Invisalign clear aligner therapy uses sets of aligners to gradually reposition your smile. The first step in the process is to use smile preview software to digitize your smile and take any necessary impressions. Next, we will send these to an off-site lab where your custom aligners will be created. Your aligners will be given to you in sets that you will switch out every few weeks and you’ll visit our office approximately every six weeks for a checkup. This process will continue until your teeth are in their desired positions.
The cost of treatment varies from patient to patient. However, we accept several payment methods and offer flexible financing options through Paybright to help ease the burden of any out-of-pocket expenses.
When not taken care of and cleaned properly, your aligners can harbor cavity-causing bacteria. Ensure you’re removing them prior to eating and brushing your teeth thoroughly before putting them back in. It’s important to only consume clear liquids while wearing your aligners as colored beverages can stain them. Additionally, make sure you have a protective case to hold your aligners when not wearing them.
There are many reasons why Invisalign is a preferred orthodontic method. Perhaps the most notable is how discreet they are. In addition to their inconspicuous appearance, your aligners are removable to allow for comfortable eating, brushing, and flossing.
The main difference between traditional braces and Invisalign is their material. Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets to reposition your teeth, while Invisalign moves them with clear, plastic aligners.