Have you worn braces in the past, only to find that your teeth are now relapsing into their previous positions? Is mild to moderate crowding making it difficult to keep your teeth clean? It’s possible to have straight teeth again! Invisalign® braces can help.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear aligners instead of brackets and wires. You can easily remove your tray during meals or for oral hygiene purposes. Generally, our patients find Invisalign to be:
- More comfortable than metal braces
- So clear that no one else notices them
- Easy to care for
- The best option for invisible adult braces
Each set of aligners is made of crystal-clear plastic and molded perfectly to your teeth. As you change them out, the trays gradually move your teeth into a proper alignment.
Benefits of Having Straighter Teeth
Did you know that misaligned teeth are more likely to wear down atypically, suffer from fractures, and have a higher rate of cavities or gum disease? Straightening your bite can also reduce strain to the TMJ, eliminating the risk of pain or headaches.
What to Expect
Creating a care plan for treatment requires a full set of diagnostic photographs, x-rays, and an examination. Once we have gathered all of the necessary data, your information and models will be sent to Invisalign laboratories for processing. About 10-14 days later, we will have a video presentation available where you can preview an animated representation of your Invisalign treatment. You can see how your teeth will move, what the final results should look like, and approximately how long the entire process will take.
Generally, most of our orthodontic retreatment cases can be completed in between 9 to 16 months. Remember, wearing your aligners as directed, usually 20+ hours per day, and changing them out every two weeks is essential to seeing effective tooth movement.
Affording Your Treatment
We strive to make it simple to pay for your orthodontic treatment. It’s also possible to file your Invisalign treatment toward any insurance benefits that you carry. Or, choose to make monthly payments on your orthodontics with CareCredit — 0% interest financing is available.
Invisalign Saves You Time
Fortunately, few adjustments are necessary when you wear removable braces. Short visits to monitor your progress and pick up additional aligners will keep things going smoothly without lengthy appointments and is perfect for busy working adults and parents.
It also works on teens! Dr. Scott Hoffman has completed hundreds of Invisalign treatments here in our Menlo Park dental office.
If you’re considering getting braces, we can show you a variety of before and after photos that involve cases similar to your smile.
Are you ready to find out more? Call our Menlo Park Invisalign dentist to find out why so many people have decided to entrust their smiles to us!