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A straight, healthy smile might be easier to achieve than you imagined. Braces were once the only option to correct orthodontic problems;today, many patients are discovering that Invisalign® is a convenient, discreet alternative to traditional braces.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment uses aligners that are worn over the teeth. These aligners are custom-fit for each stage of treatment; they apply pressure to your teeth to gradually shift them into position. Like transparent braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and nearly invisible when they are worn. You can remove them for dental hygiene purposes or when you eat. In addition, they are smooth and comfortable to wear.
Invisalign clear braces can be used to treat many of the same orthodontic problems that conventional metal braces treat, including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, and maloccluded bites. They are ideal for mild-to-moderate orthodontic problems and eliminate the need for unsightly metal wires and brackets. Our Invisalign dentists can help you decide if the treatment is right for you.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
In many cases, the Invisalign treatment cost is comparable to the cost of braces. Invisalign insurance might cover part of the treatment cost while flexible financing and payment options can offer you budget-friendly ways to manage your out-of-pocket costs. Our team can work with you to find the best solution for your needs and to maximize your Invisalign insurance coverage. Contact us to find out more.
Invisalign Treatment Time
The length of your treatment will depend on your individual needs. The length of treatment can be determined based on the number of aligners you need. Aligners are worn for about two weeks after which time the next aligners in the series are worn. For most adults, the average treatment time is between 12 and 18 months. Treatment time for teens can vary from 12 to 24 months. After active treatment, you will need to wear Invisalign retainers to keep your teeth in position. Our Invisalign dentists can create a treatment plan for you and explain the estimated treatment time.
Finding an Invisalign Dentist
Our Invisalign dentists have extensive experience in using clear aligners, and can successfully tackle many types of orthodontic problems. Invisalign treatment can give you a straighter smile in less time than conventional orthodontics requires, and you can smile with confidence throughout your treatment. Contact us to schedule your consultation.
Invisalign vs Braces
Are clear aligners as effective as braces? Invisalign can be used to treat many of the same orthodontic problems as braces, but without uncomfortable brackets, wires, and unsightly metal. If you have a mild-to-moderate malocclusion or misalignment, you might be a candidate for Invisalign treatment.
Unlike braces, which are bonded to teeth, Invisalign aligners can be removed. This means that there aren’t any dietary restrictions, and you can keep your teeth completely clean without any special tools. Aligners are changed about every two weeks, and,because you do not need to return to our office for periodic adjustments, you can stay on schedule with less chair time. When it comes to Invisalign vs braces, we can help you decide on the best treatment for your needs.
The benefits of braces are well-known and include straight, healthy teeth, and a properly aligned bite. Invisalign benefits also include:
- No metal to irritate your gums or lips
- The confidence of an attractive smile throughout treatment
- No restrictions on what you can eat or drink
- Fewer visits to our office
- Easier dental hygiene
Can Anyone Get Invisalign?
Invisalign in Indiana can be a great choice, but not everyone is a candidate for this treatment. If you are wondering, “Can I get Invisalign,” the best way to find your answer is by scheduling a consultation with our experts. We can also answer many other questions, including:
- Are there age restrictions on Invisalign?
- Can you get Invisalign on just the top teeth?
- Can you get Invisalign on just the bottom teeth?
- Can Invisalign fix my smile?
Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?
If your insurance plan covers orthodontic treatment, Invisalign covered by insurance might be an option. The Invisalign cost with insurance can vary based on the type of insurance you have. Most plans cover about 50 percent of the cost of orthodontics. Our office can help you determine if your Invisalign might be covered by your insurance plan, and which payment options might be the best for you.
Teeth After Invisalign
Invisalign guides your teeth into their correct position using carefully applied pressure, but the jaw and periodontal ligaments can take some time to adapt. Wearing your retainers as recommended helps prevent orthodontic relapse and keeps your smile looking great after your treatment is complete.
A straight, healthy smile could be in your future thanks to Invisalign in Indiana. Call our offices today to schedule your consultation with our skilled Invisalign experts.