Questions you might have about Invisalign

Many patients desire a straighter smile but are unsure about bringing it up to their dentist for fear of being told traditional metal bracket and wire braces are their only option. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler and her team in Houston, TX encourage patients to have this conversation so they can find out if treatments such as Invisalign are appropriate for them. Invisalign is a tray-aligning system that allows patients to avoid brackets and wires which are unsightly and embarrassing—especially for teenagers and adults who are interested in realignment.

Below are a few of the more common questions patients have about Invisalign:

How does it work?

Special digital impressions are taken of the patient’s current smile and used alongside specialized software that creates a series of trays for the patient. Each tray is worn for two weeks before the patient moves onto the next one. By the end of treatment, patients will have a new smile!

Will others notice that I’m having treatment done?

Invisalign trays are clear, allowing patients to discretely improve their smile without feeling embarrassed by brackets. This allows patients to have confidence even as their smile is transforming.

How do I brush and floss my teeth?

Invisalign aligner trays are easy to manage and can be removed to eat, drink, and care for the teeth. In fact, many patients will find it easier to keep their smile clean with Invisalign as they do not have to work around metal brackets and wires.

What happens if I don’t comply with treatment?

If patients do not wear their trays as directed, they may have added costs to create additional trays to get them back on track. It is vital that patients wear the trays as recommended to achieve the results they desire in the timeframe they expect.

Am I a candidate?

The first step in finding out if you are a candidate for Invisalign is talking with a dentist who provides it! Dr. Heather F. Fleschler is an experienced Invisalign provider who is here to help patients straighten their smiles without traditional braces. If you are interested in an evaluation and discussion with a professional about this or other teeth-aligning services, connect with her team by calling (713) 660-6500 and scheduling an appointment. The practice is located at 5252 Westchester Street, Ste. #200, and our team is excited to meet you!

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