If you are looking a great alternative to traditional, metal bracket braces, then you may already know a little about invisible braces. In addition to a straighter, more beautiful smile, here are some additional benefits you’ll receive from this alternative to braces:
Want to know more? The team at Penn Dental Family Practice has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about invisible braces so you can make an informed decision.
We understand our patients are often most concerned with investing time and money into an orthodontic treatment. We aim to dispel some of your concerns with the information below.
How long will treatment take?
The average adult case takes just about a year from start to finish. The result is a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile. For teens, treatment time varies from patient to patient. Regardless of your age, the estimated length of time will be best determined by a trained specialist.
What will affect treatment length?
Aligners are most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours each day. The appliance should be removed when you eat, brush, and floss your teeth. With traditional braces, patients are more likely to worry about cleaning around the brackets and wires. With invisible braces, the process is far more convenient. Your dentist will emphasize the importance of wearing your invisible braces for most of the day. Schedule appointments with your specialist every four to six weeks to ensure your teeth are on the right track.
What about post-treatment maintenance?
Keeping track of and managing the post-treatment changes you experience are essential components of maintaining alignment. Doctors typically recommend that those who have completed orthodontic treatment should wear a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back towards their initial position.
How much do invisible braces cost?
Your orthodontist can determine the cost based on your specific needs. Some of the following factors may impact the cost of your invisible braces treatment:
Does insurance cover invisible braces?
Most dental insurers that provide orthodontic coverage will cover invisible braces. However, medical and dental benefits differ from policy to policy, and you should check with your insurance provider before committing to invisible braces.
Are payment options available?
A Life-Changing Alternative to Braces
Millions of patients have been treated with invisible braces worldwide, which speaks to its effectiveness. Beyond convenience, patients can enjoy the additional perks:
At Penn Dental Family Practice, our expertise in invisible braces stems from our commitment to leading the field of dental medicine. This approach (you can call it “The Penn Dental Difference”) allows us to give our patients the most effective and advanced care possible.
For more information about the leading alternative to braces, or to schedule a visit, give us a call at 215-898-PDFP(7337).