Do you have teeth that aren't to your standards but are afraid to get braces? You might want to consider Invisalign. But what is Invisalign?
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so they are a popular choice for adults and teens who want to improve their smiles without drawing attention to their teeth. Invisalign aligners are also removable, making them more comfortable to wear and easier to care for than metal braces. You're also not limited to certain foods, so you can eat whatever you want.
The Invisalign treatment process begins with a consultation with an orthodontist or dentist. The doctor will examine your teeth during the consultation and discuss your treatment options. If you decide to go ahead with Invisalign, the doctor will take X-rays, photos, and dental impressions of your teeth. The doctor will create a treatment plan based on your records. If you're in the Pittsburgh area, come stop by Dr. Babak Firouzi's office, we offer a complimentary consultation.
Upon creating your treatment plan, your doctor will order your Invisalign aligners. The aligners are made of clear, flexible plastic and custom-made to fit your teeth. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series.
As you progress through the treatment, your teeth gradually move into their proper positions. You will need to visit the doctor for periodic checkups so that he can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
The entire treatment process usually takes about 12 to 18 months, but it can vary depending on the complexity of your case.
If you are interested in Invisalign, talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
One of the most common questions we get from patients is, "How much does Invisalign cost?" While the answer to this question can vary depending on each case, there are some general things you should know about Invisalign pricing.
Invisalign is an affordable alternative to traditional metal braces, and the cost is often comparable. The price of Invisalign can range from $3,500 to $8,000, depending on your case's severity and the treatment length.
In most cases, Invisalign is covered by dental insurance, just like traditional braces. However, it's always a good idea to check with your insurer to see what coverage you have for orthodontic treatment.
There are a few financing options available to help make Invisalign more affordable. Many orthodontists offer in-house financing plans with low-interest rates, and there are also third-party financing companies that offer loans for Invisalign treatment.
If you're considering Invisalign, talk to your orthodontist about your options and what would work best for you. And if you live in Pittsburgh, PA, see Dr. Babak Firouzi for your complimentary consultation.