Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces that uses clear plastic trays to straighten your teeth instead of metal wires and brackets. It may be right for you if you don't want metal braces but want or need to change the alignment of your teeth to help your bite and improve your smile. If you're interested in Invisalign, read on to learn about how it works, how much it costs, and if it might be the right option for you.

What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign?

Invisalign is an excellent option for people who are uncomfortable with traditional metal braces or who have metal allergies. There are no wires, brackets, or other noticeable appliances on the surface of the teeth. These features make Invisalign a discreet option for adults and teens alike. Invisalign also tends to be more comfortable than traditional braces and usually works quicker, too.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their new positions without the use of metal brackets or wires. Each aligner is specifically designed to move your teeth just a little bit closer to where they need to be and is developed using computer-generated images of your teeth and mouth.

The process starts with an evaluation by a qualified dentist who will determine whether you're a good candidate for the treatment. If so, digital impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent to Invisalign. From there, you'll receive a set of custom-made aligners that fit over your teeth exactly. The process generally lasts between six and 18 months, but can vary depending on how quickly you progress through the stages.

Will My Insurance Company Cover The Cost Of My Orthodontic Treatment?

Whether or not your orthodontic treatment is covered by insurance will depend on what kind of dental coverage you have. Some plans cover orthodontic treatments while others don't. The best way to find out is to contact your health insurance provider.

What Happens During My First Appointment?

At your first appointment, you'll discuss your smile goals. Impressions of your teeth or pictures of your smile may be taken to see what changes need to be made. Next, aligners will be created from your impressions, and the Invisalign process begins. The doctor will give you a detailed treatment plan outlining how long it will take before you can enjoy the benefits of straight teeth.

Set Up An Invisalign Consultation

Imperial Dental Associates excels at improving smiles through cosmetic dentistry including invisalign. To set up an appointment for a consultation, contact us today at 203-227-2520. Or, request an appointment online.