What You Need to Know About Invisalign

Dec 11, 2017

If you’re not happy with the look of your crooked teeth, Invisalign might be right for you. Invisalign is one of the leading alternatives to braces and can straighten your teeth in as little as one year, with none of the wires or hassle of traditional braces.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system that consists of sets of clear aligner trays that fit over your teeth, appearing nearly invisible to the naked eye. Every few weeks you’ll get a new aligner tray that shifts your teeth slightly closer to their final goal. Eventually, your teeth will have moved completely into their new position.

Benefits of Invisalign

  • You can remove them for eating or for special events.
  • They’re hardly noticeable to the naked eye and don’t change the appearance of your smile.
  • They’re easy to clean and allow you to clean your teeth thoroughly, as well.
  • They’re comparable in price to traditional braces.
  • There are no wires or brackets to irritate the inside of your mouth.

How Does Invisalign Work?

At the beginning of your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will take an impression of your mouth and use this to create your custom aligner trays. Once you receive the trays, you must wear them for 20-22 hours a day for them to be effective, meaning you can remove them for eating and cleaning but should wear them most of the time.

Every few weeks you’ll return to the orthodontist to check on your progress and receive your new set of aligner trays. Your orthodontist can give you all the Invisalign tips you’ll need to know, such as how to clean Invisalign trays properly and any Invisalign pros or cons. By the end of your treatment, you’ll have beautifully straight teeth that you’ll be proud to show off.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

The cost of your Invisalign treatment depends on what your insurance will cover. However, in most cases, the Invisalign cost is comparable to that of traditional braces.

Invisalign isn’t right for everyone. To find out if Invisalign would be an effective treatment for your teeth, give Varallo Orthodontics a call to book a consultation.