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Invisalign Eligibility: Is Invisalign Right For Me?

Have you thought about straightening your teeth, but maybe you’re not thrilled with the idea of wearing traditional metal braces for a year or two?

Well, don’t worry! You are not alone.

Fortunately, there are recent advances in dental and orthodontic technologies that make it possible to align your teeth discreetly and without anyone noticing.

Invisalign can align your teeth perfectly without requiring anything metal (or obvious).

What does this mean for you?

Straighter teeth without ever having to wear metal braces.

To enroll for an Invisalign eligibility consultation, request a free, no-obligation Invisalign appointment online now.

Why Do Our Patients Love Invisalign?

Besides being highly effective at straightening crooked teeth, many of our patients love Invisalign aligners because while in public, most people will never even know you have aligners on. On top of that, Invisalign treatment is typically very effective.

While Invisalign is a nice alternative to traditional braces, it is not the right teeth straightening method for everyone.

For the best results, you need to find out if you’re eligible for Invisalign treatment and if your orthodontist recommends it for you.


And much, much more.

Are you ready to get started?

First, let’s explore what invisible aligners are and why Invisalign is the best option out there by far.


A clear aligner therapy system like Invisalign uses thin, transparent trays that fit perfectly on your teeth. Over time, they work their “magic” to straighten your teeth back into alignment. Periodically, you will see Dr. Ryan, and he will give you a series of aligners at each visit. You will switch them out every 7-10 days and there is a small amount of tooth movement built into each aligner.


And more.

As you may know, Invisalign is the most proven brand of invisible aligners on the market right now. They have been around for over 20 years.

Thinking about a brand other than Invisalign?

Beware of knock offs advertised on TV or over the Internet. These products lack the supervision of a professional doctor and unpredictable results will occur. You are better off under the care of a trained orthodontist because only these doctors can truly tell whether your treatment is working or not.

Check out our orthodontic testimonials.

Pendleton Orthodontics


Based on 50 reviews



Peitz T.

a month ago

     I highly recommend Dr Pendleton. I have a wonderful experience with him and his staff. Very pleasant experience and the facility is very clean and inviting to patients and families. Dr Ryan and his staff have very pleasant bedside manners. Made me feel very comfortable during my time in the chair. My teeth look amazing and my bite aligned nicely. very satisfied. thank you all



Michael N.

4 months ago

     Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience in general. The end result is amazing and am very satisfied and happy with it. The service, the team, the environment, and their attentiveness and commitment to serving you is exceptional. Dr. Ryan and his team have done an amazing job on this smile, and I absolutely recommend Pendleton Orthodontics every time anyone inquires about straightening their teeth. Thank you once again!



Gloria E.

9 months ago

     Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. This is the only word that comes to mind with Dr Ryan. He gave me a smile that I never knew I had. Not only is he an amazing Dr but he is is with you every step of the way. Never will you feel in the dark about what happening next or your overall progress. You’re not just a patient it feels more like a friendly gather when you go in for appointment. Thanks Dr P!



Tevin F.

10 months ago

     My experience with Dr. Pendleton was definitely a great one! His attention to detail when correcting your smile and level of care he provides to his patients is top notch. Also, he has a great team there that does a really good job making you feel welcomed. I would recommend him and his team to everyone!



Misty C.

10 months ago

     After years of insecurity about my teeth, I finally came to the realization that I needed to fix my smile for me! As an adult the last thing you want is to walk around with metal braces on your teeth, but Dr. Pendleton and his staff at Pendleton Orthodontics made me feel good about it, always encouraging me of my progress and doing everything efficiently and properly. Even during the pandemic their clients were always number one priority and they practiced with the upmost health and safety of everyone. I am truly grateful for Dr. Pendleton, Tina and the rest of the staff for being so awesome and enthusiastic. I recommend this place to everyone!



Rachel T.

11 months ago

     So glad to have Dr. Pendleton in my neighborhood! The office is really nice and conveniently located, the team is very professional, and Dr. Pendleton is so...



Jennifer S.

11 months ago

     My daughter has started going to Pendleton about a month and a half ago and they are amazing! They are super nice and very thorough!



Jordan M.

12 months ago

     By far the best customer service I have experienced in a long time. Dr. Pendleton went above and beyond to make my appointment's as convenient as possible. The time and effort he puts into his work definitely shows in the results. I couldn't have had a better experience and would highly recommend Pendleton Orthodontics.



