Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses custom-made aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign aligner trays are removable. The aligners are changed every two weeks, gradually shifting the position of the teeth. Invisalign treatment is performed under the supervision of our dentist.
Invisalign is often considered to be similar to braces but without metal. Invisalign is made up of a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are worn at all times except for when you eat or brush your teeth. Each aligner tray is worn for about two weeks, and then the next aligner tray is worn to replace them.
The aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth. There are different sets of aligners for different stages of your treatment. Each aligner moves your teeth a little closer to their final position.
While Invisalign aligners are removable, it is important that you wear them at least 22 hours a day. They should be worn 24 hours a day for the best results.
Invisalign is made of clear plastic and contains no metal. These aligners are removable, allowing you to brush and floss normally. Patients often find them more comfortable than braces as well.
While Invisalign aligners are made to wear for a set amount of time each day as they are removable. You can take them out to brush and floss your teeth, eat, and for special occasions. Since the aligners are flexible, you can easily pop them out to eat or brush your teeth.
Additionally, Invisalign is more comfortable than braces, as they are made of smooth plastic that is molded to your teeth. Braces, on the other hand, are made of wires and brackets that can irritate your lips and gums.
Even though Invisalign is more comfortable, it’s important to remember that you should wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. If you take them out to eat, make sure you put them back in as soon as possible, so your teeth can shift into their proper position.
Invisalign treatment times can vary depending on the severity of your misalignment. Mild to moderate cases can take anywhere from 8 to 12 months, while complex cases can take up to 24 months.
Many patients begin seeing results after a few months, as Invisalign gradually shifts teeth into their proper alignment.
Invisalign pricing varies according to individual cases and the complexity of the treatment. However, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional metal braces. The cost of Invisalign may be covered by your dental insurance plan.
The cost of Invisalign treatment includes:
The cost of Invisalign varies depending on your insurance provider and coverage. Many insurance companies cover a percentage of the cost of Invisalign, with the patient paying the remaining portion. If your insurance provider does not cover Invisalign, you may still be eligible for financing. The cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of braces, making it a more affordable option.
Getting started with Invisalign is easy. First, schedule a consultation with your dentist to find out if Invisalign is right for you. If it is, the dentist will create a treatment plan with you. Then, our dental team will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth, which are used to create 3D images of your teeth. From these images, your custom-made aligners are created.
Invisalign aligners are smooth, clear, and practically invisible. They are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem.
The number of aligner trays you will need varies by patient. On average, you can expect to wear Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day, and take them out to eat, brush, and floss. Patients also need to visit their dentist every four to six weeks to receive the next set of aligners.
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