Invisalign has helped more than 12 million people achieve their dreams of a straight smile without much of the discomfort associated with traditional braces. Treatment times are often faster with Invisalign versus traditional braces, too. Invisalign can help people with mild to moderate misalignments straighten their teeth in as little as six months.
Invisalign trays are a discreet and convenient way to straighten your smile. Trays are worn for 22 hours a day and only taken out when you eat or drink anything besides water, and to brush and floss your teeth. Every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of trays until your treatment is finished.
A space maintainer is used when a baby tooth is lost before its time. It holds the place for the adult tooth until it’s ready to grow in.
If your dental insurance has orthodontic coverage, it will probably cover Invisalign clear aligner therapy. Some plans only cover a percentage of your orthodontics and will only pay once per person per lifetime of the plan. If you have any questions, give us a call and we’ll check with your insurance plan to determine your coverage and help you maximize your benefits.
Invisalign aligners are made using a digital scan of your teeth. Once the scan is complete, a special computer program divides the desired movements into a series of steps, and each tray is made based on that step. Once each set of trays is made, they are trimmed, polished, and put in order before they are sent to our offices for us to give to you.
To keep your Invisalign aligners looking new, you should brush and floss your teeth after eating and rinse your trays well before you put them back in. This reduces the chance of food particles getting stuck in your trays. You should also take them out every time you eat because even though they’re strong, Invisalign trays can’t withstand your biting forces. Once a day, you should take your trays out and gently brush them with mild, non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft toothbrush.
The cost of your Invisalign treatment varies depending on how complex your treatment is. The best way to determine the cost of treatment is to schedule a consultation with us!