Your first step in your journey to Invisalign dentistry is to find a qualified dentist or orthodontist that is trained and has experience in this procedure. You want to make sure that you choose a dentist that you feel comfortable with and confident in the treatment process he has proposed to you. It is best to talk with at least a couple of dentist before making your decision on who you will choose as your provider.
The price of Invisalign is about the same as traditional metal braces. Prices can range from $3,500 and up to $8,000. The complexity of your case, length of time needed for your treatment plan, your insurance plan and even the location can make a difference in the total cost.
Most dental insurance plans will cover your choice of these braces as the same way they would cover other orthodontic treatments involving braces. Once you find out the portion your insurance company will pay, you will then be able to figure out what your out of pocket cost will be. If you have no insurance to help pay for orthodontic work, oftentimes the dental office will carry flexible monthly payment plans that you can afford.
Clear aligners, which are custom-made for you, are created according to your treatment plan, which is unique to everyone. You wear your aligners all day except when you are going to eat, which is great.
The Invisalign are designed to advance to a new set about every two weeks as long as you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, throughout the entire treatment phase. These aligners gradually move your teeth into their proper alignment. Each time you change to a new set, you will be able to see the progress your teeth are making.
With this treatment plan, you visits to your dentist or orthodontist are fewer and farther apart than with regular metal braces. Most visits can be scheduled up to eight weeks apart.
Although each treatment plan is different for each patient, the normal time for teenagers is the same as if you were wearing the traditional metal braces. Straightening the teeth can sometimes take as long as two years to prevent causing damage to any of the tooth structure. If the teeth are moved too quickly in the process, the damage could result in the death of the pulp inside the tooth, which would lead to the death of the tooth and/or causing abscesses of the tooth. The normal time required for most adults is around one year.
A few of the best attributes to the Invisalign are; they are almost invisible, you are able to pull them out to eat and they are not painful like the traditional full metal braces. You will also be able to see the results sooner using theses aligners.
Why wait any longer for that beautiful smile you desire? Give us a call today for a complete consultation to give you the confident smile you deserve.