Crooked teeth can be a headache for many. When you have crooked teeth, your confidence could suffer, and so can your smile. The good news is there is a way to get straight teeth (and a beautiful smile) without the need for braces.
Yes, you read that right! Invisalign is a revolutionary type of brace that gives you all the benefits of braces without the need to deal with cumbersome and odd-looking plates on your teeth. Here is what you need to know.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a brand and also a product – they are a brace made for crooked or misaligned teeth that use a special blend of plastic. One of the most common frustrations patients express with braces is they look odd. Some patients are embarrassed to wear their braces just for the fact they are so very visible.
The aligners are smooth, plastic trays that align the teeth discreetly for a busy professional lifestyle. This is the problem that Invisalign solves. They are a clear brace that you wear to straighten your teeth. Since the material is almost transparent, you do not have to deal with embarrassing smiles. Unlike traditional metal braces, these aligners are more comfortable to wear and will not irritate the gums.
The Invisalign Process
There are a couple of steps to a better smile with Invisalign. This is how it works.
1. Doctor consolation and treatment plant
The total process of working with Invisalign starts with a dentist consultation. A 3D model is taken of your teeth, and a customized treatment plan and braces are made personally for you based on the mold. The treatment plan will depend on your condition and the complexity of the case.
After the scan and consultation are complete, an Invisalign brace made to fit perfectly for you should be worn till the end of the treatment.
2. Wearing the Invisalign and regular checkups
After getting your invisible Invisalign braces, you are well set on your way to keeping your beautiful smile. Expect regular checkups in which your doctor will make sure the braces fit perfectly.
You will also be needing a face-to-face session in every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure the braces are working as they should. This checkup is also key for your next batch of aligners.
Since these braces are practically transparent, your daily routine is not interrupted. You can take them out easily when needed and go on with your merry day.
3. See results within weeks
You can expect to see results within a matter of weeks. There are some cases of full treatments taking only six months – the duration for you, though, will depend on your specific case.
Benefits of Invisalign and How Much Does It Cost?
Invisalign is loved by so many for a reason. There are clear benefits (no pun intended) compared to traditional braces that look ugly and can be even uncomfortable. Some benefits are:
- Invisible braces give you more confidence
- Not irritate the gum
- Faster and more predictable outcomes
- Easy to remove and put on
- More comfortable compared to traditional braces
- Takes the same amount of time for treatment and in some cases even shorter
The costs of the treatment will vary depending on your case since it is a personalized treatment designed to work specifically for you, the treatment to cost anywhere between $3,000 to $7,000. Patients can easily just pay around $3000 with insurance.
Invisalign is an orthodontic therapy with a series of clear aligners that help the teeth become straight faster and move them gradually to the proper position so that you can maintain healthier teeth and gums to achieve a beautiful smile. This is safe and revolutionary alternative to traditional braces without all the cons of braces. They are transparent and are a quick, personalized treatment that produces the best results.