Invisalign is a discreet alternative to traditional braces that allows you to improve your smile without anyone noticing. This approach has proven to be helpful for all kinds of patients, from shy teens to social butterflies to active athletes, because the treatment does not interfere with their lifestyle. With all the benefits from their treatment, most patients find the cost of Invisalign worth the expense and time.
Invisalign is as effective as conventional braces for correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
Generally, the cost of any orthodontic treatment depends on various individual factors such as:
- Complexity of the case
- Treatment goals
- Duration of treatment
- Availability of orthodontic insurance coverage
- Your location, etc.
Regardless of the cost, patients choose Invisalign because it is:
- Virtually invisible
- Requires fewer orthodontist visits
- Easier to maintain oral hygiene
- Has low risk of enamel damage and tooth discoloration
Unlike metal brackets that are bonded to each tooth, Invisalign uses removable plastic trays to move your teeth. The treatment begins with a scan and impressions. The orthodontist takes photographs, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth in order to make a custom treatment plan. This information is fed into the Align Technology system for scanning so it can be converted to a 3D representation of the teeth. The Invisalign specialist can then create a custom treatment plan in 3D from start to finish, and show you the expected outcome at the end of the treatment, including the movement of your teeth in 3D animation.
A series of custom aligners will then be fabricated from a lightweight, transparent plastic material to fit your teeth perfectly. Each aligner is slightly different, so you’ll be expected to change them every two weeks as your teeth gently move into the desired position and improve your smile.
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To find out if Invisalign is right for you, and the specific cost of your orthodontic treatment, please visit your orthodontist in Lakewood OH for a free consultation.