1. Does Invisalign really work?
Yes. Over one million patients with a wide range of dental problems have been successfully treated with Invisalign. The Invisalign system was created with orthodontists in order to provide an effective, convenient, and affordable alternative to metal braces.
2. How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a custom-made series of aligner trays, specifically created for you, to gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. The virtually invisible aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic. Unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets or wires. Every two weeks, you just pop in a new set of aligners. While you wear them the majority of each day, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
3. What issues can be treated with Invisalign?
From mild cases of protruding or crooked teeth, to difficult cases involving malocclusion, overbite, or underbite, Invisalign is safe, effective option. Whether you’re dealing with widely gapped or overly crowded teeth, there is an affordable Invisalign treatment option for you.
4. How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign is often similar to that of traditional braces. Since the treatment cost will vary based on the complexity of the case, the exact cost of treatment will not be determined until you have had a consultation with a trained Invisalign provider. In many cases, if your family’s dental plan covers orthodontics, Invisalign may be covered. No matter the cost of treatment, remember to discuss affordable financing options with your doctor.
5. What happens after Invisalign treatment?
Most orthodontists recommend that anyone who has completed treatment, whether braces or Invisalign, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back towards their initial position. Every case is different, so please speak to your doctor to confirm if you need post-treatment retainers.