What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that offers a more convenient and discreet alternative to traditional braces. It uses a transparent plastic material custom-made for each patient, making it virtually impossible to see inside your mouth.


Additionally, the aligners can be removed, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you want, as well as practice good oral hygiene without worrying about food stuck in your braces. This is a major advantage over standard metal braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the world’s biggest clear aligner teeth straightening system. It is an alternative to braces and provides a discreet way to straighten your smile without any metal wires or brackets.

Invisalign can correct a wide variety of teeth issues, including overcrowding, bite problems, large gaps, and other misalignment issues. Invisalign trays are safe for use in all age groups and can help improve the look of your smile.

It is also possible to use Invisalign in conjunction with other treatments, such as dental veneers and crowns. This allows you to achieve the look you want without having to wait several years for your teeth to straighten naturally.

Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign, making it an affordable option for almost everyone. Additionally, you can use pre-tax dollars from your flexible spending account or health savings account to pay for your treatment. This makes Invisalign an even better value.

How does Invisalign work?

The Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligner trays to straighten your teeth. Each new set of trays is designed to move your teeth into a different position, gradually shifting them until you get the smile you want.

Each aligner is custom-made for your teeth based on a digital model of your teeth. The transparent trays are almost invisible, making them less noticeable than traditional braces. They can even be worn while you are talking and eating, although we recommend removing them before meals so that food doesn’t become trapped in your aligners.

When you first start wearing your Invisalign trays, you may experience some discomfort as your teeth shift into place. This typically lasts for a few days after each tray change, but it should subside soon. You might also notice that your teeth are more sensitive as you wear Invisalign, but toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth can help with this.

We’ll check up on your progress every few weeks to ensure that you are on track to reach your smile goal. If you skip appointments, it can slow down the process and even cause your teeth to revert back to their original position.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign has become very popular with teens & adults due to its discreet appearance, comfortability & convenience. Many dental insurance plans cover some or all of the cost of Invisalign, & you can also use pre-tax dollars from a flexible spending account or health savings account to pay for Invisalign.

The most significant benefit of Invisalign is that the clear aligners are less noticeable than traditional metal braces, so you don’t have to worry about people noticing your orthodontic treatment. However, the lack of wires & brackets can make eating certain foods more difficult, as you must remove the aligners before you eat or drink.

Invisalign can correct a variety of tooth alignment issues, including crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, misshapen teeth & more. It can also help improve your bite & oral health, as you will be able to chew & speak more easily. However, Invisalign is not suitable for everyone & it can take longer to achieve your desired results than with other treatments. Also, Invisalign may not be as effective for addressing complex issues such as a severely overbite or underbite.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign treatment costs can vary depending on the severity of your dental issues. Severe crowding and bite problems may require more aligners and office visits, which can increase your cost.

Your dental insurance provider may also cover the cost of Invisalign. If you have a high-deductible plan, your insurance company may pay up to $1,500 towards the costs of your Invisalign aligners. Salomon Maya, a dentist at Maya Dental in Studio City, CA, suggests patients check with their insurance provider to see how much they can expect to be covered.

Other options for funding your Invisalign treatment include using pre-tax dollars in a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA). Many credit cards and dental loan providers offer special financing for healthcare expenses, including Invisalign. These financing plans break down the cost of your Invisalign treatment into affordable monthly payments. You can find out how much your specific Invisalign treatment will cost by scheduling a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist. This will allow you to discuss your needs and budget with the doctor and come up with a solution that works for you.

Will Invisalign work for me?

Invisalign can fix most types of misalignment, including crossbite (when upper and lower teeth don’t meet correctly), crooked or overlapping teeth, and gaps between teeth. Invisalign can also fix overbite, underbite, and relapse of previously treated orthodontic problems like open bites and asymmetrical teeth.

Invisalign may not work for everyone, however. If your teeth are too short, round or pegged, they may not fit inside the aligner. Additionally, if your molars have significant rotations or tilts, Invisalign will struggle to move them into place.

People who aren’t dedicated to their treatment or who tend to lose their trays won’t progress very far with Invisalign. Be sure to clean your trays thoroughly at morning and night to remove bacteria that could cause bad breath and other issues.

Choosing the right provider for your Invisalign treatment is crucial to success. Find a provider who has extensive experience treating people with your specific dental issues and ask for before and after photos of previous patients. Many providers maintain portfolios of their previous work, which you can easily access online.