Invisalign – Plano, TX
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Invisalign clear aligners have quickly become the most preferred orthodontic treatment for teens and adults. Now, more than 5 million people have made the choice to move their teeth without wires and brackets. In as little as 12 months, you can get the results you want with Invisalign. At Parkway Vista Dental, Dr. Kamali and her team will work with you to identify your specific orthodontic problem before putting you on the fast track to a healthier, more beautiful smile. To find out if you are eligible for Invisalign, contact our office today!
How Does Invisalign Work?
The great thing about Invisalign is that it opens orthodontic treatment up to more people. Your general dentist is now equipped with the technology necessary to take on orthodontic treatment cases. The Invisalign team of experts is in close contact with your dentist throughout the whole process -- from identifying whether or not you are an eligible candidate to the actual treatment itself.
During the planning phase, Dr. Kamali can provide you with a clear view of your treatment journey. ClinCheck software helps you know just what to expect each step of the way, including what your final results will look like! Then, the Invisalign lab will manufacture the aligners according to your specific dimensions and send them back to our dental office.
Once you have your aligners, we will walk you through Invisalign maintenance and upkeep. You should wear the trays for 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. Clean your aligners regularly and notify us as soon as possible if a tray warps, breaks, or is lost to avoid delaying treatment times.
We will schedule a visit every six weeks to ensure you are advancing through the Invisalign treatment properly. The average treatment time for Invisalign 12 months, but this can vary depending on the severity of your initial problem. Dr. Kamali will talk to you about what you can expect before treatment begins.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
It is estimated that 75% of adults could benefit from teeth straightening, and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before thanks to solutions like Invisalign. Many people who had braces as a teen did not wear their retainers as well as they should have and are now dealing with the effects of gapped or misaligned teeth. Other patients never benefitted from orthodontic treatment at all and are now deciding to do something about their misaligned teeth.
Aside from the obvious cosmetic effects of having crooked teeth, headaches and jaw issues are likely to occur as a result of a misaligned bite. Invisalign is considered a form of cosmetic dentistry that can help you enjoy the attractive, fully functional smile everyone deserves!
Invisalign Go provides a simplified approach to moving your teeth into their correct positions for those with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Using advanced technology, each aligner is custom-made to align your teeth. The fast braces system is designed to quickly resolve minor crowding, spacing, or orthodontic relapse cases to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. It can even be used if you have restorations, like bonding, crowns, or veneers.
Once you have received your aligners, you will wear each one for 1 to 2 weeks depending on your dentist’s recommendation. Instead of the treatment taking 12 months to complete, you can expect to be finished in 3 to 7 months.
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
Now that you know all about how Invisalign works and who’s a good candidate, it’s time to discuss another important factor: the price. It’s important to know right off the bat that there isn’t a flat fee. Basically, the clear aligner treatment is 100% personalized to each patient’s dental needs and smile goals. Don’t worry though – there are some factors that will help you get an idea of the cost. To learn more, read on!
Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign
As mentioned above, the cost of Invisalign in Plano is completely customized to you. During your initial consultation, several factors will be considered, including:
- The severity of your misalignment
- If you need to straighten one arch or both
- How many aligners you need
Once your treatment begins, there will be other factors that influence the cost. Things like misplacing your aligners or neglecting to wear them for the required 22 hours a day can cause you to fall off-track with your treatment plan. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance that you are diligent about following your dentist’s instructions.
Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: What’s the Difference?
Since both Invisalign and Smile Direct Club™ offer clear aligners, many patients are curious about what makes these two companies different. The answer? A lot. To start, companies like Smile Direct Club rely on do-it-yourself impressions and provide you with all of your trays upfront. There is no supervision from a dental professional, no in-person appointments to monitor the movement of your teeth, and nowhere to turn if you run into any complications. These are just a few of the many reasons they have countless lawsuits and no support from professional organizations, like the American Dental Association. Invisalign, on the other hand, is a notable brand that has more than 20 years of experience helping patients safely achieve their smile goals.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
It’s certainly possible! Of course, the answer to this question truly depends on your dental insurance coverage. While some plans focus solely on essential preventive and restorative care, others include a once-in-a-lifetime benefit for orthodontic treatment. In that case, you can lower your out-of-pocket expenses significantly. If you’re currently insured but unsure of your benefits, don’t hesitate to reach out to your provider. Otherwise, we can check on your available benefits at your appointment.
Options for Making Invisalign Affordable
If you don’t have dental insurance, that’s okay! That isn’t the only way to make Invisalign in Plano more affordable. Our team is proud to offer several ways to save, including:
- Our In-House Dental Plan – Your membership not only gives you access to essential preventive care, it gives you 15% off of popular cosmetic services as well. To learn about the details, get in touch with our team!
- Flexible Financing – We are proud to work with CareCredit, a trusted third-party financier, to help patients find a payment plan that works with their budget. That way, you don’t have to pay for your treatment in one lump sum!
- Special Offers – Our periodic specials help you save even bigger. That’s why we offer specials like free consultations for Invisalign GO! To learn our latest offers, don’t hesitate to reach out!
Talk to Us Today!
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Parkway Vista Dental. We are pleased to now offer Invisalign Go for patients like you -- please request an appointment today!
As an adult, you have always wanted to improve the health and alignment of your teeth; however, you do not want to deal with the visibility or restrictions of metal braces. To get the results you want, you now have a discreet option using the #1 dentist-recommended clear aligner. With Invisalign in Plano, you can join more than 2.5 million patients around the world who have achieved their dream smiles with the FDA-approved treatment. To make the right choice for your needs, it is time to get the facts about the aligners.
How Long Does the Treatment Last?
Invisalign offers over a 96% satisfaction rate when it is used according to your dentist’s recommendations. On average, you can expect to be completed with your treatment in about one year. During this time, it is best to change to a new aligner weekly. To achieve maximum results, you must be committed to wearing them for at least 22 hours per day.
Are the Aligners Comfortable?
When compared to traditional braces, many have come to find the aligners to be more comfortable and less painful. Using impressions of your mouth, they provide the ideal fit. There will be no difficulty with slipping.
They are also smooth. You will not have any irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks from protruding wires or brackets. You may feel some slight discomfort when switching to a new aligner; however, it will subside within a couple of days.
How Often Will I Need to See My Dentist?
Invisalign provides a convenient solution. Since no wires are used to move your teeth, you will not need appointments for adjustments. You will spend less time at your dental office—perfect if you have a busy schedule. You will still need to see your dentist about every 6 weeks. This allows them to monitor the advancement of your treatment.
What Happens If I Lose or Break an Aligner?
Invisalign aligners are strong, but they can crack or break. If a minor crack appears toward the end of the week, usually it is not a large concern because you will be switching to the next one in the series in just a day or two. If the break appears at the beginning of the week, it is best to call your dentist. Also, if you lose an aligner, you will need to contact your dentist for a replacement.
Will I Need a Retainer?
To protect your new smile, you will briefly require a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions.