So, you’re considering straightening your teeth. Congratulations!
By straightening your teeth, you are putting yourself on the road to improved oral health. Once complete, you will also find your straight teeth are aesthetically pleasing and easier to clean. Those things will lead to better gum health, and can reduce dental problems and dental expenses later in life.
We provide orthodontic treatments that straighten teeth without braces. Our aligners are virtually invisible!
At Branin Center for Dentistry, we can help you achieve proper teeth alignment without the need to wear metal braces. With Invisalign, our doctors can help you achieve your most beautiful smile, gently.
Relying on minor adjustments over time, we design our orthodontic treatments to gradually shift teeth with new, clear aligners about every two weeks. Depending on your individual case, your form and function will move to its most optimal over the course of 6 to 15 months.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign orthodontics?
In the majority of cases we see, the answer is a resounding yes!
Depending on the complexity of your orthodontic treatment, you should plan on your Invisalign treatment to take between 6 and 15 months. Your teeth will slowly move into proper alignment as you wear custom-made, clear teeth aligners. Each aligner is virtually invisible and worn for about two weeks. At the end of your treatment, your teeth will be noticeably straight.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign will vary depending on how simple or complex your orthodontic needs are. Regardless of cost, Branin Center for Dentistry will work with you to provide you with payment options to fit your needs.
Does dental insurance cover Invisalign braces?
If you’re lucky enough to have excellent dental insurance, you may also be lucky enough to for your insurance to cover a small percentage of your Invisalign treatment. However, the truth is most orthodontic treatments (including Invisalign) are not covered by insurance. We find it especially rare to see any orthodontic treatment covered by dental insurance for people over the age of 26.
Most dental insurance companies cover Invisalign treatment the same as orthodontic treatment using metal braces, hardly at all. Most dental insurances also have a lifetime cap for orthodontic coverage.
Do metal braces work better than Invisalign?
Most people prefer Invisalign because of the clear, almost invisible aligners. While metal braces need to be cared for during an entire orthodontic treatment that can last years, Invisalign’s aligners are made of hard plastic that only needs to be taken care of for a few weeks.
There is no doubt that because of their virtually invisible nature, Invisalign is a more appealing orthodontic solution.
Another consideration is all the foods that generally need to be avoided with metal braces. Since they are removable, Invisalign wins here too.
In the end, Invisalign treatment can cost less than metal braces and be the best option for fixing more minor problems most people would not entertain metal braces to fix.
Smile Direct Club vs Invisalign
Aligners are the easiest way to move teeth to their most natural-looking positions. However, it takes a qualified dentist to make sure teeth move correctly.
In orthodontics, bite problems are not simply cosmetic. They also have a lot to do with how your jaw functions. Services like Smile Direct Club can move your teeth; however, they lack the oversight to make sure teeth also move towards an optimal functional bite. If your bite ends up being wrong, the function of your jaw will be affected.
Smile Direct Club has received many consumer complaints that their service caused bite problems that lead to migraines, jaw joint problems, and disintegration of joints. This type of harm can cause big problems that can lead to much more costly dental repairs.
Consider Invisalign a one-time investment. Relying on one of our qualified dentists is a much better option than taking chances with unsupervised orthodontics.
Schedule your Invisalign consultation today!
We can help you straighten your smile to its optimal - without using metal braces. Call Branin Center for Dentistry today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.