Straight talk: you’ve always wanted to straighten your teeth, but you just couldn’t imagine facing the world with a mouth full of metal braces for the next two years. In this case, the solution may seem worse than the actual problem. However, with Invisalign clear braces in Frisco, you can finally get the smile you’ve always wanted without wires, brackets, or bands. If you want to know if Invisalign is right for your smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist and team at Stonebriar Smile Design.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment plan that uses clear aligners to shift teeth into the ideal position over the course of several months. Each set of alignment trays represents your smile being one step closer to the ideal end position. You’ll wear the alignment trays for about two weeks at a time, then simply exchange them for the next set in the series. Visit our office every six to eight weeks for checkups where we’ll make sure teeth are moving according to our plans; we can even adjust your treatment to ensure you achieve the desired result.
When Invisalign is a good option to align your smile, there are many benefits you can expect, including:
In general, Invisalign is meant for teenagers and adults who want to straighten teeth in Frisco but are wary of getting traditional metal braces. We may recommend Invisalign for the following issues:
If your teeth are too crowded together, they can be difficult to brush and floss properly. As a result, you’ll be at a higher risk for cavities. An Invisalign treatment will properly straighten teeth in Frisco so that they’ll be easier to clean.
Food can get stuck in the spaces between your teeth, increasing the risk for tooth decay and bad breath. These gaps can be corrected with Invisalign.
If you’re suffering from overbite or underbite, the uneven pressure on your jaw joint can cause you to grind and clench your teeth, wearing them down. We can use Invisalign to help your jaw line up properly.
The final cost of Invisalign depends on several factors, including the length of treatment and the number of aligners needed. We can work with you to form an accurate estimate so that you can create a plan. Dental insurance can help lower the amount you pay out of pocket; in general, you can expect your policy to cover Invisalign if it would pay for other kinds of orthodontic treatment. If you don’t have insurance, we can help you get flexible, low to no interest financing with CareCredit.
Not sure whether Invisalign is right for you or have concerns about the process? Our team at Stonebriar Smile Design is here to answer your questions. Below are some of the more common inquiries that patients have brought forward in the past.
Traditional orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from 18 to 36 months, but Invisalign significantly diminishes this treatment time. Most patients achieve their desired smile alignment in just 8 to 18 months with fewer, shorter appointments throughout treatment.
In most cases, patients can expect to pay between $500 and $2,000 more for Invisalign compared with traditional braces. Because Invisalign is completed more quickly than traditional orthodontic treatments, you may also have higher individual payments throughout the course of alignment compared with traditional braces. The added costs lead to additional benefits like speedier treatment, improved appearance, and increased comfort, making Invisalign orthodontics well worth the investment for many patients.
Invisalign Teen uses the same discreet clear aligner system as Invisalign, but with two adjustments that make it perfect for teens. First, each aligner has a small blue dot that gradually fades as it is worn, and this will help you and your teen keep their treatment on track. Plus, Invisalign Teen also includes 6 free replacement aligners, which is perfect for even the most forgetful or clumsy teen. Overall, you can typically expect Invisalign Teen to have cost comparable to regular Invisalign.
Caring for your smile during Invisalign treatment is a breeze. Remove your aligners each morning and every evening to brush and floss your teeth. You should also wash off your Invisalign trays using cool water and cleansing solution. During meals, you may want to store your alignment tray in cleaning solution to remove plaque buildup. Brushing teeth between meals can also improve your oral health during Invisalign treatment.
Like with any orthodontic process, you will have to wear a retainer after an Invisalign treatment to prevent your teeth from returning to its old position. You’ll typically need to wear these retainers for at least 22 hours a day for six months; after that, you’ll only need to wear them at night.