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Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth, but don’t like metal braces? At our practice, we offer Invisalign in Rockefeller Plaza to help straighten your teeth without noticeable metal wires and brackets.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment involves wearing transparent aligner trays that are made to custom fit your teeth. The aligner trays work by placing gentle pressure on your teeth to gradually align your teeth. As your teeth continue to move into the ideal position, you can expect to receive a new set of aligners every two weeks.
What Will Invisalign Cost?
For most patients, Invisalign is affordable and costs about the same as regular braces. Many factors determine your Invisalign cost, such as the length of treatment and the severity of your alignment issues. After carefully examining your mouth, your dentist can provide an estimate of your expected costs. Contact us to inquire about low-interest financing options or flexible payment options.
How Long Is Treatment With Invisalign?
How long you require Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your alignment issues. Severe crowding issues require a longer treatment time compared to minor adjustments. For adults, the average treatment time ranges from 12-18 months. For teenagers, the average length of treatment can vary. After completing treatment, our dentists recommend wearing Invisalign retainers to maintain your results.
Are Invisalign Dentists General Dentists?
An Invisalign-trained orthodontist or general dentist can provide treatment with orthodontic aligner trays. Invisalign dentists have the experience and training needed to help you achieve a straighter smile.
Comparison of Invisalign vs Braces
Since Invisalign uses clear aligner trays, they are a popular choice based on their discreet appearance. Invisalign and braces are equally as effective when treating mild-to-moderate orthodontic problems, such as misaligned or crooked teeth. If you require an extensive correction, traditional braces may be a more effective method of treatment. When you can’t make a decision between Invisalign vs braces, we encourage you to make an appointment to consult with our experienced dentists.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?
Many of our patients have discovered the advantages of Invisalign compared to metal braces. These are a few benefits of Invisalign to consider when making your decision:
- You’ll only need to visit our dentist office every four to six weeks.
- You can eat and drink anything you want.
- You can remove the aligner trays at any time.
- There aren’t any metal wires to irritate your teeth and gums.
- Easier brushing and flossing compared to metal braces.
- Easy to clean.
- You can smile confidently without noticeable metal wires.
Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Although Invisalign is an effective treatment option, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Invisalign isn’t recommended for children since their mouths are still in the early stages of development. If you have severe crowding, spacing, or bite problems, you may not be a candidate for Invisalign. Our experienced Invisalign dentists will carefully examine your mouth and determine if Invisalign is right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
What Is the Cost of Invisalign With Insurance?
Your insurance may cover a significant percentage of your Invisalign cost. To find out if you have Invisalign insurance, contact your insurance provider or call our office if you have any questions.
Life with Invisalign Trays
Most Invisalign patients find that treatment fits easily into their lifestyle. Since the aligners are removable, there aren’t any restrictions to your diet. Chewing gum isn’t recommended while you’re wearing the aligners, and if you smoke or chew tobacco, the aligners will become discolored. You can brush your aligners with toothpaste and rinse them in warm water to keep them clean, or you can clean the trays using the manufacturer’s cleaning system, which you can obtain at our office. To help you achieve the results you want from Invisalign in Rockefeller Plaza, you should wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day.