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Invisalign Alternative – Mesquite, TX

An Effective Clear Braces Option

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Since Invisalign hit the market a few decades ago, it has become one of the most popular methods for straightening teeth. Here at Texas Dentistry, we are on board the Invisalign bandwagon! However, we know that many patients are interested in Invisalign alternatives. That is why we also offer Spark Aligners. This remarkable clear braces treatment is similar to Invisalign in many ways. On this page, we will talk more about the Spark treatment and what you can expect from it.

Why Choose Texas Dentistry for an Invisalign Alternative?

What Are Spark Aligners?

Illustration of Spark Aligner being used to straighten teeth

Just like Invisalign, the Spark system uses a series of custom-made clear aligners to apply gentle pressure to the teeth. The aligners are made with the help of advanced scanning technology that captures even the smallest details about the alignment of your teeth.

Spark Aligners move the teeth little by little, gradually correcting issues like overcrowding, rotated teeth, crooked teeth, and bite problems. All you have to do is wear the aligners for 20 – 22 hours each day, switching to a new aligner every two weeks or so. You’ll visit us for periodic checkups so we can monitor your treatment’s progress.

Benefits of Spark Aligners

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As a high-quality Invisalign alternative, Spark Aligners offer all the benefits you would expect from a removable clear braces treatment. For example, you will be able to eat whatever you want, enjoy easy oral hygiene, and see results relatively quickly.

Of course, Invisalign and Spark Aligners are not exactly the same. Spark Aligners are made out of a different material, called TruGEN. It is engineered for comfort, and it is more resistant to stains than Invisalign. It is also slightly more discreet because the material is designed to be as transparent as possible.

Invisalign Alternative FAQs

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Spark Aligners offer a remarkable alternative to Invisalign! Before you schedule your orthodontic consultation with us, however, you may want to learn more about your treatment options and the road ahead of you. That is why we have put together the following brief list of FAQs, along with their answers. If you would like more information about anything you read here, you are welcome to contact us directly. Our team is eager to assist you!

Do Spark Aligners Cost More or Less than Invisalign?

The price of both treatments depends on numerous factors, including the extent of dental misalignment that a patient is suffering from. During your consultation, we can help you compare prices and explore your payment options. Spark Aligners and Invisalign tend to offer competitive prices.

Does Insurance Cover Spark Aligners?

If your dental insurance covers orthodontic treatment, then it probably will help you to pay for Spark Aligners. It may cover about half of their cost, up to your dental policy’s lifetime orthodontic maximum. Our team are pros at working with insurance, and we will do all we can to help you reap the greatest value possible from your benefits. We are even in-network with several major insurance companies.

Who Is a Candidate for Spark Aligners?

In general, candidates for Spark Aligners:

  • Are teenagers or adults. Children are not usually candidates because their jaws are still developing.
  • Suffer from mild to moderate dental misalignment. Severe cases might require traditional braces.
  • Are committed to the treatment. It takes a measure of self-discipline to comply with the treatment protocol.
  • Do not want to put up with the hassles of traditional braces. Spark is more comfortable, convenient, and discreet than old-fashioned orthodontic options.

How Do Spark Aligners Compare to Other Invisalign Alternatives?

There are quite a few Invisalign alternatives on the market. Some of them, such as Spark Aligners, offer superb quality that is backed by remarkable technology. However, Spark stands out amongst its competitors because of the TruGEN material that it uses.

Other alternatives, however, are not so good. We advise our patients to stay far away from at-home clear aligner treatments that do not require regular dental visits. Such systems are unreliable at best. At worst, they can end up damaging the teeth and worsening dental misalignment. If you have questions about a specific Invisalign alternative other than Spark, feel free to ask us. We will help you consider the pros and cons of all your options.

Maintaining Your Spark Aligners

Spark Aligners are quite durable, but you will still have to take some precautions to protect them against damage. For example, you should not eat while you are wearing them. You should also be diligent about keeping your teeth clean so your aligners do not trap food particles against your enamel. Additionally, cleaning your aligners daily is important so they do not collect bacteria. If you ever have any questions about how to care for your aligners, give our team a call. We are always ready to help!

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