What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system system developed to put your teeth through a series of different sized clear, removable align era. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks, you can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Your teeth move little by little every week until they are in the prescribed position. Your orthodontic visits are once every six weeks to monitor your progress.
How does Invisalign work?
An Invisalign-trained dentist will utilize 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position. This imaging technology is then used to design an individualized series of custom-made aligners. The patient wears the aligner for about two weeks while the teeth move incrementally. After two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with the next one until the final position is achieved.
What do aligners look like?
Aligner are clear and invisible. They are custom fit to fit your teeth and look like whitening trays.
How long will I have to wear the aligners?
Every case is different but the general treatment time is 9-15 months with 18-30 aligners.
Will the treatment be painful?
Each time the aligned a are changed there will be temporary discomfort. This is normal and a good sign the aligners are doing their job.
Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
While some are more affected than others, adjusting takes a short period of time and causes no permanent changes in speech.
How often will I have to wear my aligners?
Invisalign works when you wear them. Ideally you will want to wear them all day and through the night unless you are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing.
How much does Invisalign cost?
It is typically in the same range as ordinary metal braces, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 or more. Every case is different.
Does Invisalign really work?
Yes. In orthodontic and dental practices nationwide, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Any insurance plan that covers orthodontics should cover Invisalign.