of pulling or pushing on each tooth individually like with traditional braces, they can dramatically, but gently, shift your teeth faster. However, to achieve the results you’re looking for in the least time possible, it’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions for wearing your custom-made clear aligners.
Clear aligners utilize a series of custom-crafted aligners that gradually straighten your teeth over time. Each aligner tray is worn for about two weeks, and will gently shift your teeth closer to their ideal placement. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, treatment can take anywhere from several months up to two years, though most patients wear their clear aligners for about a year.