It’s now easier than it’s ever been to straighten your teeth as an adult. Invisalign is a new take on braces – one that gives you the results that you want comfortably and easily. Geneseo Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners as a way to improve your smile. Adults with busy and active lifestyles are excellent candidates for Invisalign, so read on to find out more.
Why should I get Invisalign as an adult?
There are many reasons to get Invisalign as an adult. Many adults choose Invisalign because it’s so easy and convenient. The plastic aligners fit your teeth perfectly, and they’re completely transparent. You can straighten your teeth without even letting anyone know you’re doing so! Invisalign is perfect for busy lifestyles, too. You simply wear the aligners most of the time and remove them to eat and brush.
How will you start my treatment plan?
The treatment plan starts with digital scanning using the iTero intraoral device. Your orthodontist at Geneseo Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry uses the information from your iTero scan to customize your treatment plan using specialized 3D digital dentistry software called ClinChek. After your orthodontist designs your treatment plan, the Invisalign lab creates a series of custom-made aligners based on your individual mouth measurements. When your new aligners arrive at the office, you’ll return so your orthodontist can check the fit and give you personalized treatment tips.
How long will my treatment last?
With Invisalign treatment, you’ll wear two aligners (one top and one bottom) at a time. Usually, you wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks. Then, you wear the next pair for another one to two weeks. You’ll continue this routine until the treatment is complete. For adults, the average treatment time is around 12-18 months – about the same amount of time that you would wear traditional metal braces. You could need less or more straightening time, depending on how misaligned your teeth are.
How much will my Invisalign clear aligners cost?
The cost of your Invisalign treatment depends upon how many aligners you need in total. On average, most adults need 20-30 sets of aligners in total. The more complex the tooth movement required, the more aligners you’ll need. Generally, Invisalign costs about the same as metal braces. Your dental insurance may cover part or all of the cost of Invisalign teeth straightening, and the Geneseo Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry team can also recommend financing options to make Invisalign even more budget-friendly.
Is it possible to switch from braces to Invisalign?
It depends on your individual situation. If you’re not happy with the results you’re getting from braces, or if you’re looking for an invisible alternative to braces, switching to Invisalign might work for you. Discuss your concerns and wishes with the Geneseo Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry team so they can help you meet your goals in the best way possible.
How do I sanitize Invisalign?
You should clean your aligners every day to keep bacteria and debris from accumulating. Invisalign Cleaning Crystals disinfect aligners thoroughly, or you can use another method recommended by your orthodontist. No matter what cleaning method you use, avoid hot water. It can warp your aligners and decrease their effectiveness at straightening your teeth.
Is Invisalign uncomfortable?
No – in fact, it’s just the opposite. Invisalign aligners are made of a patented thermoplastic material that can perfectly guide your teeth without causing discomfort. The aligners are smooth, with no rough edges, because they’re all custom made and individually trimmed to feel comfortable against your teeth and gums.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is one of the most popular ways for adults to straighten their teeth because it offers so many benefits. Top advantages of Invisalign for adults include:
- No unsightly brackets or braces – virtually invisible teeth straightening
- Removable for special occasions or big events
- More comfortable than traditional braces
- No food restrictions – you remove your aligners to eat and drink.
Geneseo Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry is the only orthodontic and pediatric dentistry practice in Geneseo, New York. Since our launch a couple of years ago, our team has earned a reputation as the best local one-stop-shop for both child and adult dental care. Schedule an adult Invisalign consultation online, or give us a call at (585) 245-0050.