Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign is an orthodontic innovation manufactured by Align Technologies of California. Using the power of computers and powerful imaging and design equipment, Invisalign produces a custom series of comfortable and practically invisible aligners made just for you. Aligners change every two weeks for the duration of treatment, and each carefully moves your teeth into the right position. The severity of misalignment determines how many aligners you will need. Most patients see desired results within 9-12 months of therapy, while most regular braces take anywhere from 20-30 months. Consultations are quick and easy, usually taking less than 30 minutes.
Here are some other reasons why Invisalign may be right for you.
Shorter treatment time is one of the many benefits of Marietta Invisalign. Patients spend about 30-40% less time with Marietta Invisalign than with traditional orthodontics. Treatment through this method may also make some cosmetic dentistry procedures easier to achieve. Moreover, it may also prove to be a big money saver in the long run. Ideally, positioned teeth may not need as much cosmetic treatment and can save you hundreds of dollars. Once treatment is complete, we will make you a set of custom retainers that will help preserve your beautiful new smile.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of treatment varies according to the severity of misalignment or complexity of your case. The price typically ranges from $3,000 to $5,000.
Does my insurance plan cover Invisalign braces?
Some insurance plans with extensive coverage include orthodontics as a benefit, usually for an additional premium. In such cases, there is normally a particular amount reserved for orthodontic services, including Invisalign. At Reilly Dental, we do our best to help you get what is necessary. If you have insurance benefits or are hanging on to average credit, we can help. We make it so that you are able to pay for Invisalign treatment for less than $200 a month.
How long do I need to wear aligners?
Aligners should be in place at least 20-22 hours per day. Following this simple requirement keeps you on schedule and treatment time at a minimum. It’s also the best way of accomplishing treatment with more certainty.
Do the aligners hurt?
Aligners are initially super tight upon placement. As with most other procedures, your teeth will be sore for the first 24 to 48 hours. After this period, you will start getting used to the pressure, resulting in less soreness and discomfort.
Should I eat with the aligners on?
Although there are some who manage to do it, keeping aligners on while eating is not recommended. It is possible for food to get stuck between the appliances, resulting in discomfort, pain, and even breakage. Damaged aligners need immediate replacement, which will cost you an additional amount. It is best not to chew with the appliances in, although you can drink clear and sugar-free drinks. Other non-clear beverages such as coffee and tea will stain your teeth and aligners, and it is best you remove the appliance.
What happens if I lose my aligners?
You can order replacement aligners, although there is an additional charge for such. To avoid this problem, we provide storage cases tailor made for your aligners.
Can I get Invisalign if my teeth shifted after using regular braces?
Yes. This is one of the most common problems asked by our patients. Invisalign can be a powerful tool in these cases.
Invisalign Cost & Financing
Other than the above, one of the most common questions we encounter is about the cost of Invisalign in Atlanta and nearby areas. Each case is different, thus the cost will always vary from patient to patient. Invisalign treatment usually runs from as low as $3000 to $5500. The total cost will always be determined by how simple or complex your needs are. Here are a few facts to remember:
- We offer 24 months interest-free financing.
- Over 90% of patients choose to finance Invisalign treatment.
- For lower monthly payments, you have the option to finance up to 48 months.
Check the fine print for any estimates for Invisalign in Atlanta that fall far below the numbers mentioned earlier. Chances are these estimates are for a different product, and it is best to check the fine print. We offer financing solutions through Care Credit and Chase Healthcare.