Invisalign Clear Braces – Glenpool, OK
Realign Your Smile Without Braces
Beautiful straight teeth can do wonders for your appearance and your confidence. But what if you’re a professional adult and braces just don’t fit in with your lifestyle. Not to mention all the time you have to spend at the dentist’s office for adjustments, and the discomfort of wires and brackets. If you’ve been thinking about straightening your smile, but don’t want to spend years with a mouth full of metal, Dr. Mohanna, Dr. Georgy, and Dr. MacLeod offer Invisalign clear braces in Glenpool, OK.
Why Choose 918 Dentist for Invisalign Clear Braces?
- Faster Results with No Dietary Restrictions
- Highly Trained Dentists with Years of Experience
- Comfortable, Easy-to-Follow Treatment Plan
How Invisalign Works
Using three-dimensional computer modeling, we can demonstrate exactly how the Invisalign system will move the teeth into proper alignment. The aligners are manufactured at the Invisalign laboratory and consist of as many as 20 or 30 aligners for both the top and bottom teeth. Each Invisalign appliance is custom-fit by our office and is typically worn for two weeks. Every set of aligners is designed to shift a tiny portion of your smile at a time until the whole thing is dazzlingly straight. The complete treatment generally takes 12 to 18 months.
Benefits of Invisalign
Some of the numerous advantages of straightening your smile with Invisalign in Glenpool include:
- Invisible- You won’t mind smiling during treatment. Virtually no one should be able to detect the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment!
- Comfortable- You won’t experience mouth sores associated with metal brackets and wires.
- Removable- Eat and drink whatever you like, even chew gum. There are no restrictions.
- Easy to Clean- Just brush the aligners when you brush your teeth.
- Flexible- Remove your aligners for special occasions and make up the time the next day.
- Quick- Invisalign shortens treatment time for most patients
- Convenient- No monthly adjustment appointments. We just need to track your progress every 6-8 weeks.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Invisalign can be used to correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues, the most common of which are:
- Crowded teeth. When there isn’t enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth, it can cause your teeth to overlap each other. They then become harder for you to brush and floss, and even dental hygienists have a more difficult time ridding them of plaque at your cleanings. As a result, you’re at a greater risk for oral health issues. Invisalign can more evenly space out your teeth.
- Gapped teeth. Wide spaces between your teeth are not only considered unattractive. They can also jeopardize your dental health. Food particles can get trapped in these gaps, attracting bacteria that contribute to cavities and gum disease. Luckily, Invisalign can close these spaces.
- Bite alignment problems. An overbite, underbite, or crossbite could cause you to grind your teeth, which may lead to TMJ dysfunction and/or uneven wear and tear on your enamel. In many cases, Invisalign can bring your top and bottom jaws into the proper alignment.
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
No two mouths are created equal, and as such, no two Invisalign treatments cost exactly the same. The total amount you end up paying for your newly straightened smile will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your alignment issues, your age, and how much time you dedicate to consistently wearing your aligners. At your consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with a cost estimate based on your unique case.
Many dental insurance plans are willing to provide at least partial coverage for orthodontic treatment, so it’s worth checking your individual policy. If you need help getting in touch with your insurance carrier, our team is more than happy to do so and file the claims on your behalf while maximizing your benefits. After all, we believe that achieving a straight smile with Invisalign in Glenpool shouldn’t break the bank!
Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign
Various factors can impact the amount of money you’ll have to pay for Invisalign, some of which include:
- Your age (orthodontic treatment generally takes longer for older patients than younger ones)
- Whether you’re straightening just one arch or both
- The complexity of your orthodontic issues
- The estimated length of your treatment
Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?
If all you’re looking for is a quick and easy way to straighten teeth in Glenpool that are only mildly crooked, then you might benefit from Smile Direct Club or other “do-it-yourself” clear aligners. They typically cost significantly less than Invisalign.