Kaileigh P.

a year ago

     First thing, Dr. Pendleton and his staff are AWESOME! They welcomed me with open arms when I moved here in the Fall of 2018. I had a transfer case and they exceeded my expectations. He always explained everything thoroughly and was also very gentle! Thank you so much! My teeth look amazing!



Ahmad F.

a year ago

     Doctor Ryan and his wonderful team always gave me 5 star service whenever I went in for my appointments and really helped me reach the goals I wanted for my teeth! I would highly recommend Pendleton orthodontics too anyone looking into getting braces.



Justin G

a year ago

     I can't express enough the gratitude and appreciation I have for Pendleton orthodontics. Dr. Pendleton, the amazing staff and beautiful atmosphere make your experience a delight. Rest assured, you're in great hands with Pendleton Orthodontics.



Kelby Noel P.

a year ago

     We love Dr. Ryan. My son is always at ease when going to the orthodontist and is so excited to be getting an amazing smile!!! They have a wonderful staff and a super clean office!!! Would recommend 1000 times over!



Kelli R.

a year ago

     Dr.Pendleton is the BEST orthodontist! He truly cares and has always listened to my concerns. When I had braces, he was my orthodontist in California. Ten years later, I still see him for retainer checks, even though he relocated to Texas.



Mandi Jo S.

a year ago

     My experience here has been a very positive one! I enjoy all the staff, they are warm and professional. The office is conveniently located and is very nice. I could not ask for a more caring Dr! I highly recommend them!



Nick P.

a year ago

     Dr. Pendleton has a terrific approach treating orthodontic issues. His ability to understand patient desires and concerns was noteworthy. From start to finish, he communicated progress goals effectively while being flexible in accommodating my appointment dates. Not only am I tremendously pleased with the end result, I had a memorable experience along the way.As with Dr. Pendleton, the assistants go above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable while in the chair, with frequent check in’s for “thumb’s up”. In addition to tracking with your progress, they also remember details in conversation to make it feel like a true family experience.Any dental work can be stressful. However, due to Pendleton’s clear communication, fair cost analysis/pricing structure, and flexibility with appointments, I HIGHLY recommend seeking their assistance with your orthodontic needs. With a focus on dental health and cosmetic appearance, their end result is flawless!!



Greg B.

2 years ago

     You would be hard pressed to find someone more dedicated to their craft than Dr. Pendleton. The patient comes first here and you wont find better care...



Paige V.

2 years ago

     Dr. Pendleton is very thorough and did an amazing job. I just got my braces off and I’m so happy. I’m very pleased with the professionalism and his ability to help me to understand the process. Well done Dr. Pendleton! I’m all smiles!



Anthony M.

2 years ago

     My daughter is in traditional braces and I am in Invisalign. Everything has been exceptional with our experiences at Pendleton orthodontics. Dr. Ryan is very thorough and easy to talk to and Chelsea is very professional, knowledgeable and quick to respond with any questions. Thank you for a great experience!



Vianca B.

2 years ago

     I've had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Pendleton an have been seeing him for Invisalign for two years now. He's always super nice and caters to his patients - doesn't try to push extra procedures or services. Would recommend if you're in the Leander area and looking for an orthodontist!



David E.

2 years ago

     I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Pendleton. My daughter moved here last year, and Ryan took over from an Orthodontist that really did not know what he was doing. Ryan was able to assess the situation, and fix the issues within the year. He also connected very well with my daughter, and given the trauma that she went through with the last Ortho, looked forward to each appointment.Thanks Dr. Pendleton



Dana R.

2 years ago

     Dr. Ryan Pendleton is such a great orthodontist. My daughter’s teeth look amazing. He had such a great personality and made her feel comfortable and at ease. Definitely check him out



Catherine R.

3 years ago

     Had never been to an orthodontic office before and I have to say I was very very pleased with the amount of care and attention I and my kids received today. A very professional office and a family atmosphere. Even with my little one acting like it was her home they never floundered or got upset at the situation and that means more to me than anything at an office. All the girls were so kind and thoughtful and Dr Pendelton had the best bedside manner. He took great care of my kids and I’m very glad to call him our doctor. Braces are definitely expensive, but that was not their first concern and I’m very appreciative of that. Their first priority was my children. Thank you Dr Pendleton and staff for a wonderful visit. We look forward to coming back.



