Are you looking to straighten your teeth but hesitant at the thought of wearing traditional braces? That’s not your only orthodontic option! At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we offer a comfortable, nearly invisible solution for correcting mild to moderate misalignment: Invisalign clear aligners. When you’re ready to take the next step towards achieving your perfect smile, contact our dental office to set up an Invisalign consultation!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening method made up of a series of clear aligners. They are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic so they won’t irritate your gums or cheeks. Unlike with the brackets and wires of braces, Invisalign aligners can be taken in and out for eating, brushing, and flossing. Being able to remove the aligners also comes in handy during special occasions.
About the Invisalign Treatment Process
The Invisalign treatment process begins with a consultation. You’ll sit down with one of Raleigh area dentists to plan what you’d like to change about your teeth alignment and what your desired end results are. Once it’s determined that Invisalign is right for your teeth-straightening needs, we’ll take impressions of your teeth. We use this to create a digital image where we can map out how to you’re your teeth into their final positions.
Next, we’ll send off this information to a lab in order to get your aligners created. These are specifically made for you based on your personalized treatment plan. Once we give you your aligners, you’ll wear them every day, moving to the next set in the series every two weeks. As you make your way through each set of aligners, you’ll be able to see the improvement in their position.
Who qualifies for Invisalign?
Invisalign can be used by both teenagers and adults. It’s considered a suitable treatment option for patients who have mild to moderate teeth misalignment.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of your Invisalign treatment heavily depends on how severe your case is, or in other words, how much shifting your teeth will need. It also depends on if you stick to the recommended amount of time for wearing your aligners each day, as not doing so can lengthen your treatment. On average, Invisalign treatment takes around a year.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Just like with treatment length, the cost of Invisalign also depends on your unique case because more severe misalignment will require more aligners. To help patients of all financial situations get straight, beautiful teeth, we offer a number of payment options. Our team is happy to help you find one suitable for your budget.