It’s an all-too-common scenario: You’re unhappy with your crooked or crowded teeth, but you simply can’t bring yourself to wear braces for the next several months. At Carlson Dental Group in Jacksonville, we have another way to help you overcome your orthodontic challenges without compromising your appearance. Invisalign is the perfect cosmetic-friendly solution for discreetly straightening your smile — no unsightly brackets or wires required! Call us today to schedule a consultation.
The treatment involves a series of thin, custom-made aligners made out of a patented plastic material. When worn, they slowly push the teeth toward their desired positions, with each set of aligners moving them ever closer to the goal.
You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before you transition to the next. You will visit us periodically throughout your treatment so we can monitor your progress. After you finish using all of your aligners, you should be the proud owner of a straighter, healthier smile.
Invisalign is able to correct most mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Here are some examples of problems that it is commonly used to address:
Crowded, overlapping teeth can trap food between them, increasing your risk of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Fortunately, Invisalign (along with possible extractions) can shift your teeth so each one has the space it needs to function optimally.
Extra space between the teeth might seem harmless or even cute. The reality, though, is that those gaps can leave your gums vulnerable to damage. Invisalign may be able to shift your teeth in a way that reduces the extra space, enabling you to enjoy a lower-risk, more attractive smile.
Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite are a few types of malocclusion (bad bite) that can afflict patients. Your dentist might recommend Invisalign, along with special accessories, to adjust your bite. Treatment may result in an improved facial profile, a lower risk of TMD, and other oral health benefits.
Some noteworthy benefits of Invisalign include:
Are you tired of hiding your misaligned teeth every time you speak, smile, or laugh? You may be thinking about getting Invisalign, especially after learning about its incredible benefits. However, you probably want to know how much your treatment will cost before committing to it. Since every patient is unique, it’s impossible to provide an accurate estimate until you come in for an exam. During your consultation, our team at Carlson Dental Group will explain which factors influence the total price so you know exactly what to expect.
Many factors influence the total cost of Invisalign in Jacksonville, such as:
If you’re on a budget, you may be eyeballing do-it-yourself aligner treatments like SmileDirectClub™. They usually cost about $2,000, while Invisalign can run anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000. Of course, it’s crucial to keep in mind that you get what you pay for.
Let’s take a look at some notable differences between the two:
The good news is that some dental insurance plans offer coverage for orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign. Using your benefits can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses by $1,000 or more! Of course, it’s always a good idea to confirm the details of your policy with your insurance provider before moving forward with anything. Our team at Carlson Dental Group will be more than happy to help with that step if needed.
Don’t have dental insurance? No problem! We offer additional financing options to help make the total cost of Invisalign treatment much easier to cover. Some of those include:
Are you ready to begin your smile transformation? Give our office a call and schedule a consultation today! We’ll create a treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results in record time while keeping your expenses as low as possible.