Treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is the metal-free way to improve your tooth alignment.
Clear aligners are a popular choice of orthodontic treatment because they’re convenient, removable, and discreet. Invisalign is the most popular brand of clear aligners in the world because they were the first of their kind. Today, there are many other types of orthodontic treatments you can choose from including classic metal braces and even clear aligners that you can order online.
What makes Invisalign unique is that it’s a metal-free orthodontic treatment you can only get from a trained dentist like those here in our Allentown dental practice. We’ll fit you for your aligner trays by taking 3D digital scans of your teeth, and we’ll provide you with all the trays you need to get the results you want. When you meet with us for an Invisalign consultation, we’ll let you know if this treatment is right for you and how long it could take.
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Invisalign for a Healthier Smile
We’re talking about more than just a beautiful smile—the results could also improve your oral health.
Tooth alignment is more than just a matter of personal cosmetic preference. It can actually impact the health of your teeth and gums, and it can even affect the function of your TMJ. Getting Invisalign could help you have a beautiful smile now and a healthy mouth for a lifetime.
Did you know that almost 9 out of 10 people have some kind of tooth misalignment? Having crooked teeth can contribute to problems like:
- Enamel wear and chipped teeth
- Getting food trapped between teeth
- Difficulty properly cleaning between teeth
- Increased risk of tooth decay
- Increased risk of gum disease which can raise your risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke, and other systemic health problems
Clearly, having straight teeth is important to your health, and Invisalign can help you get a straighter smile, so don’t put it off!
Contact us today to book an Invisalign consultation.
When Should You Start Invisalign Treatment?
Whether you’ve been wanting to try Invisalign for quite a while or have only recently heard you need orthodontic treatment, why put it off? Your teeth are likely going to shift further out of place the longer you wait. Even if your teeth don’t get any worse, you don’t want to subject your teeth and gums to the negative effects of poor tooth alignment any longer than necessary.
Postponing orthodontic treatment increases the chances that you could suffer tooth sensitivity, a cavity, or a cracked tooth that requires costly repair. Instead of chasing down one dental problem after the other, you can prevent them altogether by being proactive about your oral health and starting your orthodontic treatment as soon as possible. And if your teeth are inclined to drift further out of line, it will take longer and cost more to correct their alignment later on. You can save on the cost of your treatment by getting started right away.
If the cost of Invisalign makes you hesitant to begin, then we’d like to put your mind at ease. Our practice offers flexible financing plans to help you keep your treatment affordable. We will work with you to find a payment arrangement that enables you to begin experiencing the benefits of Invisalign without further delay.
An Invisalign Dentist Near You
Our experienced Invisalign dentists here at Brookside Dental Care have already helped hundreds of patients to get healthier and more beautiful smiles. We believe that the highest quality dentistry blends health and aesthetics, and Invisalign is a treatment that allows our team to provide that level of care.
Nothing makes us feel better than seeing our patients complete their Invisalign clear aligner treatment with glowing confident smiles!
Are you ready to explore the possibility of Invisalign treatment? We’re ready to help you. Contact us today to plan your Invisalign consultation with an Allentown Invisalign dentist.
Your Invisalign Treatment Journey
You might feel overwhelmed trying to figure out all of your treatment options and you may have dozens of questions about what it’s like to get Invisalign. Fortunately, our experienced team will provide you with the answers you need, and we’ll be with you every step of the way as you begin your journey towards a healthier smile with Invisalign clear aligners.
Here’s what to expect when you visit us for treatment with Invisalign.
Planning Your Treatment
First, we start off by taking a digital scan of your teeth. This scan goes right into a chairside computer where the Invisalign software will give you a virtual rendering of what your new smile will look like after you complete your treatment. This program helps us estimate the length of your treatment time and create a customized month-by-month treatment plan for you. If you decide to begin your treatment plan, then your custom aligners will be designed using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art printing process and patented technology.
Receiving Your First Aligners
We’ll invite you back to our practice as soon as your aligners are ready. We will show you how to correctly place your aligner trays, explain how to clean and care for them, and let you know what you can do if you run into a problem (like if you accidentally lose or damage an aligner tray). Some people need to have small tooth-coloured buttons or hooks cemented to their teeth before starting Invisalign. These attachments can help make the trays more effective on teeth that are severely out of alignment, but they aren’t necessary in all cases.
If we think you will need attachments to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, then we will let you know at the time of your first consultation. Don’t worry—even if you need attachments, other people won’t notice them and we’ll take them right off as soon as your treatment is done.
