One of the most popular choices for straightening teeth is Invisalign® clear aligners! Treatment with Invisalign® involves a series of clear aligner trays that are custom-made for each patient. If you have been wanting straight teeth, but were hesitant because you didn’t want traditional braces, you can now achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted with our almost undetectable clear aligners! They are easily removable and can straighten your smile in as little as six months to just over one year, depending on your individual dental needs.
How Do Invisalign® Clear Aligners Work?
Invisalign® aligners gradually move your teeth over time until they are beautifully straight, healthy, and functional. To properly reposition your teeth and bite, the aligners are worn at all times — except when eating and cleaning your teeth. There may be an initial sensation of slight pressure as your aligners apply gentle force to your teeth, but this feeling should subside as you become acclimated to treatment. Invisalign® can offer a very comfortable experience, and many patients appreciate the ability to straighten their teeth without the discomfort of metal wires and brackets. You will change your custom-made aligner trays every few weeks as your teeth gradually move into the correct places. The overall Invisalign® treatment is very gentle and long-lasting. Invisalign® clear aligners can be an excellent option for adult patients!
Invisalign® vs. Braces
Invisalign® can eliminate many of the inconveniences associated with metal braces, and treatment is often considered an upgrade from traditional orthodontic systems. Clear aligners are capable of correcting the issues usually resolved with wire braces, such as crowding and malocclusion (poor bite), but often do not cause concerns like discomfort and gum irritation. Since Invisalign® aligners are removable, there’s also no need to restrict your diet during treatment. Patients no longer have to avoid their favorite foods during the teeth-straightening process!
Maintaining your oral hygiene is also much easier, as there is no longer a need to floss between wires and brackets. Best of all, Invisalign® may be able to correct the positioning of your teeth in less time and fewer office visits than traditional braces.
What is the Treatment Process Like for Invisalign®?
On average, most Invisalign® treatments are complete in approximately 9 to 12 months. During your first appointment, your dentist will evaluate your bite and take impressions of your teeth and mouth. An orthodontic plan will then be developed to outline an approximate timeline of your treatment. After your custom aligner trays are created by an advanced dental lab, you will wear each version for two to three weeks before progressing to the next aligner. Dr. Landon Libby and our team will monitor your progress through periodic office visits to ensure your treatment is proceeding according to your orthodontic plan. In general, your aligners should be worn for approximately 20 to 22 hours per day. The more often you wear your aligners, the lower the likelihood of prolonging your treatment time.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
The cost of Invisalign® is comparable to the price of treatment with regular braces, but each patient will receive a personalized quote based on their individual treatment plan. Certain factors will affect the total cost of Invisalign®, including:
- The extent of corrections required
- The number of aligners necessary to achieve the desired result
- The complexity of your case
Our office will be able to provide you with a cost estimate after your initial consultation with Dr. Libby. For patients interested in dental financing options, Libby Dental accepts payment plans via CareCredit® for qualified individuals. Don’t hesitate to contact our office for any other questions you may have about the cost of Invisalign® or our accepted payment methods.
Think For A Moment…
Do you — or does anyone in your family — have:
- Crooked teeth?
- Misaligned teeth?
- A crowded smile?
- An underbite, overbite, or crossbite?
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If you are looking for a dental experience that brings you renewed confidence as well as a more beautiful smile, come to Libby Dental. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and build trust as we work on a healthy, beautiful smile that you will love.