You remember the days, when the thought of getting braces would bring typical jokes and future blackmail pictures. Sure, the end result promised a beautiful smile, but what about the next 1-2 years? Luckily, with the introduction of Invisalign® invisible braces a new option was available to combat the dreaded consequences of traditional braces.
Still you may be wondering, do they work as well? The answer is yes, but the truth is you need to wear the aligners diligently. Traditional braces don’t come out, so you are forced to change your liftestyle to live with them. Invialign® is removable. Although this is a benefit, it could also create bad habits and take longer to complete treatment if not worn as prescribed. So, whatever you decided is going to best work for you, both options work!
Why do people choose Dawson Dental for Invisalign® treatment?
- 0% financing for easy monthly payment plans
- Treatment cases starting as low as $1,995
- Customized treatment costs personalized for your case
- Direct billing to your insurance company
- E-mail/text message appointment reminders
- Invisalign Teen® provider
- We’ve been providing Invisible Braces since they were introduced over 10 years ago
- Digital impressions – no goop, gagging or discomfort*
- Retainers For Life Program
What is Invisalign Invisible Braces?
Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without orthodontic wires or brackets, using a series of clear, removable aligners. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed. You’ll visit about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
How long will it take to straighten my smile with Invisalign?
Total treatment time averages 3-6 months for the Express plan and 9-24 months for the full treatment. The average number of aligners worn during treatment is 5-10 for Express and between 18 and 30 for the full treatment, but both will vary from case to case. Download our Free Invisalign Information Guide for complete pricing and treatment details.
How Do I know if I am a Candidate?
Invisalign can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which, in the past, were usually only treated with traditional braces: overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, crossbites, overbites and underbites.
How Does the Technology Work?
An Invisalign-trained dentist will utilize 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position. This imaging technology is then used to design an individualized series of custom-made aligners. The patient wears the aligner for about two weeks while the teeth move incrementally. After two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with the next one until the final position is achieved.
Is Invisalign Painful?
Each time you change to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort while your teeth adjust to their new position. This is completely normal, and is a good sign that the treatment is working.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Cost is always a concern, and only your doctor can determine the price of treatment. It is typically in the same range as ordinary metal braces, starting from $1,995 depending on the requirements of your case. Download our free Invisalign information guide for complete pricing and treatment details.
Is Invisalign Covered By My Insurance?
Yes, any insurance plan that covers orthodontics should cover Invisalign.
What Happens After Treatment?
Since your smile has a memory for the way it used it be, your teeth will try to move back to their original crooked position. We will take impressions of your teeth to create a retainer. You will need to wear the retainer frequently and then taper it off gradually until you only need to wear it at night. We do advise you to wear your retainers at night for your entire life. This will maintain your oral health because your teeth will be easier to brush and floss when they are straight. This phase is also the perfect time to professionally whiten your teeth. Now that your teeth are no longer crooked, the whitening treatment will no longer have difficulty treating your entire tooth surface. Now you’ll really enjoy showing of your new straight smile! Learn more about retainers and the Retainers For Life program.