Braces and retainers used to be the only way to adjust teeth for that perfect 10-rate smile. But technology and innovation have come a long way and landed in your mouth. Meet Invisalign… just kidding, we know you have heard of them. They have become one of the most popular alternatives to retainers for young people and those whose parents didn’t have the money for the orthodontic investment.
Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners that are used to straighten teeth. They are an alternative to traditional metal braces made of a clear, flexible plastic material. Invisalign aligners are custom-made for each individual and gradually shift the teeth into their desired position. They are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
The Good Stuff
There are several positive aspects of Invisalign braces, including:
- Aesthetic appeal: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a more aesthetically pleasing option than traditional metal braces.
- Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, flexible plastic material that is more comfortable to wear than metal braces.
- Removable: Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene.
- Custom-made: Each set of Invisalign aligners is custom-made to fit the individual patient’s teeth, ensuring a more precise fit and better results.
- Shorter treatment time: In some cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed in a shorter amount of time than traditional braces.
The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on several factors, including the case’s complexity, the treatment length, and the provider’s geographic location. In general, Invisalign treatment tends to be more expensive than traditional metal braces.
However, many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment to some extent, and many providers also offer financing options to make treatment more affordable. It’s best to consult with Dr. Foote to get a more accurate idea of the cost of treatment. Dr. Foote can help you decide if it’s a good option for you to consider!