It seems almost too good to be true that you can straighten your teeth without braces. But Invisalign really does work! Clear Invisalign aligners have helped millions of people get the smiles they want – and look great in the process! Here are some questions to consider if you’re deciding whether Invisalign will work well for you.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
While Invisalign is a great option for most people, there may be circumstances where it is not the best choice. This will depend on things like the shape and position of your teeth and the type of correction you may need. The best way to know for sure is to talk with a Certified Invisalign Provider about your teeth and what might work best for you.
Are You Concerned About the Appearance of Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces continue to offer an effective way to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. However, some people may feel self-conscious about wearing them, or unhappy with the feel of brackets and wires on their teeth. In these cases, Invisalign can offer a great way to feel more confident while achieving the correction needed. Because of the clear design of aligners, you can hardly tell you’re wearing Invisalign! Also, you can take them out briefly for things like photos and special events, which can be a nice benefit.
Are You Committed to Wearing and Changing Aligners?
Are you disciplined about staying on a schedule, and will you be committed to wearing your aligners for most of the day? One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign can also be a challenge for some people. Unlike traditional braces which cannot be removed, you can take the aligners out for everyday activities like eating and brushing your teeth – but you should otherwise keep them on for 20-22 hours a day. Also, you will need to change to a new set of aligners about every two weeks and attend regular check-ins with your doctor. If you don’t stick to your schedule, you may fall behind in your treatment.
What’s Required to Take Care of Your Aligners?
While each new set of aligners you receive will be clear and fresh, they can become yellowed if not cared for properly – even in just a matter of two weeks! Also, it’s important to take your aligners out when eating or drinking, and keep your aligners clean in order to help prevent bacteria and possible tooth decay. Cleaning your aligners is simple, but it requires good habits. Your Invisalign provider can offer helpful tips to help you stay on track.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign is similar to other options. However, costs can vary depending on each individual. For example, Invisalign may be more expensive than traditional metal braces in some cases, and less expensive than ceramic (“clear”) braces in others. The best way to know your costs for sure is to have a professional consultation.
Kensington Natural Smiles Is a Certified Invisalign Provider
If you’re interested in Invisalign, Kensington Natural Smiles can help. As a certified provider of Invisalign, we have completed the necessary training to provide this treatment to our patients. Call 301-933-3903 today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the treatment that’s right for you.