Best Alternatives to Braces: Consider Invisible Braces

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Best Alternatives to Braces: Consider Invisible Braces

Discover this leading alternative to braces for yourself.

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:

  • Virtually invisible—no one will know you’re wearing them!
  • The ability to remove aligners at your convenience
  • No irritating metal brackets or wires

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.

Why are Invisible Braces a Great Alternative to Braces?

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:

  • Your treatment goals and how ideal you want your smile to look
  • The difficulty of your case (the degree of misalignment, etc.)
  • Where you live (prices may vary depending on location)

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?

Penn Dental Family Practice will help you to find ways to make your invisible braces treatment affordable. Our offices offer affordable and flexible monthly payment plans. Call our office to discuss these plans with an administrative staff member.

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:

  • Virtually Painless: Invisible braces move your teeth into place without the pain traditional braces can cause. The only minor discomfort patients experience is a feeling of pressure at the beginning of treatment. This normally passes after a couple of days, when your mouth begins to adjust.
  • Positive Life Change: Most patients have reported an increase in self-confidence. This stems from invisible braces’ virtually undetectable aspect. And, self-confidence is a chain reaction. As invisible braces begin to show results, patients will likely feel happier and more secure in both social situations and their private lives.

Making the Final Decision

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).