Invisalign® straightens teeth to give you the confidence of a great smile. Using a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign gently and gradually moves your teeth based on the treatment plan prescribed by your orthodontist or dentist. And, there are no wires or brackets so you’ll have confidence in your smile during and after treatment. In fact, most people won’t even know you’re wearing Invisalign. And, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can eat whatever you want and easily brush and floss as you normally would.
You’ll visit your orthodontist or dentist every 6-8 weeks and on average, Invisalign treatment takes less than a year.
How does Invisalign Work?
The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving onto the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.
How often do I need to wear my aligners?
It is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating or drinking, brushing and flossing.
Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Cost is always a concern, and only your doctor can the exact price of treatment. In most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. In the U.S., the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Because medical benefits differ from policy to policy, you should review your personal coverage plan and check with your insurance provider. In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.
Does Invisalign really work?
Yes. Over 1.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign. Invisalign was developed with orthodontists and used in dental practices worldwide.
For more information, visit Invisalign.com
Now teens don’t have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles. Invisalign Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.
Invisalign went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens to custom-design aa system just right for the dental needs of teenagers. With blue-to-clear color-changing aligners to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today’s teens’ busy lifestyles!
Teens wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing only to eat, drink, brush and floss. Teeth will move gradually each week. The average number of aligners is between 18 and 30.
The Choice I Made to Straighten My Teeth!
I was my first Invisalign patient in 1999! My experience with Invisalign treatment was fantastic. Of course, with all of the improvements and innovations that Invisalign continues to make in the treatment process, the results have steadily improved. I can treat patients with more difficult orthodontic problems today than I could five years ago.
I experienced only mild soreness during treatment which surprised me since I am very sensitive (ie, “hate discomfort of any kind”). The smile I wanted was achieved with Invisalign. How about your smile? Could Invisalign treatment help you achieve the smile you have always wanted? –Dr. Fore
I made the choice of Invisalign treatment two years ago. I had braces as a child but as I got older my teeth shifted. My teeth weren’t completely straight and I was reminded everyday as patients completed treatment with straight teeth. So I started the process and over that year I watched my teeth move dramatically. I was so happy with my end result! With commitment and determination you can achieve the smile that you have always wanted. –Ashley Bice Clinical Assistant
I currently have Invisalign and I love it. I love how it can be disguised and practically unnoticeable. You have to be committed to your treatment, but I am excited to see my hard work pay off! Call our office today and schedule a no charge consultation and see if Invisalign is right for you.-Barbie Hudgins Clincal Assistant
So happy I was able to wear Invisalign to correct a few minor problems and get the results I wanted instead of going into braces. Having Invisalign was so convenient. I liked being able to take out the aligners to eat and also clean my teeth better before putting them back in. Another bonus with Invisalign I was able to eat more foods that you’re not able to eat with traditional braces. Invisalign was definitely for me!!
–Kelley Hardin Clinical Assistant