Invisalign are still relatively new to the market, at least when compared to traditional metal braces. Many people have had braces themselves or know someone who has had braces, but we still get plenty of questions when it comes to Invisalign. Children, teens, adults, and parents alike are all eager to know more about this invisible treatment option. How does it work? How long does it take? Should I consider it if I’ve already had braces? We’ll answer these frequently asked questions and more below!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a treatment process that utilizes a series of clear plastic retainers to guide your teeth back into their proper alignment. Complex computer algorithms analyze the optimal treatment plan, creating retainer trays that apply the perfect amount of pressure on the correct teeth at the correct time.
How long does it take?
Depending on the severity of your case, you may have a perfect smile in as soon as 6 months. For most people, treatment will take anywhere from 12–18 months.
Does it hurt?
Patients have often commented on the comfort of their Invisalign trays. Sometimes, they forget they even have them in.
What is the cost for the treatment?
Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of braces, again depending on the severity of your case. You may be able to cover a part of the cost with your insurance plan. Contact our offices to learn more about our payment plans and double check if your insurance plan will cover the cost of Invisalign.
Should I consider Invisalign after having braces?
Oftentimes, people who have had braces during adolescence find that some of their teeth have begun to shift back. In these cases, Invisalign is a perfect solution for those who want minor cosmetic corrections. Even if you’ve had braces in the past, it’s never too late to try Invisalign.
How will Invisalign impact my life?
Invisalign are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. Because the trays are clear, many people don’t even realize that our patients have them in their mouth. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat whatever foods you want. This is also handy for those who play sports or play wind instruments. Unlike braces, Invisalign will have a minimal impact on your life.
Contact Us With Any Other Questions!
Noble Orthodontics is here to answer any questions you may have about the Invisalign treatment process, payment, or aligner care. Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, email, or message and schedule a free consultation!