Does your hand go to your mouth when it’s time for a smile? Covering your mouth when your teeth are crooked makes you look and feel self-conscious. Why suffer another day and feel awkward about your smile?
Invisalign aligners can fix crowded, crooked teeth – and close gaps and adjust overbites.
Why choose Invisalign
Having teeth straightened is one of the most dramatic positive things you can do to improve your looks. Having straight teeth will also give your self-esteem a major boost. Traditional braces are cumbersome, uncomfortable, unattractive and even painful. Yes, there are some situations that call for the traditional metal braces – but for most people – Invisalign clear aligners will do the job.
Invisalign aligners are easy to wear, you can take them out when you eat, and they are hardly noticeable.
When you visit your dentist, he or she will give you the exact breakdown of Invisalign cost. The cost of Invisalign aligners varies with each dentist. Before you begin treatment, your dental professional will go over all the costs involved in your Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign cost are usually upwards of $3,000. Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign costs just as they would traditional braces. During your initial consultation with your dentist, you will have the opportunity to discuss the cost and any financial arrangements that are available.
The Invisalign process
At your first appointment, your doctor will use a scanner to obtain precise 3D digital images of your mouth and teeth. Following this, he or she will map out your treatment plan. Using the scanned images, you will be able to see the process unfold – even how your teeth will look when they have gone through the entire Invisalign process.
From the digital images, custom-made clear aligners will be made from Invisalign’s proprietary material. You will be advised to wear your aligners 22 out of 24 hours each day – taking them out only when you eat, brush and floss.
You will have a new set of aligners each week, and have a routine appointment with your dentist every six weeks or so. With each set of aligners, you will notice movement and change in the positioning of your teeth.
How long does it take?
The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case. The more crowded or crooked your teeth are – the longer the process. Usually, the process takes about a year – but can take longer for difficult cases.
Once your teeth reach their destination and they are nice and straight - your dentist will then provide you with a retainer that you will wear at night (or as your dentist recommends). Retainers are very important to maintain the tension on your teeth. It is this tension that will hold your teeth in place and keep them from moving.
Are Invisalign aligners appropriate for teens?
Invisalign clear aligners are very popular among teenagers. With Invisalign instead of traditional braces they aren’t limited as to what they eat, and most importantly to most teens – they are barely noticeable. If your teenager is committed to wearing the aligners except while eating, Invisalign aligners can work magic on your teen’s crooked or crowded teeth.
You don’t have to go through life covering your mouth as you smile. When you choose Invisalign aligners, you will quickly notice progress in their movement which will encourage you through the process. Visit your dentist to find out of you are a suitable candidate for this virtually invisible way to get the smile that you will be proud of.