Invisalign is a type of clear orthodontic aligner that is virtually invisible. They are made of durable, clear plastic, so no one will notice that you are straightening your teeth. Invisalign braces are removable, so you will be able to eat all your favorite foods and easily clean your teeth. Invisalign braces are also more comfortable than traditional braces.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is a clear aligner treatment that straightens the teeth with a series of custom-made, clear aligners. Since the aligner trays are removable, patients can still eat their favorite foods. Invisalign aligners can also be removed for special events, like business meetings or family pictures, allowing patients to maintain a professional appearance during treatment.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Invisalign provides an alternative to braces that straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth for maximum comfort. Invisalign is removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Moreover, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. This is something braces do not provide. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Am I a suitable candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is used in a wide range of cases. However, the best candidates are patients who require mild to moderate orthodontic adjustments. Invisalign is also a great option for adults and teens who need orthodontic treatment but don’t want to wear metal braces. Your dentist can determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign.
The first step in the Invisalign process is an initial consultation. During this visit, we’ll take x-rays and impressions of your teeth. We’ll also discuss your goals with you in detail and answer any questions you may have.
Once we’ve gathered all of this information, our dentist will be able to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you. If it is, you’ll move on to your diagnostic records. We use these to create an estimate of how long your treatment will take and what the total cost of your treatment will be.
Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces, so you won’t have to deal with any pain caused by metal brackets or wires. You can remove the aligners for up to two hours a day, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you’d like during your meals. You can also remove the aligners to play sports or perform any tasks that require manual dexterity, but they must ideally be used for 22 hours every day as per the dentist’s instructions.
Both traditional braces and Invisalign aligners cost about the same. Invisalign aligners are customized to your smile, so the dentist needs to take impressions of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign lab to create your custom aligners. Invisalign also requires patients to come in more frequently for checkups, but keep in mind that with Invisalign, your checkups are every four to six weeks, so you may see your dentist more than you would with traditional braces.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Wagner Dental, call (702)-878-5599 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2045 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134.