Straighter Smiles Without the Metal
World-Class Invisalign® Treatment
Did you know that we are among only a few dental practices in the country to have the Platinum Provider Award for Invisalign? This means that Invisalign has recognized our years of clinical excellence in straightening teeth. When you choose to work with us, you can rest assured knowing you’ll get the best results possible. We take pride in making smile dreams a reality. If you are looking for an outstanding Invisalign provider, schedule a consultation with us today!
How Invisalign® Works
When choosing Invisalign to address your dental problems, you can expect our team to guide through each step of the process. From the initial consultation with an Invisalign dentist to the actual time spent wearing your aligners to the results you’ll see when finished with treatment, we will be with you every step of the way.
Invisalign offers patients a chance to transform their smile without compromising their daily appearance. While it does involve wearing your trays for 20-22 hours each day and switching them out every two weeks for a new set, you will notice a dramatic difference in the way your teeth look and feel. The customized trays place gentle pressure on your teeth, encouraging them to move, effectively putting you one step closer to a new and improved smile.
And because you’ll be required to see us every 4-6 weeks, you’ll receive multiple sets of aligners at a time, allowing you to move forward with your treatment while at home.
How My Treatment is Made
Invisalign aligners consist of clear plastic that is custom-made for your smile. Using advanced technology and highly sophisticated software, a 3D model of your teeth is used to help our team as well as lab technicians create your aligners so that you achieve outstanding results.
To help you better understand what you can expect when it comes to how your aligners are made, here is a more detailed explanation:
- Free Consultation: Patients who come to us for treatment can now take advantage of a limited-time free 3D orthodontic scan and consultation. Not only will we evaluate your smile with the help of a skilled orthodontist and digital X-Rays, but we will use our 3D iTero Element 2 Scan to produce high-quality images that will help us formulate a more accurate treatment plan.
- 3D iTero Element 2 Scan: When taking impressions of your teeth, we won’t be reaching for the cold dental putty. Instead, we’ll use our 3D iTero Element 2 Scanner. This handheld, easy-to-use device allows us to scan your teeth in minutes, producing a high-resolution 3D impression of your smile. Because of the quickness of this device, it not only shortens your treatment time, but it also ensures your clear aligners will be made correctly and fit comfortably when inserted into your mouth.
Is Invisalign® For You?
Knowing whether Invisalign is right for you may not be something you can easily identify yourself; however, in choosing to see an Invisalign dentist at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics, you can trust that our knowledge and expertise will guide you in the right direction.
Indications for Invisalign
It is true that there are certain problems that only traditional braces can fix. If a gap is too large or a bite is too far off, Invisalign may not be able to provide the kind of results you need. However, after examining your oral and facial structures, we will determine if your crowded teeth, gapped teeth, crooked teeth, or bite alignment are treatable with Invisalign.
If your teeth are too close together, food may get caught between them and lead to an increased risk of decay. Invisalign can play a part in relieving overcrowding by moving your teeth further apart and creating ample space.
Too much space between the teeth not only looks bad, but it may contribute to speech issues, bite problems, and other complications. Invisalign clear aligners can bring your teeth closer together to eliminate the gaps and ultimately improve your aesthetics and your oral health.
Malocclusion (a bad bite) includes problems like overbite, underbite, open bite and crossbite. Such issues can lead to TMD, speech issues, and other unpleasant consequences. With the help of Invisalign, these issues can be easily corrected, minimizing the risk and symptoms that often come with chronic jaw pain and excessive wearing of the enamel.
Generally Straighter Teeth
Crooked teeth not only pose a problem aesthetically, but they also make it more difficult to keep teeth healthy and free of decay and disease. By choosing Invisalign to correct crooked teeth, you can begin to feel better about the way you look as well as maintain a healthier smile while embracing a boost in your self-confidence.
