Invisalign – Garland, TX
Consider an Easier Path to a Straighter Smile!
If you have crooked or gapped teeth, you may believe that they don’t look very appealing. However, it’s not only looks that should make you consider orthodontic intervention. Crooked teeth are generally more difficult to clean and more likely to cause issues with your temporomandibular joint later in life. Unfortunately, many people avoid using orthodontics because they don’t want to deal with changing their appearance and daily habits. That’s where Invisalign comes in.
With Invisalign, you can discreetly fix simple and complex cases of crooked teeth and misaligned bites in less time than traditional braces. Our in-house orthodontists Dr. Reginald Taylor is here to offer his expertise. Contact our office to learn if Invisalign in South Dallas is right for you!
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gently shift teeth into a straighter position, much like traditional braces. The main difference is the devices Invisalign uses are removable and transparent, making it much easier to hide the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. It also makes it much easier to practice at-home oral care and eat the foods you want without worry.
During your consultation, we’ll make sure that your unique case will be suitable for treatment with Invisalign. After confirmation, we’ll capture a model of your current teeth and send it to an offsite Invisalign lab. There, your Invisalign series will be designed and sent back to the dentist for examination. Once the dentist provides his approval, the series will be fabricated and sent back to our practice for fitting.
Each pair of aligners is designed to mimic a different stage of your realignment. You’ll wear each pair of aligners for about two weeks at a time, then switch to the next pair until you complete the series. By wearing the aligners between 20 and 22 hours per day over the next 6 to 18 months, you can achieve a smile free of gaps and crooked teeth!
Is Invisalign Right For You?
Invisalign is ideal for those with mild to moderate levels of misalignment. In more severe cases, you may need to use traditional orthodontics. But keep in mind that Invisalign has become increasingly capable of solving more complex dental issues, including overbites, underbites and other malocclusions. You’ll be able to confirm which treatment will be most effective in your case during the consultation.
The Cost of Invisalign
Fortunately, the cost of Invisalign is largely comparable to traditional braces. Because the entire series of aligners is made from the start, you won’t need to visit our practice as often as you would if you chose traditional braces. This is because the tightening process uses plastic aligners instead of a series of brackets and an arch wire, leading to fewer appointments and a lower cost overall.
On average, you can expect to pay between $3,400 and $5,000, depending on the severity of your misalignment and your commitment to wearing the aligners.