General Information on Invisalign
Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile both during treatment and after. In fact, almost no one will know you are wearing them unless you tell them! By using a series of clear, removable aligners that are changed about every two weeks, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you have always wanted.
Does Invisalign Really Work?
Yes! Developed with orthodontists and used in dental practices worldwide, Invisalign has been effective at straighting teeth. Over one million patients with a wide range of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign worldwide.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to map the complete treatment from start to finish. From this plan, a series of custom-made aligners unique to your treatment is produced. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, and is then replaced by the next aligner. Gradually, the teeth move toward their final position.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Fortunately, the Invisalign system is often similar in price to traditional braces. Because treatment costs vary from patient to patient, based on factors that include the complexity of your case, the cost of your treatment will be determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Graham-Wyatt.
If your family’s dental insurance includes orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may be covered. Talk to Dr. Graham-Wyatt’s dental team to determine the extent of coverage for your treatment.
Ask our office about affordable financing options that may be available to fit in any budget. In addition, you may choose to use your Flexible Spending Account, if your employer provides it.
The hygienic benefits of straighter teeth:
- Healthier Gums – Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.
- Easier Cleanings – With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, or periodontal (gum) disease can be reduced.
- Less Stress on Your Teeth – Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call “malocclusion”. Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear.