A person’s smile can be one of their best features, but having crooked and misaligned teeth can make you self-conscious. Traditional wired braces can fix the problem over time, but present a new set of problems. They stand out, and draw unwanted attention to your teeth. They make eating and brushing your teeth difficult, and can even leave permanent marks and indentations on your teeth – not to mention the metallic wire-mouth appearance that one is stuck with for years.
Fortunately for people looking to straighten and align their teeth, options exist beyond traditional wire braces.
Invisalign is an effective and discrete way to correct crooked and misaligned teeth, without needing to live with wire braces. Invisalign is a custom-made set of plastic aligners that you wear over the teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible, and will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place over time.
First, you will consult with your dentist or orthodontist to make sure you are a good candidate. Your doctor will then take x-rays, photographs, and impressions of your teeth. This will allow your doctor to create a digital 3-D image of your teeth, which will help to map out a precise treatment plan and determine the approximate length of your treatment.
This 3-D image will be used to create a custom set of clear aligners made just for you. The aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic that will not irritate your cheeks and gums the way traditional braces do.
You will wear these aligners throughout the day, only removing them to eat and brush your teeth. The aligners fit securely to your teeth, and are safe to wear while sleeping.
After approximately 2 weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners. These new aligners are designed to match the gradual changes as your teeth begin to shift into place. Your doctor will schedule occasional checkups, typically every six weeks or so, to monitor your progress.
In order to achieve the best results, it is recommended to wear your aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day throughout the treatment.
Traditional braces used to be the only option for treating crooked and misaligned teeth. The process involves bonding metal wire to the teeth, in order to apply the constant pressure required to straighten and align the teeth. In some cases, headgear may even be required to achieve the desired results.
Metal braces can be painful, cumbersome, and a source of embarrassment. Invisalign solves these problems through the use of painless and convenient aligners that are virtually invisible when worn.
While Invisalign is the clear choice over wire braces for many patients, the treatments can cost thousands of dollars at retail. ZendyHealth can help make that cost considerably less, by allowing you to pick your price on Invisalign treatments. We work with top, certified providers, and help customers save hundreds to thousands off the cost of the procedures they want most. And with FSA and HSA plans covering many ZendyHealth’s procedures, the savings could be considerable.
If you would like to have straighter, better aligned teeth, visit our website to pick your price and get started.