Invisalign FAQs

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Invisalign is one of our most popular dental treatments.

This simple, effective treatment allows our patients to regain a beautiful smile discreetly. Invisalign will truly impact your appearance. Due to its convenience, it is also a great treatment to combine with the other teeth enhancing procedures we offer at Old Town Smiles.

As it is a treatment that is commonly asked for, we are frequently asked questions like the ones listed below.

How much does it cost for Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary between each patient. One of the main reasons we love Invisalign is because it is customized to your smile.

The personalized aspect lets us provide quality care and ensure your best results.

Invisalign pricing can range from $3000 to $6000 but will be different for each person interested in the treatment.

Is Invisalign as good as braces?

We think Invisalign is better. This is largely due to the fact that Invisalign produces the same results as braces but without the inconvenience and discomfort of braces. Invisalign aligns the teeth and adjusts the bite without being visible to the public. The plastic molds are comfortable and can be taken out so you can enjoy your favorite foods and drinks. With braces, you have to be very particular about the foods you eat. Metal wires and brackets can be uncomfortable and cause you to scrape the inside of your mouth. Braces can also cause lasting damage to the teeth. If not cared for properly, the brackets on the teeth can break down enamel and lead to tooth decay.

Don’t put your teeth’s health at risk for a perfect smile. You can have both healthy teeth and a brilliant smile with Invisalign.

How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?

Each person has unique teeth and a particular smile, because of the different variables to account for, each person will experience their own unique timeline.

Some patients see improvement after six months whereas others will see their best results after twelve to eighteen months.

No matter how long it will take, the results are all the same: Straight teeth and an amazing smile. Another benefit of Invisalign that our patients appreciate is that they see all changes made throughout their teeth improving process. This offers peace-of-mind as the product they invested in sets them up with a perfect smile.

How painful is Invisalign?

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Invisalign is not considered painful. At most, your teeth will feel sore when you put in a new plastic mold. In the few days that follow a new plastic mold, the teeth will be sensitive. This is because they are adjusting to their new placement. This is normal to feel, and your teeth will even become a little wiggly.

Invisalign is a more comfortable choice in comparison to braces. Braces can hurt the teeth when adjusted and cut up the inside of the mouth. Invisalign is gentle on the interior of the mouth and are not noticeable. For a convenient, comfortable treatment, Invisalign is a good choice.

Can Invisalign fix crooked teeth?

Yes! Invisalign is a great way to fix crooked teeth. In fact, Invisalign is a great option for many different teeth concerns.

Underbite

An underbite is characterized by the lower teeth sticking out further than the upper teeth, often the jaw appears to jut out from the head.

Overbite

This is when the front teeth overlap the bottom teeth, often giving the appearance of a short jaw.

Open Bite

An open bite occurs when gaps appear between lower and upper teeth when the mouth is closed.

Crossbite

This is when upper and lower teeth are not aligned. One or multiple teeth will lean closer to the tongue or cheek, not allowing the teeth to fit well together.

Gaps

Irregular spacing between teeth can be uncomfortable. Gaps can be a food trap, leading to further complications of increased bacteria and gum irritation.

Crowded Teeth

When space is limited, teeth can push up against each other and cause severely crooked teeth.

Can you eat with Invisalign?

No, but fortunately you can easily remove Invisalign whenever you eat. Braces come with a lot of food restrictions, but Invisalign doesn’t come with any. Just make sure to remove your Invisalign before you eat and brush them before putting them back in.

Is there a cheaper alternative to Invisalign?

There are knock-off products available but they don’t promise the same care and quality that Invisalign does. With Invisalign, you are working with our qualified, educated dentists who will be able to not only help set you up for a successful smile but also monitor your teeth to ensure healthy results.

Does dental insurance cover Invisalign for adults?

Most of the time, dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatments. Invisalign is similar to braces insofar that if your insurance covers one, they likely cover both. The best way to learn more about Invisalign costs and what your insurance can cover, give your insurance a call today.

Do Invisalign braces really work?

Yes! Invisalign treatments often let our patients get a straighter smile in less time than braces.

Invisalign are more comfortable and convenient.

No more chunky metal pieces in your mouth, Invisalign will let you get a straighter smile without anyone noticing.

How long does it take for Invisalign to start working?

It takes about six to twelve weeks to notice significant movement but many patients often notice the teeth shifting after about two weeks. Final results will vary between patients.

Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?

This will depend on the treatment and case. Each patient will have a varying degree of necessary teeth correction. The details of your case will dictate how much it will cost to correct your teeth.

What can you drink with Invisalign in?

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You can drink whatever you want when you have Invisalign in. However, it may prove unhealthy for your teeth to drink sodas and sugary drinks.

These drinks can leave sugary residue in the plastic molds, causing your teeth to soak in the beverage. Wine or dark-colored drinks can stain your teeth and the molds if left for a long time. If you do drink a sugary or highly pigmented drink, we recommend brushing your teeth and Invisalign right after.

What treatments do patients combine with Invisalign?

The number one treatment combined with Invisalign is teeth whitening. After you have straightened out your teeth you can finish off the process with bleaching. We offer two teeth whitening treatments at Old Town Smiles:

Zoom 2

This product is often referred to as “power bleaching” and is the perfect in-office treatment to truly enhance your smile. With Zoom 2, a topical gel is applied to your newly straightened teeth. A powerful light is administered to evenly lighten the teeth up to ten shades brighter. The whole treatment takes less than an hour and will produce immediate results.

Take-Home Trays

Take-home trays let you improve your smile from the comfort of your own home. Similarly to Invisalign, a plastic mold will be made to fit your lower and upper teeth. A prescription-strength whitening gel will be provided to you along with the mouth trays. This treatment is simple and convenient. You can easily whiten your teeth from home and maximize your Invisalign results.

We recommend combining Zoom 2 and take-home tray treatments so you can enjoy your best outcome! In-office Zoom 2 treatments will give you the instant results you desire, while the take-home trays make sure your outcome remains pearly white. What better way to show off your new smile than to transform it with a whitening treatment!

Is Invisalign a good choice for me?

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Invisalign is a great option for men and women who are concerned about the angle and position of their teeth.

Invisalign is not just a cosmetic treatment, it can also be a practical one.

Patients who have underbites, overbites, crossbites, open bites, or gaps in their teeth may experience discomfort or pain when eating. Invisalign is a great way to correct these issues and improve the function of the teeth.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Invisalign is preferred to braces because of how convenient they are. Invisalign is a simple treatment that can go undetected, whereas braces are very noticeable and uncomfortable. Braces also take a lot of maintenance. You can break bands and damage brackets easily with braces. Invisalign molds are durable and are replaced every few weeks to further adjust the teeth. You don’t have to worry about your Invisalign breaking.

Another benefit of Invisalign that we love is that everyone will notice your smile getting better. Much like its name, Invisalign is clear and only show off your teeth, not the material it’s made of.

Invisalign is preferred to braces because it is a more comfortable treatment and does not cause as much daily inconvenience for our patients. You can eat and drink whatever you want with Invisalign.

If you are bothered by crooked, misaligned teeth Invisalign is the perfect solution for you. This treatment will help you regain the perfect smile! If you are interested in Invisalign and want to learn more, schedule a consultation with us today! We look forward to talking with you.

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