Claudia J.

3 years ago

     Highly recommend Pendleton Orthodontics! Dr Ryan is meticulous, kind, and a great orthodontist. My kids love going him and we are very happy we found him.



Mandi Jo S.

3 years ago

     Dr. Pendelton and all his staff are extremely friendly and professional. I couldn't be happier with my experience so far with my invisalign treatment. I would highly recommend them for both adults and children. I'm super excited about my continued care with such a competent practice!! I believe Dr. Pendelton takes great pride in producing great results.



Rev. Linda M.

3 years ago

     Dr. Ryan, as he is known by his patients, is absolutely awesome! And, he has top-notch staff to assist. Friendly, capable, and professional. I was so happy to hear Dr. Ryan opened his own office in Leander, it is a testament to his abilities and care for patients that he would have his own practice..and it's beautiful! I've been seeing Dr. Ryan for my Invisalign - I wish I had a "before" pic of my teeth to show what miracles he has accomplished. He is caring, honest, and completely committed to making my teeth the best and straightest they can be! I cannot recommend him more highly! Worth every penny! Whether its braces or invisalign are looking for. Dr. Ryan Pendleton is your guy! I live in southwest Austin ...and happily make the drive to Leander to his beautiful new office!



JoAnna Blankenship C.

3 years ago

     Dr Pendleton is awesome! My daughter Ally is so happy with her treatment. I am so impressed with their customer service and professionalism with every step of the process! Chelsea in the office is so accommodating. I had to cancel an afternoon appointment, and they offered to come in early to get Ally in before school! She feels special every time she walks in the office! Love them!!



kathryn W.

3 years ago

     We love Dr. Ryan & Chelsea!!



Lauren S.

3 years ago

     Everyone is so nice and make you feel very welcomed! Dr.Ryan is very thorough and amazing at explaining what to expect.



Tamara B.

3 years ago

     This is our family's first experience with orthodontics, and we could not be more pleased with Dr. Ryan and his wonderful staff. Dr. Ryan is patient, caring...



Nhung B.

3 years ago

     Professional and friendly. I came in for the consultation but I decided to get the braces done from them because what the doctor explain to me makes more sense than where I went to for consultation



Cristi J.

3 years ago

     Awesome experience!




3 years ago

     I can not say enough good things about dr Ryan. I have been in dentistry for 18 years and he’s one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. He also did my braces and my teeth look amazing. You can’t go wrong with Pendleton orthodontics, you are in the right place with a doctor that cares and knows his stuff!



Brian G.

3 years ago

     Dr Pendleton is a very experienced and compassionate Orthodontist. In my time working alongside him I have come to know him as someone who is willing to take the proper time to evaluate and treat his patients. His patients remember his keen eye to detail and welcoming presence. Highly recommend him as a top expert in his field.



Jen I

3 years ago

     Dr. Pendleton and his staff are amazing! The free consult was informative and I felt well educated when I left. The small details of their patients name on a welcome sign outside, the clean, home-like waiting room, and the treasure box at the end of the appointment had my girls loving the visit! Chelsea is a wonderful assistant and office manager. I love that she has braces too so she can talk with my girls about her experience. Kathy was awesome talking to my daughter while she prepped my daughter for her braces and assisted Dr. Pendleton. I absolutely recommend this ortho office!



Julie B.

3 years ago

     I am a women in my 60's who recently lost a bottom front tooth. My Periodontist wanted to do an implant, but I wasn't sure. After consulting with Dr. Pendleton, I realized that what he said made perfect sense; I needed to fix the underlying problem, which was a bad bite. Without bite realignment, I would continue to have the same issue that caused the tooth to come out in the first place. So here I am 9 months later, almost halfway through treatment with bands & wires. I thought I would look ridiculous with all that mouth metal in middle age, but instead have been told I look 'youthful'..... I'll take that! Thank you Dr. Pendleton!!



Crystal Lee P.

3 years ago

     Amazing service!Y'all are awesome definitely highly recommend Pendleton Orthodontist!



Joshua W.

3 years ago

     I've known Ryan since dental school. He's an excellent orthodontist. I highly recommend him!



Stephanie R.

