Invisalign braces are clear sets of removable aligners used to straighten teeth. These can be used as an alternative to traditional braces. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign straightens teeth without metal wires. Patients will achieve straight teeth through a series of clear, plastic aligners, custom fit to your mouth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a modern approach toward achieving straight teeth. This type of cosmetic dentistry can help restore your smile without the need to wear visible, painful, and uncomfortable braces.
The process starts by paying a visit to our dentist office in Raleigh. Our team will take a 3D print of your teeth, allowing us to assess a plan for straightening your teeth. After the initial visit, we will order you a set of clear, plastic trays that have been molded to fit your teeth.
You will wear your customized aligners for about 2-3 weeks, and then a new set will be custom created based on your progress. Every 2-3 weeks a new set of Invisalign aligners will be made for you until your teeth are perfectly aligned.
Most patients experience perfect teeth alignment in less than one year.
Invisalign vs Traditional Braces
Determining the cosmetic procedure that you will want to help straighten your teeth can be challenging. Ultimately, you want a straight smile that doesn’t take long to achieve, is affordable and is easy on your mouth. These top questions can help you determine which braces might work better for you.
How long do you wear braces?
With traditional metal braces, the average length of correction time is between 12 and 24 months. Invisalign typically can straighten your teeth within 12 months time.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Invisalign braces are typically more expensive than traditional braces. The average cost can be anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000. The average cost of traditional braces varies but can be in the range of $2,500 to $6,000.
The cost of Invisalign treatment is determined on a case-by-case basis and will be consulted by your dentist. Dental insurance and payment plans may also reduce the overall cost of Invisalign as well.
Advantages of Invisalign
If you are still undecided if Invisalign is the right smile makeover for you, here are some other reasons why Invisalign is a preferred choice:
- Practically invisible and unnoticeable
- Plastic helps to lighten the pull on teeth, making Invisalign more comfortable to wear
- Remove the retainer whenever you want
- Easy oral hygiene care with removable retainers
Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today
When it comes to straightening your teeth, you want someone you can trust. Dr. Rebecca Schmorr is a board certified, licensed general and cosmetic Raleigh dentist. Fill out the form below or call us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation and appointment today.