Today, almost 20% of people wearing braces are adults. However, for some, metal braces are just not an option; they are less than attractive, decidedly uncomfortable, and can be painful to wear. Meet Invisalign, the perfect alternative to traditional braces, due to the fact it has the same effect on the teeth as metal braces, but less hassle. Today. Dr. Michael Payne of American River Orthodontics in Sacramento, CA is here to help you decide if Invisalign is the right option for you!
One of the major benefits of adult orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is how much more comfortable it is than traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign aligners can be removed as often as necessary. This makes tasks like eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and cleaning the aligners much easier. Without any metal, you won’t have any cuts or sores due to the absence wires and brackets.
Metal braces are often associated with a child or teenager, and are considered to be unsightly and unattractive by many. With Invisalign, you’ll never have this problem. Dr. Michael Payne says that since they’re made of a thin, clear plastic, they appear to be virtually invisible, and make it seem as though the wearer doesn’t have braces at all. When in fact, the Invisalign aligners are straightening the teeth just like traditional metal braces do!
Length of Treatment
With Invisalign, the time that it will take for your teeth to move into their intended positions is greatly reduced. Invisalign can take anywhere from one to one and a half years to straighten your teeth, as opposed to metal braces which can take up to as long as five years!
What to Expect
With Invisalign, your orthodontic treatment plan is formulated from the very beginning. A computer program analyzes the current position of your teeth and formulates the plan and the series of aligners that will be used to accurately straighten teeth to their correct position. Therefore, you and your orthodontist will know exactly how your teeth will move, unlike braces where a trial-and-error situation will give no clear indication as to the progression of your treatment.
Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatment options, like metal braces. Some plans even cover up to $3,500 of Invisalign treatment! To figure out how much your plan will cover, speak to someone at the American River Orthodontics team as well as your insurance provider.
If you’re an adult looking to improve your smile without any of the pain or annoyance caused by traditional braces, Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. If you’ve been seeking an orthodontist to provide Invisalign treatment, then Dr. Michael Payne of American River Orthodontics can help; They are premier providers of Invisalign for adults in Sacramento, CA. So what are you waiting for? Give American River Orthodontics a call for any questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment at 916.486.4233!