3 years ago

     Patient care was extraordinary! I was very pleased how much information Dr. Pendleton and Chelsea provided to us. We had a great experience, braced put on and we look forward to seeing them for the next 2yrs! Thank you!!



Dhanish P.

3 years ago

     He is a great Orthodontist, with a keen eye for detail and perfection. Expect to get great work and a wonderful patient experience at Pendleton Orthodontics. Words can’t describe the care he provides and the beautiful office!



Marcin M.

3 years ago

     If you are looking for a true expert in their field and someone who loves their profession, look no further. Dr. Ryan Pendleton is a true artist in smile correction at the forefront of the profession but more importantly he truly cares about YOU. If you need an orthodontist choose Pendleton Orthodontics!



Dhanish P.

3 years ago

     He is a great Orthodontist, with a keen eye for detail and perfection. Expect to get great work and a wonderful patient experience at Pendleton Orthodontics.



Nicole L.

3 years ago

     Dr. Pendleton is a fantastic orthodontist and a wonderful man. I would recommend him to any of my family and friends with confidence that they would be in great hands!



Dhanish P.

3 years ago

     He is a great Orthodontist, with a keen eye for detail and perfection. Expect to get great work and a wonderful patient experience at Pendleton Orthodontics.



Kathy R.

3 years ago

     Dr. Pendleton is a wonderful orthodontist, and a caring person. I love referring my patients to him for orthodontic work



Scott F.

3 years ago

     Dr. Ryan Pendleton is not only an excellent orthodontist, but an outstanding person. If you are interested in the best care for you or your family, you couldn't make a better choice.


Does Invisalign Really Work?

In short, Yes! Invisalign is proven to improve your smile and bite, and many of our patients report incredible results.

However, it does depend on your specific situation.

We know your smile is important to you, so it’s important to understand the effectiveness of this noninvasive method.

If you are eligible for Invisalign and your orthodontist approves this line of treatment for you, then Invisalign can be just as effective as braces, if not more effective in some cases.

If you are a candidate for Invisalign, you can expect to see straighter teeth as long as you make the commitment to wear your clear aligners properly.

To see results with Invisalign, you’ll need to…

Do you want to know more about how you can ensure the best results from your Invisalign treatment?

How It Works & Your Responsibility As An Invisalign Patient


Now that you know your responsibilities as an Invisalign patient, let’s address some frequently asked questions about Invisalign treatment.

Are you ready for the answers? Keep reading!

What To Expect: Your Top Invisalign Questions Answered!

Q: How long does Invisalign treatment take?

A: Invisalign treatment typically takes around the same amount of time as braces treatment. Depending on your teeth, you might wear your clear aligners anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

Q: What can I expect during my first Invisalign appointments?

A: At your initial Invisalign consultation, you Dr. Pendleton will assess your smile and determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign. From there, our office will scan your teeth so they can digitally print your unique aligners.

Q: Is Invisalign painful?

A: Just like wearing braces, your mouth needs to get used to your Invisalign aligners. At first, you might experience some discomfort, but that’s normal. Over time, your teeth will adjust and the discomfort will fade.

Have more questions about Invisalign eligibility? Give our office a call now at (512) 598-5943

Am I Eligible For Invisalign? Limitations, Eligibility and More

As you now know, Invisalign works well for many patients. But, as we mentioned before, it’s not for everyone.

Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is right for you?

Who Is Not Eligible For Invisalign?

Serious pre-existing dental conditions may limit your eligibility for Invisalign.

You may not be a good candidate for Invisalign right now if you…

To discover whether you’re eligible for Invisalign, schedule a free Invisalign consultation visit with our office today. 

Your Invisalign Eligibility

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, you might be a great candidate for clear aligner therapy.

To determine your Invisalign eligibility, it’s best for you to schedule an orthodontist assessment.

The good news is your first visit is free!

During your free consultation, Dr. Pendleton will determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan.

Are you ready to take your next step toward an even straighter smile?


Do you still have questions about Invisalign, or are you ready to start your treatment?

Get started now by scheduling a complimentary visit with Dr. Pendleton.

During your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Pendleton will conduct a smile assessment and determine whether Invisalign is right for you.

We will also answer any questions you may have about this proven braces-free, teeth straightening treatment.

Click here or call our Leander orthodontist office now at (512) 598-9942 to schedule your complimentary Invisalign eligibility appointment today!

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