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If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth without having to wear conventional metal braces, Invisalign® may be the solution. Our highly trained dentists can perfect your smile easily and discreetly with Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary dental treatment that consists of invisible, custom-made aligner trays, which are placed over the teeth. They function similarly to traditional braces, slowly moving the teeth into the proper position over time. Patients are required to wear one set of aligners every two weeks before switching them out for a new set.
The aligners are designed to treat a wide array of orthodontic problems, ranging from mild to moderate, without using metal brackets or wires. In addition, Invisalign braces are practically invisible, so only you and your dentist will know if you’re wearing them.
The Invisalign Cost
Most people find the Invisalign cost to be comparable to the cost of traditional metal braces. Based on the degree of correction needed, one of our dentists will calculate the cost of your Invisalign treatment. However, the final Invisalign cost will depend on the complexity of your orthodontic issues. For example, if you have severe malocclusion, it could take longer to correct, which would affect the final cost. However, some dental insurance plans cover a large percentage of braces treatment, so you’ll only have to pay a small deductible.
If you’re looking to find out how much your Invisalign insurance will cover, contact your insurance provider. Low-interest payment plans might also be available. Contact our office for more information about getting affordable Invisalign in Palm Coast.
The Length of Treatment
Our dental experts will come up with a plan to align your teeth back into position over the span of a few months. While most Invisalign treatments usually take about a year for adults, it ultimately depends on the degree of malalignment. Treatment time for teens also will vary. After the initial treatment is completed, patients may be required to wear Invisalign retainers to maintain optimal results.
The Goal of Our Invisalign Dentists
Either a licensed general dentist or an orthodontist who’s completed Invisalign training can provide these transparent braces. If you’re looking to acquire the best results from Invisalign treatment, our highly trained Invisalign dentists have extensive experience with the aligner-tray system. Their goal is to help you have the straight teeth you’ve always wanted, while minimizing treatment time.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Whether it’s better to get Invisalign vs. braces has been an ongoing debate ever since the debut of the clear aligners. Deciding between traditional braces and Invisalign can sometimes be difficult, mainly because of the appearance factor. However, what’s most important is how effective the treatment is. People who are dealing with only minor orthodontic issues can easily benefit from Invisalign as much as they would from regular braces. One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is how easy it is to maintain your oral health. All you have to do is temporarily remove the trays while you eat, brush, rinse and floss, making it easier to prevent gum disease and keep your teeth clean.
On the other hand, if you’re one of those people who suffer from a complex or severe orthodontic problem, traditional braces will likely be a better choice. We understand how difficult it can be to decide between Invisalign and traditional braces. Our knowledgeable staff is more than prepared when it comes to helping you make the right choice.
What Benefits Does Invisalign Offer?
For most patients, the benefits that Invisalign offers far outshine the advantages of metal braces. For example:
- The need to visit the dentist is less frequent
- There are no limitations on what you can eat
- You can remove the trays anytime you want
- There are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your mouth
- You can walk around with confidence while wearing your transparent aligners
What Makes Someone an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign?
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for getting Invisalign in Palm Coast. Even though the treatment works well for adults and teens, children can be a different story. Children’s orthodontic needs must be evaluated to find out if they’re qualified for Invisalign, as their mouths aren’t fully developed. Anyone who has a bad bite, spacing issues, or crowding are not good candidates. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn which treatment option will work best for you.
How Treatment Affects Certain Habits
Chewing gum will stick to the plastic, so it isn’t wise to chew while using Invisalign
Smoking or any kind of tobacco use will stain the plastic trays
There are no limits on what you can eat or drink because you can remove the trays beforehand
How to Maintain Aligner Trays
- Scrub your trays by using the cleaning system that’s provided by the manufacturer, which is available at our office.
- Brush and rinse your trays in lukewarm or cool water. Do not use hot water, as it can damage the trays.
- If an aligner tray becomes cracked, damaged or warped, visit our office immediately to receive a replacement.
- If the tray is damaged in any way, it won’t be able to place the required amount of pressure to do its job.
Actions speak louder than words, so come visit our office today to see how Invisalign can give you straighter teeth and boost your confidence, as well. Our Invisalign dentists are ready to provide you with the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.