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Houston dentist Dr. John Krell

Invisalign® Clear Braces – Houston, TX

A Clear and Confident Way to Straighten Teeth

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Dr. John Krell is a preferred provider of Invisalign® and 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 braces.

Dr. Krell often recommends Invisalign in Houston over traditional braces due to the desirable benefits and comparable cost. With Invisalign, you’ll 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.

How Invisalign Works

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Your aligner trays will be custom-made in order to move your teeth into the desired location. Your doctor will begin your treatment process by taking digital and physical impressions of your teeth. He’ll then use Invisalign CAD/CAM software to create a treatment plan to help you meet your smile goals. 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 will begin. Your friends may not even notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.

Indications for Invisalign

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We use Invisalign to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems, including:

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth can cause misalignment, and they can also affect your smile’s appearance. However, did you know that teeth that are too close together can increase your risk of problems like tooth decay and gum disease? Crowded teeth can become home to plaque and bacteria that will eventually cause cavities and infection.

Spaces Between Teeth

Just like crowded teeth, spaces in your smile can create a noticeable negative appearance. But these spaces are also perfect places for plaque and bacteria to hide. It’s harder to clean your smile with gaps in your teeth, putting you at risk of oral health problems like decay.

Bite Alignment

Do you have an underbite, overbite, or crossbite? These problems not only affect your appearance, but they can lead to severe wear and tear on your teeth, and even cracked enamel if you’re not careful. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Houston can correct these issues with Invisalign.

Do any of these orthodontic problems sound familiar? If so, contact our office today to get started!

Benefits of Invisalign

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We offer Invisalign because of these unique advantages:

  • They’re made from smooth plastic and won’t cut or injure the sensitive tissue on the inside of your mouth.
  • They are nearly invisible.
  • They can be removed from the mouth whenever the patient wants.
  • They have a subtle, professional appearance that is good for adults.
  • They adapt well to everyday life without requiring patients to make lots of changes.
  • They’re a confidence-booster 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.

Cost of Invisalign

The cost of your Invisalign treatment will vary based on numerous factors, which is why it’s hard to give you a precise estimate without examining your smile. The severity of your misalignment and how committed you are to your treatment are just some of the variables that can contribute to cost. To get a better idea of the price of your treatment, call our office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Krell will carefully examine your smile before creating your personalized treatment plan that includes cost.