No one wants to hear they need braces, but luckily, there is an invisible option. With Invisalign, “getting braces” no longer must be a drag. Invisalign aligners eliminate the embarrassment and discomfort that goes with traditional metal braces. In the following article, we will answer frequent questions about the Invisalign system.
Is Invisalign expensive?
Any braces you choose, whether it’s Invisalign or traditional braces will be an investment. Both options are similar in cost, although the price will vary depending on the amount of work needed and the treatment time. Due to the rise in popularity of Invisalign, many Insurance providers offer coverage for the treatment, and payment options such as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and dental credit accounts can make payment easier.
What are the biggest benefits of Invisalign?
The primary benefit of Invisalign is that the clear aligner trays are discreet and almost invisible, which takes away a lot of the stigma associated with braces. Another major benefit is that the trays are removable, although this comes with a caveat. Aligner trays should be worn for at least 22 hours each day for successful treatment; however, you may feel free to take them out to eat, drink, and brush.
How do the aligners work?
During the consultation process, your unique set of aligners is mapped out based upon the current position of your teeth and the desired results. Your custom trays are worn in a numbered series, with each aligner gently moving the teeth into proper position. Trays are swapped out every two weeks to continue this process.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment time varies from patient to patient. Treatment can last anywhere from 18 to 36 months.
Will I need a retainer after treatment?
A retainer is usually recommended after Invisalign treatment to prevent teeth from moving back out of alignment. We will discuss retainer options toward the end of your treatment.
If you have been dreaming about a straighter smile, the time to make that dream a reality is now. Call Smile Creations in Covington, GA today at (770) 786-2754 to schedule a visit.