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Did you know that there was a more aesthetically pleasing option to traditional metal braces? If you are in need of orthodontic treatment to address the bite or alignment of your teeth, then you should talk to one of our dentists about Invisalign.What Is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes a system of transparent plastic trays that are custom fitted to your mouth. They fit over the teeth and gradually move the teeth into the proper position over a period of time. You will be given a new set of aligners every two weeks. Invisalign treatment is a popular option for patients who want to pursue orthodontic treatment without having to put up with unsightly wires or brackets. If you want more information on how to get Invisalign in Sarasota, call our team of trusted experts today.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Did you know that in most instances you should be able to get Invisalign close to the same price that you can get metal braces for? The overall Invisalign cost that you will have to pay will vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic issues. If your teeth require lots of correction, the process will take longer and cost more. Dental insurance can help to cover some of your Invisalign cost. Talk to our staff or to your dental insurance provider to learn about the extent of your Invisalign insurance coverage. In addition to accepting dental insurance, our practice also offers payment plans and financing options that can help you to afford your Invisalign treatments.
How Long Is the Entire Invisalign Process?
If you are an adult receiving treatment, you can generally expect the process to take about a year. The time it takes for teenagers to undergo the Invisalign process varies. The average treatment time is generally between ten months and two years. The exact amount of time that it takes varies depending upon how much the teeth need to be repositioned, rotated or straightened. Once you have completed your treatments, you may need to wear Invisalign retainers to keep your teeth from shifting out of position.
Where Do I Find Invisalign Dentists?
To receive the best results from Invisalign in Sarasota, you need to see either an orthodontist or a general dentist who has completed specialized Invisalign training. Our Invisalign dentists have been trained and have plenty of experience with the aligner-tray treatment system. We are always here to help you straighten out your teeth so that you can smile confidently again.
Invisalign vs Braces: Which Is the Best Choice?
While we understand that you want the appearance of your orthodontic treatment to be as unobtrusive as possible, it is imperative that the method you choose is an effective treatment option for your orthodontic problems. If you are weighing your options on Invisalign vs braces, it is important that you know that Invisalign is best used in instances where you have mild to moderate orthodontic issues. In instances where you have a simple crowding or spacing issue, malocclusion or crooked teeth, the aligner tray system can be just as effective as traditional braces. Since you can remove the trays whenever you eat, brush or floss, you also receive better access to your teeth. This makes it much easier for you to keep your teeth clean during the orthodontic treatment process. If your orthodontic problems are extensive or complex, you may need to use traditional braces. This method can be faster and more effective than Invisalign for serious orthodontic problems. Our dentists can help you in making your decision.
Are There Benefits to Choosing Invisalign?
Many of our patients find that there are more benefits to using Invisalign than there are to adult braces. Here are a few of the perks that come along with using Invisalign:
- You only have to visit your dentist every four to six weeks.
- You can eat whatever foods you want.
- You can take your trays out at any time.
- You won’t suffer mouth irritation from metal wires and objects.
- You will have an attractive smile that doesn’t show off any metal.
Can Everyone Get Invisalign?
While many people are interested in Invisalign, it is not a good option for everyone. This treatment works well for adults and teenagers. It is not a good method to use for children, as children’s mouths are still developing. It is also not a good treatment method for people with severe spacing, crowding or bite issues. To discover whether or not Invisalign is right for you, call our office to schedule a consultation.
Will Invisalign Affect My Lifestyle?
- Since you take your trays out before you eat, you won’t have any restrictions on what you can eat or drink during treatment.
- We recommend that you not chew gum while wearing your trays.
- We also recommend that you not smoke or chew tobacco while wearing your appliances as the tobacco can stain the trays.
How Do You Take Care of Aligner Trays?
- Use the manufacturer’s cleaning system. We have these available at our office.
- You can also brush and rinse your trays off in cool or lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water, as it can damage the aligners.
- If you find that your aligner is warped, cracked or damaged in some way, see us immediately to receive a replacement.
If you would like more information on how our Invisalign dentists can assist you in correcting your orthodontic issues, contact us as soon as possible.