If you are one of the thousands of people that is considering getting Invisalign to help you get the perfect smile, then congratulations! Invisalign has been around for 20 years helping to make it easier and less painful to have corrective work done on your teeth. Before Invisalign came on the scene, there were very few options for people that were looking to straighten out their teeth, close a gap in their smile or even correct a bad bite. Most of them had only one option: braces. Braces have also come a long way as far as their effectiveness and how discreet they can be – after all, you hardly ever see someone wearing headgear anymore to fix their teeth – but they are still more noticeable than the clear aligner trays that gently hug your teeth to create an invisible appearance.
The treatment of dental issues using Invisalign can be used in both children as well as adults, but this particular treatment ha been exponentially more popular among adults. Up until the invention of clear aligner trays, it was not considered socially acceptable for an adult to wear braces. Invisalign filled in that need with their product that allowed adults the opportunity to correct their teeth without drawing a huge amount of attention to their mouths. So for adults that perhaps did not have the means or the opportunity to have their teeth fixed when they were younger, Invisalign has made a huge difference in their lives. Even though Invisalign has been around for 20 years, there are still many people that have questions about how effective it is or if use of it can apply to their particular situation. We’ll cover some of the basics below, but remember that it is very important to always consult your orthodontic practice before you make a decision about your treatment. There are always exceptions to every case, and you may not be a great candidate for Invisalign because of one of those exceptions.
Some of the most popular question about Invisible have to do with the cost of it and how hard they are to get. Fortunately, Invisalign is extremely easy to obtain. Pretty much any orthodontist has the ability to prescribe and fit your for Invisalign, so if you already have an orthodontist that you are happy with, you likely will not need to go through the hassle of changing it. The cost of Invisalign can vary based on your location and whether or not your dental insurance will cover it. The most important thing that you need to know about the cost of Invisalign is this: it will likely be more expensive than braces. In fact, it most certainly will be more expensive. Invisalign is a much newer procedure, and so by default will be more costly. Where braces may run you 2 to 3 thousand dollars, Invisalign may be closer to 5 thousand, and likely insurance will not help you out with that. Make sure that you are comfortable with the costs before you get started.