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Invisalign

According to a study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontics and conducted by Wakefield research, more than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile. Not only is a smile the first thing many people notice when they meet someone new, but a nice looking smile is beneficial in social circles, attracting potential love interests and in the workplace.1*  Orthodontics disorders causing crooked teeth contribute to a persons dissatisfaction with their smile.

9 in 10 people have teeth that are at least mildly misaligned. Invisalign clean aligners is the answer to this problem.


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Esthetics is not the only benefit of Invisalign clear aligners.  There is a significant health benefit to straightening your teeth with Invisalign. When teeth are crooked, they are more difficult to clean, positioning the patient for a host of dental problems as they get older. Increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease stem from the inability to fully remove the plaque and bacteria that cause these disease processes, leaving the patient with an increasing number of problems to treat in their mouth.  Invisalign clear aligners can align the teeth making brushing and flossing more effective and greatly reducing the risks for gum disease one tooth decay.   

 

Invisalign clear aligners have been available for over a two decades but since the patent has run out competition in the clear aligner market means more options are available. Treatment advancements continues to happen making treatment times shorter. Invisalign clear aligners has been a trend among adults that don’t want to wear braces. Adults that have crooked teeth should still seek Invisalign treatment as tooth alignment at any age will greatly improve oral health.

 

Invisalign treatment works by using a series of clear aligners that are made digitally using a 3D model of the patients teeth and a computer algorithm to estimate time to tooth movements. The Invisalign clear aligners are changed every 2 weeks until the desired arch form has been achieved. Retainers must be work at night indefinitely to hold this new position of the teeth.

 

People Also Ask:

What is the average cost of Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign clear aligners varies greatly depending on many factors, but the average cost of Invisalign clear aligners is between $2500 - $5000 depending on how crooked the teeth are and how many aligners will be require for make a full correction.

 

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Invisalign is both better and worse than braces in different ways.

Ways it is better:

Invisalign clear aligners are not as noticeable as braces

Invisalign clear aligners are a little more comfortable for lips and cheeks than braces

Invisalign is removed when eating and brushing and flossing so there are no diet restrictions and dental hygiene is not more difficult like dental braces

 

Ways it is worse:

Exact tooth movements are more difficult with Invisalign clear aligners because they do not attach to the teeth

If you don’t wear them as directed the teeth don’t move as programmed. Compliance is key and sometimes hard to get in the younger ages.

 

Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?

Depending on the type and amount to tooth movements needed Invisalign aligners can be cheaper or more expensive.  In the more minor cases where less tooth movement and less aligners are needed, Invisalign clear aligners can be much cheaper. When more advanced tooth movements that require more aligners and more time can cost more using Invisalign.

 

Is Invisalign bad for your teeth?

Invisalign is not bad for your teeth in any way.

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All Smiles Dentistry | Catherine Mentesana,
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Address: 604 West Bethany Drive, Suite 210, Allen, TX 75013