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- What is Invisalign®?
- How Does Invisalign® Work?
- Will Invisalign® Work for Me?
- What is the Invisalign® Process Like?
- How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an innovative treatment designed to gradually correct a variety of orthodontic issues. Using a series of clear aligners, Invisalign® is a more discreet and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces, making it popular with teenagers and adults seeking orthodontic care. In addition to offering subtle treatment, Invisalign® is also often able to straighten teeth in less time than conventional methods, and can potentially reduce the frequency of check-ups needed during treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign®, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Martin Gorman. During your consultation, Dr. Gorman can answer any questions you may have and help you determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Based on your individual treatment plan, Dr. Gorman will have several custom aligners made for you throughout the Invisalign® process. Each set of clear aligners is slightly different, helping to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. Aside from certain situations, such as when you are eating or brushing your teeth, the aligners should be worn all day for approximately two weeks at a time (or as directed by Dr. Gorman). After that time, you will switch to your next set of aligners. The amount of aligners needed to complete treatment will depend on the complexity of your orthodontic issues, as well as your individual needs.
Will Invisalign® Work for Me?
Invisalign® is designed to treat a wide variety of orthodontic concerns, but the severity of your specific case will determine whether or not Invisalign® is an appropriate option. Dr. Gorman can conduct a thorough examination to help decide whether or not Invisalign® can work for you. However, in many cases, Invisalign® is able to treat individuals experiencing one or more the following:
- Gapped teeth
What is the Invisalign® Process Like?
To create your customized treatment plan, Dr. Gorman uses a computer-generated 3D model of your teeth. Once the plan has been mapped out, your custom-designed aligners can be made. Several sets of aligners will be made; each one slightly different than the last, helping to gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. Dr. Gorman will provide you with specific instructions for how long to wear each set, but most patients will need to wear them 20-22 hours per day for about two weeks. Periodically, you will need to come into our office to obtain your next set of aligners and ensure treatment is progressing appropriately. In some cases, you may be able to receive multiple sets of aligners within a single visit. If Dr. Gorman’s directions for proper wear and care are carefully followed, orthodontic correction should advance as planned. Most patients achieve straight teeth after 9-12 months, but certain patients have been able to reach their desired results in as little as six months.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
On average, Invisalign® treatment costs about $5,500-$6,700, but the price of Invisalign® can vary based on your unique needs. Some of the factors that can affect the cost include the complexity of your case, amount of aligners needed, extent of necessary in-office care, and longevity of treatment. Ultimately, Invisalign® is an investment in your future oral health, but we do not want price to prevent you from achieving the dazzling (and healthy) smile you desire—to help make the overall cost more manageable, we offer low and no interest payment plans through CareCredit® financing for qualified applicants.
Learn More About Invisalign®
If you have more questions about Invisalign® or want to discover if it is right for you, please contact our office today. We can address your questions and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Gorman.