Invisalign® Clear Braces – Big Pine Key, FL
Replacing Metal Hardware with Clear Aligners
Whether you’re an adult who doesn’t want to change their appearance or a teenager who would prefer to keep metal out of their mouth, traditional braces may be out of the question for addressing the many gaps or crooked teeth in your smile. The good news is you don’t have to settle for brackets and wires just to make your smile straighter and improve the way your bite comes together. With Invisalign clear braces in Big Pine Key, FL from Dr. Cobb, it’s easy to straighten teeth without sacrificing your appearance. Call our dental office to get started!
Why Choose Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry of the Keys for Invisalign® Clear Braces?
- Easy to Maintain and Keep Clean Throughout Treatment
- Customized to Address Your Specific Orthodontic Needs
- Ideal for Both Teens and Adults
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
After performing a detailed examination of your smile, Dr. Cobb will capture impressions of your mouth in order to create your unique series of clear aligners. Each aligner represents a different stage of your treatment. When you wear each pair for a set period of time, typically 20 to 22 hours per day for about two weeks, the aligners will gently shift your teeth into a straighter position. Prior to beginning your treatment, you’ll get a preview of what your realignment process will look like, making it easier for Dr. Cobb to confirm that you wearing your aligners long enough on a daily basis.
Am I Eligible for Treatment?
Keep in mind that Invisalign’s clear aligners are designed to address mild to moderate levels of misalignment, uneven bites, and gaps in your smile. More severe cases may require traditional braces. Thankfully Invisalign’s technology has only advanced over the years, making it easier to resolve a multitude of issues. With that said, you should only begin treatment if all of your teeth have fully developed, you have good oral health, and you’re willing to wear the aligners for the amount of time necessary to ensure successful results.
Invisalign in Big Pine Key is an excellent solution to achieve the healthy, straight smile you deserve without brackets and wires. The FDA-approved treatment discreetly moves your teeth into their ideal positions. Although you’re excited to invest in your smile, it’s normal to have a few questions before you’re ready to commit to it. We understand, which is why we take the time to thoroughly explain the process and address any concerns. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we’re asked to help determine if it’s the right treatment for you.
How Many Aligners Will I Need?
There isn’t any way to determine how many aligners you’ll need without first evaluating your orthodontic needs. Generally, patients who only need minor adjustments will require fewer aligners than someone who must make significant movements. We’ll explain how many aligners you’ll need after we map the movement of your teeth.
How Long Will My Treatment Take?
On average, it takes about 12 months to finish your treatment with Invisalign; however, the duration varies based on your specific case. If you need several aligners, you can expect your treatment to take longer than a patient who only needs minor adjustments. To ensure there aren’t delays in your treatment, it’s best to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and switch to the next one in the series on time. Do not try to speed the process by changing your aligners too soon.
Will I Need a Retainer?
After your treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions. If you’re concerned about its appearance, there are many less noticeable solutions than a traditional retainer.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
There isn’t set fee for Invisalign because the cost is based on your specific treatment plan, like the number of aligners you will need. Your dentist in Big Pine Key will provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options.
How Can I Pay for Invisalign?
Although every policy differs, most dental insurance carriers that offer orthodontia coverage will pay a portion of the cost after reaching your annual deductible. We’ll work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claims and forms, so you have one less thing on your plate. A member of our team will take the time to explain how your coverage is being used to pay for your treatment and if you owe a remaining balance.
We accept several payment methods for any out-of-pocket balance, like third-party financing. You’re given the funds you need to pay for the treatment, which you’ll repay using a plan that accommodates your budget. We’ll help you find the solutions you need to invest in a straight smile without breaking the bank.
How Can I Get Started?
Take your first step toward a straight smile by contacting our office to schedule your consultation.