Decades prior, metal braces were the most popular orthodontic treatment. While this continues to be an effective and safe teeth-straightening solution, patients today are often interested in an equally as reliable but more aesthetically pleasing alternative. That’s Invisalign! With clear aligners, you can potentially straighten your teeth faster, and without the metal. If you want to learn more about this treatment, then get in touch with our team to schedule an appointment or read on.
Of course, the technology and treatment planning behind Invisalign is incredibly complex. Fortunately, the teeth-straightening process itself is quite easy to explain! First, we will create a custom treatment plan designed to take your teeth from where they are now to where they should be. To accomplish this, a custom series of aligners will be made, and you will wear each tray for 7-14 days before moving onto the next one. The key to gently guiding your teeth out of their misaligned positions is that you must wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day. Remember, they only work while you’re wearing them!
Thankfully, Invisalign isn’t just suitable for patients with mild cases of malocclusion. Whether you’re struggling with overcrowding, spacing issues, or an uneven bite, you may be a candidate for clear aligners!
Simply put, overlapping teeth can negatively impact more than just the look of your smile; they can affect how it functions and how healthy it is. With Invisalign, Dr. Stephen Dean can create a custom treatment plan that will gently guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions.
While some patients love the gap between their two front teeth, others would prefer to have a straight, balanced smile. Good news: Invisalign can move your teeth closer and closer together until the spaces are gone!
When your bite isn’t aligned properly, you’re left vulnerable to numerous issues, from teeth grinding to insufficient chewing patterns. Fortunately, Invisalign can address overbites, crossbites, underbites, and the like.
Naturally, one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are see-through, which makes them virtually undetectable while you’re wearing them. However, this isn’t the only thing that makes this innovative orthodontic treatment great. There aren’t any dietary restrictions, keeping your teeth (and your trays) clean is very simple, and the average treatment timeline is just 12-18 months. Plus, the aligners are crafted from smooth plastic and custom-made for each patient!
Simply put, getting an accurate estimate of the cost of Invisalign without scheduling a consultation is difficult. That’s because there are several factors that need to be considered, including how complex your case is. The good news is that making an appointment with our knowledgeable and friendly team is easy, and we’re proud to offer multiple financial solutions to our patients, including dental insurance, flexible financing, and periodic specials.