Invisalign® is a set of clear aligners, much like a tooth whitening tray, which discreetly fit over the teeth. This patented system straightens teeth, often in less than a year. The aligners are removable, which allows you to eat, drink, floss, and brush just like normal, and they are transparent to most people who won’t even know you’re wearing them. Invisalign® is also a great option for people who have previously worn braces, but whose teeth have shifted back.
The process of starting the Invisalign® treatment begins with a consultation with your best doctor at Smiley Dental. Our team will thoroughly examine your teeth and bite to determine if Invisalign® will be a fit for you and your goals. Treatment will begin when your first set of aligners arrives. Then, you will visit Smiley Dental every six to eight weeks to receive the next set of aligners to continue to adjust your teeth to their desired placement. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, and it is recommended that they be on your teeth for 20-22 hours each day.
Some dental insurance plans do have coverage for Invisalign® treatment if your plan includes coverage for orthodontics. Your insurance company can help to determine if you are covered for this procedure, and at what percentage.