Do you offer Invisalign in your office?
We began offering Invisalign in September 2017. This is a fairly new addition to our practice. Set up your appointment early to take advantage of our promotional pricing. You deserve a beautiful smile that you are proud of!
What is Invisalign?
Conventional braces straighten teeth using metal brackets, bands and wires. Invisalign straightens teeth using clear aligners.
Both carry the cosmetic advantage of making your smile straighter and more youthful, along with a plethora of health advantages, and not just for your mouth. When you do your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Chalsey will review all the ways in which Invisalign might benefit:
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign invisible braces depends on the individual treatment. Determining factors include the number of setups and aligners needed to achieve the desired straightening results. When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is typically less expensive.
On average, the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $7,000, averaging around $5000 per case. A minor treatment case, such as an adult with orthodontic relapse, may cost as little as $2,000. Dr. Chalsey will evaluate your condition and let you know how much it will cost for you.
More About Invisalign Clear Aligners
An alternative to traditional braces that are becoming more and more popular every day, is the Invisalign clear aligners. They don’t look like traditional braces and have no brackets around your teeth so they are much less obtrusive in your mouth. Many people are wondering how the process works to get fitted with the Invisalign aligners.
While the Invisalign system is very good at what it does, they are not for everybody, so it is best to start off with an exam an overview from Dr. Chalsey. This way you can determine if you are a good candidate for the treatments. As a general rule, the Invisalign treatment works best on teens and adults whose teeth have stopped growing in.
Once it has been determined that you qualify for the Invisalign treatment system, the process consists of a couple of simple steps:
1. Photos of your teeth and face
2. Dental impressions of your teeth
With this, you are ready to move forward with in-depth instructions as to how the teeth should be moved, etc. Invisalign will then scan these impressions and create a 3-D model of your teeth. They then move the teeth, step by step, into their final positions on the computer model.
At this point, Dr. Chalsey will then take a look at the computer model through Invisalign and help out with some of the finer points on how the teeth are to be moved. Most of the time Invisalign will have them very, very close, but Dr. Chalsey will work closely with them to make sure the final results are spot-on. This process will usually go back and forth until the dentist is satisfied that everything is perfect.
Invisalign will then create a series of trays call aligners, based around the computer model and mail them back to your dental office. This process usually takes in the neighborhood of 2-4 weeks from start to finish. Once the impressions return to CORE Dental Care, it is time to straighten your teeth!
You will end up wearing each set of trays for approximately two weeks at a time. Each set of trays is a progression from the last tray that will make your teeth slightly straighter than the last one. Your teeth will typically move about 1/10 mm per tray.
When you put a set of trays on, they are slightly straighter than your teeth are, so this puts a small amount of pressure on your teeth to move to match the tray over the two week period.
Give us a call today to find out if Invisalign is right for you!
This video shows you how clear aligners can be used to incrementally adjust the position of teeth to improve alignment and the appearance of your smile.