Get Straighter Teeth With Invisalign

Have you wanted straighter teeth but didn’t want all of that metal and hardware in your mouth? Invisalign, or clear aligners, may be a great option for you! Clear aligners are exactly how they sound- they are clear, retainer-like trays that you wear over a period of time that slowly straighten the teeth in a safe manner. Maybe you’ve been thinking about some type of braces for a while now but didn’t know where to start. We are here to help you navigate getting started on your journey to the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

First Steps to Getting Straighter Teeth

The first step to seeing if you are a candidate for clear aligners is scheduling a consultation at our office. This involves taking measurements, photos, and a scan of the teeth to send in to the company we choose that’s best for you. We then have you back to go over your customized treatment plan with estimated treatment time and cost. The virtual treatment plan will show how your teeth will transform over the estimated treatment time. The amount of time in the trays can vary between as little as 6 months to 18+ months. A lot of it also depends on how compliant you are in wearing the trays as well. It is recommended to wear them for a minimum of 22 hours a day and only take them out when you are eating or drinking anything besides water.

Cost of Clear Aligners

The cost can vary greatly depending on the recommended treatment time and how much correcting/straightening of the teeth that need done. The range is similar to traditional braces and starts at around $3,000 and can go up to $5,000+. The good news is if you have orthodontic coverage on your insurance plan, you can also apply it to clear aligners. Be sure to check the age limit and amount of coverage. The average that we see on dental insurance plans is $1,000 towards any treatment which is a huge help! We do payment plans for clear aligners as well.

The good news is, a consultation for clear aligners is free of charge at Dental Reflections Dublin! Call us today to get scheduled for your appointment to see if you are a candidate and can get started on your smile in 2020!

Do You Want Straighter Teeth?

Everyone wants straight teeth, right? Straight teeth make you feel more confident about your smile and showing it off to the world. What better time than NOW to straighten your teeth and get the smile you always wanted. With everyone wearing a mask, it is the perfect chance to start your journey towards a straighter smile.

We have all heard of the traditional brackets and wires that most people get during their teen years. A lot of our adult patients have already had those. Often, we see teeth shifting into peoples’ 20’s and 30’s because they didn’t wear their retainer or have a permanent retainer put in. This is when a person’s career tends to take off, and they do not want to feel self-conscious about their teeth during interviews, presentations, or business meetings in general. Insert: Invisalign or Clear Correct.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent option for those who have had teeth relapse after braces or those who always wanted braces but never got them as children/teens. Invisalign, or Clear Correct, is a series of trays that you wear for two weeks at a time that slowly straighten the teeth. You must wear them for 22 hours a day to get the results promised and stay on track with estimated treatment time. Treatment time ranges from 6 months and under to 7-18 months. It all depends on how much needs corrected.

How To Get Started

If you are interested in clear aligners, your first step would be to schedule a consultation. We are currently offering complimentary consults so you can see if you qualify and get an estimate on cost and treatment time. We choose the company based on your needs and our experience with what they each have to offer. A consult involves taking a digital scan and photos of your teeth to send off to the company we choose so they can put together a treatment plan for you. It is really exciting once they send us back your treatment plan, and you can see a digital video showing the teeth moving and your expected final results upon completion of treatment. Contact Dental Reflections Dublin today at 614.799.5576 to schedule your complimentary consultation and get started on the dream smile you always wanted!

Invisalign vs. Braces

Oftentimes, we get a lot of questions about pros and cons to Invisalign vs. traditional braces. Nowadays, adults prefer to have Invisalign, or clear aligners, so they don’t show in photos or while talking to someone. However, if you choose Invisalign, you must be very compliant in order to achieve the best results.

Braces

Most of us are familiar with traditional braces. We see kids with braces all the time. The metal brackets and wires and little bands that tie around them that they can choose the color for. Some kids can’t wait to get braces while others dread it. The reality is that braces are the best option for some people and what we may recommend. If someone has a bite issue or a lot of crowding or significant spacing, braces are the best option for the best result possible. We see a lot of adults that have had braces as a child, but didn’t wear their retainers and now their teeth have shifted back.

Invisalign

Also known as clear braces, Invisalign is a series of clear trays that are used to straighten the teeth. The trays are switched out every 2 weeks to slowly move the teeth into place like braces would. It is super important that the trays are worn for 22 hours a day and are only taken out while eating or drinking something other than water. This can be a challenge if you are big “snacker” or “sipper”. Some people are excited for their new diet that may come along with the trays. Not wearing the trays for the recommended 22 hours a day can delay treatment time. This means you will be in each set of trays longer which will push back your projected time in the trays. Invisalign is a great option for adults whose teeth have relapsed since childhood braces or have always had some tooth positioning that has bothered them that they want corrected.

Consultation

If you are interested in Invisalign, the first step is to set up a complimentary consultation with us. At this visit, we will do some measurements of your teeth and bite, take photos and determine if you are a good candidate for clear aligners. We will then send your records to Invisalign and wait for them to send us your treatment plan with projected treatment time in the aligners. They also send a really cool video that shows your teeth moving and what your final result will look like.

Call us today at 614.799.5576 to schedule a consultation to get that straight smile you’ve always dreamed of!