Invisalign utilizes the latest orthodontic technology to straighten teeth in a comfortable and invisible fashion. With Invisalign, you are able to achieve a beautiful smile without any painful wires and brackets. Invisalign uses clear aligners in a series, each working step by step to straighten your teeth. You are instructed to move on to the next aligner at 1 to 2-week intervals. During this time, your teeth will shift to their desired position and then you move on to the next aligner.
Aligners are more comfortable than your average braces. There is no metal to pinch and press against your cheeks and lips. We use gentle, BPA free plastic that does not rub sores on the inside of your mouth like regular metal braces do. Because the aligners are removable, there are no diet restrictions when it comes to Invisalign. You can drink soda, coffee, chew gum, and even eat popcorn—all as long as you brush your teeth before putting your aligners in again.
Because Invisalign is crafted from clear plastic, it is practically invisible. People will not be able to notice the Invisalign unless you inform them and they examine your mouth closely.
Invisalign cost varies from case to case just like regular braces. Some people may need a larger or smaller number of trays, depending on how crooked their teeth are. As an approximate price, Invisalign 5 is about $3,000 dollars. Invisalign 14 is about $5,000 dollars. Invisalign FULL is about $6,800 dollars. After you finish treatment, your retainer will likely cost around $600 dollars, but may often times be included as part of your treatment.
Many people put off straightening their teeth just because they think that the gaps and crooked teeth are more appealing than wires and metal brackets. It is a shame that these people are not able to be proud of their smile, all because they do not know what other options are available to them. Invisalign is a modern tooth straightening system that allows teenagers, adults, and anyone insecure about wearing braces to straighten their teeth without feeling self-conscious; this is not the only benefit to Invisalign over traditional braces, however.
For starters, your normal day-to-day lifestyle is not affected by Invisalign as it is with traditional braces. Because you are required to remove the aligners while eating and drinking, there are no diet restrictions with Invisalign. You are required to wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours each day, however. This will restrict the time you are able to eat. Most people eliminate snacking to save time, which has actually proved as an effective weight loss plan.
The amount of time it takes to fix your teeth can also be faster with Invisalign-vs-traditional braces as the treatment time for traditional braces is usually closer to two years or more. Invisalign treatment rarely exceeds 18 months.
Invisalign is more comfortable than metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign, you never have to worry about applying wax that never stays. No numbing medication necessary with this product, as the aligners are not likely to rub against your mouth the way braces do.
You are not required to visit your local orthodontist as often when using Invisalign. While braces require you to visit once a month, Invisalign only requires you to visit once every 6 weeks.
If you are interested in fixing your teeth with Invisalign, please contact us for more information.