Invisalign Guide 2019
Invisalign Guide 2019
How to Straighten Teeth Without Braces
Are you looking to straighten your teeth but don’t want to deal with an appliance as noticeable and disruptive as braces?
Invisalign could be right for you.
To help you make an educated decision and start 2019 with a beautiful, aligned smile, we’ll examine:
- What is Invisalign?
- Clear plastic trays worn over your teeth to straighten them.
- They are a popular alternative to braces.
- These clear braces are nearly undetectable when you wear them.
- How does Invisalign work?
- We design the aligners to fit your mouth and gradually reposition your teeth.
- You can remove the invisible trays for eating and cleaning.
- You will periodically receive new aligners over the treatment period.
- After the treatment, a retainer is necessary to preserve your results.
- What are the benefits of Invisalign?
- There are no significant differences between the straightening results of Invisalign and conventional braces.
- The patient satisfaction rate is higher for Invisalign than braces.
- Aligners are easy to clean because they are removable.
- Removable aligners result in better oral health.
- Removable aligners place fewer restrictions on your diet than braces.
- The Invisalign procedure is typically shorter than conventional braces.
- The Invisalign procedure requires fewer appointments and less time spent in the dentist chair than braces.
- How much does Invisalign cost?
- The average price of Invisalign or braces is about the same in Alberta and ranges between $5,000 to $10,000. The average price that we charge our patients is $3,500.
- Your price will depend on the specific treatment you require due to factors specific to your mouth.
- Fewer appointments and chair time can offset the cost of Invisalign while broken bands, brackets, and components can inflate the price of braces.
- Specialized and experienced dentists can provide more cost-efficient treatments.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a brand of invisible braces, or aligners, which are customized to fit over your teeth and gradually realign them.
The trays are almost entirely invisible while you are wearing them.
Consequently, Invisalign has become a hugely successful alternative to braces over the past two decades.
How does Invisalign work?
Gradually, your Invisalign aligners will reposition and correctly align your teeth.
Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners slightly different than the last as your teeth shift and therefore require different movements to achieve your perfect smile.
After the treatment, it is essential that you wear a retainer for lasting results.
Since you can remove Invisalign trays, you must put them back on after eating or cleaning your teeth. The FDA states the best Invisalign results typically require the trays to be worn 22 hours a day.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
You may be wondering:
“Does Invisalign actually work?”
When it comes to teeth alignment, there is no statistically significant difference between Invisalign and braces.
Furthermore, BMC Oral Health notes that 98% of patients would undergo Invisalign treatment again as opposed to 78% of those treated with a fixed appliance such as braces.
This high degree of customer satisfaction is due to benefits such as:
- Easier Cleaning
- The FDA notes that the removable Invisalign trays make cleaning your teeth easier compared to braces, which often require water picks and near-continuous cleaning.
- Better Oral Health
- BMC Oral Health notes that Invisalign’s removable trays allow you to clean your mouth much more effectively than people with braces, resulting in healthier gums and less plaque accumulation than braces.
- Less Restrictive Diet
- Invisalign is much less disruptive to your appetite than braces since you can remove them before eating. While 70% of patients with braces in the BMC Oral Health study were forced to alter their eating habits, only half of the Invisalign patients found they needed to make adjustments to their diet.
- Short Procedure
- According to the Angle Orthodontist, Invisalign patients were treated for 11.5 months on average as opposed to 17 months for traditional braces.
- Fewer Dentist Appointments
- One significant benefit that Angle Orthodontist notes is that Invisalign has 67% fewer appointments and 50% less time spent in the dentist’s chair than those with braces.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The average price for Invisalign or traditional braces in Alberta is about the same and varies depending on the complexity of each case. Most service providers charge between $5,000 to $10,000 for either Invisalign or braces. The Alberta Dental Association’s Dental Fee Guide provides recommended fees, but the actual fee charged by providers will vary significantly within this range.
At Highmoor Dental, we are committed to providing dental services and Invisalign to our patients at the best value that we can. As a result, the average price for Invisalign that we charge our patients is $3,500.
Angle Orthodontist notes that fewer appointments and chair time can significantly offset the cost of Invisalign aligners compared to braces, especially when considering the costs of broken bands, brackets, and auxiliary components.
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Do you want to straighten your teeth using Invisalign?
Wearing Invisalign aligners can effectively straighten your teeth while leaving your smile unobstructed by metal brackets.
Custom trays will gradually reposition your teeth while letting you clean and eat with ease. During your treatment, you will receive new aligners every few weeks that continue the process of straightening your teeth. After your treatment is complete, a retainer will maintain your smile.
Invisalign matches the effectiveness of conventional braces while providing even more benefits, such as a higher customer satisfaction rate, easy-to-clean trays, better oral health, fewer restrictions on your diet, a shorter procedure, and less time spent in the dentist’s chair.
Typically, the price of Invisalign is about the same as conventional braces; however, the price varies on the exact treatment your mouth requires.
Additionally, fewer appointments and less chair time can deflate Invisalign costs while broken brackets, bands, and components commonly increase the price of braces. Along with these factors, an experienced or specialized provider can reduce the cost of Invisalign and pass the savings to patients.
Want to find out if you’re a viable candidate for Invisalign?
We can help you with that.
Book a free consultation with Highmoor Dental now by calling (780) 425-1646.