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Discover the Alternative to Traditional Braces with our Houston Invisalign Dentist
John Krell, DDS, is a Houston Invisalign® dentist who is committed to helping teens and adults alike improve their smiles with clear braces. Invisalign® is ideal for patients who want straighter teeth or who need to correct problems such as overbites, underbites, gapped teeth, misaligned teeth, and overcrowding without worrying about having a mouthful of metal brackets and wires.
Dr. Krell often recommends Invisalign over traditional braces due to the desirable benefits of clear braces and its comparable cost to traditional braces. With Invisalign, you wear clear, removable plastic trays. The trays come in sets that you wear for two weeks at a time and each set progressively moves your teeth into the next position.
Your aligner trays are custom made to fit and move your teeth into the desired location. Dr. Krell begins your treatment planning process by taking digital and physical impressions of your teeth. He then uses Invisalign CAD/CAM software to create a treatment plan to help you meet your goal smile. Dr. Krell will even show you an animation of your teeth moving from their current position into the final position. You can actually preview your smile before you make your final decision!
Once you have been fitted with your first set of clear aligner trays, your treatment begins. Your friends may not even notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.
Invisalign® offers unique benefits in that they are:
• Made from smooth plastic and won’t cut or injure the sensitive tissue on the inside of your mouth
• Nearly Invisible
• Professional in appearance for adult patients
• Adaptable to your daily life
• Confidence-boosters for teenage patients undergoing treatment
There's no downtime with Invisalign®, and you won't need to come in for regular adjustments as you would with traditional braces. Each time you change to a new set of trays, you may experience mild soreness for the first day or two. Your new trays may also feel snug at first, but this will abate as treatment with each tray continues.
Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces
Many patients are surprised to learn that traditional metal braces are comparable in cost to Invisalign. It’s important to go over any applicable insurance coverage with the team at your dentist’s office, as coverage may differ. Metal braces are the most conservative course of teeth straightening, however eating and caring for your teeth can prove to be major obstacles and a mouth full of metal is often a source of discomfort and insecurity for patients. For adults and teens alike, Invisalign® is often their first choice for discreetly and comfortably improving their teeth’s alignment.
Get Started with Invisalign® in Houston
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