Invisalign: Treatable Cases, Cost, Care, and Candidacy

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Invisalign: Treatable Cases, Cost, Care, and Candidacy

Millions of people have experienced the life-changing results of Invisalign® clear aligners. So, why not you? These aligners are made from SmartTrack® material that makes them extremely effective, convenient, and comfortable. Every clear aligner is made specifically for each patient, so no two treatments are the same. During appointments, patients can track their progress to see what a difference their Invisalign aligners have made!

Invisalign dentists use modern technology to ensure patients achieve their desired outcomes and are satisfied with their new smiles. Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign and learn if this treatment is right for you.

Treatable Cases

Invisalign treats mild, moderate, and sometimes severe orthodontic cases. This treatment may be the best choice for patients with the following orthodontic issues:

  • Overbite: when the top, front teeth significantly overlap the lower front teeth, can cause jaw pain
  • Underbite: the opposite of an overbite, when the bottom teeth protrude past the top front teeth making chewing and speaking difficult
  • Crossbite: when some of the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth; this can lead to excessive wear, chips, gum recession, and bone loss
  • Gapped teeth: having extra space between teeth that can lead to gum disease
  • Open bite: when the upper and lower teeth don’t touch when the mouth is closed; this makes biting and chewing more difficult
  • Crowded teeth: overlapping, twisted, misaligned teeth because there isn’t enough room in the jaw for the teeth to fit normally

Cost of Invisalign

The cost of treatment is different for every patient. So, while we can’t give you an exact estimate of what you’ll pay, we can give you an idea. But first, let’s talk about what’s included in an Invisalign treatment plan:

  • Personalized care with a specially trained Invisalign dentist
  • Customized trays that need to be replaced, fitted, and trimmed every few weeks
  • High-quality aligners that have proven to provide incredible results

For these services, some people pay as little as 50 dollars a month or as much as 200 dollars a month for a specific amount of time. Here are five ways patients can choose to pay for Invisalign treatment:

  1. Insurance
  2. Pre-tax dollars from an FSA or HAS
  3. Create a monthly payment plan with your dentist
  4. Pay cash upfront
  5. CareCredit®

Talk to your dentist about the best way to make Invisalign work for your budget.

How to Care for Invisalign Clear Aligners

Cleaning the aligners is an essential part of maintaining good oral health throughout treatment. The good news is that Invisalign aligners are easy to care for. Simply follow these guidelines:

  • After eating, always use water a clear soap to rinse the aligners before placing them back in your mouth.
  • Keep the trays in a case when you aren’t wearing them.
  • Floss and brush your teeth after meals.
  • Never use hot water to clean the aligners—it may damage them!

Candidacy Requirements

Ideal candidates for Invisalign aligners must meet these requirements:

  • Healthy teeth and gums
  • Responsible enough to keep up with the aligners, wear them at least 20 hours per day, and properly care for them
  • Has the manual dexterity required to take them on and off
  • Doesn’t smoke or use tobacco products
  • Has one of the above-mentioned “treatable cases” issues

Start Your Invisalign Journey Today

The only true way to know if you are a candidate for Invisalign is to meet with an experienced and trained Invisalign dentist. Dr. Abbey J. Lee at Smiles for Grant Park is here for those living in the Atlanta, GA area. Your journey to a more beautiful and healthier smile begins with just one phone call!

Contact our office today at (404) 328-7177 to schedule an initial consultation.

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