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Are you self-conscious about crooked teeth, an embarrassing overbite or other orthodontic issues? Our dentists know how to provide corrective treatment with the nearly invisible Invisalign® system.
What Is Invisalign for Teeth?
Invisalign works like clear braces, progressively shifting your teeth to their target positions. Invisalign varies from the traditional concept of metal braces, using a series of customized plastic teeth aligner trays that fit snugly over your teeth. Each set of aligner trays moves your teeth one step closer to their ultimate positions. You’ll progress through each set of trays every two weeks or so. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing clear braces when you use Invisalign in Wilbraham.
How Much Will Invisalign Cost to Complete?
The costs of Invisalign are usually very comparable to the costs of metal braces. Your total Invisalign cost depends on the complexity of your orthodontic needs since more complicated alignment problems often take longer and cost more to correct. You may find that a variety of payment plans and financing programs can make Invisalign even more affordable.
Do Dental Plans Cover Invisalign?
Many dental insurance plans partially cover orthodontic treatment like Invisalign. In some cases, this Invisalign insurance coverage can reduce a substantial portion of your total Invisalign cost. To determine the scope of your coverage, call our office or check with your insurance provider.
What Is the Average Invisalign Treatment Time?
The average treatment time for adults is about 12 months, but the complexity of your orthodontic problems affects the total treatment time. Our experienced dentists will evaluate your needs and develop an adult treatment schedule that lasts 10 months to two years. The duration of Invisalign treatment for teen patients varies.
Are General Dentists Invisalign Dentists?
For the most part, orthodontists and general dentists with Invisalign training can provide the special treatment. If you want effective orthodontic solutions with Invisalign in Wilbraham, our Invisalign dentists are experienced in the orthodontic aligner tray system.
How Do I Evaluate Invisalign vs Braces?
The effectiveness of treatment, ease of use and other health benefits should factor into your consideration of Invisalign vs braces. For moderate and less serious orthodontic problems, Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces. Braces are still often best for correcting more severe problems. Many people prefer Invisalign instead of braces for the system’s more convenient use and improved appearance.
What Are Other Benefits of Invisalign?
Many adult and teen patients prefer the perks of Invisalign over the traditional metal braces. With Invisalign:
- You’ll only need to visit the dentist every four to six weeks.
- You can smile without metal braces flashing and without anyone knowing you’re wearing your transparent trays.
- You can eat anything you like.
- You can take out your trays when it suits your needs.
- You can thoroughly brush and floss your teeth.
Is Invisalign Suitable for Anyone?
No, Invisalign isn’t ideal for every person and every orthodontic need. This is especially true for children whose changing teeth and mouths make Invisalign unsuitable. Many adults and teens with fairly moderate orthodontic needs are ideal candidates for Invisalign though. A consultation with our knowledgeable dentists will reveal the best treatment options for you, so call for an appointment.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
Continue to maintain your strong oral hygiene routine and keep your follow-up appointments with our experienced Invisalign dentists. Teeth can often try to move back to their original positions after treatment is stopped, so you may need to wear Invisalign retainers to maintain your straight smile.
You can enjoy evenly spaced, well-aligned teeth with Invisalign in Wilbraham. Call our office for a consultation to find out how Invisalign can help you. Call us today at (413) 241-6871 or book an appointment online.