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Invisalign - Mesquite, TX

A Clear Path to Straighter Teeth

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While many people associate orthodontic treatments with cosmetics, the fact is straightening teeth actually provides many benefits to long-term oral health. Unfortunately, many people avoid pursuing treatment largely because they don’t want to wear metal brackets and wires in their mouth for years at a time. That’s where Invisalign comes in. Instead of using metal hardware, you can easily straighten teeth affected by mild to moderate levels of misalignment. To see if Invisalign is right for you, give the dentists at Texas Dentistry a call!

Why Choose Texas Dentistry for Invisalign?

How Does Invisalign Work?

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The way Invisalign works is relatively simple once you have your trays created. Each pair of aligners is designed to represent a different stage of your treatment. Once we’ve completed your consultation, captured detailed images of your current smile, and created your Invisalign series, you’ll wear each pair of aligners for a set period of time, typically about two weeks. These need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day and should only be removed to eat, drink, or practice daily oral care. You’ll come back to our office once every six weeks so we can confirm the aligners are shifting teeth as planned. After you complete treatment, you’ll wear a retainer to ensure that your teeth stay in place following realignment.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

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The length of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on the complexity of your needs. It can also depend on how well you stick to your regimen of wearing the aligners. If you stay compliant and wear the trays as intended, you can expect your treatment to take between 8 and 12 months. This is still significantly less time than what would be needed from metal braces, which can take a minimum of two years to provide results.

Benefits of Invisalign

When it comes down to the benefits, Invisalign has something for everyone. Consider them below:

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Invisalign Alternative: Spark Aligners

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While Invisalign is a fantastic option for many people, we find that some of our patients are curious about Invisalign alternatives. That is why we are proud to offer Spark Aligners. This treatment is similar to Invisalign in that it uses a series of clear aligners to straighten the teeth. The biggest difference between them is that they are made out of different materials. Spark Aligners may be slightly clearer and more resistant to stains than Invisalign.

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Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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Have you had trouble finding the price of Invisalign online? That’s because there isn’t a flat fee! On the contrary, the cost varies considerably based on each individual patient’s dental needs. So, if you would like to get an accurate estimate, we recommend giving us a call to schedule a consultation. If you aren’t quite ready to take that step and would prefer to continue your research online, then you can also read on to learn more.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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As you know, no two smiles are exactly the same. When it comes to Invisalign, we need to consider several important factors in order to give you an accurate estimate of the cost, this includes:

  • The complexity of your case.
  • How many aligners are needed.
  • If you need to straighten one or both arches of your teeth.
  • Your age.
  • If rubber bands and other accessories are needed.
  • How well you follow the treatment guidelines.

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

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Smile Direct Club™ and other mail-order aligner companies focus much of their marketing around how much cheaper they are compared to Invisalign. What you need to ask yourself is, “How can they make the cost so much lower?” The short answer is that mail-order aligner companies don’t conduct thorough upfront exams, they rely on their patient’s DIY impressions, and they have countless lawsuits from past patients who experienced worse misalignment from their “treatment plans.” Simply put, even with a lower upfront cost, orthodontic alternatives aren’t worth your money.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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There are some patients who have a once-in-a-lifetime benefit that can be used for orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign. However, it’s important to remember that dental plans aren’t the same from patient to patient, and double-checking the fine print on yours is very important. If you have any questions about your coverage, you’re more than welcome to talk to our team at your consultation or give us a call. There should also be a helpline on your insurance paperwork if you want to talk to your provider directly.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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Uninsured? Then ask our team about the other financial solutions we offer! For example, our in-house membership plan includes essential preventive care as well as 25% off other popular treatments. We’re also happy to welcome flexible financing, which ensures you don’t have to pay for the entire cost of Invisalign upfront. Instead, you can take a look at your monthly budget and pick a payment plan that suits you best. If you would like to learn more or are ready to sign up, give our team a call so we can help!

Invisalign FAQ’s

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Are you still wondering about Invisalign clear braces? If you’re like many others, you’re probably curious about Invisalign because it is a newer treatment option compared to traditional braces. Invisalign has quickly become a popular way to straighten teeth because of its clear and comfortable attributes. If you still have questions about Invisalign in Mesquite, we have the answers! Keep reading to satisfy your curiosity and learn more about Invisalign clear aligners.

Is Invisalign Painful?

Invisalign utilizes a series of clear plastic aligning trays that gradually shift your teeth into place. This treatment is far more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces because you won’t have to worry about cutting the inside of your mouth on brackets and wires. However, there is some slight discomfort when you first start treatment, but this adjustment period will end after a few days. Usually, patients find that Invisalign is easy to get used to because of its removeable and smooth plastic design.

How Should I Care for My Aligners?

Successful Invisalign treatment starts by making sure you know how to care for your aligners. Invisalign sells their own cleaning system, but you can also use clear hand soap and a nonabrasive toothbrush. However, never use hot water because this can permanently warp the plastic. Additionally, it’s a good idea to lay down towels on the sink and floor, so if you drop them, your aligners will have some cushioning to break their fall.

What Should I Do if I Lose or Damage an Aligner?

If you lose or break an aligner, it’s important that you contact our office right away for a replacement. In some cases, we may recommend that you use the previous aligner in the series to maintain your results while we get your replacement. It’s vital to resume treatment as soon as possible because your teeth can revert back to their crooked positions if you prolong getting a replacement. Just remember to keep your case on you at all times and practice our cleaning tips to avoid damage.

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign Treatment?

If you’re wondering whether or not Invisalign is right for you, the best way to know is to come into our office for a consultation. One of our experts will carefully examine your smile, the severity of your misalignment, and any bite problems you may have. After, they will be able to make the correct recommendation based on your smile. Typically, Invisalign can correct mild to moderate misalignment, and it’s best for adults and older teens because this treatment requires some responsibility and commitment.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact our office today!

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