Invisalign® Clear Aligners
If you have been wanting the finished results braces provide, but have held off for the aesthetic reasons, you don’t have to wait any longer to get the smile you’ve always desired! With Invisalign braces, you will get the same alignment correction while being able to smile confidently. At East Village Dental Centre Dr. Gary Treinkman, DDS is happy to work with patients to provide what works best for their needs.
How Invisalign Can Help Your Smile
Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic that is nearly invisible when worn and they are removable by the user as needed for eating and brushing teeth. They have been growing in popularity in recent years for their aesthetic advantages and results they bring.
Are Invisalign Aligners as Effective as Traditional Braces?
Invisalign trays need to be worn for 22 hours a day for them to work. As long as you are wearing them throughout the day and night except for eating and brushing, you’ll see the same results that conventional braces bring. The invisible braces are designed to gently push your teeth in the desired direction over an extended period of time and that constant pressure is required. Read more about Invisalign vs. Braces.
How Much Will Invisalign Cost?
Treatment with Invisalign can range anywhere between $3,000 - $7,000 as stated on their website with an average price of $5,000 being the average final assessment. A portion of this may be covered by your insurance provider and payment plans are available if you would rather split the cost over time. Conventional metal braces are less expensive the vast majority of the time, which can be a factor to consider when deciding between Invisalign and metal braces depending on your budget and needs.
What Is It Like To Wear Invisalign?
While wearing Invisalign orthodontic aligners, you’ll feel some pressure against your teeth - this is completely normal. It may seem uncomfortable at first, but as time goes on it will become second nature. It is important to not take them out unless you are eating, brushing, and cleaning your aligners as previously stated. The only way they will work is if they are worn as instructed.
Something that many Invisalign users appreciate is that you are able to wear them for both the teeth alignment and retaining stage. There isn’t a lot of change for the Invisalign user when retaining except they will not be required to be worn as often.
Are There Downsides to Invisalign?
There are some key things to note before making the decision to use Invisalign tooth aligners. One thing you might notice is that it will feel different to speak when you have plastic covering your teeth. It will take some practice to learn how to pronounce some words properly, but eventually, you will be able to talk normally.
Another thing someone might not consider is potentially forgetting to wear your aligners. If you are in a hurry in the morning and forget to put them on after brushing your teeth, then that is a big setback. With traditional braces, this is something you will not have to worry about. Consider lingual braces if you are concerned about keeping up on wearing your aligners. Lingual braces are similar to conventional braces, but the metal sits behind your teeth making them invisible to anyone else.
Overall, Invisalign can be an excellent choice for fixing your smile! If you want to schedule an appointment with us at East Village Dental Centre, you can call our office at 773-341-9325 today!