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!