Virtually invisible, Invisalign clear aligners are the least obtrusive method to moving your teeth.
At your first appointment, your smile will be scanned to produce a 3D image of your teeth. Your orthodontist will map out necessary shifts and show you a preview of your goal smile when finalizing your unique digital plan.
Invisalign creates your custom aligners using a high-tech 3D printing process. Part of the process trims down the edges so they don’t cut into your gums. The Invisalign SmartTrack material allows their clear aligners to be more flexible and a better fit for more accurate alignment.
You will then receive a series of Invisalign clear aligners. Each one will adjust a specific point in your mouth—a process that takes two to three weeks to complete. It’s normal to feel some pressure or discomfort during the first few days. Once the movement has been made, you switch to the next aligner, and so on. You’ll schedule an appointment with us every six to eight weeks to check your progress and grab the next set of aligners.
Invisalign aligners are most effective when worn around twenty hours a day, only removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. A blue compliance indicator can notify parents whether or not their teens are wearing their aligners enough.
Unlike braces, Invisalign allows you to keep on living life as usual. You can eat all the foods you like, brush and floss without any additional hassle, and play sports and other activities worry-free. Brackets and wires breaking cause additional emergency visits that you avoid with the simplicity of clear aligners. The appliance is virtually invisible and hides in plain sight.
Compared to other clear aligners, Invisalign are the only ones made of SmartTrack material, which fits snugly around your teeth and improves movement control. It ensures a gentle, constant force that straightens teeth with 75% more predictability and speeds up treatment times by 50%.
On average, adults use Invisalign for about one year; teens wear the aligners for one to two years. However, this brand of clear aligners has reduced treatment time to as little as three months, so the length depends on a case-by-case basis. Give us a call—Dr. Thompson would love to sit down with you and discuss options.
Invisalign can cost between $3,000 and $8,000, but your orthodontist will determine the cost of your treatment specifically. Applying insurance or using a monthly payment plan could help make the treatment more affordable for you.
The Invisalign Teen Guarantee states that within the first six months, unsatisfied customers can switch to braces at no additional cost.
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