Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics

Orthodontists & Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Katy, TX

If you’re not happy with the appearance of your teeth, Gustavo Salas, DDS, MS, at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Katy, Texas, has more than 10 years of experience with Invisalign®, plus advanced training. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that can straighten your teeth without the unsightly look of metal in your mouth. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or book your appointment with Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary, alternative treatment to wearing traditional orthodontic braces that can correct a host of issues, including:

  • Spaces between your teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth that have shifted after braces

Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective for straightening teeth. One of the best features about Invisalign is that people can’t tell you’re wearing them.

Visit your orthodontist at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

How does Invisalign work?

With Invisalign, you get a series of custom-made, clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. The aligners gradually shift your teeth into the position mapped out by your orthodontist at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics.

You can remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth, but you need to wear them for 20 hours a day to get the best results.

As you replace each aligner, your teeth slowly shift in increments, week by week, until they reach the final position your dentist prescribed.

Visit the practice about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts 9-15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is 18-30, depending on your individual needs.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers benefits that make it a preferred choice for treating poorly aligned teeth for teens and adults, including:

  • Clear aligners show your natural teeth
  • Smooth plastic is more comfortable than traditional braces
  • Easy removal makes them convenient
  • You can brush and floss
  • Quicker results than traditional braces

Invisalign Teen® is a perfect fit for a teenager’s lifestyle since the aligners are clear, removable, comfortable, and customized.

Is Invisalign my only clear aligner option?

In addition to providing Invisalign, Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics offers GusAligners as an option, which Dr. Salas invented and branded.

Using a highly specialized 3D scanner, your dentist gets an exact three-dimensional footprint of your mouth, providing a detailed representation of all teeth, bite, and jaw conditions.

GusAligners are made in-house and cost less than Invisalign. When adding AcceleDent therapy to the aligners, your teeth can be straightened 50% faster than wearing traditional braces.

To find out the best option for straightening your teeth, call the office or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.