However, these DIY aligner kits come with zero oversight from an orthodontic professional. There are too many chances for things to go wrong, from having to take impressions of your teeth on your own to not following the treatment steps correctly. This may result in serious dental issues that would have to be corrected by a professional anyway. With Invisalign, on the other hand, you have the trusted supervision of our dentists every step of the way. Our accurate, professionally made impressions will make the process smoother and more successful overall. If you want quality results, paying extra for Invisalign treatment is well worth it.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Only some dental insurance plans cover orthodontic treatment, and of those, many of them only include coverage for traditional braces. That said, it’s still worth asking our team members to look over the details of your insurance plan to find out how much coverage you qualify for. We’ll gladly file your claims for you, and we’re even in-network with many of the nation’s most popular dental insurance plans.
Options for Making Invisalign Affordable
Outside of insurance, our team at 918 Dentist has methods of helping you fit Invisalign into your budget. For one, we can help you apply for a loan through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that breaks up the cost of your treatment into manageable payments. Many of their plans have little to no interest.
We also have an in-house loyalty plan as an alternative to insurance. All you have to do is pay a flat $250 fee a year, and in exchange, you receive FREE routine preventive care as well as a significant discount on most of our other services, including orthodontics.
Invisalign in Glenpool is truly unlike any other orthodontic treatment, so it’s natural to have a few questions about it. During your initial consultation, we’ll be more than happy to provide all the information you’ll need about straightening your teeth with Invisalign. In the meantime, feel free to read through the most frequently asked questions we get about Invisalign below or give us a call today!
Will Wearing Invisalign Aligners Hurt?
Traditional braces are notorious for their sharp metal wires and brackets that can aggravate the soft tissues in your mouth. Since Invisalign aligners are crafted out of a single smooth piece of biocompatible plastic, they offer a much more comfortable experience as they glide past your tongue, lips, and cheeks.
However, it’s completely normal to feel some dental discomfort as your teeth adjust to each new set of aligners. Thankfully, any soreness you feel should be mild and fade away very quickly. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers and applying ice packs can help manage your symptoms in the meantime. Additionally, many patients report that switching to a new set of aligners right before bed is a great way to sleep through any initial discomfort.
How Long Do I Need to Wear My Invisalign Aligners Every Day?
While Invisalign’s removable nature is one of its most notable benefits, it’s also one of its greatest responsibilities. You’re encouraged to take your aligners out before eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and certain special occasions. However, it’s essential that you wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every day. Any less time and your teeth may begin to shift back out of place without the constant pressure. Not only will this make wearing your aligners more uncomfortable, but it can increase the cost and length of your treatment as well.
How Do I Keep My Invisalign Aligners Clean?
It’s easy to keep your aligners clean! Simply take them out every morning and evening to brush and floss your teeth. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and plain water to gently clean your aligners and remove lingering particles. Additionally, it’s important that you give your teeth a quick brush before replacing your aligners after eating or drinking. This keeps your aligners from trapping food debris and plaque against your teeth, which can lead to cavities, bad breath, and discolored aligners.
Will Wearing Invisalign Aligners Change How I Talk?
When you first begin to wear your Invisalign aligners, it may sound like you have a slight lisp when you speak. This is because to make certain sounds, your tongue is placed on the back of your teeth and the roof of your mouth. Since these places will be covered by your aligners, your tongue will need some time to adjust. Thankfully, this process is relatively short and you can expect to regain your normal speaking patterns within a week or so. You can help speed it along by speaking out loud and repeating words like “sixty” or “Mississippi.”
Can I Get Invisalign If I’ve Had Traditional Braces in the Past?
Many patients who had traditional braces when they were younger find that their teeth shift out of place again later in life, especially if they neglected to wear their retainer. Thankfully, Invisalign is an excellent choice for almost anyone who wants a straighter smile, including those who’ve had traditional braces in the past. However, every case is different. We’ll carefully examine your unique smile during your consultation to ensure that Invisalign is the most effective way for you to achieve your desired results.
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