Invisalign as an Alternative to Braces
ManiDental will be offering Invisalign® clear aligners as an alternative to braces for patients who want to straighten crooked teeth or close small spaces to change the look of their smile. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening method that uses custom-made, clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. Our office uses Invisalign for mild cases of spacing or crowding and is a great option for minor tooth movement. For patients who need a significant change to their bite or have severe crowding or spacing, these cases are best managed by an orthodontist, and we will be happy to provide a referral to a trusted specialist!
If you are interested in considering Invisalign, schedule a consultation by calling 336-835-3337 or ask us at your next appointment!
A consultation to look at your teeth and bite will allow us to determine if you are a good fit for Invisalign. If you are, we will take impressions of your teeth to be sent off and have a series of custom aligners made. You will change to the next aligner in the series approximately every 2 weeks and will come in for a quick check-up about every six weeks to make sure that everything is going smoothly.
Treatment length varies in each case depending on how much your teeth need to be moved, but typically 6 months to 1 year is expected for mild cases. The more closely you stick to the amount of time you're supposed to wear the aligners each day, the more efficient your treatment will be!
The cost of Invisalign varies from patient to patient depending on treatment time, the severity of correction needed, and exact oral health needs. Treatment may cost $3000-$7000, but insurance may help cover the cost of the Invisalign treatment.
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