Invisalign

Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile of which you will be proud.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign has no metal bands or wires to trap food and plaque. Maintaining a good oral hygiene program will also reduce chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Invisalign is made to fit your lifestyle:
  • Clear, virtually invisible aligners
  • Removable, will not get in the way of your activities
  • Easy to remove to eat, brush, and floss
  • Graduate to a new set of aligners about every two weeks
  • Easy to monitor your progress with regular appointments

Effective for a wide range of smiles. The Invisalign system has been successful in giving hundreds of thousands of amazing smiles to both teens and adults. Dr. Darsey and Dr. Krivan are Premier Preferred Invisalign Providers and will create your individual treatment plan using Invisalign´s clear, custom-molded aligners to solve a range of issues, including: Overly crowded teeth, Widely spaced teeth, Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites.

Not everyone is a candidate for the Invisalign aligner system. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Darsey and Dr. Krivan to see if the Invisalign system is right for you.


Invisalign Teen

Now teens don’t have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – introducing Invisalign® Teen! Invisalign® Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

We went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens themselves to custom-design an Invisalign system just right for the dental needs of teenagers. With blue-to-clear color-changing aligners to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today’s teens’ busy lifestyles!

What is Invisalign Teen?
  • A clear way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners.
  • Uses no metal wires or brackets.
  • Custom-made for comfort.
How does Invisalign Teen work?
  • Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks.
  • Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
  • Your teeth will move gradually each week.
  • Visit us every 4-6 weeks.
  • Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
  • Average number of aligners is between 18 and 30.
What conditions does Invisalign Teen treat?

By using its advanced technology, Invisalign Teen can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which, in the past, were usually treated with traditional braces.

These conditions include:
  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

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Dear Patient Family, I want to give you all an update on our COVID-19 status. As you may be aware, yesterday afternoon Greg Abbott issued another Executive Order postponing any elective dental procedure until after April 21. This date is still subject to change but for now we cannot see patients back until April 22nd. Therefore, we will not be rescheduling appointments until we know for sure that we can start back. I will continue to keep you updated on any changes! The good news is your treatment will continue to progress even though we are unable to see you right now! For any Invisalign patients, we have emailed you directly to introduce our fancy new “drive-through" aligners so you can continue your treatment! For patients in braces, the best thing you can do is keep taking care of your braces! Be careful of all the "quarantine snacks” so you don’t cause something to break or come loose. Since there’s not much else to do… wear your rubber bands if you’ve been instructed to do so and brush your teeth that full two minutes! It’s like I always say, you control your destiny in braces. Keep taking care of them and they’ll be off sooner! Of course I will be available to handle any true emergencies. Please call the on-call number at 832-304-4450 or email me at drdarsey@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Here’s another tip, take a picture of your issue and send it to me so we can diagnose the problem virtually. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but want you to be assured that the health of our patients, team and families is of utmost importance! Take care of yourselves and we WILL get through this! Much love from our orthodontic family to yours. ❤️ - Dr. Darsey #darseykrivanortho #houstonbraces #update #covid_19

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