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Invisalign is a great orthodontic option for our patients who may not want to wear traditional braces. With Invisalign, you get the advantages of a transparent system that’s discreet and comfortable. For long-lasting results and affordable Invisalign treatment in St. Charles, contact our team for a consultation today!
Advantages of Invisalign
Even though Invisalign was initially developed for adults, teens make great candidates too. Especially if your teen is responsible and committed to their home-care!
Some of the biggest perks of wearing Invisalign include:
No dietary restrictions
Easier home care (just brush and floss like normal)
No wires, brackets, or bands
More discreet than braces
Every orthodontic patient starts their teeth straightening journey with a consultation with our orthodontist in St. Charles. During this exam, we’ll evaluate the tooth alignment, oral development, and issues like unerupted wisdom teeth. A full-mouth (panoramic) X-ray will also be necessary. From there, we can determine if you or your teen qualify for Invisalign and estimate the length of the overall treatment.
Invisalign Treatment Process
Invisalign works by wearing a series of trays that gently push the teeth into proper alignment. Every two weeks you switch the current pair of trays out with the next one. It’s important that you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day to allow for efficient tooth movement. The extra two hours give time to remove the trays during meals or for brushing and flossing.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Depending on your bite, average treatment lengths range from 12-18 months. Others may take up to 24 months if they’re more complex. Invisalign labs will analyze the impressions we’ve taken and plan a specific number of trays to achieve the desired tooth movement. They’ll return the digital care plan to us so that we can show you a virtual preview of tooth movement before the treatment even starts. You’ll know what the outcome should look like and the estimated timeframe required.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost? Financing Plans Available!
To start, we provide Invisalign Consultations. This allows us to layout a treatment plan prior to any charges taking place. This is also a great time to determine if you or your child is a candidate for Invisalign. Sometimes traditional orthodontics are the better option.
If you have dental insurance, your Invisalign treatment may be covered by your orthodontic benefits. We accept most PPO dental insurances. But even if you don’t have insurance, you can easily budget the cost of Invisalign with our interest-free affordable monthly payment plans.
In-Network with Most PPO Dental Insurances
Interst-Free Payment Plan Options
$500 Off When Two or More Family Members Begin Treatment
5% off Total Cost When Treatment is Paid in Full
While Invisalign may be a popular teeth straightening method for children, teens and adults now – that doesn’t mean all dentists are qualified the same for orthodontic treatment. Many general dentists have only had 3-4 hours of specialized orthodontic training. Orthodontists on the other hand are the specialist for the alignment of teeth and have spent years in full-time orthodontic programs. Simply put, there isn’t a better doctor to perform your Invisalign treatment. An orthodontist will ensure you hit your smile goals while keeping the mouth functioning at it’s best.
Invisalign Home Care
With Invisalign, there are no fixed brackets and wires to clean around. That means there’s no need for special floss threaders or proxy-brushes to access hard-to-reach areas. All you have to do is remove the clear aligners and brush and floss like normal. Rinse the aligners and clean them with a toothbrush too, to prevent buildup inside of the tray.
Request an Invisalign Consultation Today
A straighter smile is just a phone call away. Contact us today to find out if Invisalign is in your teen’s future!