Invisalign® invisible aligner trays almost sound too good to be true. Being able to straighten your teeth without the unsightly appearance of metal and wire braces sounds like a dream. That being said, many patients wonder the same thing: Does Invisalign® even work? Let’s go over everything you need to know about Invisalign® before you come in for your consultation.
Why do Teeth Grow Crooked?
We all want to know why and how our teeth grew in crooked. Even with the best dental care, there’s no guarantee that our teeth are going to grow in straight. This frustrating problem is often caused by:
- Premature loss of baby teeth
- Having a jaw too small to accommodate adult teeth
- Gum disease
- Uneven bite distribution
- Misaligned jaw
- Thumb sucking, pacifier use, and other poor childhood habits
Now, having crooked teeth and a misaligned jaw doesn’t mean an automatic sentence to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® has the ability to correct your alignment issues without cramping your style.
What’s Involved in Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses custom-made plastic aligner trays which gradually move teeth into their correct position. Patients switch out their trays every one to two weeks for a new set to maintain the progress of their teeth straightening. With Invisalign®, patients are able to straighten their teeth without having to compromise their oral hygiene or limit their diet. Simply pop out the trays to brush, floss and eat, then thoroughly rinse your mouth before putting them back in. It’s important to wear your Invisalign® trays for 20 to 22 hours of the day to see optimum results.
How Do I Care for my Invisalign® Trays?
Caring for your Invisalign® trays is as easy as gently brushing them with lukewarm water. It’s important not to boil or use water that is too hot on your Invisalign® aligners, as the plastic may become malleable and lose its shape. Invisalign® also makes a cleaning system to ensure your trays are as clean as possible between uses.
Is Invisalign® Expensive?
Contrary to popular belief, Invisalign® doesn’t have to be expensive. This trendy orthodontic treatment is made more affordable than ever before with the help of Drs. Savage, Sabol, and Visser. We work directly with your insurance provider to make sure you’re spending as little as possible for your orthodontic treatment in addition to offering financing options for any extra expenses. Now, you can get your Invisalign® treatments for as little as $99 down and $200 a month.
Are you ready to start your Invisalign® journey? Call our office to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our expert orthodontists today.