What Is It?
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional metal braces. The process utilizes clear plastic trays to gently and effectively move teeth into their straight position. Each set of trays is worn for a few weeks before switching to the next set in the series.
How Is Invisalign Different Than Metal Braces?
Invisalign is completely removable, plastic trays. This means that when you eat or drink, the trays must come out and your teeth must be brushed before placing the trays back in your mouth. Having the ability to remove the trays allows you the freedom to brush and floss as normal to keep your teeth at their optimal health. You can also enjoy your normal foods with Invisalign – sometimes, with braces, sticky and crunchy foods must be avoided so as to not break brackets or wires. In the absence of those, you are free to eat whatever you would like!
Is Invisalign Better Than Traditional Braces?
Each treatment type has pros and cons. Traditional braces sometimes work out to be less expensive, and compliance is basically mandatory. On the other hand, Invisalign can decrease the feeling of self-consciousness around having braces while still straightening the teeth (which may help with compliance of wearing the trays 22 hours a day). Making a decision between Invisalign versus braces is going to come down to your priorities and budget.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign at SmileSense will depend on the complexity of the treatment; less complex cases will have less treatment time, while more complex cases will take longer to complete. SmileSense offers direct-billing to your insurance company as well as a convenient in-office payment plan. This is typically also something that can be claimed under a health spending account.