Invisalign: Straighter Teeth. No Braces.
When looking to straighten your teeth without spending years in braces, a discreet alternative is available. Invisalign clear aligners offer a virtually invisible, comfortable, and removable method to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of without the restrictions of braces.
An Invisalign treatment plans starts with 3-D computer imaging so you can see what your teeth will look like when your treatment is complete.
Here’s how it works: You wear a set of Invisalign clear aligners for about a week, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth. Throughout the process you replace each aligner with the next set in the series. As you move through the aligners, little by little, week after week, your teeth will move until they have reached their final—STRAIGHT—position.
During the process you’ll visit your dentist every few weeks or months to check your progress. Depending on the complexity of your teeth-straightening issues, total treatment time can range from 4-30 months. Typically, the treatment time is comparable to traditional braces: About 18 months for a routine case.
Invisalign is effective for treating a variety of issues that aren’t overly complex such as crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite and crossbite.
Invisalign’s clear, computer-generated trays are worn 24 hours a day with users changing to a new tray every 1-2 weeks. However, some trays can last for six months to one year. Because the trays are virtually invisible—hence the name—Invisalign is a great choice for adults who want straighter teeth without visible braces. Additionally, they are convenient because you can take them out to eat and don’t need to adhere to the dietary restrictions associated with traditional braces. Those with complex dental and orthodontic issues often still prefer or are referred to traditional braces.
Frequently asked questions include:
Q: How long does Invisalign treatment take?
A: In simple cases, treatment time can be as short as four to six months. In most common cases, Invisalign treatment lasts about 12 to 18 months. And in more complex cases it can be 24 months or longer.
Q: Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
A: In most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of braces. Like braces, Invisalign cost depends on the complexity of the case.
Q: Does insurance cover Invisalign?
A: Many insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment.
Q: I had braces before, but my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign fix this?
A: Yes! Invisalign can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issue and is a popular choice for adults whose teeth have shifted in the decades since they had traditional braces.
Contact our office today to see if Invisalign could help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.