Want to have a beautiful smile, but don’t want to wear braces?
What is it?
Invisalign® straightens teeth to give you the confidence of a great smile. Using a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign gently and gradually moves your teeth based on the treatment plan prescribed by your orthodontist or dentist. And, there are no wires or brackets so you’ll have confidence in your smile during and after treatment. In fact, most people won’t even know you’re wearing Invisalign adult . And, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can eat whatever you want and easily brush and floss as you normally would.
How does it work?
Your orthodontist can tell you if Invisalign is right for you. A set of impressions will be taken and sent to Invisalign, who will analyze your case along with your doctor to create the optimal treatment goals for you. Invisalign adult will then fabricate the trays using 3D computer imaging technology and return them to your orthodontist.
The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor.
Each aligner allows for a small amount of tooth movement, and each time you progress to the next aligner in the series your teeth will move little by little until they have reached the final position.
You’ll visit our office once every 4-6 weeks while undergoing Invisalign adult treatment in order to ensure that treatment is progressing as planned. Trays are worn full time except when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, and are changed around every 2 weeks until completion of treatment. Average treatment time is 10-18 months, meaning there are 20-36 trays to wear, but numbers vary for each case.
How often do I need to wear my aligners?
It is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating or drinking, brushing and flossing.
Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Cost is always a concern, and only your doctor can the exact price of treatment. In most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Because medical benefits differ from policy to policy, you should review your personal coverage plan and check with your insurance provider. In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.
Does Invisalign really work?
Yes. Over 1.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign. Invisalign was developed with orthodontists and used in dental practices worldwide.
For more information, visit Invisalign.com.