Have you been thinking about teeth straightening alternatives and would like to learn more about Invisalign? Invisalign is an orthodontic procedure that straightens teeth without brackets and wires, which are common in conventional braces. When we have questions concerning our teeth, we usually ask our dentist what we should do. Sometimes we don't get all of the answers we seek. Here are five facts about Invisalign that your dentist never told you.
Your dentist will provide you with an estimate based on your situation. Because each situation is unique, cost varies. In South Florida, Invisalign treatments start at $1750.00 for a basic procedure and go up to $1925.00 for an entire case treatment. The perception that wire braces are substantially less expensive than Invisalign is incorrect. The costs of the two orthodontic procedures are relatively similar. Invisalign financing is also available through organizations like Care Credit and Lending Club, which provide payment plans with no financing interest for 24 months. Miracle Smile offers in-house financing with payment options ranging from $99 to $150 per month and higher. Most dental insurance policies cover Invisalign procedures, much as traditional braces.
2. No Food Restrictions
Wire braces restrict the amount of food and beverages you can consume due to the brackets and wires. Invisalign trays are removable and easily cleaned, so you don't need to avoid your favorite foods or drinks. Our patients tell us that their new smiles have reopened the doors to a world of food and drink. Off the list are the days of eating foods that are too hot or cold, sticky, hard, chewy, crunchy, or messy. Yes, messy! Invisalign is such a liberating experience, and with so much to gain, it's easy to understand why there are now more Invisalign cases than traditional braces.
3. Improved Oral Hygiene
Brushing and flossing are very different with Invisalign. If you wear braces, you're used to brushing and flossing around brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you can brush right over the trays, and we recommend that you keep taking the trays out to brush, floss, and rinse. When brushing, you can use a good, soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to brush in front of and behind the trays. Many patients also find that they can brush their Invisalign trays. If you have low-maintenance teeth, you can simply rinse them in water or place them in the dishwasher. Invisalign trays are very easy to clean and maintain.
4. Faster Results
Invisalign treatments can be completed in as little as five to ten months instead of traditional braces, which can take anywhere from one to three years. If you have been considering braces but are worried about the time commitment to complete your treatment, this should be good news for you.
Invisalign trays are made of thin, translucent plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. They are so comfortable that you'll likely forget you are even wearing them. Wearers have told us that they do an excellent job hiding their teeth-straightening treatment. Invisalign trays are also removable. You may remove them while you eat or brush your teeth. You may also remove them to quickly apply an Invisalign fluoride treatment, an optional treatment that helps to strengthen teeth. Most Invisalign patients tell us that they love the trays for their comfort and convenience.
Teeth straightening is an essential cosmetic treatment that can lead to a beautiful new smile. Every person deserves to have a beautiful, healthy smile. With the advancements and technology of today, we can have a beautiful smile in the most time-efficient way with Invisalign.
Are you looking to bring back the confidence behind your smile? Our qualified and reliable local dentists in Waterford, MI, USA, can help improve your dental health with our multifaceted services. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation!