What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign® is a clear solution, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear removable aligners, Invisalign® gradually moves your teeth to create the smile you’ve always wanted. Almost no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® uses a modern approach to straighten teeth. Using advanced 3D computer imaging technology to simulate tooth movement, Dr. Gasparaitis uses a series of clear, custom-made “aligners” that gradually move your teeth. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and clear plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that Dr. Gasparaitis plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, moving from one set to the next until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part of the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
How Long Does Treatment Take with Invisalign®?
As with traditional metal braces, treatment time will vary according to the complexity of your case. The average Invisalign® treatment time is about one year. You visit Dr. Gasparaitis every month or two to check your progress and to get new aligners. Aligners should be worn day and night except when eating, brushing and flossing.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
In most cases, Invisalign® treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional orthodontics. As with other orthodontic options, the cost of Invisalign treatment is based on the complexity of your case and length of the time involved.
Dr. Gasparaitis offers a free, complimentary Invisalign® consultation to discuss your treatment options. Typically, a dental insurance policy that covers orthodontics will cover Invisalign® treatment as well. Our office also has financing options available.