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Invisalign Clear Aligners – Altamonte Springs, FL

Clear Smile Corection for Teens & Adults

Looking for an alternative to braces? Invisalign® clear aligners in Altamonte Springs, FL are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for adults to correct misaligned teeth. For teeth that are poorly aligned, crowded, widely spaced, or exhibit an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, we recommend Invisalign® as an effective, virtually undetectable way to correct your smile. Schedule a consultation at Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland today to see if Invisalign® clear braces in Altamonte Springs is the right choice for improving your grin.

How Invisalign Works

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Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional braces that works by using a series of clear, customized aligners that, over time, move your teeth into their proper alignment. Because the Invisalign® clear aligners work without wires, bands, and brackets, they are not noticeable in most situations.

Patients will typically wear a series of 18 to 30 different clear aligners depending on the severity of their misalignment. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and is then replaced by the next aligner in the series until the prescribed alignment is achieved. The Invisalign® aligners are worn both during the day and through the night. They can be removed as necessary for eating, brushing, and flossing. Patients generally finish treatment in less than a year.

Benefits of Invisalign

Patient placing an Invisalign tray in mouth

  • The aligners are practically invisible and won’t draw attention when you smile.
  • The aligners are made of plastic and are designed to fit perfectly on your teeth and in your mouth; as a result, they’re more comfortable than traditional braces.
  • You can take the aligners out of your mouth to clean them.
  • Unlike with braces, you won’t have to spend as much time in our dental office; you’ll only need to come in every six weeks or so.
  • There are no food restrictions with Invisalign®.

Who Does Invisalign Help?

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Invisalign® is offered to teens and adults who need orthodontic treatment and want to avoid traditional metal braces. They are often a good option for patients with the following indications.

Crowding

Invisalign® gradually pushes your teeth so that they line up properly, making them easier to clean and reducing your risk for tooth decay or gum infection.

Spaces

Small gaps that create a space for food particles and other debris in your mouth to become trapped in can be closed after an Invisalign® adjustment.

Bite Alignment

If your upper teeth are too far in front or behind your lower jaw, the resulting bite could lead to a lot of dental damage unless you correct it with Invisalign®.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

Patient holding an Invisalign tray

The amount you need to pay for Invisalign in Altamonte Springs can vary. Your age and severity of your case can affect the length of your treatment and the number of aligners you need – and thus could change the overall cost. During your consultation, we’ll form a cost estimate and figure out how to make the treatment affordable. We can file a claim with your insurance company to make sure you receive all of the orthodontic coverage you’re eligible for; we can also help you break the cost of your care into affordable monthly payments through CareCredit.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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There is no fixed cost of Invisalign because each treatment is different. For example, the price of your treatment may vary based on:

  • Whether you’re straightening your top teeth, your bottom teeth, or both
  • The complexity of the orthodontic issues that need fixing
  • The projected length of your treatment
  • Your age (orthodontic treatment generally takes a bit longer for older patients)

We can discuss these factors in greater detail, and how they’ll affect your final cost, at your consultation.

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

smiling young man holding an Invisalign aligner

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to straighten teeth in Altamonte Springs, you might be tempted to just buy a “do-it-yourself” orthodontic solution like Smile Direct Club. After all, these kits tend to cost significantly less than Invisalign treatment.

Keep in mind, however, that these DIY clear aligner kits often come with little to no supervision from a professional. There is plenty of room for things to go wrong. For example, you may end up not following the treatment process correctly, which could lead to dental issues that have to be corrected by a dentist later on. With Invisalign, you’re under the careful guidance of our dentists. If you want the peace of mind of a successful treatment, you’re better off investing in Invisalign.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Only some dental insurance policies cover orthodontic treatment, and oftentimes, only traditional braces qualify. But this is not always the case!

At Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland, we welcome virtually all PPO dental insurance plans and will even file your claims on your behalf. Our team members have years of experience helping patients maximize their benefits, and we can’t wait to help you!

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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If you don’t have insurance, or need assistance funding your Invisalign treatment, we’re here to help. Our dental office is partnered with CareCredit, a third-party financing company that has helped countless Americans afford their medical and dental care. They have a variety of plans that can fit into just about anyone’s budget. Many of them even have low or even ZERO interest!

Ultimately, the only way to find out how much Invisalign will cost is to schedule a consultation with us. We’ll make it as easy as possible to fit your new and improved smile into your budget!

Invisalign Frequenlty Asked Questions

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Do you have questions about what getting Invisalign in Altamonte Springs will be like? As one of the most popular orthodontic treatments among patients, it makes sense that you’d want to learn more. Below, we’ve answered some common questions we get about Invisalign treatment for your convenience.

Does it hurt to wear Invisalign aligners?

Traditional metal braces are known to cause cuts and irritation in the mouth because they’re made from abrasive metal that isn’t customized for your unique dental structure. With Invisalign treatment in Altamonte Springs, you won’t have to worry about that. Each set of trays is crafted from a smooth, high-quality plastic that’s approved by the FDA, so you won’t have to worry about carrying around orthodontic wax just to stay comfortable.

Some of our patients do report feeling some slight tenderness and discomfort when they advance to their next set of trays because they have a slightly tighter fit. A good way to combat this is to switch your trays at night so you sleep through a majority of the adjustment period. You can also take store-bought pain medication.

How often would I need to wear my Invisalign trays for?

We recommend Invisalign treatment for patients who are going to remain diligent about wearing their aligners. This can be a difficult feat to take on at first because you won’t be used to having them in your mouth all the time. However, to achieve the results you’re hoping for, you’ll need to wear your trays for at least 20 hours every day. That means that you’ll only be taking them out to brush, floss, eat, and drink. The average Invisalign treatment timeline is between eight and 14 months as well, which is significantly shorter than traditional braces.

Can I eat with Invisalign aligners in?

Eating with your Invisalign aligners in will put them at risk of breaking, warping, or becoming damaged and less effective. That’s why it’s important to take them out of your mouth and store them in their hard case every time you eat a meal or snack. Even though your trays are built to withstand daily use, they’re not indestructible, so you’ll need to remain mindful of potentially causing them damage.

How do I clean my Invisalign trays?

Cleaning your trays is an essential part to avoiding the development of any oral health problems as you’re undergoing treatment. If you don’t, plaque and food debris could become trapped between your appliance and your teeth, resulting in decay or even gum disease. Here are some basic maintenance care tips for your trays:

  • Scrub them daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap.
  • Soak them in a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse your aligners before you put them in your mouth.
  • Always store your trays in their hard case when they aren’t in your mouth.

If you have any maintenance or care questions throughout the course of your treatment, feel free to contact our dental office!