Sugar Land Invisalign
Your Clear Alternative to Braces
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign’s clear, lightweight plastic aligners fit over your teeth and are designed to straighten your smile with fewer visits to our office in Sugar Land.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and Dr. Malik can use this treatment to give you stunning results. These clear trays are removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
At your initial consultation at Amaya Orthodontics, we'll take digital scans and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. Dr. Malik creates your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
Barring extreme cases, you’ll likely wear your Invisalign aligners for 9–15 months, and will typically use 18–30 sets throughout your treatment journey at Amaya Orthodontics. You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day but can remove them for brushing your teeth, eating, and special occasions.
Based on your individual needs, and the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Malik, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment. You’ll even start to notice a change in just a few months!
Differences Between Invisalign & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth.
Because Invisalign trays are totally removable, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts!
It’s important to note that your aligners must be removed for eating or drinking anything other than water. You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces.
To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat. Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
Invisalign is perfect for busy schedules because you won’t need to visit our Sugar Land office for emergency appointments to fix broken wires or brackets, and you’ll need to come in for fewer appointments overall.
A modern Approach to Braces
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These clear aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that fits snugly but painlessly over your teeth.
Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements Dr. Malik plans for you.
With Invisalign treatment at Amaya Orthodontics, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
At Amaya Orthodontics, you’ll get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Dr. Malik has a lot of experience treating patients with Invisalign, and she’s thrilled to offer you this technology.
Great for All Ages
At Amaya Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth, and Invisalign helps Dr. Malik do that.
Whether you’re a musician, an athlete, a speech-and-debater or something else, you’ll be able to participate in all your activities without the barrier that metal braces might present.
And, since Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible, your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them.
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
Invisalign helps you focus on doing what you do best—being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Malik, you’ll find out how Invisalign can be a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!
Talk to Amaya Orthodontics About Invisalign
As recommended by Dr. Malik, it’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day so they can do their job and straighten your teeth. However, Invisalign makes removing your aligners for special occasions easy.
Like with traditional braces, you’ll generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Dr. Malik may not recommend Invisalign for some more complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; Dr. Malik can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation at our office in Sugar Land to learn about how the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign can help you keep being yourself and love your smile even more.