Are you looking to straighten your smile without the hassles of the traditional bracket and wire braces? You’re not alone. Many patients want straighter teeth, but they don’t want to spend a year or more with brackets and wires marring their smiles and they can’t fit frequent orthodontist appointments into their schedules. For these patients and more, Invisalign clear braces from Fremaux Dental Care may be just what you need to perfect your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method that utilizes a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to shift teeth into their ideal positions. Each set of aligners is molded to represent the position of teeth one step closer to the ideal alignment. When worn for about two weeks at a time, teeth are shifted into this new position. Then, patients exchange the current set of aligners for the next set in the series. Every six to eight weeks, patients visit us for a checkup where we capture x-rays and examine teeth to ensure the smile is shifting according to plan. We can continually adjust treatment throughout the process to help patients achieve their flawlessly aligned smiles. In most cases, patients see their desired alignment results after just eight to eighteen months of treatment.
Who Can Use Invisalign?
We may be able to use Invisalign orthodontics in a number of situations. In fact, innovations in the materials and treatment methods have made it possible for us to use Invisalign to straighten even more smiles. Clear braces can be used to correct uneven spacing, crowding, crooked or incorrectly positioned teeth, and even more advanced cases of over, under, and crossbite.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign to straighten your smile, including:
Patients save overall treatment time compared with traditional braces that can take 18 to 36 months to complete, and they don’t need to visit us as often for checkups.
Your teeth will look and feel great throughout the treatment process, so you can speak and smile with complete confidence in any situation.
Bracket and wire braces can cause soft tissue irritation, especially for those patients with sensitivities to metal. Smooth plastic Invisalign trays cause little to no pain or irritation throughout the treatment process.
There’s no need to change your diet or oral hygiene routines. Instead, you can remove Invisalign trays throughout the process to eat all your favorite foods and brush and floss as usual.
Understanding Cost and Maximizing Insurance
Many patients worry that the cost of Invisalign will be significantly higher than that of traditional braces, and they are partially correct. The overall treatment costs are typically between $500 and $2000 higher than comparable services using traditional bracket and wire braces. In the past, dental insurance policies did not offer coverage for these treatments, making them even more expensive for patients. Today, most benefit plans allow the same percentage of coverage for Invisalign that they do for traditional bracket and wire treatment, so patients are able to straighten their teeth with all the benefits of Invisalign without exceeding their budgets. Our team will be happy to review the costs of your individual treatment plan and help you to budget for the price of Invisalign. Please don’t hesitate to ask our team for help planning for the costs of your Invisalign treatment plan.