Invisalign Treatment: The Innovative and Practically Invisible Way To Straighten Your Teeth
What is Invisalign Treatment?
Everybody wants perfect teeth to display their smile confidently, but the thought of metal (or clear) braces can sometimes deter people from pursuing a smile transformation. Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic treatment alternative for braces that perfectly aligns teeth without the hassle of wires and metals.
Invisalign is a custom-made series of clear aligners that provide steady and gentle pressure to move the teeth into their correct alignment over time. The aligners can be taken in and out, so they are easy to live with and increase the ability for patients to keep their teeth clean. And the best part is that they are practically invisible. At Mellion Orthodontics, you will get your best smile with our personalized Invisalign treatment.
Advantages of Invisalign Treatment: Braces vs. Invisalign
Aligners are a perfect alternative to traditional braces for people of all age groups to achieve their best smile. Clear aligners provide some significant benefits over braces in the following ways.
In medical terms, the teeth are located within the jawbone and surrounded by the periodontal ligament. The periodontal ligament has elastic properties that causes the teeth to to revert to their original position once the orthodontic forces are removed. That is why we recommend retainers be worn properly after the braces are removed.
- Comfortable Treatment: While braces are very effective at moving teeth, they are often perceived as bulkly because of the brackets and metal wires. Clear aligners are much thinner, smoother, and often more comfortable to wear throughout treatment.
- Confidence: If the look for traditional braces makes you uncomfortable smiling, clear aligners such as Invisalign are a good choice for you. It is practically invisible and esthetic, so no one has to know you’re straightening your teeth. Aligners can boost your confidence to smile.
- Proper Oral Care: Since the trays are removable, you can easily remove them while caring for your oral health. Brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces because you don’t have to worry about the brackets and wires.
- Food Freedom: Orthodontic treatment with traditional braces requires a commitment to avoid certain types of hard and sticky foods that can cause the brackets to come unglued from the teeth. The advantage of Invisalign is that you can keep your same dietary habits without worrying about slowing down your treatment. But just remember to put the trays back in your mouth immediately after finishing eating or drinking!
- Faster Result: Clear aligner treatment delivers a fantastic smile result, often within a relatively short period of time. The average duration for the completion of Invisalign treatment ranges between 6 months to 2 years, depending on the severity, while traditional braces can often take 1 to 3 years to achieve the desired result.
Why Invisalign Treatment?
Traditional braces aren’t a great fit for patients looking for the most esthetic option to align their teeth. If that’s the case, Invisalign treatment at Mellion Orthodontics is the perfect solution for your orthodontic care! The clear aligners are custom-made removable trays that sequential align your teeth for a fantastic smile. Clear aligners can correct common oral problems such as crowding, overbite, underbite, teeth gaps, and more. It can be the correct treatment for a variety of orthodontic cases, such as:
The condition where the teeth don’t align properly in the jaw. It is easily noticed as overlapping teeth that appear to be too close together.
The positioning of some, or all of, the upper teeth inside the lower teeth when the jaws are closed.
Gapped teeth and uneven spacing
When there is excessive spacing between the two or more teeth. This can be caused by various reasons, the most common of which are tooth-size discrepancies and tooth loss.
The condition where the upper front teeth excessively cover over the lower teeth. This is easily described as the lower teeth disappearing behind the upper front teeth when the jaws are closed.
Is Everyone a Candidate for Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign is undoubtedly the preferred treatment for people who want to correct their smile and align their teeth, without the noticeability of braces. However, certain orthodontic problems aren’t ideally suited for Invisalign treatment. People that would require surgery, those with a severe overbite, complex open bites, and those with severely rotated teeth aren’t the right match for this treatment. Schedule a free evaluation with the orthodontists at Mellion Orthodontics to know if you’re suitable for Invisalign treatment.
How Long Does it Take to Complete Invisalign Treatment?
Mellion Orthodontics Invisalign Treatment Procedure
Step 1: Initial Assessment
The first phase of the treatment starts with an initial consultation. Your first visit will involve a thorough evaluation of your smile. We will assess your oral health, your bite, and ultimately your tooth alignment by utilizing photos, X-rays, and a 3D scan of your teeth and bite. With all of this information, you will have a one-on-one meeting with one of our orthodontists to plan your ideal Invisalign treatment.
Step 2: Treatment Plan
When the patient agrees to proceed with the treatment, the 3D model of the teeth is then instantly sent to the lab to create the custom-made, clear Invisalign aligners. Over a few weeks, our orthodontists will review the computerized treatment models in order to create an effective and efficient clear aligner sequence.When the trays arrive at our office, you will receive your first aligners. We will try them to ensure proper fit and finish, and also review all of the necessary at-home care procedures with you. As a reminder, the patient must wear the aligner for 20+ hours for best results and is advised to remove it only for eating or oral care.
Step 3: Periodic In-Office Visits
We will be monitoring your progress with periodic in-office visits with our orthodontists. The trays should be changed every 7-14 days–the exact schedule is dependent on the specific tooth movement outlined by your customized treatment plan. Treatment is an ongoing process of changing the trays until all of the prescribed aligners are finished. After treatment is completed, we will provide retainers and regular follow-up visits to help maintain your beautiful smile.
What Is The Cost For Invisalign Treatment At Mellion Orthodontics?
Because all of our treatments are entirely customized, there is no set cost for Invisalign treatment. Primarily, the price is based on the severity of your orthodontic condition and the stipulated time to correct it. Generally speaking, the Invisalign average cost ranges from $3,000 and $6,500, which is about the same as the traditional braces treatment.
It is best to consult with our orthodontic practitioner, who will study your oral and orthodontic health and provide the diagnosis. The team at Mellion Orthodontics will guide you on the complete treatment procedure, cost, and estimated time. You will receive a proper consultation regarding the best treatment option and cost for the recommended treatment.
Are you worried about the hefty amount for the treatment? You can choose to pay the full cost upfront, or you can opt for the various payment plans available at Mellion Orthodontics. We want to make orthodontic services accessible to everyone, and we will work with you to find the best solution to get you on the path to a great smile.
What is The Cost of Invisalign Treatment?
While the cost of the treatment varies from patient to patient as it is determined by the severity, duration of the treatment, and number of office visits. The price usually starts from $3000.
Is The Invisalign Treatment Expensive Compared to Traditional Braces?
The cost of Invisalign treatment and traditional braces is around the same range, but only the orthodontist can determine the exact cost for both treatments.
Can Invisalign Fix an Overbite?
Yes, Invisalign treatment is a popular way to correct mild to moderate overbites.
Can the Invisalign Aligners be Removed Whenever I Want To?
While the whole concept of Invisalign attachment is the removable trays, it is best to wear the retainers for at least 20+ hours a day for best results, and advisable to be removed only for eating or oral care.
Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt?
In the initial days of wearing the aligners, you might feel some discomfort as you’re not used to the feeling, but other than the initial discomfort, it is a pain-free and comfortable orthodontic solution to traditional metal braces. When wearing the aligners, you will experience mild pressure around your teeth, which is a sign that your Invisalign treatment is working and your teeth are shifting.
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