Invisalign® Clear Braces Rockford IL
A Comfortable and Convenient Alternative to Metal Braces
Invisalign® effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems, including teeth that are widely gapped, overly crowded, or somewhere in between. Invisalign® treatment begins with a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate and to answer all of your questions.
Not all dentists or orthodontists work with Invisalign®. We are specially trained providers who will develop an individualized treatment plan for your best results.
How does Invisalign® work?
We’ll start with x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a 3-dimensional image. Using this, we can map out the exact movements of your teeth and create a virtual image for you of how your teeth will look. Based on your individualized plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners are made specifically for you. The aligners are made of BPA-free clear plastic and fit easily over your teeth. They are smooth and should be comfortable to wear. You can remove them to clean your teeth and to eat and drink. About every two weeks you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, progressing you through to your treatment goals. To make sure things are going well, you will have a check-up in the office every six weeks or so to monitor your progress.
How is Invisalign® Different From Traditional Braces?
Invisalign® straightens your teeth just as effectively as traditional metal braces, but using a modern approach that is best suited for an active and social lifestyle. The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, so no one has to know they are there. And unlike traditional braces, they are removable! This makes it possible to brush and floss your teeth without the interference of brackets that can contribute to tooth decay. You can pop these clear braces out to eat and drink whatever you like with no food restrictions. Traditional braces use wires and metal that can poke and irritate your gums. Invisalign® is made of smooth plastic that is comfortable to wear. The convenience of Invisalign® appeals to people in all stages of life. Enjoy the significant benefits of improving your smile with minimal impact on how you look and feel.
How Long Will I Have To Wear Invisalign®?
While each case is unique, depending on the treatment needed, Invisalign® usually takes approximately one year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of traditional braces.
For the fastest results, you should wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually shift into place. Once you have achieved the beautiful smile you desire, we may recommend retainers to keep your teeth looking good.
Paying For Invisalign® Treatment
The Cost of Invisalign® Is Similar To That of Traditional Braces
Many people assume that clear aligners cost more than metal braces. Invisalign® is generally no more expensive than traditional braces. Cost is dependent on the severity of the issues that you want to be corrected and the length of your treatment, but we offer payment plans to help you achieve a beautiful smile.
Will My Insurance Cover Invisalign®?
Many dental insurance policies do cover Invisalign® treatment. If your insurance covers orthodontic care, it may also cover Invisalign®. In fact, many plans cover as much as $3500 toward Invisalign® treatment. In addition to your traditional dental insurance policy, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds can also be used for Invisalign®, and we also offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plan options to address any remaining financial concerns
Are There Any Other Cost Considerations?
Because Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable aligners, it has little impact on your appearance and lifestyle, allowing you to freely pursue professional and personal goals without hindrance. While traditional braces sometimes make adults feel uncomfortable in social and business settings, Invisalign® is removable, allowing you to act and eat normally with friends and colleagues alike. With clear braces, you can straighten your teeth in a way that is both comfortable and allows you to feel confident at home and at work. Invisalign® is an affordable investment in your smile with long-term value! Call us for more information.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clear Braces
Can I take out clear braces for special occasions or for playing sports?
Since Invisalign® is designed to be removable, it is perfectly fine to take out your aligners for a special night or event. Or if you play a contact sport that requires a mouth guard, you can simply replace your aligners with the mouth guard while you play. If your contact sport does not require a mouth guard, an extra advantage to Invisalign® is that it allows you to continue to wear your aligners without worrying about sharp brackets or wire ends cutting your mouth. More than One Million Patients Worldwide Have Been Treated with Invisalign®.
How long do I wear each set of Invisalign?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
How often do I need to come back?
You’ll visit the office about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.