What are Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth.
Invisalign has many advantages over traditional braces, including being more comfortable to wear, being nearly invisible, and being removable for eating and brushing.
Invisalign is a great option for adults who want to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing they are doing so. If you are considering Invisalign, be sure to consult with an orthodontist to see if you are a good candidate.
How Invisalign aligners work
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. They are custom-made for each patient and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign works by gently moving teeth into the desired position over time. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series. As teeth move, gaps close and crowding is relieved. The number of aligners needed will depend on the individual case. Treatment typically takes 9-18 months.
Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional braces for adults and teens who want to improve their smile without metal brackets and wires.
How much do Invisalign aligners cost?
While the cost of Invisalign aligners may seem high at first, there are several factors that contribute to the price. Invisalign treatment typically costs between $3,000 and $8,000, depending on the severity of the misalignment. The average cost of traditional braces is around $5,000. Invisalign is often more expensive because it is a newer technology and requires specialized training for dentists. In addition, Invisalign aligners must be custom-made for each patient based on dental impressions or 3D images of their teeth.
The good news is that Invisalign treatment is often covered by dental insurance plans in the same way as traditional braces. So if you’re considering Invisalign, be sure to check with your insurance provider to see if you could save money on your treatment.
Are there any disadvantages to Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are becoming increasingly popular among patients looking to perfect their smile. And while there are many advantages to using Invisalign, there are also a few disadvantages that patients should be aware of before making the decision to undergo treatment.
The first disadvantage of Invisalign is that the treatment can be quite expensive. While the cost of Invisalign will vary depending on the individual case, it is generally more expensive than traditional braces. The second disadvantage is that Invisalign treatment can take longer than traditional braces, with the average treatment time being around 18 months. And finally, some patients may not be candidates for Invisalign due to the severity of their misalignment.
Despite these disadvantages, Invisalign remains a popular treatment option for patients looking to perfect their smile.
If you’re looking for a straighter smile, Invisalign aligners may be the right choice for you. These clear, plastic aligners are virtually undetectable, and can be removed for eating, drinking and brushing your teeth.
To get started with Invisalign, call our Costa Mesa dentist office at (714) 434-7100 to schedule an appointment. During your consultation, we will assess whether Invisalign is the best treatment option for you. If it is, we will take impressions of your teeth and create a treatment plan.
You will then receive your custom-made aligners and wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day. You will need to come in for periodic check-ups so that we can ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Invisalign is an excellent choice for busy adults who want to straighten their teeth without wearing metal braces.