Traditional braces can be a hassle to deal with between the pain and discomfort, cumbersome wires, and overall unappealing look. However, braces have gotten a much-needed makeover with Invisalign clear braces. These braces actually consist of a set of clear aligners that are used to gradually shift and correct the team over time. Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas, San Diego, CA cosmetic dentists, will provide a thorough consultation ahead of time to confirm you are an appropriate candidate for Invisalign. This will include taking X-rays, impressions, and bite analysis to ensure aligners fit correctly.
With Invisalign, you have the freedom to take out the aligners to eat, drink, and perform your oral hygiene routine. The aligners are comfortable and durable and virtually invisible for a more flattering look. While using Invisalign, the majority of patients can expect straighter, better-looking teeth in 1 – 2 years.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
To be fitted for Invisalign, a dentist will take photos, digital X-rays, and make impressions of the patient’s teeth. From these, a set of clear, plastic, customized aligners will be created to fit the patient’s mouth. The aligners are part of a treatment plan that will make gradual changes and adjustments to the teeth. A patient wears the aligners for a predetermined amount of time before moving onto the next aligner. Conveniently, aligners are pain-free and easily removable which is ideal for eating, brushing, and flossing.
A dentist will determine how long a patient needs to wear Invisalign depending on the starting condition of the patient’s teeth. New aligners will be created about every 2 weeks or as needed to incrementally adjust the patient’s teeth. Throughout the process, the patient will have regular check-ups with the dentist to confirm the patient’s progress. Most patients achieve full results in 1 – 2 years.
The price of Invisalign is dependent upon the patient’s condition, with more severe cases costing more. For less serious cases, there’s Invisalign Express which has fewer trays than the more complex cases which would in turn lower the cost. Our front office will check with the patient’s insurance carrier to see if any costs will be covered under their policy.
A PERFECTLY ALIGNED SMILE
Do you want information on how to get better-looking, straighter teeth through Invisalign invisible braces? All you have to do is pick up the phone and we’ll set you up for initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve your dream smile. While Invisalign is safe and effective for most patients, teenagers and adults are the best candidates. It is especially useful for those with overbites, underbites, rotated or crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or excessive spacing between teeth.