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Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
If you’re dreaming of a straighter smile, Invisalign may seem like the best solution out there. It has so many benefits that you can’t find anywhere else. However, it’s crucial that you understand the cost of the treatment before making the commitment. To learn more about how much your Invisalign treatment will cost, give us a call ! We’d be happy to answer your questions and schedule you for an initial consultation.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on a few different factors. Here are the main ones:
- Number of Arches: Most people undergoing Invisalign treatment will straighten their upper and lower teeth at the same time. But in some cases, only one arch needs to be addressed. If you only need to straighten one arch, this will result in a lower overall cost.
- Complexity: If you have more severe misalignment problems, your treatment will probably cost more. For instance, closing a couple small gaps is easier and cheaper than correcting significant bite problems.
- Length of Treatment: A longer treatment time means additional aligners and a higher cost.
Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?
For patients who are looking for a quick fix to their misalignment issues, lower budget options, like Smile Direct Club™, may seem like a tempting option. However, having a lower cost doesn’t mean that it is better. While the price is generally lower than Invisalign, these “do it yourself” treatments have little to no oversight from a dental professional. This means more room for errors, and you could even end up with serious issues that need to be treated by a professional.
With Invisalign, you have the trusted oversight of our dentists for every step along the way. Invisalign is professionally made, uses highly accurate impressions, and results in a more successful treatment process overall. The cost difference is worth it for a smoother, worry-free orthodontic treatment.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Some dental insurance plans will include coverage for orthodontic treatment. Check with your provider so you know what’s included with your benefits. At Orbit Dental of Garland, we accept plans from numerous providers. We are also happy to help you understand what your plan consists of.
Options for Making Invisalign Affordable
If you don’t have dental insurance, you aren’t completely out of luck. There are other options that can help make your treatment more affordable. In addition to accepting dental insurance, we also accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can help approved patients to cover dental care costs over multiple months instead of all at once.
To learn exactly what you can expect Invisalign to cost for you, schedule a consultation with us. You’ll be on a path towards a straighter smile in no time!
Looking for a dentist who can offer the right solution for your orthodontic needs? If you are considering Invisalign, our team at Orbit Dental of Garland can provide precise, accurate, and personalized care that will have you seeing results in less time and enjoying the experience! But before you call to schedule an appointment, we understand you might have some questions about this form of treatment, which is why we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about Invisalign for you to review. Should you have additional inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
What should I do if I accidentally damage an aligner?
When wearing Invisalign clear aligners, you need to make sure you are taking proper care of them throughout your treatment. However, there are instances when accidental damage can occur. Should this happen to you, make sure you keep your previous set of trays. It may be necessary that you revert to wearing these until new trays can be made. However, it may be possible for you to move ahead to the next set depending on where you are in your treatment. Only our team will be able to determine the right course of action, so if you damage an aligner at any point, make sure to contact us as soon as possible.
What is the best way to keep my aligners clean?
There are actually two methods you can use to clean your aligners: Purchase Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or use a soft-bristled toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water. The latter method is more cost-effective and will remove dried-on saliva and bacteria from your trays. This will be a necessary step before reinserting your aligners. You will also need to make sure you are keeping them in a protective case while eating and drinking to avoid accidentally damaging or losing them.
If I’ve had braces before, can I be treated with Invisalign now?
Yes, you can. Although it will be necessary for us to examine your current oral condition, it is likely that you can move forward with Invisalign as long as the specific problem you are experiencing will allow for the type of results Invisalign can provide. Whether you wore metal braces as a teenager and are now an adult with a poorly aligned bite, or you fixed your bite with regular braces and want to make the switch to Invisalign to realign your teeth, it is possible to complete your orthodontic care using clear aligners.
Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?
One of the best things about Invisalign is that you can eat the foods you love without worrying about picking out pieces from in-between brackets and wires. You will need to remove your trays before you begin eating or drinking (unless it’s water). The only caveat is that you should avoid stain-causing foods and beverages because they can discolor your trays and make them more obvious to others. Should you opt for a cup of coffee or plate full of berries, make sure to brush your teeth before reinserting your aligners.
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