What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that can help you address crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth without the use of braces. Invisalign® uses clear, removable aligners that gradually shift the teeth throughout treatment, eliminating the uncomfortable metal and frequent appointments that come with braces. Invisalign® is a great solution for anyone who wants to preserve the aesthetics of their smile during treatment while also achieving straight, healthy teeth.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
The average cost of Invisalign® is (COST), but this cost can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary. In some cases, your dental insurance provider may cover a portion of the cost of Invisalign® treatment. Additionally, Connell Family Dentistry accepts financing through Lending Club and CareCredit® to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® uses a series of custom-fit aligners to gradually shift the teeth into their correct position. Before treatment, we will take impressions of your teeth to develop a set of clear aligners. You will wear each set of aligners for a few weeks before switching them out for the next set. With each set, your teeth get closer to their ideal position. After you have worn all of your aligners, your treatment will be finished.
How Long Will I Have to Wear Invisalign®?
The duration of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on the position of the teeth at the beginning of treatment. Some patients are able to achieve their desired results in a year, while it may take longer for other patients. You will also have to be responsible for your treatment in order to obtain the best results. During your consultation, Dr. Connell will give you an estimate for the length of your treatment.
Will Invisalign® Hurt?
Invisalign® is a fairly comfortable treatment since it does not include the uncomfortable metal pieces involved in traditional braces. However, patients may experience minor soreness in the mouth upon switching aligners. This soreness typically fades within a few days, but we recommend keeping softer foods around until the soreness fades.
Will I Have to Avoid Certain Foods During Invisalign® Treatment?
Invisalign® is the leading braces alternative because it will not impact your dietary or oral hygiene habits. The clear aligners are removable, and patients should remove them every time they eat, brush, or floss. This makes it easy to enjoy your favorite foods and keep your mouth healthy while enhancing your smile.
To start enhancing your smile, contact us today and schedule your initial consultation for Invisalign®. Connell Family Dentistry offers this and other dental services to residents of Metairie, New Orleans, Gretna, and the nearby areas of Louisiana.