Invisalign Specialist

Jeffrey Busch, DDS

Cosmetic and General Dentist located in Houston, TX

If you have crooked teeth or a malpositioned bite, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® can enhance your smile and improve your oral health. At his self-titled practice, experienced general and cosmetic dentist Jeffrey Busch, DDS, uses Invisalign to correct various alignment issues, like crowding, crossbite, and underbite. To see if you can benefit, make an appointment in Houston, Texas, by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.

Invisalign Q&A

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What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment. Instead of straightening your teeth with metal wires and brackets, it uses a series of removable plastic aligners. Each set of aligners places mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, gradually improving their positions. 

Invisalign aligners are made of an FDA-approved material called SmartTrack®. SmartTrack doesn’t contain any chemicals like BPS or latex, so it's safe for pregnant people as well as individuals with allergies.

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

 

Jeffrey Busch, DDS, uses Invisalign to correct various alignment issues, including:

 

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Spaces between your teeth

 

You might also benefit from orthodontics with Invisalign if you have an abnormal bite, like a crossbite, an overbite, or an underbite.

What does treatment with Invisalign involve?

 

Before recommending treatment with Invisalign, your provider at Jeffrey Busch, DDS, conducts an oral exam and takes a series of X-rays to assess the alignment of your teeth and jaw. 

 

If they uncover any issues, they take impressions of your mouth with an intraoral scanner. Then, they upload the scans to a computer-aided design (CAD) program. Your provider uses the program to develop a custom orthodontic care plan that maps out the entire treatment process.

 

Once your provider finalizes the plan, they send your scans and other necessary information to an Invisalign laboratory. A team of technicians at the laboratory uses your scans to design and manufacture your first set of Invisalign aligners. When your Invisalign aligners are finished, you return to Jeffrey Busch, DDS, and try them on. 

During Invisalign treatment, you return to Jeffrey Busch, DDS, every few weeks. At each checkup, your provider monitors your progress and provides you with a new set of aligners. To ensure optimal results, make sure to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.

How long does orthodontics with Invisalign take?

The length of time that orthodontics with Invisalign takes depends on various factors, including the severity of your alignment issues and your commitment to the treatment plan. Most people achieve their desired results in about 12 months* but it can take 18 months or longer. To reduce the risk of complications, attend each checkup and carefully follow your provider’s instructions.

To learn more about the amazing benefits of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment at the practice of Jeffrey Busch, DDS, by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.

*Individual results may vary.