Gabriel L. Polo, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Woodland Lakes Dental Studio

Gabriel L. Polo, DDS

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Conroe, TX

In a perfect world, you’re born with teeth that line up beautifully right from the start. Unfortunately, this is not often the case, prompting you to take matters into your own hands. At Woodland Lakes Dental Studio, Gabriel Polo, DDS, and his team offer the innovative Invisalign® system for straightening teeth. If you’d like to straighten your teeth without a mouth full of metal, call the Conroe, Texas, office to learn more about Invisalign or use the online scheduler to set up a consultation today.

Invisalign® Q & A



What are the advantages of straight teeth?

Sure, straight teeth go a long way toward a beautiful smile, but there are several other reasons why you should consider straightening your teeth, including:

  • They’re easier to clean, preventing tooth decay
  • Preventing gum disease by making your gums easier to clean
  • Correcting your bite
  • Easing the pressure on your temporomandibular joints
  • Encouraging proper chewing, which aids digestion
  • Avoiding excessive wear because of poor alignment

The bottom line is that straight teeth are easier to keep healthy and ease your ability to chew, speak, and smile.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign straightens your teeth using clear aligners. When you first visit Woodland Lakes Dental Studio, the team uses advanced digital imaging to figure out the best plan for straightening your teeth, They send this information to the Invisalign lab, which custom manufactures your aligners to meet your specific needs and goals.

Every 1-2 weeks, you receive new aligners, which you swap out with your old ones. The aligners are made from a material called SmartTrack®, which firmly, but gently, guides your teeth into the desired positions.

One of the main benefits of Invisalign, besides the barely noticeable aligners, is that you can remove them for eating and cleaning. While being able to remove the aligners is certainly an advantage, you should wear them at least 22 hours a day to keep your teeth straightening on track.

What can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign can correct most issues that traditional braces correct, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth

Even if your teeth are only mildly out of line, Invisalign is the perfect solution for improving your smile.

How long before my teeth are straightened with Invisalign?

There’s no single answer to this question, as it depends on the degree of straightening you or your child requires. Invisalign generally works as quickly as metal braces, if not more quickly if you choose to increase the frequency of swapping out your trays.

It generally takes anywhere from 6-24 months to straighten your teeth with Invisalign.

If you’d like to explore why more people are choosing Invisalign, call Woodland Lakes Dental Studio or use the online scheduler today.