Invisalign for Adults
When you want to change your smile, Invisalign for adults makes the process more accessible, comfortable, and worry-free than ever. At Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates, perfecting smiles drives our business, and we’ve been suiting up more people than ever with Invisalign to fix their gaps, overbites, and misaligned teeth.
While braces are still a popular option for fixing tooth alignment and shoring up oral health, Invisalign has been making waves as an equally viable orthodontic treatment. Adults especially don’t want the bulk and visual appearance associated with braces, and Invisalign offers a unique opportunity to strengthen your teeth without the maintenance braces entail.
Read on to learn more about Invisalign orthodontic treatment for adults and see whether they’re the right fit for your oral hygiene plan.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Part of what makes Invisalign clear aligners so beloved has to do with their transparent appearance. Many adults don’t want to draw attention to their tooth straightening regimen, and Invisalign offers a novel way to fix your teeth covertly.
Besides the near-invisible nature of Invisalign, many patients love the treatment due to how comfortable it is—many forget they even have Invisalign in their mouths. The habit of keeping Invisalign in your mouth will quickly become second nature, allowing you to live your life and do the things you love without being constantly reminded of the process.
You can take out your Invisalign aligners when you need to eat, brush your teeth, or even play sports. This flexibility to fit Invisalign into whatever lifestyle you lead makes it a popular option.
How the Process Works
Dr. Mizrahi will begin the process by taking a 3D scan of your mouth using an iTero Scanner. This process is painless and avoids the radiation of traditional x-ray methods. After identifying your orthodontic needs and listening to your goals, Dr. Mizrahi will digitally construct a model of your mouth, giving him an even better sense of your needs. He can show patients what their mouths will look like during and after treatment using this technology.
Once you approve the results, Dr. Mizrahi will have a series of clear adult Invisalign aligners designed to fit perfectly and comfortably over your teeth and gradually align them.
You should wear Invisalign 20-22 hours each day, taking them out only to eat or do other activities that involve your mouth. Treatment lasts around 15 months, a timeframe that we can adjust depending on how quickly your teeth respond to treatment.
Shifting your teeth takes time, but it happens quicker than most patients imagine. Dr. Mizrahi will call you back once every few months for regular check-ins. Each new set will fit as snugly as the last, slowly and painlessly pushing your teeth into the correct position.
How Much Does Invisalign for Adults Cost?
One of the most common questions patients ask us involves price points. When embarking on an orthodontic procedure as big as this, many become concerned that Invisalign will burn a hole in their pockets.
The price of Invisalign varies, but our team is here to help you budget and make room for this transformative procedure. We work with most insurance plans to cover out-of-pocket costs and help you find ways to invest in a better smile.
Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign and how your insurance plan may cover it.
Switching from Braces to Invisalign
Often, patients who have braces want to switch to a more accessible, less bulky option. Regardless of how far along you are in your braces treatment, we can sometimes remove them, swapping them out for Invisalign. This all depends on how far along you are in treatment; it’s not possible to make the switch in some cases.
Discuss your situation with Dr. Mizrahi to better understand whether you can switch and, if so, whether making the switch is right for you.
Invisalign for Adults: A Modern Orthodontic Solution
Regardless of how old you are and how often you flash your smile, Invisalign presents you with a unique solution to fix your smile almost covertly. Between the aligners’ comfort, ease of cleaning, and overall effectiveness, Invisalign deserves your consideration as a way to reinvigorate your teeth.