Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
Everyone knows that straight teeth give you a beautiful smile, did you know that straighter teeth can also affect your overall health crooked or misaligned teeth also known as malocclusion, affects 74% of American adults. Left untreated, crooked teeth can lead to periodontal disease, and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which can lead to premature wear the effects of crooked teeth can worsen over time and may adversely affect your overall health. Common types of misalignment include crowding, spacing deep bite, open bite, crossbite, edge to edge bite, and excessive overbite. Crooked teeth can affect your bite, creating unnatural stress and pressure, leading to premature wear on your teeth that are subject to excessive pressure can develop chipping and notches at the gum line.
Overtime the excessive force may also cause flattened or worn down teeth, chipping and fractures at the edges of teeth. Additionally, a bad bite may produce improper forces on the jaw joint, that may lead to pain in the jaw, earache, and even headaches, premature wear can lead to gum recession, poor bone support at the roots, loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. Teeth that fit together correctly last longer, and are likely to need less costly dentistry in the future. Correctly positioning your teeth for proper alignment and function, will help prevent future dental problems and make a significant difference toward a healthy mouth. Keeping your teeth for life, ask your doctor and hygienist today about Invisalign a series of clear aligners, that are custom made to gradually move and align your teeth and start on the road to a healthier you today.
It is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating or drinking, brushing and flossing.
Cost is always a concern, and only your doctor can the exact price of treatment. In most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. In the U.S., the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000.
The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving onto the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.
Yes. Over 1.5 million patients have been treated with Invisalign. It is perfect for realigning teeth if you have had regular braces, or looking to make a minor correction. Wear your aligners and your teeth will move.
Because medical benefits differ from policy to policy, you should review your personal coverage plan and check with your insurance provider. In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.