Many teenagers and adults who are unsatisfied with their crooked teeth may feel like they’ve missed the boat on making a lifelong change with the help of orthodontics. After all, the last thing they want is to struggle through years of having to wear unsightly metal braces. We’re happy to let you know that Invisalign could be the ideal solution for you! Teeth alignment doesn’t only affect the way you look – it can actually lead to negative consequences for your oral health. For instance, if your dental arches are too thin, this can lead to problems with allergies. Similarly, gum irritation, uneven wear on teeth, and painful jaw ailments can also be caused by misaligned or crooked teeth. That’s why Dr. Jason L. Montgomery wants to help you improve your smile for life with Invisalign treatment!
Invisalign can help patients overcome all sorts of issues, including wide spaces, crossbites, overbites, underbites, and teeth that are crowded. We can even use it to help you correct problems that are simply cosmetic in nature! Contact our Plano dental office today to learn more about how Invisalign can help you achieve a smile that’s both healthy and beautifully straight.
Invisalign consists of series of customized aligners. Each aligner represents a different stage of your progress as your teeth slowly move into their ideal alignment – all without the use of brackets or metal wires. Better yet, the trays won’t rub on your cheeks or gums, and they’re virtually unnoticeable. You can even remove them to eat, drink, or practice oral hygiene.
At your first appointment with Plano dentist Dr. Montgomery, we will take precise impressions so that we can ensure the best possible fit for your aligners. Then, the Invisalign lab will send your series of trays. You’ll switch your aligner every two weeks and will attend brief appointments with Dr. Montgomery every four to six weeks so that we can ensure you’re making process. Invisalign treatment, on average, lasts between 9-15 months.
Invisalign is designed to affect your life as little as possible! Patients only tend to experience a mild sense of pressure on their teeth, and your tongue will quickly get used to the feel of the aligners. Better yet, you don’t have to make any changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine.
Every patient’s orthodontic needs are different, so naturally the cost of treatment varies. A more complex case will probably require more time and more aligners, thereby resulting in a higher cost of Invisalign in Plano. On the other hand, patients with minor orthodontic problems may need only a few months of treatment. The best way to know how much your treatment will cost is by scheduling a consultation in our office.
Also, your willingness to wear your aligners according to Dr. Montgomery’s instructions will influence the final cost. If you don’t wear your aligners for the proper amount of time, this could extend your treatment time and, therefore, the cost might increase.
Invisalign aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. This gives you enough time to remove them for regular meals and daily brushing and flossing. Failing to wear your aligners for a prolonged period of time will not only cost money, but also is likely to delay your new and beautiful smile.
One thing is certain—Invisalign is a worthwhile investment! Regardless of how long your treatment time is, the final result will dramatically affect your appearance and the way you feel about yourself.
Dr. Montgomery and his staff will be glad to answer all of your questions about Invisalign, whether the treatment is for you or another member of the family. We want you to be completely comfortable and confident with your decision to wear Invisalign clear braces.
You may want to read our page of Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign. Very often, patients have similar questions, so we’ve listed the most common ones and their answers right here on our website.