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Delta Dental • Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield

Invisalign Treatment – Clear Braces

Smiling Woman Invisalign Treatment

The Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, snap-on, custom fit, removable mouth trays that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, forcing them to shift. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but since the trays are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible. In addition, because Invisalign trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. This is a great system for adults, especially if you had braces as a child, but have had relapse crowding or spacing later in life. It can be used on any age adult and on responsible teens, once all adult teeth are present.

We start the process with a free consultation and later progress to impressions. Your impressions are shipped to the Invisalign company for the creation of virtual models. We then view the 3D models on our computer to fully evaluate the treatment and expected results. As soon as we okay the treatment and click a button on the screen, a computer generates your custom trays and ships them to our office. This entire process usally takes around 3 to 4 weeks.

Invisalign Treatment

The Invisalign System works by first creating a series of trays that will each move your teeth gradually until the end result is achieved. At the end of each two-week period, you will switch trays. Throughout the process, you will visit your dentist every six weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. Once your treatment is complete, you will likely wear a clear retainer to ensure your new smile stays in place.

As with all orthodontic appliances, the cost of Invisalign varies according to the complexity of the case. However, Invisalign is generally similar in cost to traditional braces and simple cases can be considerably less. Insurance policies generally cover Invisalign to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.

Visit the Invisalign website to learn more about this exciting treatment.