Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are removable and can be worn for 22 hours per day, except when eating or brushing your teeth. They’re made from plastic and contain small metal wires that are molded into their structure to help move teeth into place.
The benefits of Invisalign include:
- A faster treatment time than traditional braces, which takes about one year on average
- More comfort than traditional braces due to fewer adjustments needed during treatment (which means less discomfort)
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. These aligners are designed to gradually move your teeth into their ideal position, which can take anywhere from 12-24 months to complete.
Each time you receive an Invisalign treatment plan, you will be given a new set of aligners that must be worn for two weeks at a time (with the exception of Sunday). Each new set will gradually shift your teeth closer towards its final position until they’re perfectly straight!
Invisalign is a discreet treatment that can be worn throughout the day and removed at night. This makes it more comfortable than traditional braces, which are often bulky and require you to remove them before eating or brushing your teeth.
Invisalign also offers convenience in terms of improved oral hygiene. With traditional metal braces, you must brush around them carefully to avoid damaging them; however with Invisalign aligners there is no need for such care as they are removable!
Finally, Invisalign provides an improved smile by straightening your teeth without affecting surrounding structures such as gums or lips (which may occur with other types of orthodontic treatments).
Invisalign is a great option for many people, but it’s not suitable for everyone. If you have severe cases of malocclusion or misalignment that require extra care and attention, Invisalign may not be right for you.
In addition to this, there are some cases where Invisalign simply isn’t an option–for example: if you have missing teeth or other dental problems that can’t be fixed through orthodontic treatment alone (such as crowding). In these instances, traditional braces might be more appropriate because they can correct multiple issues at once.
Cost of Invisalign
The cost of Invisalign treatment is a common concern for many patients. Fortunately, there are several ways to help you save money on your Invisalign treatment.
The cost of Invisalign depends on several factors including:
- Your choice of provider (dentist or orthodontist)
- The complexity of your case (the more complicated it is, the more expensive it will be)
- Whether or not you have dental insurance coverage that will cover some or all of your costs
There are a number of alternatives to Invisalign, and each has its own set of benefits.
- Traditional Braces: These are the traditional metal braces that you may have heard about or seen on someone in your life. They’re more noticeable than Invisalign because they’re often bright white and have an obvious wire running through them. While this can be a drawback for some people, traditional braces do offer some advantages over Invisalign–they’re usually cheaper and easier to get fitted at first because they don’t require impressions or scans before being placed on your teeth.
- Ceramic Braces: Ceramic brackets are made out of porcelain instead of metal; they look very similar to regular ones but tend to be more expensive than their traditional counterparts (and sometimes even more expensive than Invisalign). If cost isn’t an issue for you though, ceramic brackets offer several benefits over both types mentioned above: they’re less likely than other types’ materials (including tooth enamel) will chip off during treatment; they won’t rust over time like many metals do; and unlike other types’ materials (such as rubber bands), there’s no risk involved with wearing these around water since ceramics aren’t affected by moisture like plastics would be!