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Invisalign FAQ’s

You’ve heard that Invisalign straightens teeth without the use of traditional metal braces, but how does it really work? Who is a candidate for treatment?

We’ve compiled a list of some the most common questions we hear about Invisalign. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this innovative treatment.

A clear plastic aligner

How does Invisalign Work Without Braces?

Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses custom plastic trays designed to apply gentle pressure that gradually aligns your teeth. The trays can easily be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating.

How Often do I Have to Wear the Aligners?

Aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours per day, and changed every two weeks; however, you can often change them at home, which means fewer visits to your dentist during treatment.

Can I Eat with My Aligners in?

Your aligners can easily be removed for eating meals, which means that you’ll be able to continue enjoying the foods you love throughout your treatment.

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How Long will it Take to Straighten My Teeth with Invisalign?

Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12 to 18 months, making it very efficient treatment for busy adults and teens.

Will Invisalign Affect My Speech?

Some patients experience a short adjustment period as they get used to their aligners. However, most have reported that this period didn’t last long, and their aligners were comfortable and easy to wear.

A beautiful smile

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

While Invisalign works well for many patients, it can’t correct complex bite issues. To find out if Invisalign is right for your needs, contact The Smilist Medford to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

The cost of Invisalign will vary depending on the complexity and length of the case. Treatment costs tend to be comparable to traditional braces.

Your dentist will be able to tell you the exact cost of your treatment at your consultation, and we have excellent options for financing Invisalign through Wells Fargo Bank and Care Credit at The Smilist Medford.

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Does My Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Many dental insurance plans include an orthodontic benefit, which will cover a portion of the treatment cost. If your insurance includes orthodontics, Invisalign is typically included as well.

If you have questions about your dental insurance, or you’re unsure about what is covered, contact our friendly staff members to learn more. We are happy to research your benefits and let you know how much is covered.

Contact The Smilist Medford

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign? Contact The Smilist Medford today to learn more about Invisalign in Medford.