Forms Like Us Reviews Call Map
We Speak: English, Spanish & Vietnamese
Select a Location: Sugar Land | Pearland

Invisalign® - Pearland, TX

Your Clear Path to Straighter Teeth

Woman placing Invisalign tray

Are you self-conscious about your crooked, crowded, or oddly spaced teeth? Do you have a teenager who would literally die if you made them get the braces they so desperately need? Whichever situation sounds familiar to you, Invisalign is likely the answer. It completely turns orthodontics on its head, enabling patients to achieve straighter smiles without having to deal with the mouthful of metal.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Closeup of teeth as clear aligner is placed

All orthodontic treatments work using the same basic principle: a gentle but consistent force is applied to the teeth over a period of time to slowly bring them into the right positions. Traditionally, this has been done with metal braces, which as we all know, are not exactly the most aesthetically-friendly treatment.

Fortunately, Invisalign completely does away with the old system, only keeping the part that’s been shown to work. It uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligner trays to move the teeth in the most discreet and comfortable way possible, helping a patient maintain their appearance and confidence during the entire process.

Why Patients Love Invisalign

Two smiling women giving thumbs up

  • Subtle Appearance: When you’re wearing the trays, no one will notice them. In fact, no one will know you’re straightening your teeth until the treatment is already finished!
  • Comfort: Every series of Invisalign trays is specially-designed for each patient using smooth plastic, preventing the lip and gum irritation that is so common with braces.
  • Convenience: Unlike braces, Invisalign is easily removable, meaning a patient can simply take out their trays whenever it’s time to eat or brush their teeth.
  • Speed: Invisalign is often able to deliver complete results in just 12-18 months, which is much shorter than the 2-3 years required for braces.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

Set of Invisalign trays in hand

To learn more about Invisalign and see if it is the right choice for you or your child (teens only), just give our office a call to schedule a consultation. At this appointment, we’ll go over what your particular treatment will be like as well as discuss your financial options so we can make sure Invisalign fits easily into your budget.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

A dentist inserting an Invisalign aligner into a female patient’s mouth during her initial fitting

The reason we cannot provide a set price for Invisalign is that each patient is different. Because these clear aligners are capable of treating various types of orthodontic problems, there are various factors that must be considered before identifying the true cost of Invisalign in Pearland. By contacting our office to schedule a consultation with a member of our team, we will be able to examine your smile, identifying the problem area(s), and establish a treatment plan that goes over the step-by-step process, timeline, and official price tag for your new smile.

Learn More

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

A digital image of an Invisalign aligner preparing to go on over a row of crooked teeth

Once you schedule a consultation with us, we will begin the process of formulating a cost estimate that you can use to prepare your budget and begin Invisalign treatment. During this visit, we will look at your smile and incorporate the following factors into our overall evaluation:

  • The time it takes to complete treatment. Yes, Invisalign in Pearland will lend faster results, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It will take time to achieve your desired results, and depending on how long that will take, it may be necessary to provide you with additional aligners. As a result, this can add to the total cost of your Invisalign treatment.
  • The severity of your crowded or crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, or a misaligned bite. Naturally, it will take less time to close the gap between a few teeth than it will to realign an overbite or crossbite.
  • Whether you will require aligners only for your top row of teeth, your bottom row of teeth, or both.

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

An up-close look at an Invisalign aligner designed to straighten a person’s smile

You’re not alone if you’ve contemplated trying one of the many DIY aligner solutions. Smile Club Direct one of the more popular ones seen on television, and it can be an appealing option, especially when you learn it may only cost you $2,000 or less. When compared to the average $3,000-$8,000 price tag for Invisalign, you may be asking, “Why go with a professional when I can save thousands doing it myself?”

Before you embrace this thought process, you should consider why it’s better for you to let the team at Eco Dental take care of straightening your teeth. With DIY clear aligner systems, you must capture your own impressions, which may or may not be accurate. This can result in ill-fitting aligners that actually do more harm than good to your teeth. You also do not have a licensed orthodontist overseeing your treatment, which can be problematic should you experience a problem throughout treatment. You are essentially monitoring your own progress the entire time.

However, by choosing an Invisalign dentist in Pearland, you can rest easier knowing that your smile will be closely monitored throughout the course of treatment. Not to mention, your aligners are made from SmartTrack technology that allows for more predictable movement.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

A close view of an Invisalign aligner snugly fitting against a person’s upper row of teeth

It is up to your insurance company if they will provide coverage for orthodontics. If they do, there is likely a stipulation that doesn’t include Invisalign as being eligible. However, this is not always the case. You may find that your insurer will agree to cover a portion of your treatment (up to 50%), but it will require evaluating your deductible and available yearly maximum before determining exactly how much they will agree to pay. You may also wish to use your FSA if you have one. If you are left with significant out-of-pocket expenses and do not have an FSA, you will need to identify an alternative way to pay this remaining balance.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

Fortunately, at Eco Dental, we are pleased to provide our patients with the opportunity to enroll in flexible financing with CareCredit. Once you learn if you are eligible, you can apply for a low or no interest payment plan that allows you to break up the remaining cost of your treatment into manageable monthly payments.

If you are looking to learn more about the financial side of Invisalign and need help identifying affordable ways to pay, contact us and let our team help you better understand the cost of treatment and minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.

Invisalign FAQs

smiling person sitting on a desk at their office

After reading all of the information above, do you still have questions about Invisalign clear aligner treatment in Pearland? Our team at Eco Dental is here to get you the answers you need, which is why we’ve included some of the most common questions and concerns that we receive from our patients who are considering Invisalign treatment below. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, feel free to give us a call!

How long is Invisalign treatment?

While the average Invisalign treatment time is between seven and 14 months, which is shorter than traditional braces, every patient’s orthodontic needs are different. Based on our examination at your initial consultation, we’ll outline a customized treatment timeline for you so you know exactly how long you’ll need to wear your aligners for.

How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?

Many patients are drawn to Invisalign due to its flexible treatment plan. However, it’s important that you still remain dedicated to wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours each day. This means that you’ll only be taking them out of your mouth when you eat, drink anything besides water, or are brushing and flossing your teeth. If you forget to wear your aligners, this can set back your treatment timeline drastically, pushing back your entire timeline.

Will I have to give up certain foods while undergoing Invisalign treatment?

No! Invisalign aligners are removable, which means that all you need to do before you eat a meal or snack is take them out. Be sure to store them in their protective container when you do, so you don’t accidentally end up throwing them away!

How do I take care of my aligners?

Taking care of your aligners is important throughout your treatment in order to maintain good oral health. Here are some tips that we recommend in order to keep your Invisalign trays clear and clean:

  • Brush your trays with a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap at least twice a day.
  • Regularly disinfect your trays by soaking them in an Invisalign cleaning solution or a denture cleaner.
  • Rinse your aligners each time before you put them in your mouth.
  • Brush and floss your teeth after each of your meals, before you put your aligners back in your mouth.

If you have any questions or believe that one of your aligners is damaged or broken, don’t hesitate to call our office!