Invisalign Dentist Serving Mount Dora, FL
Providing a Virtually Invisible Alternative to Braces
Metal braces used to be the only way to realign your teeth into a beautiful smile. That was before Invisalign created its revolutionary system of clear plastic aligner trays. When you have minor to moderate orthodontic issues, we can help straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably with these invisible braces.
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art dental alignment treatment that has many benefits compared to traditional metal braces. Many teens and adults who need simple teeth straightening are suitable candidates for this procedure. Keep in mind that most children’s issues may be too complex to be corrected with clear aligners and may need to be treated with metal braces.
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How Invisalign Works
After an initial consultation and inspection of your teeth, our doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan to straighten your smile. You will then receive a set of custom-made Invisalign trays, each of which you will wear for about two weeks before moving on to the next one. The trays are made to fit comfortably on top of each row of teeth that you need to correct and can be easily removed to eat or brush your teeth.
Invisalign trays basically function as transparent braces, making them a popular alternative to unsightly metal braces. They can correct many orthodontic issues such as gaps between teeth, overcrowding of teeth, or crookedness of teeth. Each custom tray will put a little bit more pressure on your teeth than the last to gradually and comfortably realign your teeth.
The length of time you need to wear the trays will depend upon your particular case. However, most minor to moderate orthodontic problems can be corrected within a year or less. More complicated problems can require up to two years. In some cases, you may be instructed to continue wearing an Invisalign retainer at night to keep your teeth aligned after you complete the initial treatment.
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Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces
With Invisalign’s clear aligner trays, you don’t have to worry about visible wires and brackets in your mouth. Not only will you be able to smile with more confidence, but it’s also much easier to brush your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. Since you can easily remove the plastic trays, you don’t need to do anything differently to take care of your teeth.
Unlike with traditional braces, there are no dietary restrictions for Invisalign patients.
Patients with metal braces need to avoid foods that are chewy, crunchy, sticky, hard, sugary, or that need to be bitten into. When you have clear aligners, you can simply take them out to eat whatever kinds of foods you want to.
In addition to being more comfortable and less noticeable than metal braces, Invisalign also requires far fewer visits to an orthodontist. You simply need to follow your treatment plan and switch to the next aligner tray as prescribed, as opposed to traditional braces that need to be inspected and tightened every so often. Keep in mind that severe orthodontic conditions may still require traditional braces to be corrected.
Benefits of Invisalign:
- Practically invisible
- Custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably
- No metal wires or brackets
- Less visits to an orthodontist
- Easy to remove to eat or brush your teeth
- No dietary restrictions
- Can correct many common orthodontic issues
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The exact cost of Invisalign braces varies among cases. Large gaps, serious overcrowding, or severe crookedness will mean you need a longer treatment plan. The cost is generally slightly higher than traditional braces, but most dental insurance plans will help cover it as they would normal braces.
For simple corrections, you can expect to pay between $3000 and $4000 dollars for the entire set of trays. Longer treatments can cost up to approximately $8000. The cost of regular braces typically starts around $2500 and ranges up to about $6000. Our team will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate after inspecting your teeth.
Talk to our experienced team now to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for an Invisalign alignment procedure. Don’t wait any longer to effortlessly straighten your smile.