It’s been over two decades since Invisalign hit the market as a safe, viable option for replacing traditional metal braces. It made the headlines back then, and Invisalign in Kendall is still trending today! You’ve got questions about this amazing cosmetic dentistry innovation, and we’ve got answers.
A: When Invisalign first became available, it was much more limited. Over time, the makers of clear plastic aligners have made great strides. Invisalign can straighen crooked teeth, fix an overbite or underbite, and reduce gaps in teeth. However, if your teeth need precision repositioning, it’s likely you’ll need metal braces or other orthodontic devices.
A: As with any mouth appliance, Invisalign takes some getting used to. You will experience some discomfort as the aligners move your teeth into place. However, your provider will let you know how to reduce pain while wearing aligners.
A: The answer to this depends on your specific case. Most patients wear Invisalign in Kendall for 6 to 12 months.
A: Yes, you will need a retainer after you complete treatment. Most patients wear a retainer for 9 to 12 months, which gives your body enough time to stabilize the bone that is supporting your teeth.
A: No. You should always remove your tray(s) when eating or drinking anything other than water. This is because food and bacteria can get trapped between the tray and your teeth. It’s also important to brush after you eat and before you put your Invisalign back in.
A: Again, keep in mind that every individual is different. On average and without insurance, Invisalign can cost between $1,800 to $9,500.
A: Some insurance policies cover part or all of the cost of Invisalign. The best way to find out if you have this type of coverage is to contact your insurance carrier directly.
A: Our team led by Dr. Villavicencio is proud to offer Invisalign to patients who qualify. If you have questions about this dental treatment or would like to book your appointment, please give us a call at 786-321-7035.