Traditional metal braces used to be the only way to transform misaligned teeth into a beautiful smile, but today’s dentists know how to straighten teeth without the unsightly hardware. Invisalign® plastic aligner trays offer a discreet and virtually invisible way to correct your mild to moderate orthodontic problems.
How Does the Invisalign Tray System Work?
Invisible aligner trays work by exerting pressure incrementally to move your teeth into place over time. When you begin treatment, several sets of trays are created. You’ll wear each set for about two weeks before progressing to the next. The trays fit neatly over your top and bottom teeth, and you can remove them easily to eat or brush. Serving as transparent braces, the trays can correct many common conditions such as gaps between teeth, crowding or minor tooth rotation.
Does Invisalign Cost a Lot?
Invisalign cost can vary depending on how severe your orthodontic condition is and how long it will take to resolve it. Severe tooth rotation, large gaps, and serious bite problems may increase your Invisalign treatment cost. Dr. Paik can provide an accurate estimate after performing a thorough orthodontic evaluation.
Will Insurance Cover My Invisalign Cost?
If you have Invisalign insurance coverage, it may pay for a large portion of your treatment cost. To determine your total Invisalign cost with insurance, contact our office or call your dental insurance provider for more details.
Invisalign Treatment Time: How Long Does It Take?
The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your condition and how much your teeth need to be moved or rotated. In most cases, adults and mature teens can complete Invisalign treatment within a year. Advanced orthodontic conditions may require up to two years of treatment. Dr. Paik can assess your needs and accurately estimate your treatment time; call us to schedule a consultation today.
What Special Skills Do Invisalign Dentists Have?
Invisalign dentists are licensed orthodontists and general dentists who have completed a training program and gained experience using the Invisalign system to create healthy, straight smiles.
Invisalign vs. Braces: Making the Right Choice
When it comes to Invisalign vs. Braces, making the best decision is important for both your long-term dental health and your short-term self-confidence. Aligner trays can usually correct most moderate orthodontic problems just as effectively as metal braces, but severe problems may require traditional treatment. When you choose aligner trays, you won’t have to worry about visible wires and brackets, and you won’t need to make any major changes to your lifestyle. Because you can remove your trays before brushing, your oral hygiene efforts will be more effective than they would if you were wearing braces; this helps to lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease during treatment.
Top Benefits of Invisalign
When you consider the many perks of wearing Invisalign plastic aligners, the benefits of braces seem to pale in comparison. Here are the top benefits that our Invisalign patients enjoy:
Freedom from dietary restrictions
Fewer orthodontic office visits
Less irritation and fewer oral injuries
A metal-free smile throughout the treatment process
Easy tray removal
Can Any Orthodontic Patient Get Invisalign?
Invisalign aligner trays aren’t right for everyone. If you have severe or extensive tooth rotation, spacing problems, or malocclusion, you may get better results by wearing traditional metal braces. Adults and teens are usually great candidates for the Invisalign aligner system, but children’s orthodontic needs are too complex and are better met by traditional treatment methods. It’s easy to find out if aligners are right for you; contact our office to schedule a professional consultation.
What Happens to Your Teeth After Invisalign Treatment?
After successful Invisalign treatment, you’ll want to make sure that your gorgeous new smile stays perfect. You can do this by practicing excellent oral hygiene and scheduling regular checkups and professional cleanings. To prevent your teeth from shifting, your dentist may recommend wearing Invisalign retainers while you sleep. To learn more about getting Invisalign, contact us today.