Your smile is your best accessory. But accessorizing your teeth with shiny pieces of metal? It probably doesn’t sound fun even if you have misaligned teeth. Of course, your dentist will certainly tell you that a straight smile isn’t just more aesthetically pleasing than a mouthful of crooked teeth; it’s also better for you. A crooked bite can lead to worn tooth surfaces, tooth sensitivity, a sore jaw, tooth decay, and gum disease. But are traditional braces the only way to get a better bite?
We’re happy to tell you no, traditional braces are not the only answer. Invisalign provides a discreet way to get straighter teeth and a healthier bite.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a custom-made series of removable aligner trays made from a clear plastic and created just for you. You wear them over your teeth, switching to a new tray every two weeks, and they work to gradually shift your teeth into place.
What to expect
At your first consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. A good candidate has:
Healthy teeth and gums (free of damage and decay)
Minor alignment issues, such as crooked teeth, gapped teeth, or crowded teeth
Good self-discipline (to keep the removable trays in for 22 hours a day)
Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will take your dental impressions and send them to Invisalign to have your aligner trays custom made.
The average time for an adult to complete their Invisalign treatment is 12 months. So, for the next year or so after you receive your trays, you will wear them for 22 hours a day. Although this does take self-discipline, the removability makes eating and caring for your teeth much easier than with traditional braces.
Why Invisalign is the “clear” choice
You’ll definitely want to talk to your dental practitioner about whether Invisalign is right for you. There are cases where traditional braces are a better fit, but for those with minor misalignment or gapping, Invisalign provides a number of benefits that traditional braces do not. These advantages include:
You get to eat whatever foods you want.
You can brush and floss with ease.
The smooth, plastic Invisalign trays won’t irritate your gums and cheeks.
Treatment lasts only a year on average.
Invisalign is virtually invisible!
So how much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign ranges between $3,000 to $8,000, depending on your specific needs, the duration of treatment, and your dentist’s recommendations. And right now, at Soft Touch Dental in San Diego, we’re offering Invisalign starting at $2700! If you’re ready for a straighter, more beautiful smile, schedule a consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
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