If you are the type of individual who looks in the mirror and finds themselves upset because you have crooked teeth, but have never really considered traditional braces, then you are in luck. Invisalign takes on a more modern approach to straightening crooked teeth by offering patients an invisible alignment tray that, if worn for at least twenty hours a day, can get you a healthier smile in as little as 3-6 months. Of course, treatment can take longer depending on the case. Unlike traditional braces that use wiring and require tightening, Invisalign just needs you to have your trays custom-fitted every 2 weeks. Read on to learn more about Invisalign’s benefits, cost, and our treatment procedure.
The Ins and Outs of Invisalign – What Is It and How Is It Different?
Invisalign treatment is designed for individuals seeking treatment for crooked teeth, wide gaps, and overbites. Invisalign uses clear plastic trays rather than metal brackets and wires that you see with traditional braces. Due to this, individuals have a higher quality of care throughout the treatment process as there is no wiring involved, which can irritate one’s mouth and cause injuries if the wiring comes undone. You are able to take the trays out to brush, floss, eat, and drink all the while having them remain hidden from view while they are in place.
Another major advantage that Invisalign has over traditional braces is that they move your teeth more quickly as the trays get changed approximately every two weeks. Every two weeks, a new aligner tray will be custom-fitted to your mouth taking into account any new adjustments due to teeth movement. Here are the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces.
- Invisalign trays are removable which makes daily activities easier to complete.
- Invisalign is more comfortable and presents fewer risks to your gums because of the lack of wiring.
- An Invisalign adjustment can take as little as thirty minutes during your dentist appointment.
- Invisalign trays are invisible and as such, others will not be able to tell that you are wearing them.
How Much Do They Cost and How Long Do They Take to Move Teeth?
Similarly to traditional braces, the cost of your Invisalign treatment will be dependent on several factors. The alignment of your teeth, how many aligner trays you will need, and the length of your treatment will all be factors in the cost of the procedure. The longer the treatment process, the more you will need to visit the dental office and the more dental supplies you will need. Generally speaking, the cost can be anywhere between $3000-$5500.. If you have dental insurance, we can check to see if a portion of the cost will be covered.
What Makes Us & Our Invisalign Treatment Different?
Unlike other dental offices, Tampa Palms thrives on providing all of our patients with personalized services that cater directly to their needs. This means that we focus solely on ensuring that each patient receives the exact treatment they need for a healthy mouth with the desired outcome they want. We are not just about improving the bottom line and we do not have long appointment wait times. We take this approach because we believe that every dental patient should have an experience that goes above and beyond just the treatment.
If you are unsure of whether Invisalign is the right treatment for your crooked teeth, our team members are ready to get you scheduled. Give us a call today at (813) 333-1922.