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Traditional metal braces aren’t the only solution for crooked teeth or unsightly gaps. Our expert dental care providers know how to straighten teeth using the Invisalign® aligner tray system, so you can obtain a smile makeover without the cumbersome wires and brackets.
Understanding the Invisalign System
Invisalign clear braces are custom-crafted trays that fit snugly over your natural teeth and slowly move them into the correct position. Made from invisible, transparent plastic, the aligner trays don’t require wires or other hardware to work. After you wear the first set of aligners for about two weeks, your dentist will replace them with a new set; this process continues for several months until the final set of transparent braces has achieved your orthodontic goals. Because they’re virtually invisible, no one besides you and your dental team have to know that you’re wearing them. Invisalign dentists use the innovative system to correct many types of mild and moderate orthodontic problems.
How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?
Invisalign treatment cost varies. The extent of orthodontic work that you need is a key factor. Treating complex problems usually incurs a higher Invisalign cost. Many people are able to obtain affordable Invisalign with help from their dental insurance plan. To find out if your plan covers your Invisalign cost, contact your insurance company. If you don’t have Invisalign insurance coverage, we may be able to help you manage the cost of Invisalign in Mount Dora through our convenient and flexible financing options. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, or contact our office for more details about Invisalign cost.
Typically How Long Is Invisalign Treatment Time?
Invisalign length of treatment depends on how much movement or rotation your teeth require to reach their desired position. Before treatment begins, our skilled Invisalign providers develop a plan and a timeline for achieving your goals. Treatment may last from 10 months to two years. The average treatment time for adults is approximately one year. After your treatment is complete, your dentist may instruct you to wear Invisalign retainers to ensure that your teeth don’t shift out of position.
What Type of Dentist Performs Invisalign Dentistry?
Any properly licensed orthodontist or general dentist who completes the Invisalign training program can be an Invisalign dentist and provide treatment using aligner trays. Invisalign dentists obtain special skills and experience that help them use the system to its fullest potential and correct problems in the shortest possible time frame.
Invisalign vs Braces: Which Is More Effective?
In most cases, Invisalign is just as effective as braces. When it comes down to Invisalign vs braces, several factors are in play. Invisalign aligners eliminate the problem of embarrassment over visible appliances, and because they are removed from your mouth before eating and brushing, they enable better oral hygiene, which in turn protects your overall tooth and gum health. However, if you have severe orthodontic problems, traditional braces may work faster and more effectively than aligners. Our skilled Invisalign dentists can help you determine the best option.
Benefits of Braces vs. Invisalign
Although both Invisalign and traditional braces can correct your smile, aligner trays offer a few extra perks that patients love. The many great Invisalign benefits include the following.
- Office visits only once per month or less
- The freedom to eat any food you like
- No ugly, uncomfortable metal wires and brackets
- Simple oral hygiene
- A gorgeous new smile without the embarrassment of braces
Eligibility: Can I Get Invisalign?
Most patients can get Invisalign, but it’s not right for everyone. Invisalign for adults may not be effective if you have severe crowding, spacing or bite problems. Children are not good candidates for Invisalign because their mouths and jaws are still developing. To determine if treatment with transparent aligners is right for you, consult one of our skilled Invisalign dentists.
What Impact Does Invisalign Treatment Have on Lifestyle?
One of the most convenient benefits of Invisalign is that it has almost no impact on your lifestyle or daily activities. Chewing gum isn’t advisable, because it will stick to the trays. If you smoke, be aware that tobacco products will stain your aligners.
Invisalign Aligner Care and Maintenance
Taking care of your Invisalign aligners is simple. Either brush and rinse your trays daily under cool water, or obtain an Invisalign cleaning kit from our office. Never expose your aligners to hot water. The heat can warp or damage them. If a tray becomes cracked or damaged, contact our office for a replacement as soon as possible.
If you’re ready to restore your confidence and get a stunning new smile, it’s time to seek Invisalign in Mount Dora. Contact us to schedule your Invisalign consultation today.