Invisalign Clear Aligners – Allen, TX
The Clear Solution to a Straight Smile
Invisalign sounds too good to be true for many patients. They often ask us “you mean you can straighten your teeth without braces?” The answer is in fact yes, and no one will be able to tell you’ve even started treatment. Invisalign clear aligners in Allen, TX provides a discreet alternative that adults and teens have been waiting for. Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson can not only help you achieve absolutely stunning results, but ensure your confidence and appearance are maintained throughout the entire process. Ready to start yourself or your teenager on a path towards a smile that’s straighter and healthier? Give us a call today and schedule a FREE consultation.
Why Choose Allen Orthodontics for Invisalign Clear Aligners?
- Diamond-Tiered Invisalign Provider
- Get Care from a Board-Certified Orthodontist
- Designed Using Advanced Digital Impression Software
How Invisalign Works
One of the more interesting things about Invisalign is that it can actually straighten teeth in a way that’s quite similar to traditional braces. The aligners use small amounts of force that are applied to teeth, which gradually shifts them into more desirable positions. There’s no need to worry about brackets or wires to accomplish this, however. Invisalign’s thin and transparent plastic aligner trays easily slide over teeth and are worn over the next two weeks before moving to the next pair. After wearing each set of aligners in the series, the treatment is finished and your smile should be perfectly straight!
Why Allen Loves Invisalign
- Unnoticeable: If someone has braces, it can be quite easy to tell. Not with Invisalign! Only you and our orthodontic office will know you’re undergoing treatment. This is because the trays essentially disappear when worn, so you won’t have to worry about others noticing your treatment when speaking, eating, or smiling.
- Comfortable to Wear: Every Invisalign treatment is customized by Dr. Jones and Dr. Hanson and made from smooth, medical-grade plastic. This ensures a secure and personalized fit that won’t cause irritation to the lips or gums.
- Convenient: When it’s time to have a meal, just take the clear aligners out! With this flexibility, you can clean your teeth the way you always have as well. There’s no need to relearn your technique or buy special tools like with traditional braces.
Invisalign TEEN: Making Teens & Parents Smile
Invisalign can be ideal for adults, but they also offer treatments specifically designed for younger patients called Invisalign TEEN. This system uses the same clear aligner trays you’re familiar with, but each one has a small indicator dot which fades over time. This dot only fades when the aligners are worn, so if it reappears, it means your teen is not wearing them as much as they should be. You can also receive a set of free replacement trays in the event one of them is broken or lost. Even if your teen is clumsy or forgetful, that doesn’t mean they need to have hiccups in their treatment!
Invisalign for Teens
Does your teenager feel self-conscious about their appearance? Does the thought of potentially wearing metal brackets and wires on their teeth sound dreadful to them? Thankfully, they can experience a far more positive and discreet method of treatment thanks to Invisalign for Teens. The customizable, transparent trays move their teeth into healthier positions, ensuring they can feel more confident undergoing an orthodontic treatment that won’t force them to change their overall appearance.
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
Curious about the cost of Invisalign in Allen? The first thing you should do is schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jones or Dr. Hanson. No two Invisalign cases are alike, so your treatment will likely vary from another individual’s experience. To better understand these factors when creating a cost estimate, contact our orthodontic office with any additional questions or read on!
Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign
Since no two smiles are the same, no two treatment plans are the same. Through an examination, our talented team can provide you with the information needed to better determine how to budget your new and improved smile. Common factors that influence the final price include:
- The severity of your dental problems
- The number of aligners you will need to achieve optimal results
- If additional accessories are needed, like rubber bands
- If you need to straighten one or both arches of teeth
- Your compliance with the treatment guidelines, including the 20-22 hour-a-day wear time
Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?
Smile Direct Club™ and other mail-order aligner companies get attention because they advertise a price of about $2,000. Naturally, this draws patients in – who wouldn’t want to get a safe, effective, and reliable treatment for an affordable price? However, they fail to disclose the whole picture. One of the reasons they can undercut the cost is because they skip crucial steps of the process, including a thorough initial exam to ensure you’re a candidate. Furthermore, they rely on DIY impressions, which are often inaccurate and result in complications that are costly to correct. That’s why cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to something as important as straightening your teeth!
Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
For some patients, orthodontic treatment is paid for completely out-of-pocket. However, there are some cases where dental insurance providers cover a portion of the cost. So, it’s definitely worth familiarizing yourself with the fine print on your plan! Of course, if you’re having a hard time understanding your benefits, you can always ask our team. We have experience with and proudly welcome many of the nation’s leading providers, including BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and United Concordia.
Options for Making Invisalign Affordable
Don’t worry – dental insurance isn’t the only way to make your Invisalign treatment more affordable. First, our team at Allen Orthodontics offers periodic specials. Second, we have interest-free monthly payment plans! With these financial solutions, you can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses or space out your payments into manageable chunks that fit into your budget with ease. Want to learn more about either of these solutions? Then get in touch with us today!
Whether you just started considering Invisalign or you’ve wanted this discreet orthodontic treatment for years now, it’s natural to want to know as much as possible beforehand. Of course, our team will answer any questions you have at your consultation, or you can read on to learn the answers to some FAQs about Invisalign!
Does Invisalign Hurt?
Good news: many patients have shared that their Invisalign treatment didn’t hurt at all! There are a few things that contribute to this, including the fact that the aligners are smooth and custom-made just for you. So, while you may experience some soreness from the movement of your teeth, you can rest assured that your overall experience, and the end result, will make it well worth it!
Note: if you do experience some discomfort from the pressure of your trays moving your teeth, try sipping on cold water, avoiding crunchy foods, and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever.
What if My Invisalign Broke?
If one of your Invisalign aligners broke, don’t attempt to repair it on your own or put off getting in touch with our Allen orthodontist. Using super glue or any other household adhesive is dangerous because they contain toxins that are not safe to ingest, and the longer you wait to get in touch with our team, the more likely it is that you will fall off-track with your treatment plan. Instead, give us a call right away so we can determine what the next best step is, like moving onto the next set of trays in your series or wearing your previous ones until your replacement aligners arrive.
Can You Eat with Invisalign?
You can eat whatever you’d like during your Invisalign treatment. However, you cannot eat anything with your aligners in, including soups and smoothies. We don’t recommend drinking anything other than water with your trays on either since this can result in significant discoloration that leaves your teeth looking dull and yellow as well.
How Do I Clean My Invisalign?
Fortunately, you can effectively clean your aligners in just a few simple steps. On a daily basis, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and clean water to scrub each surface will do the trick. For a deeper clean, you can soak your aligners in a packet of cleaning crystals (the ones that come in your welcome kit).
Note: there are also a few things you should never do, including using hot water or harsh products (like bleach) to rinse your aligners.
Does Invisalign Give You a Lisp?
Many prospective Invisalign patients come to us worried that clear aligner treatment will give them a lisp. If you’ve heard this rumor as well, then you’ll be happy to know that won’t happen. In fact, the large majority of patients with Invisalign don’t report any changes to their speech! If you are a part of the very small percentage that do, then you can have peace of mind knowing that it will be short-lived. Plus, you can take proactive measures to speed up the adjustment period, like reading out loud.