Invisalign® in Germantown
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® provides a wide variety of benefits:
- Discreet. The clear aligners are virtually invisible on your teeth, allowing you to straighten your teeth without an obvious change in your appearance.
- Comfortable. The aligners are made of smooth, flexible plastic that fit comfortably to your teeth without causing irritation to your mouth.
- Convenient. Aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out when you eat and for cleaning. There are no food restrictions and no special brushing or flossing instructions or tools.
- Efficient. Invisalign® treatment may take less time to straighten teeth than traditional braces depending on the complexity of the treatment needed.
Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign®?
If you are in need of minor orthodontic corrections you may be a good candidate for Invisalign®. This treatment is effective for most common orthodontic issues such as overbite, crowding, gaps between the teeth, and more. However, some patients may have orthodontic needs that are too complex for Invisalign®. We can perform a brief evaluation to determine whether or not Invisalign® is right for you.
Why Choose Total Dental Care?
Invisalign® technology is available through some dental practices without the need for an orthodontic referral. Total Dental Care provides Invisalign® for the convenience of our patients who want to straighten their teeth in a more discreet way. We have the technology and software required to evaluate your teeth, make impressions, plan your treatment, and monitor your progress. As a family dental practice we provide Invisalign® for patients from youth to adults.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to wear my aligners?
The more you wear your aligners the faster and more effective your treatment will be. We recommend wearing them at least 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat and clean them.
How do I clean Invisalign® aligners?
Keeping your aligners clean helps them stay clear and invisible on your teeth. Rinse them off whenever you remove them and store them in the provided case. Brush them once a day with a soft bristled toothbrush (different from the brush you use on your teeth) and clear, unscented soap. Rinse them thoroughly and brush your teeth before putting them back in your mouth.
How long does Invisalign® treatment take?
The average length of treatment is between 6 and 18 months. Your specific treatment duration will depend on your individual needs and how well you follow your dentist’s instructions regarding wearing your aligners.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
The cost of Invisalign® varies depending on a variety of factors, such as the extent of the orthodontic corrections you need and how many aligners your treatment will require. It is typically comparable to the cost of braces.
Does insurance cover Invisalign®?
If your dental insurance includes coverage for orthodontics, Invisalign® is typically covered. Most orthodontic coverage is offered in a one time lump sum toward orthodontic treatment, which can be applied to Invisalign in most cases. Contact your insurance provider for specific information about your plan.