Say goodbye to cumbersome traditional braces. Invisalign® straightens the teeth like traditional braces, minus the wires, brackets, and bands. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign treatment is more discreet, efficient, convenient, and comfortable. Invisalign is also highly affordable and costs about the same as traditional braces.
During your consultation at our dental offices serving Carrollton, Dover, and Minerva, OH, Dr. Stephen C. Dowell can discuss the benefits of Invisalign with you and help you decide if this treatment option is right for you. Here’s why so many of our patients choose Invisalign to straighten their teeth.
Many patients are turned off to committing to bulky, metal braces. Patients continue to choose Invisalign because the aligners are made of virtually unnoticeable clear plastic. As long as you remove your aligners when you brush your teeth, drink, and eat, they should remain perfectly clear until it’s time to switch to a new set.
If you need attachments to assist with your tooth movement, color-matched Invisalign attachments may be a part of your treatment plan. Attachments are bonded to your teeth and are color-matched to blend in seamlessly. After treatment, attachments may be buffed to show off your brand-new, beautiful smile.
When used as directed, Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces. The Invisalign trays gently move your teeth into the desired alignment, and most patients reach their desired results in 12 to 18 months.
If you do not wear Invisalign as prescribed, it may lead to longer treatment time or undesired results.
Invisalign aligners are removable, giving the wearer more freedom than traditional braces. As long as you wear your Invisalign trays as directed by Dr. Dowell (typically for 22 hours a day), you shouldn’t need extra trays. You may remove your trays for a few hours if you need to:
Metal braces, wires, and brackets can irritate your gums and cheeks. Meanwhile, Invisalign aligners use clear plastic to correct malocclusion and delicately shift the teeth into alignment. Discomfort from movement is commonly mild and can be treated with over-the-counter medications like Tylenol or Advil. If your pain from movement becomes uncomfortable, please contact Dr. Dowell. He may be able to prescribe a pain medication to help manage tenderness.
The price of Invisalign is comparable to metal braces. According to the manufacturer’s website, Invisalign costs between $3,500 and $8,000.
Invisalign does not have to exclusively be out-of-pocket. If your dental insurance covers braces, then they should also cover at least some of your Invisalign treatment because it is considered orthodontic treatment.
Because your entire Invisalign treatment is formulated at the beginning, there shouldn’t be any hidden fees if you follow Dr. Dowell’s customized plan. The cost of treatment reflects the complexity and length of treatment. If you need attachments to rotate or move your teeth more effectively, then treatment may cost more. The longer the treatment, the more trays you will need, and the higher the cost will be.
Don’t wait any longer for a gorgeous, straightened smile. Thanks to its many benefits, Invisalign is a clear choice for many patients. Book an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Dowell by calling (330) 868-5001 or messaging us online.