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Houston dentist Dr. John Krell

Invisalign® Clear Braces in River Oaks

correcting smiles in less time

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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.

What is Invisalign®?

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Dr. Krell often recommends Invisalign 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.

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 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 will begin. Your friends may not even notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.

Invisalign® offers unique benefits compared to braces, including:

  • 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.

Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces

Closeup of teeth half with invsialign half with braces

Metal braces are the most conservative course of orthodontic treatment; however, eating and caring for your teeth when wearing them can prove to be a major obstacle. Plus, a mouthful 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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Many patients are surprised to learn that Invisalign clear aligners are comparable in cost to traditional metal braces. It’s important to go over any applicable insurance coverage with our team, as benefits differ from plan to plan.

Invisalign is available only from a certified Invisalign dentist such as Dr. Krell. If you’re ready to finally straighten your teeth, be sure to contact our office today for a consultation.