Proper alignment can stop chipping and wearing of teeth, prevent enamel erosion and damage to the root of your tooth, enhance the health of your gums and oral hygiene, and improve confidence in your smile. Addressing the alignment of your teeth also has the benefit of creating a harmonious relationship between the teeth, jaw, and facial muscles for an overall healthier and more comfortable bite.
If you have poorly aligned teeth or certain bite issues (over-, under-, or crossbite), Invisalign from our cosmetic dentist can improve your smile with minimal interruption to your daily activities—and without others even noticing you are undergoing treatment.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic treatment designed to help patients correct bite issues and straighten their teeth quickly and discreetly. Unlike traditional metal braces that utilize conspicuous brackets and wires, Invisalign works by using a series of clear, removable trays that are custom-made to apply a gentle degree of force to particular teeth at optimal times throughout treatment, resulting in gradual straightening with increased comfort and convenience.
What Is Accelerated Invisalign®?
With the use of advanced appliances and techniques, Restore Dental offers Accelerated Invisalign, propelling Accelerated Invisalign patients through their treatment up to 70% faster than traditional Invisalign. Thanks to these functional appliances and our in-office procedures, you can show off your new smile in less than half the time of traditional Invisalign.
Why Choose Restore Dental for Invisalign®?
The Accelerated Invisalign system offers several benefits to our patients that many other offices do not provide, including:
- Expert care from a Preferred Invisalign Provider in the area
- iTero digital impression of your teeth for the most accuratiTero digital impression of your teeth for the most accurate prescription to avoid goopy impressions
- Opalescence® take-home teeth whitening kit is included
- Tissue & Esthetic Re-contouring for up to 6 teeth
- Virtually invisible—most people should not notice your clear aligners
- Increased comfort—no metal wires or brackets
- Generally fewer office visits required compared to other Invisalign providers
- Increased convenience and easy maintenance—aligners are removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
- Treatment time required up to 70% faster with our accelerating techniques and appliances
- A set of 4 Vivera retainers included to maintain your alignment after treatment
What Can You Expect During the Invisalign® Treatment Process?
The process begins with a complimentary Invisalign consultation, where you will have complimentary digital x-rays, intraoral photos, and a digital impression taken with our iTero® scanner. Then Dr. English or Dr. Offutt will talk with you about the process, show you examples of aligner trays and accelerating devices, and answer any questions you may have about Invisalign.
Based on the detailed images of your teeth, alignment, and bite, Restore Dental will submit a prescription, and Invisalign will create customized aligners. Each set of aligners is slightly modified from the one before it, and the trays should be worn for approximately 20–22 hours per day—ideally only being removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. You should progress to a new set of aligners each week, allowing for a gradual shift of the teeth into a straighter position.
At the completion of your treatment, you will receive your included whitening kit, have the opportunity to have up to 6 of your teeth cosmetically bonded and contoured by Dr. English or Dr. Offutt, and receive your Vivera lifetime retainers to help keep your teeth in a straight position.
How Long Does Invisalign® Take?
For most patients, it takes approximately one year to achieve optimal results with traditional Invisalign. With Accelerated Invisalign, however, total treatment time can often be reduced by up to 70%. In fact, when accelerating techniques are utilized and aligner trays are worn as instructed, some of our patients have been able to straighten their teeth in as few as two to three months.
What Does Invisalign® Cost?
The exact cost of Invisalign will depend on the complexity of your case and whether or not your dental healthcare plan provides any insurance coverage. At Restore Dental, the total price for Invisalign treatment includes digital impressions, a take-home teeth whitening kit, tooth recontouring (up to 6 teeth), and a set of 4 Vivera retainers—many of which are additional expenses at other practices.
To make Invisalign as affordable as possible, our office offers dental financing options through Lending Club, CareCredit, and Compassionate Finance. Each of these trusted lenders provides various payment plan options designed to fit virtually any budget, and the application process is simple and fast. If desired, a member of our team would be happy to help you explore your options at the time of your visit.
If you have any additional questions about Invisalign at Restore Dental, or if you are interested in scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. English or Dr. Offutt, please contact us today. Our team is happy to assist you!