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If you’re not satisfied with your smile because of tooth alignment or spacing problems, metal braces aren’t the only way to get the straight, gorgeous teeth you’ve always wanted. Invisalign® provides a discreet and convenient option that doesn’t leave you with a mouth full of wires.
What Are Invisalign Transparent Braces?
Invisalign is an innovative treatment system that employs a series of transparent plastic aligner trays to gradually reposition problem teeth. Invisalign clear braces are worn on top of your natural teeth. After wearing the first aligners for about 14 days, your dentist replaces them with new aligners; this process repeats over a period of several months until you achieve your goal. Because the trays not visible, you don’t have to hide your smile. Our Invisalign dentists use the system to correct several types of orthodontic problems such as gaps between teeth, twisted or crooked teeth and more.
How Much Does It Cost to Get Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment cost is determined by your dentist after a thorough evaluation. In many cases, Invisalign cost is comparable to that of metal braces. If you have severe orthodontic problems that require more intense treatment, your Invisalign cost may be higher. Your dental insurance plan may cover some of your treatment expenses. Contact your carrier to review the limitations of your Invisalign insurance coverage. If you don’t have a dental policy, you can still get affordable Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Our office offers flexible financing options and payment plans that fit your budget. Contact us to learn how we can help you manage your Invisalign cost.
Does Invisalign Correction Take a Long Time?
Your Invisalign treatment time is determined by the extent of movement required to correct your teeth. Teeth that need to be straightened or rotated more than usual may increase the typical Invisalign length of treatment. After a consultation, our dentists can tell you how long your treatment will last. Most adults and teens can expect the Invisalign process to take approximately one year. Complicated cases may take up to two years. After your teeth are in position, your dentist may suggest that you wear Invisalign retainers on a long-term or permanent basis to prevent shifting.
Invisalign Dentistry: Who Is Qualified to Perform the Treatment?
If you’re looking for Invisalign in Kendall, it’s important to find a qualified provider. Orthodontists and general dentists who complete Invisalign training are both qualified as Invisalign dentists. We can help you find an experienced Invisalign dentist who can help you fix your smile in the easiest, fastest way possible.
Invisalign vs Braces: Is Invisalign as Effective as Braces?
Most average orthodontic problems are solved just as effectively with Invisalign as with traditional metal appliances. In cases where extreme orthodontic problems exist, metal braces can sometimes be a better option. Your Invisalign dentist can help you choose the best solution for your needs. If both treatments will work equally well, consider the dental health perks of choosing Invisalign vs braces. You’ll remove your aligners when you eat, brush, and floss, so it will be easier to maintain great oral hygiene and protect your teeth and gums.
Does Invisalign Offer More Benefits Than Braces?
Many patients consider Invisalign benefits to be far superior to anything metal braces can offer. Here are a few of the perks that make Invisalign the preferred option of patients everywhere.
- Fewer visits to your orthodontist
- The freedom to enjoy any type of food
- Removable trays
- No metal hardware to embarrass you or cause discomfort
- The perfect smile that you’ve always wanted
Is Anyone a Good Invisalign Candidate?
Unfortunately, some people have complex orthodontic problems that Invisalign may not be able to correct. Invisalign dentists usually recommend Invisalign for adults and teens only. Children’s needs are more complicated due to the ongoing, rapid growth of their teeth and jaws. Our dentists can determine if Invisalign will meet your unique needs. Schedule a consultation to discover your treatment options.
Is Invisalign Treatment Going to Affect My Lifestyle?
In most cases, Invisalign has little or no effect on a patient’s lifestyle. Because you remove your aligners before eating, you don’t have to follow any dietary restrictions. Chewing gum can be problematic as it tends to stick to the surface of the aligners, and smoking is not advised because it can discolor your trays.
Taking Good Care of Your Aligner Trays
To get the best results, clean your aligners using the manufacturer’s own cleaning system. You can purchase one at our practice. Alternatively, brush and rinse your trays using cold or lukewarm water. Rinsing in hot water can damage your aligners and should be avoided. If one of your trays becomes cracked, warped or otherwise damaged, contact us immediately so that we can replace it.