Invisalign orthodontic aligners are an FDA-approved technology that straightens your teeth using clear aligners. It is almost invisible, can be removed easily and comfortable to wear.
Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of removable and clear aligners, which gradually straighten your teeth over time. The best part is that you never have to wear any wires or brackets required of metal braces!
These clear aligners are built of a durable and flexible plastic. A patented and specialized thermoplastic substance, known as SmartTrack®, is designed and used primarily for Invisalign treatment.
Clear aligners of Invisalign are free from BPS, BPA, Gluten, or Latex and approved by the FDA. They are a snug fit on your teeth and nearly invisible due to their clear, thin structure.
Once you and your dentist mutually decide that Invisalign is the right orthodontic option for you, the treatment can begin immediately. Typically, your dentist will require a full mouth x-ray, impressions and may even perform a full dental examination.
This documentation will be used by the Invisalign lab to prepare a 3D model and rendering of your entire treatment plan. Your dentist will coordinate with the lab to ensure that your smile preferences are achieved and any nuances of your situation are properly relayed.
The 3D plan will map your progress and give you a clear picture of the final tooth position at the end of your treatment. Production of your custom-made Invisalign aligners will start once the plan is finalized and approved.
At any given time, 3 to 4 clear aligners are sent to the dental office for you to try in, take home and wear. You will replace each aligner in every 2 weeks until your teeth reach the final position as per the plan.
Orthodontic teeth alignment is the process of correcting and straightening your misaligned teeth. Misalignment can occur due to overlapping, crowded teeth, excess gaps, or discrepancy in tooth size.
Not only is tooth alignment great for your smile, but it also makes your gums and teeth healthier and easier to clean.
Best of all, straight teeth can boost your confidence by allowing you to wear a beautiful smile.
Invisalign aligners work very well compared to more traditional teeth straightening procedures, such as metal braces.
Here are key advantages of Invisalign treatment:
Your out of pocket investment in Invisalign depends on a few factors.
Many times, dental insurance will help cover the Invisalign cost of orthodontic treatment and/or allow you to receive a discounted, in-network rate.
Before you begin any treatment, make sure that your dentist checks your dental insurance benefits to see if orthodontia is a covered service, and if so, how much they will pay on your behalf. They may even be able to submit a dental pre-estimate to the insurance company prior to treatment to make sure it’s covered.
Immediately after the FREE Invisalign consultation at our office, we will provide you a detailed treatment plan that contains your estimated insurance payment, any discounts, and out of pocket investment.
We also offer a convenient monthly payment plan known as CareCredit. You can apply for CareCredit securely online by CLICKING HERE.
You can easily apply for of our monthly payment plans through CareCredit.
CareCredit offers various interest-free payment plans, some of which may or may not be offered at your dental office.
You can also opt for extended plans which allow up to 60 months to pay back the borrowed amount.
CLICK HERE to apply for CareCredit!
Here are few factors you should consider before zeroing in on the most appropriate treatment:
Effectiveness: Determining the efficacy of any treatment is essential. You should find out the effectiveness of the selected treatment method and its long-term effect on your teeth.
Treating Dentist: Research is vital to choose the right doctor for your orthodontic treatment. Find a dentist who is highly experienced and trained, such as Dr. Ross Bowen DDS. Before starting treatment, be familiar and comfortable with your doctor in order to get the best outcome as a patient.
Cost of the Treatment: The treatment should be in line with your budget. Calculate the initial treatment cost and approximate cost of follow up treatment if needed. You should be knowledgeable and confident with the financial terms of your Invisalign treatment before you start. If everything fits your expectations and pocket book, then a beautiful smile is yours to be had. We also offer CareCredit to our patients who qualify so they can make easy monthly payments for their treatment.
Treatment Duration: Consult your dentist and understand the estimated duration of your treatment. Duration includes how long the aligners are worn and any follow-up appointments that may be needed.
Effect on Lifestyle: Invisalign treatment does slightly effect your way of life, as the retainers must be worn as often as possible and also requires multiple visits to your dentist.
Oral Health: Check with your dentist to make sure you are a good candidate for treatment.
The answer is “YES” in many situations unless otherwise suggested by your dentist. This treatment can be equally effective for teens and adults for improving their teeth alignment.
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