Many patients in the Houston, TX area may avoid talking to their dentist about straightening the teeth within the smile for fear they will be referred to an orthodontist for metal bracket and wire braces. However, thanks to continued dental advances, our dental provider is pleased to offer an alternative known as Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Instead of using metal brackets and wires to reposition teeth within the smile, Invisalign orthodontics utilizes clear plastic aligner trays. Patients wear the trays over their dental arch for 20 hours of each day, progressing through their series, to achieve the results they desire without having to see a specialist. Instead, Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX provides treatment for her existing patients, offering a solution from a professional whom patients already know and trust with their dental health.
First, patients need to schedule a consultation visit and initial examination with Dr. Heather F. Fleschler to determine if they are appropriate candidates for treatment. Once confirmed, the dentist will then take a series of digitized impressions of the teeth to send off to the Invisalign laboratories. Invisalign designs the final smile alignment and creates a series of trays that allow patients to transform their smile tray by tray. Each tray is worn for two weeks before patients use the next tray in the series. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler monitors patients throughout their treatment to ensure they are using the trays properly. Patients who do not comply with treatment will experience delays and extra expenses to create additional trays. It is essential for patients to understand the importance of complying with treatment in order to achieve the dream smile they want to obtain.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign is often comparable to the cost of conventional braces and is a more discreet option for adult patients. During a consultation appointment, the cost of treatment can be determined and payment plans can be arranged with our front office team.
Ready to discuss the advantages of Invisalign orthodontics with a dental professional?
Contact Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of the Houston, TX area to learn more about your options. The practice is located at 5252 Westchester Street, Ste. #200. Call the front office to make an appointment at (713) 660-6500.