Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a revolutionary method of orthodontic correction that give patients the ability to straighten their teeth with a virtually invisible treatment. This method also requires less office visits and the ability to be control of your treatment. Many teenagers and adults are drawn to this method of orthodontic treatment because it means that they won’t need to deal with any visible wires or brackets as the position of their teeth is corrected. If you’re interested in Invisalign, call Mansfield Orthodontics today to set up a free consultation!
Invisalign is a great method of orthodontic correction that gives patients the ability to straighten their teeth with a virtually invisible treatment. If you can commit to wearing aligners for 20-22 hours a day, you're a good candidate for treatment! It is just the simple. Dr. Mindy finds this appliance is especially beloved by adults and teens who want to avoid the appearance of traditional braces and continue their active lifestyles during orthodontic treatment. That being said, Dr. Mindy typically recommends Invisalign for athletes, band members, or vocalists who would be somewhat inconvenienced by traditional metal braces.
Once your custom aligners are made, you will wear them for about 20-22 hours per day. Ideally, you should be removing your aligners only to eat and drink (except for water) and to brush and floss your teeth. It’s important to wear them consistently to ensure that your treatment proceeds according to plan. If you do not wear your aligners for at least 20 hours each day, your treatment will fall behind.
Every week, you’ll switch to a new aligner. When you switch to a new set, you can expect some tenderness in your teeth as they adjust. About every 6-10 weeks, you will come back into Mansfield Orthodontics for a brief exam and adjustment with Dr. Mindy. She will make sure your treatment is progressing properly and provide you with your next several sets of aligners.
For most patients, treatment involves two series. Series 1 involves the bulk of correction and movement. Series 2 (if needed) will complete all the nuances that turn a good smile into an amazing one.
The cost of Invisalign will vary based on your oral health, the expected length of your treatment, and the extent of your orthodontic issues, so it’s difficult to provide you with an accurate cost estimate without a consultation. Fortunately, we offer free consultations at Mansfield Orthodontics!
During your consultation, Dr. Mindy will go over all of your treatment options as well as payment and financing details. We accept a wide range of insurances and offer financing plans to meet the needs of every patient. If you’re considering orthodontic correction, we hope to see you soon to discuss your smile!
Both Invisalign and braces are great ways to straighten your teeth and get a better smile. Dr. Mindy attended the Aligner Intensive Fellowship course and has extensive training with this revolutionary clear aligner system. Whether you have crowded, crooked, or rotated teeth, Invisalign is an option for you!
Invisalign is also usually more comfortable than traditional metal braces as they exert gentle, even pressure on your teeth and there are no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth. If you do choose Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment, it is highly important that you follow Dr. Mindy’s instructions as wearing your aligners improperly or infrequently can prolong your treatment time and affect your results.