Monitoring Your Progress
After your teeth have shifted enough to match the current set of Invisalign trays, you’ll be ready to start the next. You’ll wear each set of trays for about two weeks at a time. You can certainly contact us if you have questions during your treatment, but we will only need to see you in person once every one or two months to check your teeth and make sure your treatment is going as planned.
Once your teeth have all moved into healthy alignment, we’ll provide you with retainers to help you maintain your progress.
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to schedule an Invisalign consultation & initial exam.
To make sure Invisalign is the right treatment choice for you, we need to carefully examine your teeth, gums, and the fit of your bite. Your first visit with us is also a crucial opportunity for us to learn about you and what you’d like to achieve with your smile. Our team is ready to help you create a healthy smile you can be proud of!
The Cost of Invisalign in Allentown
Insurance coverage varies by company and benefit plan. At the time of your visit, a more accurate estimate can be given. Treatment with Invisalign costs around $3,000 to $5,600.
Why does the cost of Invisalign vary so much? There are a few factors that come into play, including:
- Your oral health and whether you need other treatments before starting Invisalign
- How complex your current tooth alignment situation is
- How much time it will take to correct your tooth alignment
The cost of Invisalign basically depends upon how much time your teeth need to move into healthy alignment and how many aligners it will take you to get there. If your teeth are only slightly out of line, then you may complete your treatment in as little as six months. But if you have many teeth out of alignment, then it could take over a year to get the results you want.
At our practice, we offer a full range of solutions for addressing cosmetic tooth alignment issues. If for any reason it turns out that Invisalign isn’t the best way to help you achieve your smile goals, then we will let you know what your alternatives are and help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Visit us for a consultation where we will take a close look at your teeth and give you a quote for your Invisalign treatment.
You don’t have to be resigned to your current tooth alignment if you aren’t happy with it. Invisalign can help you smile with pride and have a healthier mouth. Contact us today to learn more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign and braces are both orthodontic treatments that can achieve similar results by applying pressure to the teeth. The difference lies in the materials used. Braces consist of a set of metal brackets and wires that are affixed to the teeth and periodically adjusted by an orthodontist. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays made of a BPA-free plastic which can be removed and changed out by the patient themself. Some people opt to have their treatment done with clear aligners like Invisalign so that they don’t have to wear any uncomfortable or unsightly metal parts on their teeth. Both braces and Invisalign are effective, so to find out which method is best for you, visit our team for a consultation where we’ll explain the pros and cons of each.
No, Invisalign is not a painful or invasive treatment as it moves your teeth gradually. Moving your teeth, however, can be a slightly uncomfortable process in itself. It doesn’t matter if you get braces or clear aligners—changing your tooth alignment involves putting constant pressure on your teeth. This sensation does not bother most people, but some people feel a little more discomfort, especially when they first wear a new set of aligner trays. If your Invisalign feels painful, let us know and we’ll tell you what you can do to minimize the discomfort.
Invisalign treatment takes about 6 to 12 months, on average. Some people see results in less time because their cases are simple, while others need treatment for more than a year because their cases are more complex. You could start seeing results within just 6 weeks of beginning your treatment, however.
While your trays are out of your mouth, rinse them under clean water and scrub away debris with a soft toothbrush. There’s often no need to use anything other than water, but you can soak your aligners in a denture cleaner or approved Invisalign cleaning solution to freshen them up. Make sure you clean your trays twice a day and always rinse your trays before putting them in your mouth every time you take them out. Never eat with your trays in, and keep your trays in a safe spot at all times whenever you aren’t wearing them.
No, you cannot eat while wearing Invisalign trays. The only thing you can consume while wearing your trays is plain water. Your aligners are not designed to absorb chewing forces, and foods can discolour your trays or get stuck underneath them and promote enamel erosion and decay on your teeth. Simply pop out your trays before a snack or meal, store them safely in their container while you eat, then rinse them off before putting them back in. Even better, brush your teeth before replacing your aligners.
Yes, Invisalign works while you sleep, too. In fact, Invisalign should be worn for an average of 22 hours per day, so they should only be out of your mouth while you are brushing your teeth, eating food, or drinking something other than water. If you leave your aligners out for several hours at a time, your teeth can shift and you’ll lose any progress you made that day. To get the most out of your Invisalign and help your treatment wrap up as quickly as possible, wear your trays constantly so that they can work constantly.