Remember those middle school yearbooks, where every other picture was of a teen smiling, mouth full of metal and bright rubber bands? Metal braces could be called a rite of passage, but it’s a severely awkward one and now, thankfully, an unnecessary one. Thanks to Invisalign, teens and adults alike no longer have to put up with “metal mouth.” Keep reading to find out more about Invisalign and what it can do for you or your teen.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign can fix many common dental problems, including crowded teeth and overbite. It’s a series of clear, plastic aligners that can be worn over your teeth. They’re custom made for your mouth and can be removed during eating, brushing and flossing. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks until it’s replaced with a new set, that’s closer to the smile you’re hoping to reach. At the end of treatment, you’re left with a beautiful aligned set of teeth.
Am I A Candidate?
Invisalign can treat a wide range of problems, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Gap teeth
- Open bite
- Generally non-straight teeth
How Long Does It Take?
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is usually a quicker treatment option. The course of treatment will vary from person to person, but the average treatment lasts 12 months. After just two to three months of using the aligners, many people will start to see a difference in their teeth.
How Much Does It Cost?
Payment plans are available, but the cost of Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. It will vary from person to person, depending on the length of treatment and insurance coverage. Most insurances do cover a significant portion of the cost. Come in for a consult and to discuss payment options.
Is Invisalign Right For My Teen?
Invisalign works great on both adults and teens. Still growing mouths are no problem for Invisalign. Teens will appreciate how inconspicuous the clear aligners are.