WHAT IS INVISALIGN®?
Invisalign® is an effective solution for minor orthodontic problems such as crookedness, crowding and gaps between the teeth. The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear plastic trays or aligners, similar to teeth whitening trays.
The aligners are custom-crafted by specially trained Invisalign® technicians, who use advanced computer technology to map out the patient’s entire treatment from start to finish.
The imaging software depicts the teeth’s final position and each set of aligners is crafted to move the teeth closer to that position.
Invisalign® system perform the same function as traditional metal braces, but without the pain and inconvinience. And most people will be completely unaware that you are wearing a dental appliance because of the flawless fit of the aligners and the inconspicuous nature of the clear plastic.
INVISALIGN THE CLEAR ALTERNATIVE TO BRACES
The aim of the Invisalign® system is to provide a teeth straightening method that imposes only a minimum impact on your lifestyle.
You can remove Invisalign® clear braces when you eat, as well as when you brush and floss your teeth. With Invisalign® treatment, patients change their clear aligners every two weeks until satisfactory results have been achieved.
Invisalign® clear braces could be the solution you have been seeking for achieving beautifully aligned teeth.
DISCOVER THE FUNKY ALTERNATIVE TO BRACES: INVISALIGN
Have you considered putting on braces? You know, those sparkling metal wires almost everybody has on surprisingly after the summer break.
We know you do, but you don’t want to jump on in the dental bandwagon.
Then there’s this funky half-brother of the traditional metallic wired device to straighten those pearly whites just for you.
Its name? Aptly called Invisalign. Get the pun there? Okay, let’s get to the serious part.
INVISALIGN VS BRACES
Though both are designed to straighten teeth and of course improve that unique smile as well as overall health, acquiring Invisalign is only a fairly new procedure which bloomed in 2000.
Designed to be invisible (duh?), Invisalign are worn over your teeth to gently and subtly move your teeth thanks to aligner trays made of BPA-free plastic made to be comfortable and smooth. To configure your aligner trays accordingly, specialist will create a precise 3-D image of your beloved incisors with X-rays, impressions and pictures.
Braces on the other hand, involved the use of metal brackets glued to the teeth, and joined by wires and tiny rubber bands. These days, one can select brackets that matches their enamel color (to keep them low-key), or hey, if you’re all in, go for contrast and make them standout!
A glaring difference between the two should be that Braces are irremovable (except when it need be of course) while Invisalign can be removed easily.
Here is a table to compare the two if ever you’re really interested for the specifications.
Average of $5,000
Brush brackets and wires regularly while brushing teeth; water pick may be helpful.
Invisalign Cleaning system, or brushing and rinsing trays in luke warm water
Metal-typically silver; can pay extra for color or enamel color
24/7 for an average of 2 years, depending on patient needs
22-24 hrs/day for 6 to 18 months, depending on patient needs
About every month
Follow up visits
Change aligner trays every 2 weeks; visits every 4 to 6 weeks
Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night
Follow up to treatment
Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night
More effective for more complex issues
No temptation to leave them out, so less self discipline is needed for success
No extra cleaning steps required besides regular brushing and flossing
No issues with food getting caught
No difficulty eating
No discomfort from wires
May have some pain, sores or discomfort from wires, brackets or tooth movement
May have some tooth discoloration or breakage
May have difficulty eating sticky, hard foods
May have discomfort from tooth movement
Must remove before eating or drinking anything but water
Must brush after each meal to avoid staining
Patients playing rough contact sports regularly
NOT ideal for
back tooth bite issues
the need to rotate canines or premolars
the need to move teeth vertically
lack of discipline to keep trays in for at least 22 hours daily
SO IS IT INVISALIGN OR BRACES FOR ME?
In choosing between the two, there’s no clear cut winner. Though it boils down to personal preferences, here are some points to ponder if you’re still guessing where to put your money (and precious smile) on.
But one thing’s real clear, it’s a tight race for the brace.
Developed by Align Technology, Invisalign has been claimed to be used by dentists in almost 50 countries in their treatments.
Invisalign may find your fancy if you’re an adult or teener who tends to be self-conscious about being stuck with those fences for a good year or two. The upside however is the idea of eating, drinking, and flossing more naturally sounds reasonable as Invisalign can be removed and attached at your own convenience.
Though the concept of having to remove trays for any drinks (but water) and meals may seem an annoyance to some so Invisalign may not be the optimum solution. You know, like dentures, but fancier.
Plus, one should not forget brushing after each meal before putting the trays back on to avoid staining.
It’s difficult to find the precise success rates for Invisalign against braces considering that the former hasn’t been around long enough to merit a substantial study with the lack of long-term data.
In addition to this, the success of Invisalign working on you lies entirely on your hands, err, teeth. They won’t work if you don’t wear them. On the other hand, you don’t have any alternative with regards to braces, though.
Moreover, if you need to move teeth vertically, rotate teeth or address issues with your back teeth, need to rotate teeth or move teeth vertically, Invisalign may not be an advisable first choice.
