What is Invisalign?
For generations, straighter teeth meant a mouth full of metal. But in recent years alternatives such as Invisalign have emerged, and they almost sound too good to be true. We offer Invisalign at our Norman office and we thought it may be of interest to some of our patients to learn more.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a doctor-guided system using clear plastic aligners. The treatment is the process of wearing a series of these removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces are involved. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions.
Dr. Wheatley is an Invisalign-trained provider. These aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile by adjusting rotated teeth, closing spaces or moving teeth into proper alignment. Your dentist will create an individualized, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of pressure to the right place. Your dentist will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Will Invisalign work for me?
Invisalign aligners are an alternative to metal braces for both, adults and teens. However, as with all medical and dental treatments, there are cases where other treatments may be the way to go. Yet, Invisalign makes it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex including under and overbite, gaps and crowded teeth — all without interrupting your busy life.
What does Invisalign cost?
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of braces. The actual cost may depend on your specific condition and the length of treatment. Your dentist will determine the cost of your treatment based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you will need over time. There are several options to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you, from using insurance and tax-free dollars to a monthly payment plan.
Visit our Invisalign page or schedule a consultation today!