What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a particular brand of transparent braces that has become increasingly popular in the dental and orthodontic community. Invisalign treatments are considered an orthodontic procedure, meaning that the treatment is meant to address misalignment of the teeth and perhaps irregularities with the jaw and bite. There are a number of aligners available on the market, but dentists trust Invisalign because it has a reputation for consistency, convenience, and satisfaction.
Invisalign has improved its treatment plans significantly in recent years. There are express treatments available (called Invisalign Express) which give patients a new aligner each week. This can reduce the time necessary to properly align your teeth by up to 50%.
There are also specific treatments available for adolescents called “Invisalign Teen”. Invisalign Teen is meant to accommodate younger people with different needs. For instance, Invisalign Teen may come with extra tabs to accommodate the growth of wisdom teeth, blue dots that fade to indicate the aligner needs to be replaced, and extra aligners in case your teen misplaces them, or damages them during sports.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits of receiving Invisalign treatments. All the benefits which patients get from traditional benefits are enjoyed by Invisalign patients: straight teeth, better chewing, better enunciation, better overall oral health, etc. In addition to these benefits, Invisalign patients tend to feel much more confident about their teeth during the treatment process. Invisalign is meant to be discreet, it doesn’t attract unwanted attention. Traditional braces may cause irritation and discomfort because of it’s bulky, metal framework. Invisalign is smooth and much more comfortable to wear. Lastly, Invisalign can be removed easily to brush your teeth, eat your food, or temporarily for special occasions.
What makes Invisalign even more desirable is that in most cases, Invisalign is priced competitively against regular braces treatments. Our office staff will help you through the billing process, contacting your insurance company, and working on a payment plan for your Invisalign treatment! If you have any questions or wish to come in for a consultation, call us today!