Invisalign® clear braces are an inconspicuous way to straighten misaligned, crowded, or unevenly spaced teeth. This alternative to traditional metal braces allows you to discreetly improve the appearance of your smile and can ultimately help you maintain better oral health. Invisalign® patients generally benefit from less tooth decay because unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are removable. You can take them out while you are eating and you can also brush and floss normally. Designed for both teens and adults, Invisalign® can help you achieve a straighter, healthy-looking, beautiful smile.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® can be ideal for patients who want to improve the alignment of their teeth without the inconvenience of bulky metal braces. Since the Invisalign® aligners are removable, patients can take them out to eat or clean the teeth with ease. Most patients find Invisalign® much more comfortable than traditional braces because there are no wires or brackets irritating the inside of the mouth. Many patients can achieve their desired results with Invisalign® in twelve months or less. In fact, Invisalign® can even be less expensive than traditional braces, depending upon the patient’s unique circumstances.
At the end of your initial examination, Dr. Schultz will discuss whether Invisalign® is the best option for you. If you are a good candidate, he will then create a custom-tailored treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth.
How does Invisalign® work?
The process consists of employing a series of custom-fabricated, clear aligners. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign® carefully translates the instructions of Dr. Schultz into a series of precisely customized aligners. You will then be instructed to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, which will gradually move your teeth – week by week, millimeter by millimeter – until the intended result has been achieved: straighter teeth. Generally, you will need to visit Dr. Schultz no more often than you would with traditional braces, and the length of treatment is about the same as well.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
Many patients consider Invisalign® to be an investment in their teeth. In our society, the appearance of the teeth can significantly impact our social interactions as well as our self-esteem – and most patients believe Invisalign® is well worth the financial cost.
Due to the fact that every person’s smile is unique, there is no one set price for the Invisalign® treatment. There are a variety of factors that are used to determine the cost of the clear braces system, including the severity of misalignment, the number of aligners needed to complete treatment, and the anticipated duration of the treatment. During the consultation process, Dr. Schultz will perform an oral exam, discuss your personal goals, and quote you an estimated price.
Dr. Schultz wants to make the goal of straight teeth and a beautiful smile available to as many patients as possible. To help all patients find a way to comfortably afford treatment with Invisalign®, Schultz Center for Dentistry offers a number of financing options. In addition to working with your dental insurance provider, we have partnered with an independent financing company called CareCredit® that can offer low monthly payments with low interest rates. The application process is fast, and many patients qualify for these benefits immediately.
For more information about straightening your teeth with Invisalign®, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schultz, please contact our office today.