Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign offers some significant advantages for anyone who wants to get their teeth straightened. If you’re looking for teeth straightening, but are hesitant about getting braces, Invisalign might be ideal. The Invisalign aligners are custom-fitted, clear plastic trays based on a 3D scan of your mouth.

Another aspect of Invisalign is that the aligner trays are removable, unlike traditional metal braces. When you have metal, ceramic, or porcelain braces you need to avoid certain hard, crunchy, and chewy foods. With Invisalign, you remove your aligners to eat so you can eat popcorn, corn on the cob or any other foods that braces wearers have a harder time with.

Invisalign also allows you to see what your final results should look like before you even begin treatment thanks to the advanced technology of the iTero Element 3D scanner. Seeing the projection of your future smile can be exciting, and it might just be the thing that makes you choose Invisalign over traditional braces.

The Process – Tracking Results

Aligner sets are switched out every week, and you’ll visit Dr. Webb about every 12 weeks to track your progress. These visits are quick and easy since there are no brackets or wires to adjust. Dr. Webb will evaluate your bite at each appointment to make sure that you’re making the right progress. Many patients start to notice a change after only a few months.

How Long Is Invisalign Used?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies by patient. You’ll wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the duration of the treatment, which is usually 18 months for adults. For teens, the average Invisalign time can vary more, depending on how closely they adhere to the aligner wearing schedule and how severe their bite issues are.

Cost of Invisalign

The cost of Invisalign can vary according to how many sets of aligners you use and how long your treatment lasts. The team at Webb Family Orthodontics wants to make orthodontic care accessible for all of our patients, and we offer payment plans that can help. Contact us for help today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I get the same results with Invisalign as I can with braces?

    Yes you can, Invisalign, much like braces, applies light pressure to the teeth to move them to an ideal position.  Invisalign can deliver the same result as braces in the vast majority of cases.

  • What are the primary benefits?

    Invisalign is so popular today because of several main benefits, including:

      • The aligners are clear and very discreet
      • Invisalign is comfortable, as it's custom-made for your bite
      • Invisalign is affordable — about the same cost as traditional metal braces
      • You'll spend less time at the orthodontist for check-ups with Invisalign
  • Is Invisalign more expensive than Braces?

    Not at our office! Although our braces and Invisalign fee may not always be the same, generally the fee is very comparable. Come in for a consultation and Dr. Webb will discuss which option would be best for you.

  • Does Invisalign hurt?

    Although Invisalign may make your teeth mildly sore (similar to braces), there will be very little discomfort involved. The Invisalign trays are very comfortable and can be taken out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

  • How long does Invisalign take and how much does it cost?

    While every case is different, at our office the average length of treatment for our Invisalign patients is 12-18 months. We will be able to give you an estimated treatment time at your complimentary consultation. Invisalign is very affordable at our office and is similar to the cost of braces.

  • Who is eligible for Invisalign Teen?

    Invisalign teen is suited for patients aged 12-18 years old. Invisalign teen includes replacement Invisalign trays (in case of losing a tray) and treatment indicator to confirm that the patient is wearing the tray as indicated.

  • How do I get started?

    It's simple!  Call our office at 423-870-5254 M-F 8am-5pm to set up your free consultation! At that appointment, we can take a scan of your teeth and show you a simulated result of your Invisalign treatment!