Fort Smith, AR
Crooked or otherwise crowded teeth can raise quite a lot of issues for you if not treated early on. In some cases, it might lead to more complications like periodontal disorders arising from misaligned teeth. Not to mention, your social life can be negatively impacted as you might feel embarrassed when smiling or talking in front of your peers. If you are self-conscious about wearing metal braces, Invisalign might be a better alternative treatment for you.
Invisalign falls under orthodontic treatments that involve invisible aligners. Once placed in the mouth of the patient, they start applying pressure on the teeth and will gradually shift them into the desired alignment. Compared to conventional wire-and-bracket traditional braces, these are quite flexible and harder to spot. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits and cost of getting clear aligners, visit us at Harper Dental, and we would be more than happy to answer your questions.
What is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign treatments are undertaken by dental surgeons who have a specialty in orthodontic treatments. Our orthodontists will evaluate whether you are a candidate for clear aligners based on a comprehensive oral exam. If it turns out you are a viable candidate, an impression of your teeth will be sent to the company who manufactures invisalign.
You may be given multiple sets of aligners that you must switch every two weeks to make sure the teeth are gradually moving towards their ideal alignment. In most cases, the treatment lasts for about 12 to 18 months, however that can change depending on the results you are trying to achieve.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary depending on how many aligners are required in your case. In most cases, the cost of getting clear aligners is almost the same as conventional metal braces, however that could change based on how complex your case is. Roughly speaking, the cost of invisalign treatment can vary between $3,000 to $7000.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Treatment?
Young people in their late teens and adult patients are typically the best candidates for clear aligners. Dentists usually do not recommend invisalign treatment to young teenagers and small children because their jaws are still under development. Invisalign treatment usually works the best for patients who would like to keep their orthodontic treatments discreet.
What Happens When I Finish My Invisalign Treatment?
At the end of your treatment period, our orthodontists might recommend using a retainer so the teeth do not shift back to their original spot. While there are many types of retainers available in the market, it is wise to use the brand our dentists recommend. This will ensure that your teeth get the necessary care post treatment. If you are interested in receiving this innovative treatment or would love someone in your family to find out about it, pay us a visit at Harper Dental to learn more about clear aligners. Our team will be happy to answer your questions or book an appointment over the phone.
Feel free to give us a call at (479) 431-0280. We look forward to helping you get your smile back!
5422 Euper Ln, Fort Smith, AR