By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike braces, these clear aligners or invisible braces can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual. An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a 1-2 years.
Since Invisalign is practically invisible, there's no unwarranted attention to your mouth. In fact, very few people will notice at all - unless you tell them. They're comfortable to wear and remove easily when you eat, brush, and floss.
Invisalign, however, does have limitations in treating certain type of cases. This can be further discussed in more details when you visit our office and have a consultation with our doctor.
How Does the Invisalign System Work
Traditional metal braces move your teeth into place slowly over a course of months. Invisalign aligner trays work in the same way, but their structure is different. Instead of unsightly wires, you’ll wear a series of invisible plastic trays that fit directly over your top and bottom teeth. Each set of trays is worn for two weeks and then exchanged for a new set. Because they’re virtually invisible, no one besides you and your dental team have to know that you’re wearing them. The system can correct many common problems such as spaces between teeth, crooked or rotated teeth, and dental crowding.
How Much Will Invisalign Cost?
Invisalign cost depends on the extent of treatment needed to perfect your smile, so it’s different for each patient. Severe orthodontic problems can make Invisalign treatment cost more for some patients, but others find that getting Invisalign in Gardena costs about the same as getting metal braces.
Will My Dental Plan Cover Invisalign Cost?
Many insurance plans will pay for a large portion of treatment costs. If you don’t have Invisalign insurance coverage, you may still be able to afford treatment by using our convenient financing options. Call our office for details.
How Long Will it Take to Finish Invisalign Correction?
Like cost, Invisalign treatment time may be different for every patient. It depends on the amount of movement or rotation needed to re-position your teeth. Most adults can complete treatment within a 1-2 years. In cases where severe orthodontic problems are present, treatment may take up to 2-3 years.
Do Invisalign Dentists Have Special Training?
Invisalign dentists are licensed orthodontists and general dentists who have acquired specialized experience and knowledge by completing a special training course in using the Invisalign aligner tray system. To ensure that you get the best results in the shortest possible about of time, let us connect you with one of our highly skilled Invisalign dentists today.
Invisalign vs. Braces: A Clear Winner
If your condition can be adequately treated by either option, the battle of Invisalign vs. braces becomes easier. Invisalign aligner trays usually work just as effectively to correct mild and moderate orthodontic problems as braces do, but Invisalign aligners offer you the opportunity to perfect your smile discreetly. Also, because you remove your trays to eat and brush your teeth, you won’t have metal hardware impairing your ability to clean your teeth thoroughly, so you’ll lower your risk of gum disease and cavities.
Five Awesome Benefits of Invisalign
For many patients, the benefits of braces can never compare to the perks of wearing discreet, convenient Invisalign aligner trays. Here are five top reasons that our patients prefer the invisible choice.
- No food or drink restrictions
- Fewer checkups
- No ugly metal wires and brackets
- Trays are easily removable
- Less mouth irritation
Can Everyone with Misaligned Teeth Get Invisalign?
Unfortunately, Invisalign aligner trays don’t work for everyone. They’re great for adults and mature teens, but children’s orthodontic needs are too complex, and their teeth and bones change too rapidly for aligner treatment to be effective. People with severe or complex dental problems may also be poor candidates. To determine if Invisalign aligners are the right choice for your smile, contact us to schedule a consultation with a skilled dentist who can assess your unique needs.
Keeping Your Teeth in Place After Invisalign Treatment
After your treatment is complete and your dentist has confirmed that your teeth are in their proper positions, you may need to wear Invisalign retainers during the day or night to maintain your new smile.
When you’re ready to get started on a great new smile, we can help you get effective, affordable Invisalign in Gardena. Contact us today to learn more about your treatment and payment options.