Straight Smiles Are Healthy Smiles

A straight smile isn’t just attractive. When your teeth are properly aligned, they’re easier to clean, less prone to infection and disease, function optimally, and better support your oral health. To ensure your smile looks and works the way you want it to, you may need to undergo orthodontic treatment to correct any misalignment. 


Metal braces are the traditional method for orthodontics, but they present problems such as discomfort, an unattractive appearance, and long treatment times. Pearland dentists Dr. Dave and Dr. Shah offer a discreet, comfortable, fast-acting modern alternative with Invisalign orthodontics. 

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment system that utilizes clear aligner trays to straighten your smile instead of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign clear aligner trays are made from patented SmartTrack® technology, a plastic-like material strong enough to straighten your smile without metal. Each set of trays will move your teeth a certain amount until treatment is complete and they’re properly aligned.  

Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics

Invisalign clear aligners offer some unique benefits that have made them an increasingly-preferred method of orthodontic treatment. Benefits of Invisalign include the following.

  • Faster Treatment: Invisalign treatment can usually be completed in about half the time of traditional metal braces, usually between 12 and 18 months.
  • Proven Results: Invisalign’s SmartTrack material and SmartForce® attachment features are clinically proven to provide precise control over tooth movement.
  • Comfortable, Custom Fit: Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to comfortably fit your unique smile, preventing abrasions and friction common with metal braces.
  • Versatile & Effective: Invisalign trays can correct many orthodontic conditions including crossbites, crowding, rotation, post-orthodontic treatment relapse, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites.
  • Virtually Invisible: SmartTrack material is almost completely transparent, making your orthodontic treatment discreet.
  • Removable: Invisalign trays are easy to remove on your own, so cleaning your aligner trays is easier, cleaning your teeth is easier, and dietary restrictions are eliminated. Simply remove your Invisalign clear aligners before meals, drinking anything other than cool water, and cleaning your teeth.
  • Fewer Dental Visits: Because your Invisalign aligner trays are removable and don’t have any metal brackets or wires for your dentist to adjust, this cuts down on the number of dental visits necessary to keep your treatment on track.  

What To Expect From Invisalign Orthodontics

Initial Consultation

Before you can be approved for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners, you’ll attend a consultation with one of our Pearland Invisalign dentists. During your consultation, your Pearland dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to evaluate your oral health. They’ll also review your medical history and ask you about what you want from your treatment. This will be a perfect time to bring up any questions you may have. 

Designing Your Custom Invisalign Clear Aligners

Once your dentist has approved you for Invisalign treatment, we’ll take digital images and impressions of your smile using the intra-oral camera. The intra-oral camera allows us to understand the structure of your smile and design your trays without using bad-tasting materials. You’ll return once your trays have been fabricated and sent back to our Pearland, TX office.

Wearing Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

Your Pearland dentist will show you how to wear your Invisalign aligner trays once you return to Pearland Dental Group. To put them in, simply place them firmly over the appropriate row of teeth. Your dentist will check the fit and comfort of your new trays and send you home with your first few sets.

For your treatment to be effective, you’ll need to wear your trays for at least 22 hours a day. However, you’ll need to take your trays off when you eat and drink something other than cool, plain water. Be sure to store your Invisalign clear aligner trays in a clean carrying case in an easy to remember place, and rinse your mouth before putting them back in. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Remove your Invisalign trays when you eat, drink something other than water, and before you play any intense sports. 
  • Clean your Invisalign trays every day by soaking them overnight in a mixture of three parts lukewarm water and one part white vinegar. You can also use a solution of equal parts hydrogen peroxide and lukewarm water, or lukewarm water and Invisalign cleaning crystals.
  • Rinse your Invisalign trays before putting them back in.
  • Clean your Invisalign trays with lukewarm water, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a gentle antibacterial soap or toothpaste. 
  • Remove your aligners from back to front to avoid tearing them. 
  • Follow any additional guidelines for caring for your Invisalign clear aligners given by your Invisalign dentist.

Your first set of Invisalign trays will move your teeth, although you may not notice the change at this early stage. Most patients notice a change within ten to twelve weeks, while some patients may notice a change within the first two weeks. As long as you follow the guidelines laid out by your cosmetic dentist, you’ll notice the difference in your smile once your Invisalign treatment is complete.  

Every patient is different, so the number of necessary Invisalign trays will vary from person to person. Your Pearland dentist will give you the specifics of your treatment during your consultation. Additionally, depending on the progress of your treatment, your dentist may order new Invisalign trays to correct any possible issues. 

On average, each set of aligner trays will need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours, for two weeks at a time. This time frame can vary based on the specifics of your treatment. Your Pearland Invisalign dentist will give you exact guidelines on how to wear your Invisalign aligner trays before you leave our office.

Enjoy A Straight, Healthy Smile With Invisalign Orthodontics

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of a straight, healthy smile? If so, contact Pearland Dental Group and schedule an appointment with one of our skilled Pearland dentists by dialing (281) 993-9900. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking the button below and one of our friendly team members will get back to you soon. 


Pearland Dental Group is ready to offer revolutionary Invisalign orthodontics to patients from our hometown of Pearland and surrounding areas such as Fresno, Houston, Alvin, and League City, TX.  

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