Are you considering your teeth straightening options? Perhaps your dentist has already talked to you about braces but what about the cosmetic dental product called Invisalign?

Just like traditional braces Invisalign can offer long-lasting teeth straightening results but without the inconvenience of having to wear bulky wires and brackets on your teeth. If you’re looking for a more visually pleasing treatment option, Invisalign could be the better options for you. You can follow along with this article by Burke Dental to find out more about what Invisalign is, how it compares to traditional braces, and the cost to receive Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign treatment

Even if you know that Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment option for straightening teeth, you might not be fully educated on all the details behind how Invisalign works. The Texas Center for Cosmetic Dentistry provides a detailed explanation behind the Invisalign treatment process including how long it takes to straighten a patient’s teeth and how the invisible aligners are crafted.

Even though patients might have to wear their aligners for a large majority of their day, some might consider the clear aligners more appealing than having to wear semi-permanent braces on their teeth for long periods of time. Traditional braces can also be fairly restricting when it comes to eating and caring for your teeth.

What is Invisalign?

“Invisalign® is a custom-made aligner that is interchanged roughly every two weeks for a period of six to eighteen months, or longer depending on the severity of misalignment. Similar to a mouth or dental retainer (which is designed to keep teeth from shifting out of place), an Invisalign® aligner is used for orthodontic treatment as a technique to move and properly align teeth for a beautiful smile. This clear aligner is usually computer generated from a mold (or impression) of the patient’s teeth—taken by either a dentist or an orthodontist—and the fitting is unique to each patient only.”

Once you have a basic understanding of what Invisalign is, you can then begin to look into the benefits of receiving Invisalign treatment. Colgate discusses a few of the benefits to receiving this alternative teeth straightening treatment in the text below.  If you’d like to know more about Invisalign and other advantages to receiving this type of treatment, it’s best to consult with your local dentist to get a more in-depth idea of what to expect. Either teeth straightening option, braces or Invisalign, involves making a series of important decisions and should not be taken lightly. Take time to consider both options, consult with a dental health professional, and really determine which choice is best for you.

The Cost Of Invisalign Compared To Traditional Braces

“Along with fewer visits, no repairs and an easier cleaning method, Invisalign also:

  • allows you to remove the aligner at any time.
  • makes it easier to eat the foods you love.
  • uses materials that are practically invisible, which can help wearers feel more confident.
  • offers a more comfortable experience without the need for regular wire tightening.
  • doesn’t affect the teeth or cheeks like traditional braces can.

With both visible and “invisible” advantages, the Invisalign cost might be higher but it could be a better investment overall.”

Are you starting to seriously consider Invisalign treatment now that you know more about it? If so, one important factor that might impact your decision is knowing the cost of Invisalign treatment and comparing that to the cost of braces.

Spillers Orthodontics compares these cost in the following article to provide you with a better idea of what to expect when paying for your teeth straightening treatment. The initial amounts might seem rather high for both traditional braces and Invisalign treatment, however, having straight teeth can really impact your overall dental health. Many dental practices also offer additional financial assistance with payment plans, insurance coverage, and other options to help you get the quality care you deserve.

The Cost of Invisalign® versus Traditional Braces

“In most orthodontic offices, Invisalign is priced a bit higher than traditional braces. Invisalign treatment costs between $3,500 and $8,000, according to the manufacturer. Traditional braces typically run between $3,000 and $7,000. Both costs vary depending on the individual’s needs.”

To find out a more specific estimate on what Invisalign might cost you or whether or not you’re a candidate for this cosmetic teeth straightening method, you should consult with your local dental clinic. If you would like to set up a consultation with the staff at Burke Dental, you can reach us by calling (703) 978-6000!