Invisalign: An Alternative To Braces
Invisalign serves as an optimal alternative to braces for patients who need to close small gaps or straighten crooked teeth to renew the appearance of their smile. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening treatment that applies a custom-made, clear plastic aligner in place of traditional metal braces.
At ManiDental, we use Invisalign for mild spacing issues, and it serves as an excellent treatment option for minor tooth movement. We offer Invisalign in Elkin, NC as a treatment option for patients who have severe crowding or spacing issues or want to make significant changes to their bite. These treatments are best administered by a dentist or orthodontist.
Invisalign isn’t for everyone, so your dentist will first take a look at your teeth and bite to decide if you’re fit for it. If you are, an image of your teeth will be sent off to make a suitable custom aligner. You’ll be required to change to the next aligner every two weeks and come in for a checkup every six weeks to ensure that all is going accordingly.
The treatment duration varies with different cases. An average of 6 months to 1 year is required for minor cases. However, this is dependent on how much your teeth need to be moved and how well you adhere to the stipulated number of times you ought to wear the aligners each day.
The cost of Invisalign is similar to that of traditional braces. Also, the severity of your case determines the cost.