Not everyone is blessed with a perfectly straight smile. No matter if you are a child or an adult, it’s never too late to get a straighter set of teeth. Luckily, braces have certainly changed a lot over the years and now you can opt for orthodontics without worrying about all the metal. In fact, Invisalign offers patients a way to get the straighter smile they want without anyone noticing!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that look similar to whitening trays. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before they are disposed and another more form-fitted aligner takes its place. With each aligner your teeth will slowly begin to shift back into their proper place, giving you a straighter smile. To get the best results from Invisalign, we recommend that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day.
What are the pros and cons of Invisalign?
Invisalign boasts a multitude of benefits:
However, one disadvantage of Invisalign is that it doesn’t work on all cases. Certain smiles in which rotation or more complex tooth movements are needed may only work with traditional braces. For those who still opt for Invisalign, their treatment may take longer.
How long is the treatment process?
This average length of treatment for adults is only a year. For teens that seek straighter teeth with Invisalign, their treatment length is no different than that of regular braces.
Will my insurance cover Invisalign?
Just like with other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign is often covered by dental insurance. Talk to your orthodontist or your health insurance company to find out whether you are covered for your Invisalign treatment in Paoli.
To find out whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, give us a call today. We would be happy to set up a consultation with your Paoli orthodontist.