Then again, for the most effective solution to perfect teeth and wide smiles, ask what your orthodontist can recommend. Here at Gorgeous Smile Dental we provide top quality services.
At the end of the day, what’s important is that you have that confident smile no matter what the procedure or device.
HOW MUCH IS INVISALIGN?
As we have said, the average cost of this braces alternative is around 5000$ it might be lower or higher than the average prior to the dental clinic or the dentist.
But do not be upset nor be discouraged because Gorgeous Smile Dental is too generous and supportive to help you get that perfect smile!
How? We have many options!
- Dental Insurance - This is the most in-demand and most requested option. Why? Simply because the burden will be on the Insurance company and not to you but you need to give a meager amount to them maybe annually, semi-annually, quarterly or whatever you have agreed to each other.
You will save more and you can get the best out of our recommendation PROMISE!
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We advise you to get in touch with us for best choice!
- In-house Financing - This is on our end. We will make an agreement based on your preferences and budget. Do not worry because we are generous to help and support. Better call us for more details as we are so excited to help you in person via call or simply visit us.
- Promos, Coupons, Deals and Discounts - This is the hottest option we have as some patients almost pay only the half or 50% and maybe more than that by giving you coupons wherein you will visit us to claim and avail the huge discounts.
- Talk to us and we will give you more choice based on your needs
Honestly speaking we are the cheapest provider and we are the most affordable considering our offerings. CALL NOW!
TIPS and WARNINGS
We understand that you need that perfect or beautiful smile. You are torn between many solutions thus we often left confused on what to choose. The following points and tips are for your reference and feel free to contact us for clarification. We will always be happy to talk to you to amaze you with genuine care.
- Ask yourself first WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED? this question is a real talk with yourself no drama nor pretensions. Question your motives on what do you really need.
- KNOW YOUR BUDGET. This is one of the most important thing to consider. This will equate with your current financial status and will boil down the matter into the right decision. However, if you call us we can help you decide on this more efficient because we have many ways to help. The mere fact that we are already experts and a decades-long foundation will guarantee you the best choice and solutions - CALL US NOW!
- PROMOS, DISCOUNTS, DEALS, & PACKAGES - Avail these perks to lessen your expenses! We guarantee you it is almost half of the total cost and we have more options! - CALL US NOW!
- WARNING - BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF and DO MORE RESEARCH. As we have said, better call us so that we can give you best options and solutions plus perks! We will not charge you for calling us or consultation,
- NEVER EVER HESITATE TO ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS. In every problems there is always a solutions, In every solutions, there is always the BEST CHOICE so the best way to get it is to ASK!
If you are still undecided, the best way to get answers is to ask the experts. There is nothing wrong with it. If you want to save more bucks, grab the promos and discounts because almost 50% are waived when you avail it depends on the dentist or dental clinic. Once and for all, BE YOURSELF and never let others dictate you. FOLLOW YOUR HEART but never leave your brain behind.
For your viewing and reading pleasure, here are some of the tops that you can adhere to if you’re decided in having it.
There’s really no escape with Invisalign. You actually and really have to wear these bad boys sometimes even for at least 19-20 hours in a day, but if you really want the best results, twenty-two (22) hours is the recommended number. This is a whole other level of commitment so stay loyal!
Yes it’s invisible, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t know that it’s there. Especially if you decide to sell seashells by the sea shore. Yep, you’ll know that it’s there when you start lisping at the word lisping.
Remember though that this treatment is not meant for everybody. Yes it can treat and allay issues of the dental kind like gaps, under or overbites, or crooked teeth, but for the more advanced cases, the question that lingers is how long a patient is willing to go on with the treatment.
You really have to brush and brush. And one more thing. Brush. In between your meals, the necessity of cleaning away whatever debris left by that chili dog earlier is tantamount. This is a friggin’ lot of times you should brush, twenty one times a week to be exact.
Another thing is that you should really have to stave off that morning brew. Sacrificing coffee offers many more benefits for your overall oral health than you’d expect. Opting not to put the kettle on and making yourself a batch is a sure-fire way to ease yourself of the hassle of having stains in your Invisalign. You can still have that cup, mind you, but just make sure you do the extra effort of cleaning the product. And oh! Lest anyone forgets, the same applies with red wine, tea and other strong concoction.
Now that we’re on the topic of surprises, you’d be amazed that you might, just might lose weight during the time you’ll wear these miracle workers. Finally, mindless munching and eating while binge watching that famous series is a foregone conclusion.
To add to all of these, you shouldn’t really clean your Invisalign with toothpaste. This could also stain your tray as toothpaste contains abrasive ingredients that will and can cause build up and odorous smell. Go for soap or mild detergent instead.
Moreover, treatment on the average is a year, but that doesn’t mean that’s that, be prepared for additional finishing aligners to really have that gorgeous smile you ever wanted.
Trust us when we say this: It’s worth it, every single dime and time. ]