Invisalign offers an orthodontic treatment option for teens and adults who want straighter teeth without the hassle or embarrassment of wearing metal brackets and wires.
What is Invisalign?
There are a number of advantages to using Invisalign aligners. A few of them are as follows:
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We can help you achieve that perfect smile with our team of experienced dentists and dental assistants. We know how important it is for our patients to feel comfortable with their dentist and confident in their choice of a treatment provider. That’s why we offer a 10-minute complimentary consultation where we discuss all aspects of your case with you—from the cost of treatment through to the expected results—so there are no surprises along the way. We will even provide an instant digital simulation of what your future smile will look like once completed. All this information helps us create a personalized plan just for you that ensures optimal results every time.
FAQ'S About Invisalign
Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of dental issues, including spacing issues and crowding problems, as well as mild to moderate bite issues:
- Underbite (your lower teeth extend more than your upper teeth)
- Overbite (your upper teeth extend beyond your lower teeth, also called buck teeth)
- Crossbite (when you close your mouth, your upper teeth are behind your lower teeth)
- Open bite (when your top and bottom teeth do not touch each other when you close your mouth, revealing an opening between the top and bottom teeth)
- Gaps between teeth (diastema)
- Crowded teeth
- Alignment issues for baby teeth and permanent teeth
Invisalign is not suitable for those with severe dental issues or severe bite issues. Invisalign’s effectiveness also depends on wearing the series of aligners as instructed. Unless you are eating or drinking, Invisalign aligners should be worn almost all the time.
Take advantage of our 10-minute complimentary consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you. We will assess your teeth and determine the best course of treatment. After that, we’ll discuss how much it will cost to help you achieve a straighter smile.
The overall purpose of braces and Invisalign clear aligners is to bring your teeth into better alignment, whether you wish to straighten crooked teeth, fill a gap in your teeth, or minimize crowding. All orthodontic solutions involve applying pressure to the teeth in order to move them gradually. However, the similarities between Invisalign and conventional braces end here.
Conventional braces involve brackets that are cemented to each tooth, and a wire connects them. On the other hand, Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth and are removable. Aligners are also known as “invisible braces” since they are difficult to notice. Because Invisalign can be removed, cleaning your teeth will be much easier during your treatment. However, some people find wearing them for 20–22 hours every day bothersome. While wearing invisible braces, you are not permitted to eat or drink anything other than water. People who may be tempted to skip a day or leave their invisible braces out for more than four hours a day may benefit from fixed braces that cannot be removed. If these criteria are not followed, treatment will be less effective or take longer.
Invisalign is suitable for almost everyone. However, while they can correct most orthodontic issues, the most severe malocclusions and more complex issues will still require traditional braces and, sometimes, even surgery.
An Invisalign-trained dental professional begins the treatment process with an initial consultation. You will have your teeth scanned digitally and have x-rays of your jaw taken. They’ll utilize this image to map out a customized 3D treatment plan for shifting your teeth into their correct position. Next, they will take an impression or mould of your teeth and use the treatment plan to produce a series of aligner trays. By applying pressure to them, Invisalign gradually shifts and moves teeth into position by applying pressure to them.
During your Invisalign treatment, you will wear the aligners every day and night for about six to eighteen months of treatment time. Clear aligners are typically worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. However, this varies depending on specific cases. It’s critical to follow your orthodontist‘s or dentist’s recommendations for how long you should wear clear aligners each day. It’s important to remember that getting used to having your Invisalign aligners in your mouth may take a few days. Until your tongue and mouth adjust to the trays, you may have a minor lisp. You’ll probably feel some pressure as well, which indicates that the aligners are working.
As your teeth shift, you will need to visit your dentist every couple of weeks for dental monitoring and to have a new set made.
You will likely need additional aligners, or refinements, in order to ensure a straight smile and proper occlusion. Wearing a retainer after treatment may be recommended by your dentist to prevent your teeth from shifting back.
Aligners must be removed for eating, since food and drink can get stuck in them. As a result, plaque can accumulate on your teeth and gumline, causing cavities. You may also stain your teeth and your aligners if liquid seeps into them. But there are no restrictions on what you can eat or drink when you remove your clear aligners.
Each Invisalign treatment plan is unique, and pricing will vary depending on the severity and specific case. Depending on your particular treatment goals, the average cost ranges from $3700 to $9080. We’ll be able to provide you with an exact cost for Invisalign® treatment during our complimentary consultation once we’ve analyzed your case and determined if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
Ellen Stirling Dental offers a variety of payment plan options to make an attractive smile more accessible.