Invisalign® can be an excellent option for many individuals wishing to discreetly straighten their teeth. At Beiting Family Dentistry, this alternative to traditional metal braces is extremely popular among adults seeking orthodontic care to correct gaps, crowding, and various other tooth alignment issues. Using a custom-designed series of clear, removable aligners, Dr. Beiting can provide you with a comfortable and convenient solution to achieving straight teeth and a beautiful smile, often without others even realizing you are undergoing treatment.
If you are interested in Invisalign® and would like to schedule an appointment at our office, please contact Beiting Dental today.
The Invisalign® Process
The Invisalign® process involves a series of aligners that are replaced every few weeks allowing your teeth to gradually shift into an ideal position. At our office, Dr. Beiting will first design your customized set of clear Invisalign® aligners for you to take home. Each tray is modified slightly from the previous one, and the overall number of aligners will depend on your specific needs. Before you leave the office, you will be instructed on how long to wear each tray before switching to the next.
Throughout the treatment process, return visits to our office will be scheduled approximately four to six weeks apart for Dr. Beiting to assess your progress and provide you with a new set of aligners.
Is Invisalign® right for me?
Invisalign® can be a great teeth-straightening solution for many women and men seeking a more convenient and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. This popular treatment option may be right for you if you are bothered by gaps between teeth, overcrowding, underbite, overbite, crossbite, or a combination of any of these concerns. During an in-person consultation at our practice, Dr. Beiting can perform an oral examination and determine whether or not Invisalign® would be the most appropriate solution for your unique needs.
How often should my aligners be worn?
Throughout the Invisalign® treatment process, your aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss, but they should ideally be worn at all other times. In general, wearing the aligners a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day can help to ensure an optimal result is achieved in the least amount of time possible.
How do I clean my aligners?
Gently scrubbing the aligners with a regular toothbrush and warm water will typically provide sufficient sanitation. If needed or desired, you can also use some antibacterial soap as you scrub, but be sure to rinse the aligners well before placing them back into position.
Will Invisalign® affect my speech?
You may experience a very slight lisp during the first few days of wearing your initial aligner; however, this is a natural part of adjusting to the aligners covering your teeth. Your speech should return to normal relatively quickly, and most people won’t even notice any changes to how you talk.
How long does treatment with Invisalign® take?
On average, treatment with Invisalign® lasts anywhere from 9–15 months. This length of time can vary based on the extent of your tooth alignment concerns as well as how closely you follow Dr. Beiting’s personalized instructions regarding aligner wear.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
Like most treatments, the cost of Invisalign® will vary by individual. That said, the majority of patients can expect the total cost to fall within the range of $3,000 to $8,000.To learn more about pricing for this innovative treatment, please visit our page devoted to Invisalign® cost.
Contact Beiting Family Dental
For more information about Invisalign®, or if you would like to find out if this innovative treatment is right for you, please contact our office today.