Invisalign® is popular option compared to conventional metal braces. Using a sequence of transparent, detachable slim plastic trays, it progressively aligns your teeth. These clear aligners are tailor-made for your mouth, eliminating the need for any metallic components found in traditional braces. When used as directed, Invisalign aligners can potentially offer outcomes about 50% quicker than other approaches.
Invisalign® is suitable for both teenagers and adults, successfully addressing a variety of dental misalignment concerns, such as:
Additionally, Invisalign is an excellent option for those simply seeking to achieve a straighter smile in general.
The duration of Invisalign treatment depends on multiple factors, including the extent and intricacy of your teeth realignment needs and your commitment to wearing the aligners. (For best results, wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily, removing them only for eating, drinking, flossing, and brushing.) Typically, Invisalign treatment plans last between 12 and 18 months; however, many patients start to observe improvements within just a few weeks.
Nonetheless, it is crucial to adhere to your treatment plan, regardless of when you start to see progress. Your orthodontist designed this plan based on specific data regarding your teeth’s current positioning, your desired straightening outcomes, and the necessary physiological steps to achieve these goals. To ensure optimal and long-lasting results, follow your orthodontist’s guidelines and advice.
Initial consultation and 3-D scanning: During your initial appointment, the orthodontist will perform a 3-D scan of your teeth and develop a personalized treatment plan designed to progressively adjust your teeth. They will discuss this plan with you and then order your first set of aligners.
Aligner fitting: Upon receiving your first set of aligners, your doctor will ensure they fit correctly and provide you with a schedule for office visits, as well as instructions for wearing and changing your aligners. Appointments will be arranged every 4-8 weeks, depending on your specific treatment plan. At each visit, the orthodontist will assess your progress and supply you with the subsequent set of aligners. Throughout your treatment, the aligners will slowly and steadily reposition your teeth incrementally with each new set.
Retainer: After completing your treatment, your orthodontist will likely suggest a fixed or removable retainer to maintain the adjustments. Fixed retainers are typically a strip of archwire attached to the back of your teeth to prevent any future movement.
The costs associated with Invisalign treatment are similar to those of conventional braces, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 on average. Just like braces, many orthodontic insurance plans cover Invisalign, with some policies providing up to 50% coverage. If your insurance doesn’t include Invisalign, there are alternative solutions to help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses for an attractive and healthy smile.
You can arrange a monthly payment plan with your orthodontist or care provider for low, affordable, and flexible monthly payments.
The pre-tax dollars in your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) can be applied to your treatment.
Since it began in 1997, Invisalign has been delivering stunning smiles, offering years of proficiency and know-how in orthodontic treatment’s biomechanics and material science. When opting for Invisalign, you will benefit from in-person consultations with AAO-certified orthodontists who have undergone specialized training in Invisalign procedures and can monitor and adjust your treatment for life-long results.
Invisalign trays, made using the patented SmartTrack technology, are tailored to the gum line, ensuring a personalized, comfortable, and seamless fit. All aligners feature blue indicator dots to help keep your treatment on schedule.
Dental Depot takes pride in being a Platinum Invisalign Provider. Our expert team includes Invisalign-certified orthodontists dedicated to providing top-notch orthodontic care for every family member. This ensures that at each of our Kansas City area locations, you’ll experience the most recent advancements in orthodontic treatment, including the iTero Element 2® Scanner. The iTero Element 2 scanner eliminates the need for messy impressions formerly used to develop your orthodontic treatment plan. Instead, your orthodontic team can now swiftly scan your mouth and, within minutes, generate a 3-D representation of your smile’s future transformation using Invisalign.
Dental Depot is committed to offering comprehensive, affordable, and convenient dental care. Whether it’s routine cleanings for yourself, braces for teenagers, or restorative dentistry, Dental Depot can address all your family’s requirements in one accessible location. Along with a full staff of dentists, dental hygienists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists, we provide flexible scheduling, Saturday appointments, and block scheduling to accommodate everyone simultaneously.