Invisalign straightens teeth to give you the confidence of a beautiful smile. Using a series of clean, virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign gently and gradually moves your teeth based on the treatment plan prescribed by the orthodontist or dentist. There are no wires or brackets covering your teeth which will give you confidence in your smile during and after the treatment. In fact, most people would not be able to tell you are wearing Invisalign. Also, they are removal, you can eat whatever you want and easily brush and floss as you normally would.
You will visit the dentist every six to eight weeks on average. Invisalign treatments take less than a year. They are virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, looking similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made just for your teeth. Each set of aligners are worn for about two weeks before moving onto the next set of aligners in the treatment plan.
Typically, it is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating or drinking, brushing and flossing.
Sometimes, Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people and might end up creating a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
Cost might be a concern, and only your doctor can give you the exact price of treatment. However, in most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. In canada, the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $8,000 with the national average at about $5,000.
Insurance might cover the Invisalign treatment, however, medical benefits do differ from policy to policy, be sure to review your personal coverage plan and check with your insurance provider. In general, if you have orthodontic coverage then Invisalign should be covered like conventional braces.
Invisalign really does work, over 1.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign. For more information, visit Invisalign.com