Invisalign is a dental treatment method that uses clear tray aligners that fit teeth and straighten them over time, giving you a beautiful smile. The aligners are made of a blend of plastic that is flexible and strong enough to straighten the teeth. Aligners are created using computer imaging to create a set of aligners suitable for a particular patient for a custom fit. The aligners are usually worn for 7 to 14 days at a time for 20 to 22 hours a day for best results. The dentist creates the overall treatment plan.
Aligners have attachments that are small bumps made of composite filling materials. The extensions enable detailed movements and are removed at the end of the treatment. Some patients may also need to wear elastics to move the bite into alignment for more force. The elastics are attached to buttons bound to the teeth. Aligners have special hooks that act as anchors for the elastics.
Invisalign braces are completely removable and safe. Patients with Invisalign can still enjoy all of their favorite foods and activities. With traditional braces, patients have to learn how to brush around the braces and clean difficult areas in their mouth. With Invisalign, patients can take out their aligners before they start to brush their teeth. Once they are done brushing and flossing, they can put the Invisalign aligner back in their mouth.
The cost of Invisalign may vary depending on several factors like the patient’s oral needs, the rates of the city or area the treatment is performed, and the dentist or dental facility. The average cost for the Invisalign is approximately $3000 to $7000. The insurance cover may cater for about $3000 for the treatment. However, the price will be different for each case.
After the treatment, you may incur other additional costs for retainers. Retainers are used to keep the teeth in the new position. They cost around $100 to $500 per retainer. The retainers are worn for a long time after the treatment, and with time the patient may only need to wear them at night.
Cochran family dental is a reputable dental practice with qualified medical practitioners experienced in Invisalign treatment. The practitioners will walk with you in every step of your treatment and ensure you achieve desired results. We serve the cities of Leesburg, Ashburn, and Purcellville with modern and comprehensive dental care services. To find out more about Invisalign and whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure, call us today to schedule an appointment at 703-771-9034, or email us using the contact form on this page.