Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

  • What Are Invisalign Clear Braces?
  • How Does Invisalign Work?
  • What is Invisalign Teen?
  • Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?
  • How Often Must I Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
  • How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?
  • How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
  • Does My Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Q: What Are Invisalign Clear Braces?

A: Invisalign is a custom-made system of clear, plastic teeth aligners. They are completely undetectable so no one knows you’re wearing them. We will take impressions and photos of your teeth and then a set of Invisalign aligners will be created, based on your mouth’s exact measurements and desired results. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.

Q: How Does Invisalign Work?
A: You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position the dentist has prescribed. You'll visit Smile 360 about once every 4 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 15-21 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 30 and 42, but both will vary from case to case.

Q: What is Invisalign Teen?
A: Invisalign Teen works just like regular Invisalign. Invisalign Teen is comfortable, affordable and effective. Let us help you create that great smile without brackets or wires. Invisalign Teen is perfect for the active lifestyle of teenagers. Never miss another dance, activity, sport or night out with your friends because of embarrassing braces. With Invisalign Teen -- Smile 360 creates the straight smile you've always wanted!

Q: Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?
A: While Invisalign moves your teeth without the pain and anxiety of metal braces, some people will experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and usually described as a feeling of pressure. It's also a sign that Invisalign is working, as it moves your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.

Q: How Often Must I Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
A: Invisalign aligners are most effective if worn 20 to 22 hours per day – and removed only to eat and drink.

Q:How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?
A: The length of treatment depends on the patient and can only be determined by the Dr. Ip; however the average case takes about 18 months.

Q: How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
A: We know price is an important consideration for you. Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer to that question until you visit us for your initial consultation and then we plan your treatment program. There are many factors that determine the cost of your Invisalign treatment: how extensive the issues you want corrected, how long your treatment plan will last, and the specific treatment details prescribed. That said, the Invisalign system is often similar in price to traditional braces. Please contact us at (512) 444-4746 to schedule an Invisalign consultation.

Q: Does My Insurance Cover Invisalign?
A: Many insurances cover orthodontic treatment to some extent. If your dental plan is one of them, Invisalign may qualify as orthodontic treatment.
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