In regards to appearance, Invisalign is nearly invisible. The clear aligners are made with a thin, smooth plastic that is completely translucent. When you’re wearing the aligners, most people won’t even know you’re wearing them unless they get really close to your face. If you’re searching for a discreet orthodontic option, Invisalign is one of the top choices.
Who’s a Candidate?
Most patients are excellent candidates for Invisalign. Invisalign can address a number of orthodontic problems including
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
Only on the rare occasion that a patient has severe issues, do we not recommend Invisalign treatment.
We also recommend that patients receiving Invisalign treatment should have good oral health and be free of cavities and gum disease. We can provide necessary treatments before starting Invisalign treatment if needed.
The smooth plastic clear aligners are highly comfortable. When they rest on your teeth, your tongue, cheeks, and lips can rub against the aligners without getting scratched. This makes Invisalign the optimal treatment for those who play contact sports or wind instruments and may worry about the irritation that can occur with metal braces. The only discomfort you may experience with Invisalign is a little bit of soreness after switching to a new set of aligners. The soreness usually only lasts a day or two and is easily manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is easier than ever with Invisalign! Since the aligners are removable, you can continue to brush and floss your teeth the same as you would without Invisalign. Additionally, visits to the dentist for dental cleaning are seamless. Simply remove the aligners and get the treatments you need to keep your mouth healthy and happy.
The timeframe of your treatment depends on the problems we need to address. If your problems are more moderate, your treatment will take longer than someone who has mild issues. Most patients can achieve their desired results within 6 months to 2 years. We will give you an estimated timeframe for Invisalign treatment during your consultation.
Invisalign aligners are completely removable! Go ahead and enjoy your favorite foods and easy brushing and flossing for the duration of your treatment. Just make sure to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
The cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of metal braces. Your treatment cost will depend on your specific needs. Please visit us for a consultation to learn how much treatment will cost you.