Learn More About the Invisalign Treatment Process
If achieving a straighter smile is on your self-care list, Invisalign treatments might be the perfect option for you. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers a virtually invisible way to straighten and align teeth. You’ll have no worries about painful brackets and wires because the clear trays slide on and off easily, allowing you to still eat the foods you love. Remarkable Smiles offers Invisalign treatment at our Issaquah, WA dental practice, helping our patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted. We understand that you want all the facts before making a decision about your oral healthcare. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about Invisalign to give you the answers you need. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
How is Invisalign Different from Braces?
Invisalign is different from braces because the treatment uses a series of clear aligners rather than the traditional metal brackets and wires. Patients undergo a digital scan of their teeth, which is then evaluated by Dr. Jorgensen who will make a personalized treatment plan for you. You will then receive a series of aligners that you will wear for one to two weeks before moving onto the next. The aligners will gently push your teeth to the appropriate alignment, helping you achieve the perfect smile.
How Often Do I Need to Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
For optimal results, Invisalign aligners must be worn full time. You should only remove them to eat and drink. It is recommended that they are worn at least 22 hours a day to achieve the smile you want within an appropriate time frame. Part-time wear could hold back progress and make the treatment time longer.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
The time frame required to achieve full results from Invisalign treatment will vary from patient to patient. However, most often, a treatment plan can be completed in 12 to 18 months. Cases involving more advanced alignment issues may take longer, while those with minimal alignment issues may sometimes achieve results in as little as 6 months.
Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?
The answer to this question depends on each patient’s insurance plan. Some dental plans will not cover orthodontic treatments at all, while others may only cover a portion of the expenses. It is best to discuss your coverage options with your insurance provider before making any final decisions about orthodontic treatment. They will be able to help you understand what your plan includes and what it does not. The team at Remarkable Smiles can also try to help you determine your coverage options.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
While Invisalign treatment is sometimes more expensive than traditional braces, it still offers an affordable option for straightening your teeth. Not to mention it provides the best value as there are many benefits to the clear aligners over metal braces. The total cost of Invisalign will vary from patient to patient based on the severity of the case. We suggest you visit our office for a consultation to get a better estimate of how much your treatment will cost.
How Often Must I See an Invisalign Dentist?
You can typically expect to see your dentist every six weeks throughout the duration of your Invisalign treatment. During these checkup appointments, your dentist will ensure the aligners are properly moving your teeth. This is also when you will pick up your next series of aligners as well as instructions on how long to wear each set. These visits are much less frequent and are often much quicker than the monthly appointments required for traditional braces.
Will I Need to Wear a Retainer After My Invisalign Treatment?
For most people, the answer to this question is yes. You will need to wear a retainer after treatment. Unfortunately, teeth shift very quickly, and may even move back to their original position over time. Most dentists will require patients to wear a retainer at night to maintain the results achieved by the Invisalign treatment. However, this is not always the case. If you only need a slight correction to your teeth, you may not be required to wear retainers after treatment. The more drastic your correction, the more likely it is you’ll need to wear a retainer.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign and how it works? Then now is the time to schedule a consultation with the team at Remarkable Smiles. During this appointment, we’ll take a look at the current alignment of your teeth and begin to make a treatment plan for you based on our findings. Contact us today to make an appointment with our orthodontic professionals.
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