WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that gently shifts teeth into the correct position by means of a series of custom clear aligners. Invisalign is a terrific choice for teens and adults in Wake Forest, NC that wish to enhance the overall appearance and health of their smile minus the visibility and hassle of conventional braces. Our group at DentalWorks - Wake Forest has experience with helping our Wake Forest, NC patients get healthier, straighter smiles with custom Invisalign treatment programs. In today's blog, our staff at DentalWorks - Wake Forest answers a few of the most common questions that our patients have regarding Invisalign, including what exactly does Invisalign fix, why is Invisalign better than braces or other clear aligners, how much does an Invisalign treatment cost, do I need to use a retainer following Invisalign, and much more. After you have read our answers, schedule an appointment so you can ask additional questions or if you're ready to find out if you are a good candidate for an orthodontic treatment using Invisalign.
WHAT CAN INVISALIGN FIX?
Invisalign can correct a wide range of problems from adults who only want a straighter smile to people who need to fix serious alignment problems. During your first appointment, your dentist will do a bite analysis and decide whether you've got an underbite, overbite, open bite, or crossbite. Invisalign may also address issues with gaps between teeth or crowded teeth. Regardless of what problem that you have with your dental alignment, your dentist will create a custom Invisalign treatment plan to enhance your dental alignment and make your smile more attractive.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE INVISALIGN OVER METAL BRACES?
Among the main benefits of Invisalign compared to traditional braces is that almost nobody will be able to see you're wearing them. The comfortable aligners are clear so that they are barely visible whereas traditional braces are both obvious and bulky. Invisalign may also be taken out to make eating, flossing, and brushing easy. Every Invisalign aligner is made custom for your teeth to comfortably shift your teeth into their proper position. There aren't any brackets or wires to cut and poke the sensitive soft tissue in your mouth.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE INVISALIGN COMPARED TO OTHER CLEAR ALIGNERS?
These days there are many brands of clear aligners available on the market that are attempting to compete with Invisalign. A few of them even let you to purchase clear aligners out of your house without visiting the dentist. While this might be easy, the expertise and skill of a dentist together with the high-quality materials and innovative Invisalign system will have a big impact on your results. Compared to other aligner options, Invisalign generally fits better and produces quicker results. While other brands may be cheaper, you're most likely going to sacrifice comfort and quality for outcomes that might not last.
HOW MUCH DOES AN INVISALIGN TREATMENT COST?
The price for your Invisalign will vary depending on how many sets of aligners you will need to achieve your objectives. During your first appointment, your dentist will evaluate your bite and develop your customized treatment plan based on what you need. They'll estimate the number of Invisalign sets you'll need throughout the duration of your Invisalign treatment and this will determine your cost. If you've got insurance, our staff at DentalWorks - Wake Forest will get in touch with your provider to confirm your coverage and give you a much better estimate of your personal cost.
WHAT'S THE COST OF AN INVISALIGN RETAINER?
The price of your retainer ought to be part of the price of your Invisalign therapy. Your dentist can break down your treatment program and prices in your first Invisalign appointment. If you've got dental insurance, then some of your Invisalign therapy and retainer may be covered. In case you do not have insurance or your Invisalign isn't covered, you may use your FSA (flexible spending account) or HSA (health savings account) through your medical insurance. Many dental offices in Wake Forest, NC provide payment plans or else they will be able to help you find financing, which can help make your treatment easier to afford.
DO I HAVE TO GET AN INVISALIGN RETAINER?
Once your Invisalign treatment is completed, your teeth will be in the right place; however, your jawbone and gums still need to adapt to the shift in your teeth. That is why it's essential to get and use your retainer. Made of the same clear, comfortable material as Invisalign aligners, retainers ensure that the improvements from your Invisalign treatment last for quite a while. Many adult patients who get Invisalign had metal braces as a kid but did not use their retainers and this allowed their teeth to move out of place and they require another orthodontic treatment. That is the reason it's extremely important to get an Invisalign retainer and use it as frequently as recommended by your dental team.
WHAT IF I LOSE MY RETAINER OR AN ALIGNER?
In the event you damage or lose your Invisalign aligner or retainer, let your dentist know right away. It is important to get it replaced to prevent any delay during your therapy from a missing aligner or allowing your teeth go out of place following your treatment in case you don't have your retainer. A replacement retainer or aligner is readily created for you in the Invisalign lab according to your newest impressions. Don't attempt to jump to your next set of aligners or quit using your retainer since this might have serious consequences on your results.
SCHEDULE YOUR INVISALIGN CONSULTATION
Whether you've crowded teeth, gaps between your teeth, an overbite, underbite, or a different type of misalignment, the dental practitioners at DentalWorks - Wake Forest will review your treatment choices so we can help you get a straighter, healthier smile. During your consultation at our practice in Wake Forest, NC we will answer any your questions and any concerns regarding Invisalign so we create your customized treatment program.