As an alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® can be a discreet option to gradually straighten your teeth. This technique is popular with many adult and teenage patients requiring orthodontic care, as older patients often dislike the idea of wearing noticeable metal braces. Utilizing a series of customized aligners, Dr. Robbi Wilson, our licensed Invisalign® dentist, can provide you with a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing solution to correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, or other tooth alignment issues.
If you would like more information about Invisalign®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at our office, please contact Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry today.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® aligners are custom-designed to fit comfortably and securely over your teeth. In addition to their virtually undetectable appearance, Invisalign® trays offer several advantages when compared to traditional metal braces. Some key benefits of Invisalign® include:
- Convenience: Tooth aligners can be removed for meals, teeth cleaning, or even important social environments
- Comfort: No use of the metal brackets and wiring associated with traditional braces
- Efficiency: Desired results can often be achieved in 12 months or less
- Cost-Effectiveness: Invisalign® aligners can be less expensive than metal braces
The Invisalign® Process
At Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Wilson will begin the Invisalign® process by designing and creating your clear aligners from a computer-generated, 3D image of your teeth. The number of trays needed to complete the straightening process will vary depending on your specific needs. Once the series of aligners has been created, you will be instructed on how long each tray should be worn in order to gradually shift your teeth into the desired positioning.
Throughout the Invisalign® process, you will need to return to our office approximately every four to six weeks so Dr. Wilson can check your progress and replace your aligners with a new set. These appointments are typically fairly brief and should not take much time out of your day. While most patients complete the entire Invisalign® process in about 9-12 months, you could potentially achieve your desired results in as little as six months, depending on your individual situation.
Invisalign® clear aligners are quickly becoming one of the most popular options available to straighten the teeth, improve bite issues, and correct a range of common orthodontic concerns. Ultimately, Invisalign® is an investment in the function and appearance of your teeth that can continue to pay off for decades to come. In addition, the cost of Invisalign® is often comparable to traditional braces, while offering a more discreet alternative to more traditional orthodontic treatments.
Since Invisalign® is a procedure that is customized for each individual patient, the overall cost of the treatment varies depending on one’s unique needs and goals. Contributing factors include the extent of treatment necessary to address your concerns, the number of aligners required, and the projected length of time it will take to achieve optimal results. When you come in for your initial consultation here at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry, one of our experienced dentists will perform a comprehensive oral examination and determine whether Invisalign® is the best option for you. If you are a candidate for Invisalign®, we will create a treatment plan designed to meet your needs with the best possible results. A member of our team can then come up with an estimate of the overall costs of Invisalign® and talk with you about your payment options before you decide to have the treatment.
Many dental insurance providers offer at least partial coverage for orthodontic treatment. Our practice accepts all PPO dental plans. For those who would like to offset the costs of treatment in other ways, we work with CareCredit® Financing, a respected healthcare financing company that offers a range of low- and no-interest monthly payment plans for qualified applicants. Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry also accepts a wide array of payment methods to make the process as financially convenient as possible. We will work with you to find the best solution for your needs.
Are you considering Invisalign®? If you have questions regarding this advanced orthodontic treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry today.