Bellaire Invisalign experts

If you’re looking for the same magnificent smile you can get from traditional braces, but with more freedom and flexibility, the Invisalign clear aligner system could be a good fit for your lifestyle. McGrory Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Pearland, Bellaire, and surrounding communities.

What does Bellaire Invisalign Treatment Involve?

When you follow treatment instructions, Invisalign can treat common orthodontic problems and traditional braces can. Studies have proven this throughout Invisalign’s 20-year history. The Invisalign transparent aligner system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to align your teeth and improve your oral health. At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth. From this, we build a customized aligner that is specific to each patient’s smile. We construct the trays of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over your teeth. We design these trays to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with your teeth as they move into their desired new positions.

What are the benefits of choosing Bellaire Invisalign treatment?

Keeping your teeth clean is essential for anyone, but it’s crucial for orthodontic patients. Because of this, one of the most significant benefits of Invisalign aligners, other than being nearly invisible, is that you can easily take them out. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water. You’ll never have to worry about getting food stuck in your brackets or wires. You will also remove them to brush and floss your teeth. Removing your aligners makes it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.

Another great benefit of the Invisalign systems is that you don’t have to worry about food restrictions. You can continue to eat your favorite foods since you can remove your clear aligners. Food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces, so we think this is a pretty big deal. You must remove your aligners before you eat to prevent any staining or discoloration. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.

With Invisalign aligners, you won’t get poked and irritated by wires in your mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments to worry about. We still expect Invisalign wearers to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, so Dr. McGrory can be sure everything goes according to plan.

How does the Invisalign in Bellaire system work?

The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. For two weeks, you’ll wear each aligner all the time unless you’re eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, or flossing. As you replace the aligners with the next one in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach their final desired positions.

Your trays will be custom designed to fit your needs. They will need to be changed frequently to keep up with how your teeth are shifting as they begin to straighten. When you visit us at McGrory Orthodontics, we’ll check to ensure your treatment is on track. You must change the aligners on time and follow all other directions. This is the most important thing is you want your Bellaire Invisalign to be successful. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that’s been made.

It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. How well you comply will determine how long your treatment is. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it's hard to say for sure how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average is somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can differ from case to case.

Neglecting even a small instruction can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. We estimate the average treatment time based on how well you follow the recommended guidelines. This means wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day throughout treatment.

To learn more about Invisalign in Bellaire or find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.