Invisalign® offers an almost invisible system of braces called Invisalign Braces that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal and virtually unobservable to eye.
Braces are great and though a well tested procedure for teeth aligning but one (of the many) concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. The prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be discouraging.
Invisalign® advantages over traditional braces and veneers
Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth. There are many different considerations to make when considering which treatment will be best, and each of these options works better in certain situations.
Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.
Invisalign® treatment procedure
However, note that Invisalign is not for everyone and the doctor evaluation is a must for the right patient. First there are 3-D digital images are taken of the entire mouth and jaw and these images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come. Once planning is complete a unique set of aligners is made and the total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case but no less than 20 trays.
Considerations in wearing Invisalign® trays
Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.
Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.
If you have questions or desire additional information for Invisalign®, please contact our office. Below are videos that better help in educating the patient on the procedure.
Hygienic Benefits of using Invisalign
- Comfortable – Absence of pain from metal wires tugging on your teeth to move them around! Invisalign works by gradually moving teeth, targeting different areas each week to achieve the desired results as outlined by your doctor.
- Removable – The convenience of removable aligners allows you to eat what you want and still brush and floss as usual.
- Invisible – Invisalign is made to fit your lifestyle — practically no one will know you’re wearing the aligners. Experience the freedom of a straight, beautiful smile throughout your entire treatment!
Cost of Invisalign treatment
We know that cost is a big question for anyone considering dental or orthodontic work. A appointment with Dr. Balaraman would be necessary to determine the cost for your specific treatment depending on the kind of treatment you need and how long the procedure would take — it is all case by case and amount of alignment that needs to be done. Invisalign treatment is usually similar to the cost of traditional braces starting from $3500 and go up from there. The national average for Invisalign treatment is about $6,000 and we do offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and no interest.
Is Invisalign cost covered by insurance?
Because medical benefits differ significantly between insurance policies you should review your coverage. However, if you have orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.
What payment options are available for Invisalign?
We will help you find options to make your treatment affordable.We have flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and no interest! We also offer financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is a third-party patient financing program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, which makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need.
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