Traditional braces can fix crooked teeth, however the metal look is not ideal for those who want a subtler teeth-straightening solution. Plus, traditional metal braces come with a long list of rules and restrictions! Fortunately, modern-day dentistry has given us another option for correcting orthodontic issues! Invisalign clear aligner trays are a great alternative to traditional metal braces, introducing us to a clear, removable and comfortable solution for teeth straightening. If you’re ready to discover a clear path towards a straighter smile, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign clear aligner trays are custom-fitted to your mouth. When placed in the mouth, these trays work to apply gentle pressure to your teeth resulting in a gradual shift over time until they’re in the correct place.
The process of starting Invisalign treatment begins with an initial consultation here at Time to Care Dental Group. We’ll examine the current condition of your teeth, gums, and jaws with advanced technology like digital X-rays and a digital impression of your mouth. Once this information has been gathered, a custom treatment plan will be formulated based on several factors. A series of Invisalign clear aligners will be fabricated out of clear plastic and custom-fitted to your teeth. You’ll need to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day for about two weeks before moving onto the next set in the series. Every several weeks, you’ll visit us for a quick checkup so we can monitor your progress and give you your next several sets of aligners in the series. Before you know it, you’ll have a beautifully straighten smile!
Indications for Invisalign
While severe orthodontic problems are still best addressed by traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are very effective at treating mild to moderate cases of the following.
Teeth that are too close together aren’t just unsightly! They trap plaque and bacteria between them, which raises your risk of cavities and gum disease. Invisalign can guide your teeth into proper alignment to make keeping your beautiful pearly whites clean easier.
Gaps Between Teeth
Are you embarrassed of noticeable spaces between two or more teeth? These small gaps make it more likely for your teeth to chip or crack during your daily life. Thankfully, Invisalign can gently close these spaces and give you a uniform smile.
If your jaws are out of alignment, your bite will not line up correctly. Eventually, bite alignment problems can lead to stiff jaw joints, teeth grinding, and TMJ disorder. Invisalign clear aligners can address issues like overbite, underbite, open bite, and more to keep your smile functional and pain-free.
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Faster results than metal braces: Treatment time is often quicker with Invisalign clear aligners than traditional braces due to the frequency of tray changes.
- More comfortable experience: Patients with metal braces can experience irritation to the tongue, lips, and cheeks from sharp brackets, which does not exist with the Invisalign clear aligner trays.
- Clear appearance for ideal treatment: The appearance of Invisalign clear aligners is a clear winner over metal braces; trays are clear and virtually invisible.
- Removable aligners for optimal convenience: With the ability to remove the aligner trays, you can brush and floss your teeth more thoroughly without the obstructions that traditional braces present. The ability to remove the trays for meals and social functions is also an added bonus.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Every Invisalign treatment is tailor-made according to each patient’s unique needs and goals, so the price of Invisalign treatment can vary widely. Several factors will go into the length and cost of your specific Invisalign treatment, such as the severity of your case, your oral health, and how long your treatment takes. During your initial consultation, we’ll be able to give you a personalized estimate of costs. Plus, we can review the details of your dental insurance policy to ensure your benefits are being maximized and your out-of-pocket expenses are minimized.