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If you’re not satisfied with your smile because of crooked teeth or spicing issues, we have a solution that doesn’t involve the visible wires and brackets associated with traditional metal braces. The Invisalign® orthodontic treatment system can straighten your teeth using virtually invisible plastic aligner trays.
What Is an Invisalign Aligner?
Invisalign aligners are clear trays made from plastic that fit neatly over your top and bottom rows of teeth. Like invisible braces, they slowly move your teeth into a more desirable position over a period of months. At the beginning of treatment, a series of trays are designed. You’ll wear each set for two weeks and then move on to the next as your treatment progresses in small increments. Invisalign dentists use the system to correct a variety of mild to moderate orthodontic problems such as improper bite, spacing and crowding problems and rotated or crooked teeth. Because the trays are made from transparent plastic, no one will know that you’re wearing them.
How Much Will the Invisalign Treatment Cost?
Invisalign cost can only be calculated after your dentist examines your mouth and develops a treatment plan. Because each patient has unique orthodontic needs, your Invisalign cost may be more or less than what other patients pay. More advanced or complex orthodontic problems usually cost more to correct, but many patients find affordable Invisalign options that cost the same as metal braces. Your Invisalign cost may be reduced significantly by Invisalign insurance coverage. If you don’t have insurance, ask us about our convenient financing options for new Invisalign patients. We’ll be happy to help you find the best path to getting affordable Invisalign in Tamarac.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?
Like Invisalign cost, Invisalign treatment time depends on the amount of work needed to attain your desired results. Severe tooth rotations, large gaps and major bite problems take more time to correct. If you’re an adult or teen with mild to moderate dental abnormalities, you can probably complete Invisalign within a year. Resolving severe orthodontic problems can take up to two years. After your Invisalign therapy is complete, you’ll need to wear Invisalign retainers on a long-term basis to maintain results.
Will I Need to See a Special Invisalign Dentist?
Invisalign dentistry requires special training. A licensed orthodontist or general dentist who completes a special Invisalign training course can provide this treatment to his or her patients. Our Invisalign dentists have the knowledge and experience needed to help you get great results in a short amount of time. Contact us now to set up a consultation.
Invisalign vs Braces: How Do I Choose?
When it comes to Invisalign vs braces, both can provide equally effective treatment for many patients. However, Invisalign offers benefits that improve your self-esteem during treatment and help support your oral health. Because you remove your aligners to brush your teeth, it’s easier to reach all of your tooth surfaces. Better hygiene protects you from gum disease and tooth decay. If both Invisalign and braces are viable options, discuss your needs with your dental team to help determine the best course of action.
Benefits of Invisalign: Beyond the Smile
Invisalign benefits extend beyond keeping a natural-looking smile throughout treatment. Here are a few additional perks that all of our Invisalign patients enjoy:
- The ability to remove aligners without a dentist’s help
- Unlimited diet options
- Freedom from metal wires and related mouth injuries
- Limited office visits
- Easier brushing and flossing
Can Anyone Be Treated with the Invisalign System?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for Invisalign. Although Invisalign dentists advocate Invisalign for adults and teens, children’s orthodontic needs are too complex for treatment with aligners. People who have severe orthodontic abnormalities or coexisting dental disease are also poor candidates for treatment. Our experienced dentists can determine if Invisalign is a good option for you; contact us to plan a consultation with a great provider today.
How Will Invisalign Treatment Affect Day-to-Day Life?
Invisalign aligners don’t interfere with your lifestyle. You can do all of the things that you did before treatment with the exception of chewing gum and smoking; these habits can damage or stain your aligner trays.
Invisalign Aligner Tray Basic Care
You can keep your trays clean by using the manufacturer’s own cleaning system, which is available at our office. If you don’t have access to the cleaning system, you can also brush and rinse your aligners under cool or warm running tap water. Keep your aligners away from hot water as it can damage them. If your trays become warped, misshapen or broken, contact your dentist right away to obtain replacements.
When you’re ready to get to work on your new and improved smile, we can help. Contact us anytime to learn more about getting affordable, practical Invisalign in Tamarac.