Everyone deserves a confident and beautiful smile. For many, this means undergoing orthodontic treatment to move teeth into a more attractive and balanced position. However, countless adults shy away from orthodontics due to the assumption that they will have to wear metal braces to close that unsightly gap or straighten crooked teeth. Fortunately, modern orthodontics gives us Invisalign – a discreet and proven treatment that fits your lifestyle.
If you’re considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign and want to learn more about this revolutionary orthodontic treatment, we can help. Here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that relies on clear removable aligners instead of brackets and wires. After careful measurements are taken of your teeth, you’ll be given a series of aligners to change out every 2 weeks until your teeth move into ideal position. Invisalign can correct a wide range of concerns, from gaps and crowding to under bites, cross bites and overbites.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Due to its clear and removable design, Invisalign delivers a number of advantages over traditional braces, including the following:
- Virtually Invisible: Others may never know you are wearing them!
- Eat What You Want: You can remove them to eat, so there are no food restrictions!
- Better and Easier Oral Hygiene: No need to battle trying to clean your smile around brackets and wires, simply take out your Invisalign aligners to brush and floss like you’ve always done!
- Improved Comfort: Invisalign aligners are smooth and flat so you can avoid irritations to the gums, lips and cheeks which are common with metal braces.
Is Invisalign treatment time faster than traditional braces?
It depends on your specific needs and concerns. However, Invisalign is typically faster or the same as braces in terms of total treatment time.
How much do I need to wear my aligners?
While it is okay to remove your aligners to brush, floss and eat. You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day to stay on track with your treatment.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Most patients are candidates for Invisalign. In fact, teens and adults often appreciate this treatment option most. The only patients that are not generally recommend Invisalign are children who need orthodontic treatment.
Is Invisalign a common treatment?
Invisalign has gained widespread popularity and success. Statistics show that nearly 5 million patients have been treated with Invisalign worldwide!
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Each dental and health insurance plan can be different. Invisalign, however, would be categorized and covered under orthodontic treatment. You’ll need to learn if your insurance policy features orthodontic benefits to know whether your Invisalign will be covered or partially covered. Rest assured that there are also flexible financing plans available.
Have more questions about Invisalign? Green Dental of Alexandria is proud to be a certified Invisalign provider. We are happy to educate you on this clear aligner therapy as well as determine your candidacy. Getting a straight smile has never been easier!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725