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Why Every Young Adult Needs Invisalign

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Young adults with straight teeth

How Does Invisalign Work?

You may be asking yourself, “How does Invisalign work?” Your favorite YouTube stars, Snapchat personalities, and Instagram influencers are always showing off their beautiful, straight smiles, yet you’ve never seen them wear a set of clunky, unattractive braces a day in their life. Although a select few might have been blessed with a natural smile, many of them are using the most advanced clear aligner in the world.

Invisalign changes the way we straighten teeth by gradually moving them into position without the awkwardness of a metal mouth. The process starts with your Invisalign dentist taking a physical impression of your teeth. Our dental technicians review this 3D model and work with your doctor to develop the best treatment plan for YOU. All you need to do is switch your aligners every 2 weeks with the next custom fit, and visit your doctor every 2 months for a routine checkup.

Invisalign has seen it all, and they are constantly improving their technology to give you that dream smile. Overbite or underbite? Open bite or cross bite? Crowded teeth or gapped teeth? It doesn’t matter because every aligner is unique to fit your needs.

For the best Invisalign results, it is recommended you wear them 20 to 22 hours per day. This may seem like a lot, but think about those critical hours you can remove them that patients with braces cannot. Many people with braces complain about the pain and discomfort they experience when they eat certain foods or brush and floss their teeth. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about those silly issues! Wear your custom-made aligners throughout the day and night, but pop them out when you eat or clean your teeth!

Invisalign’s Minimal Impact on Lifestyle

These ground-breaking clear aligners were designed to transform your smile, not your favorite activities. Don’t worry about interrupting your busy life with the negative aspects of a brace face. Whether you have prom, a college move, your best friend’s wedding, or a night on the town, Invisalign is in your best interest. The minimal impact on your life is championed by Invisalign’s convenience, flexibility, and discreetness.

Want to know how to clean Invisalign? Simply brush and rinse them with lukewarm water when you are brushing your own teeth! No need to purchase fancy, floss-threaders to clean between wires. Other Invisalign benefits include being able to eat without the restrictions of braces, or the ability to play contact sports without the fear of wire cuts! Imagine trying to develop a pretty smile only to come away with cut gums and lips. Enjoy movie night with popcorn and easily floss those pesky kernels out before bed! Invisalign isn’t just great for maintaining your lifestyle, but improving it.

When it comes to straight teeth, the real question boils down to braces vs Invisalign. We are so confident that you will notice clear differences without losing self-esteem that the Invisalign Teen Guarantee allows patients to switch to braces at no additional cost if they are unsatisfied within the first six months. Click here for a full breakdown of the clear differences between Invisalign and braces.

You can also watch Jeanine Amapola, lifestyle YouTuber, as she documents her process with Invisalign and her local Dallas dentist. Watch as she visits her Monarch Dental office and her reaction to getting Invisalign for the first time.

How Much is Invisalign?

Now that you’ve weighed the benefits of an invisible aligner, you might be wondering “is Invisalign worth it?” The Invisalign cost is similar to braces, but that is one of their only similarities. Depending on the complexity of your issues, the length of your treatment, or your orthodontic insurance coverage, the average cost of Invisalign lands in the $3,000 to $8,000 range. So why pay for an uncomfortable service when you can spend a similar amount on something that makes you smile every day?

Invisalign covered by insurance can be reduced by up to $3,500, as most dental insurance plans treat Invisalign like other orthodontic treatments. You may also use your flexible spending account, as up to $2,550 of pretax dollars through an FSA can cover Invisalign. If you need additional help, ask your doctor if they offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans.

Still have unanswered questions? If you are covered by a family insurance plan, just forward this article so they can learn more. They can even use the Invisalign Cost Calculator to see how this innovative treatment is right for you!