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Do you want to achieve a beautiful, straight smile but don’t like the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires? By offering treatment with Invisalign® in Bloomington, our skilled dentists can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
What Is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system is a modern approach to straightening your teeth without metal wires and brackets. Treatment consists of wearing a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligner trays over your teeth. They’re completely transparent and work by gently guiding your teeth into their ideal positions over a period of time. About every two weeks, you’ll change to a new set of aligners.
The aligner trays are designed to correct many different orthodontic problems, such as overcrowding, overbite, underbite, and widely spaced teeth. They fit seamlessly into your lifestyle, and other people may not even notice that you’re wearing them. To obtain the best possible results, we recommend wearing your aligner trays for at least 20 to 22 hours each day.
What Does Invisalign Cost?
For many patients, the cost of Invisalign is very similar to traditional metal braces. Total costs depend on your individual needs and are influenced by the severity of your alignment issues and how long treatment is required to produce your desired results. If you require an extensive correction, treatment typically takes longer and costs more. Your dentist can provide an estimate of your Invisalign cost after carefully examining your mouth, and our office may also have low-interest financing options and flexible payment options to help make treatment more affordable. Contact us for more information about these options.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
The length of treatment depends on the level of correction needed to straighten or reposition your teeth. Your dentist designs a custom treatment plan to slowly move your teeth into their desired position over an extended period of time. For most adults, your total treatment time can take between 12 to 18 months. For teens, this length of time can vary.
What Are Invisalign Dentists?
General dentists or orthodontists must complete specialized training with orthodontic aligner trays before providing treatment with Invisalign. If you want to achieve your best possible smile from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign in Bloomington, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Invisalign dentists.
Are There Differences Between Invisalign vs. Braces?
When considering the differences between Invisalign vs. braces, it’s best to speak with your dentist to see which option is best for you. For many patients, Invisalign is the most convenient way to straighten teeth. For example, you can remove the aligners while eating and before brushing and flossing, making it very easy to maintain good oral hygiene and reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. An added benefit of Invisalign is appearance. Since the aligner trays are transparent, you can avoid the noticeable metal wires and brackets associated with traditional braces,
You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if your orthodontic issues are only mild to moderate. This includes crooked teeth, crowding or spacing issues, and malocclusion. However, for more extensive orthodontic problems, such as a badly aligned bite or severe overcrowding, traditional braces may be the more effective treatment option.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
For many patients, there are numerous benefits from correcting your smile with Invisalign. Consider the following advantages of Invisalign compared with metal braces:
- There are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your gums.
- You can enjoy all of your favorite foods and drinks.
- With fewer dental visits, you’ll only need to come to our office every four to six weeks.
- You can remove the aligner trays at any time.
- You can smile confidently without noticeable metal braces.
- The aligner trays are easy to take care of and clean.
Can Anyone Get Invisalign?
Invisalign isn’t an effective option for everyone. Most adults and teens are good candidates for Invisalign, but it’s not recommended for children, since their teeth are still developing. You may also be a poor candidate if you require an extensive or complicated correction. Schedule an appointment with one of our Invisalign dentists to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?
Many dental insurance plans cover a significant portion of your Invisalign cost. To find out if you have Invisalign insurance coverage, please contact your provider or call our office for more information.
What Can I Expect After Invisalign?
After completing treatment, you’ll likely need to wear Invisalign retainers to prevent your teeth from reverting to their original position. Your dentist will provide more information about maintaining your results after completing Invisalign treatment.
Are you ready to boost your confidence and improve the look of your smile with Invisalign in Bloomington? Contact us today to make your appointment.