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Invisalign – Manchester, CT

A Convenient Orthodontic Treatment

Misaligned teeth pose a threat to your oral health, and they may make it difficult for you to feel confident in social situations. Orthodontic treatment has the power to realign your teeth and reduce your risk of future dental problems. At First Line Dental, one of the orthodontic options we offer is Invisalign. This convenient and effective treatment is suitable for most adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without the use of traditional metal braces.

Why Choose First Line Dental for Invisalign?

How Invisalign Works

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Traditional braces work by using brackets and wires to apply gentle, sustained pressure to the teeth. Over time, as the braces get tightened little by little, the teeth move into their proper positions. Invisalign also applies gentle pressure to the teeth. However, it uses a series of clear, custom-made thermoplastic aligners. Throughout the treatment period, you wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks before you graduate to the next one. After you work your way through all of the aligners, you will wear a retainer to make sure that your teeth do not drift back out of place.

The Invisalign process begins with an in-depth, complimentary consultation in our office. We will evaluate your orthodontic problems, discuss the details of your treatment options, and design a custom plan to meet your needs. If Invisalign is right for you, we will take detailed images and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will then use to create your aligners. After you start wearing your aligners, it will be necessary for you to visit our office periodically for brief checkup appointments.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Invisalign Candidates

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Invisalign is able to treat most types of orthodontic issues in teenagers and adults, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, rotated (crooked) teeth, and gaps between the teeth. However, individuals with severe orthodontic problems may need to use traditional braces instead. Also, keep in mind that Invisalign requires a measure of commitment. You should be determined to wear your aligners the recommended amount each day. Failing to do so could drastically slow down your treatment.

Would you like to discover whether Invisalign is right for you? Contact First Line Dental today to schedule your consultation.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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Invisalign is able to treat most types of orthodontic issues in teenagers and adults, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, rotated (crooked) teeth, and gaps between the teeth. However, individuals with severe orthodontic problems may need to use traditional braces instead. Also, keep in mind that Invisalign requires a measure of commitment. You should be determined to wear your aligners the recommended amount each day. Failing to do so could drastically slow down your treatment.

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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The price of Invisalign in Manchester may depend on:

  • The number of aligners you need. If you have a relatively long estimated treatment time or you wish to straighten both dental arches, you are likely to require more aligners, which can increase your total financial obligation.
  • Whether you need any accessories. You might require attachments for Invisalign to do its job effectively, which can add to your overall price.
  • Your compliance with treatment. If you accidentally lose an aligner, you may have to pay for a replacement. Additionally, if you do not wear your aligners as much as recommended, it might cost extra to get your treatment back on track.

Invisalign vs. SmileDirectClub™: Cost vs. Value

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SmileDirectClub™ and other DIY clear aligner systems are quite popular, primarily because they usually cost around $2,000 or so. Invisalign typically costs more than that. However, it is important to remember exactly what you are paying for.

With DIY systems, your aligners may be constructed out of cheap plastic. Invisalign, on the other hand, uses a patented plastic material that is designed for comfort and precise tooth movements. DIY aligners do not come with the support of a qualified dental team, which increases the risk that human error will adversely affect your treatment outcomes. If your teeth do not move as they should, you might end up spending quite a bit of money to get them fixed during retreatment. Invisalign takes place under the close supervision of a highly trained dentist and their team, which means that things are likely to go right the first time.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some dental insurance plans have a lifetime maximum for orthodontic treatment. Such plans usually do apply to Invisalign, which means that you might be able to get around $1,000 or so off of your treatment price. Our team will be happy to help you file insurance claims and get the most out of your benefits. If your plan does not cover Invisalign, it might be possible to use your FSA or HSA to help you pay for it.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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In addition to helping you with insurance, we offer a few provisions that may make it easier to manage the cost of Invisalign:

  • Get started for only $999 down. This is our lowest Invisalign offer ever!
  • Enjoy a FREE consultation. You can ask questions about Invisalign and learn more about the road ahead for absolutely zero cost.
  • We are partnered with CareCredit, which offers low-interest and no-interest payment plans for medical and dental services, including Invisalign. Most patients qualify for this type of financing.

As your Invisalign dentist in Manchester, we want to help you afford your treatment. Contact us today to learn more about how you may be able to fit this service into your budget.

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