Invisalign Overview​​​​​​​

Invisalign Overview

Everyone wants straighter teeth, but few people look forward to wearing traditional braces—with that eye-catching metal and the wires and brackets that can sometimes be annoying or even painful.

But traditional braces aren’t your only option anymore! Invisalign clear aligners can offer you the same teeth-straightening advantages of metal braces, but without the drawbacks of the metal itself!

If you or a loved one are interested in straightening your teeth, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Are you a good candidate for teeth straightening? Where should you go? Is the Invisalign straightening process right for you?

As your Invisalign dentist at Arlington Dentistry by Design, we look forward to answering all of your questions about Invisalign aligners and helping you get the straighter smile you want!

What Are Invisalign Invisible Braces?

When you’re used to standard metal braces, it can be hard to believe that there’s a dependable alternative that’s so different from the wires and brackets of traditional braces. Invisalign braces work differently from traditional braces, but they have the same long-lasting benefits and stunning results!

Invisalign aligners are smooth, transparent trays that won’t irritate your gums, tongue, or insides of your cheeks as you use them. These trays fit closely over your teeth and gradually shift them into place for a straighter smile, similar to the way metal braces gently pressure your teeth into a new position.

However, while you’ll probably need to have metal brackets loosened or tightened during your treatment, you won’t need to worry about making these uncomfortable adjustments with Invisalign aligners.

When you use Invisalign trays, instead of tweaking metal braces to get the fit you need, every once in a while you will receive a new Invisalign aligner that’s a better fit for your teeth as they shift. As you cycle through these aligners, your teeth will gradually straighten until you have exactly the smile you want.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign aligners come with many benefits for their treatment, such as the following:

Effective Teeth Straightening| The most obvious benefit of Invisalign aligners is that you can easily and effectively straighten your teeth for a perfect smile. Straighter teeth can mean a more beautiful smile and a more confident you in all aspects of your life!

Discreet Treatment | Traditional braces are often eye-catching, and their metal pieces tend to catch the light in photos. Invisalign aligners are transparent, which means no one needs to know you’re straightening your teeth at all.

If you’re trying to decide between clear braces vs. metal braces, ask yourself whether people looking at your braces would make you feel self-conscious. If you would prefer the subtlety of clear braces, Invisalign aligners could be a great fit for you!

Easy Maintenance |It can be difficult to brush and floss effectively when you’re wearing fixed metal braces. Invisalign invisible braces are easy to pop in and out of your mouth, making it easy to brush and floss like normal and keep your dental hygiene on track.

How Much Is Invisalign Treatment?

While you’re deciding between Invisalign aligners vs. braces, you’ll naturally be interested in the Invisalign aligners vs. braces cost. You’ll be happy to hear that Invisalign clear braces are competitively priced, and the average cost of Invisalign aligners is designed to roughly match the cost of traditional braces.

Understanding your insurance is also a key part of paying for dental work. We are often asked the question: does insurance cover Invisalign aligners? The answer depends on your insurance and individual situation.

If your insurance covers the cost of traditional braces, it’s likely that your insurance will also partially cover Invisalign clear braces. However, we always recommend double checking with your provider and making sure you fully understand the terms and payment plan that’s available to you.

Here at Arlington Dentistry by Design, we want you to be able to get the beautiful smile you deserve—including figuring out how you can afford this treatment. Call us today!

Are There Invisalign Aligner Alternatives?

Along with traditional braces, you may have heard of Smile Direct Club or other forms of clear braces. Deciding what clear braces are right for you is a big decision, which is why we offer a FREE Invisalign consultation to help you make this decision.

When you come to Arlington Dentistry by Design for your treatment, your Invisalign dentist Dr. Khalil will have your dental health in mind with anything they recommend, unlike mail-order aligner companies. You can also look up Invisalign aligner reviews to see what kind of experience others have had with the product.

We’re Excited to Give You the Smile You Deserve

If you’re ready to improve your teeth and straighten your smile, contact us today! We’re happy to schedule an appointment or to answer any questions you might have.