Are you considering straightening your teeth but don't want to deal with the hassle of traditional braces? Invisalign may be the solution for you!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that is used to straighten teeth. It is made of a clear, plastic material that is custom-fit to your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier to eat and brush your teeth.
The process of getting Invisalign starts with a consultation with Dr Jack Gaffey. During this consultation, he will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right option for you. If it is, we will scan your teeth with a 3 D camera and create a custom treatment plan.
Once your aligners are ready, you will wear them for 20-22 hours per day, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth. Every 10 days , you will switch to a new set of aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. This means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing! In addition, Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces because they are made of a smooth, plastic material that won't irritate your mouth.
Invisalign also allows you to eat whatever you want because you can simply remove the aligners before eating. This is in contrast to traditional braces, where certain foods are off-limits.
The cost of Invisalign varies depending on the length of your treatment and the complexity of your case. However, many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would traditional braces.
It's important to note that while Invisalign may be more expensive than traditional braces, many people find that the benefits outweigh the cost.
With Invisalign, you can expect to see results in as little as six months. However, the length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case.
After your treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position. Your orthodontist will provide you with a custom retainer that is designed to fit your teeth.
Overall, Invisalign is a great option for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. With its clear, comfortable aligners and quick results, it's no wonder that Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular choice for orthodontic treatment.
If you're interested in learning more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr Jack Gaffey at Cumberland Dental today!