For teens and adults who would like to fix their crooked teeth without wearing metal braces for two or more years, there is an excellent orthodontic alternative in Invisalign. This clear braces option has already helped over 4 million people worldwide enjoy healthier, more attractive smiles. Will you or your teen be the next to enjoy all the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign straightens teeth using the same orthodontic principles as traditional braces, which means it gradually moves the teeth by placing focused pressure on different areas of the bite throughout treatment. But unlike metal braces, Invisalign works using a series of clear, plastic trays that you can remove to eat and clean.
The Invisalign aligners are created from digital scans taken of your teeth in the treatment planning phase. Once your aligners are ready, you will wear each one for two weeks before advancing to the next in the series. The trays are designed to fit your dentition as it gradually shifts throughout the treatment.
After you complete the Invisalign treatment, you will be fitted for a retainer. Most people need to wear it the majority of the day at first, and then only at night after a few months to keep their teeth in the proper position for a lifetime to come.
Invisalign offers a number of benefits compared to traditional braces, especially for image-conscious teens and busy adults.
Some of the advantages of clear braces include:
How much your Invisalign treatment costs depends on a few factors, including the complexity of your case, how long you need to wear the aligners, and how well you comply with the treatment. In general, Invisalign costs between $3,500 to $5,000. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to learn more about how much your treatment might cost.
To avoid any delays and added costs with Invisalign, make sure you follow all directions carefully. Do not expose your aligners to hot temperatures, as doing so could warp or damage the plastic. Wear the trays for 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them only to eat, clean, and for limited special occasions.
If you are interested in learning about the benefits of clear braces and whether or not Invisalign is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Martin. You deserve a healthy, attractive, and confident smile! Book your visit online today.