Your Invisalign treatment will
consist of a series of clear plastic aligners that you change out
approximately every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with
exact calculations of your teeth. Since your Invisalign system is custom made
for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your
dentist or orthodontist, you know you'll end up with a smile that truly fits.
Today, Invisalign brand of
orthodontic appliance, primarily because the removable aligners (less than one
millimeter thick) are designed to be more esthetically pleasing than
conventional wire and bracket dental braces for treating certain types of
minor misaligned tooth problems.
More importantly many
insurance plans will cover the cost of Invisaligns under the orthodontic
portion of the policy. You need to be sure and read through some of the
limitations and exclusion posted on the web site or where you plan to buy
dental insurance. If you are not sure please call the agent and ask. That is
what they are paid to know.
Here is some important additional information.
Invisalign - May Not Be
Appropriate For Certain Cases
Invisalign may not be appropriate
for certain cases of misalignment or complex bit problems. If Invisalign is
not appropriate, traditional orthodontics can still be used for such
conditions as: Crowding and spacing fret then five millimeters. Invisalign is
currently approved for adults and teenagers with completely erupted permanent
teeth who can faithfully follow the directions for treatment.
How long they have to wear the
aligners each day, what they can and cannot eat and drink, seeing their
dentist for follow up appointments. Invisalign may also be a alternative for
certain simple malocclusions (bit irregularities). Invisalign braces are great
because they are hardly noticeable when you wear them, and they are removable.
Clear braces can give you that beautiful smile by straightening your teeth
without anyone knowing.
How Do Invisalign Braces -
Effectively Move Teeth
Like brackets and arch wires,
Invisalign braces or aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of
controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign
braces not only control forces, but also controls the timing of the force
application. Instead of pulling your teeth to their target position like
traditional braces, Invisalign pushes your teeth to its location. At each
stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are
determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage.
Invisalign 3D imaging technology plans out the movement and figures out how
many aligners will be needed to get the job done.
Invisalign Express for example is more affordable, because it is for minor
spacing issues and needs very few aligners to get the job done. Invisalign is
revolutionary because instead of the "metal bracket" traditional braces,
Invisalign is invisible while still straightening your teeth.
Invisalign Dentists and
Orthodontists will tell you that not wearing your Invisalign aligners might be
the more important mistake young adults make during treatment. Unlike
traditional fixed braces, they are largely dependent on a patient's habits and
their consistency in wearing the aligners. Invisalign is a great way to
straighten your teeth, but there are always bumps in the road.
Braces - Straightens Your Teeth Without Using Bands
Invisalign, invisible braces,
straightens your teeth without using bands, metal brackets or metal wires
making Invisalign more visually appealing. Invisalign also allows you to brush
and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no wires,
metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions and discomfort.
Invisalign Teen system
straightens your teeth with custom made clear aligners that are comfortable
and invisible. The aligners give less force per week and less pain than do
fixed appliances (traditional metal braces). Invisalign is known for being
much faster than traditional braces with most treatment times lasting less
than a year.
The Cost Of The Invisalign
Treatment - Comparable To That Of Traditional Braces
The cost of the Invisalign treatment is comparable to that of traditional
braces ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. The cost depends on the severity of your
malocclusion and how may aligners, time, and effort, it will take to fix your
teeth. However, only your dentist can determine the actual cost of treatment
because it will be based on your specific needs, including how extensive your
dental problems are, how long your treatment will last, etc.
Treatment with Invisalign may
cost as much as 20 to 50 percent more than traditional orthodontic treatments.
Geographic locations of orthodontist also effects the average Invisalign cost.
You should inquire directly with your insurance company to determine whether
the cost of Invisalign is fully or partially covered.
If you have been considering orthodontic treatment with, rather than
traditional braces, you should find an orthodontist to discuss Invisalign cost
and determine whether you are a candidate for the procedure. Many dentists
also offer financing for Invisalign and can bring the cost down to easy
Are Invisalign Braces - Covered
By Orthodontic Insurance
Because medical benefits differ
significantly from policy to policy, each patient should review their
orthodontic insurance coverage. However, if a patient has orthodontic
insurance, Invisalign Braces should be covered to the same extent as
conventional braces. Most insurance companies cover most or all of the most of
Invisalign, treating it as if you got traditional braces.