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Are You A Good Candidate For Invisalign?

If you are an adult who has been stressing over your smile, you may have considered recieving dental work. However, many adults are worried that their crooked or misaligned teeth will require braces, bringing them back to awkward teenage years. Braces can feel childish or unprofessional to some adults. Luckily, there is a better option out there for adults looking for that perfect, straight smile. Invisalign is a clear aligner that can help people in their late teens and adulthood achieve straight, beautiful smiles without being self-conscious about traditional metal braces.


Invisalign requires a bit more dedication than traditional braces, since it is removable. In order to experience results, your invisalign must be in place at least 22 hours a day, only removed when eating or drinking anything besides water. This is one of the reasons invisalign is more suited for older candidates. It requires the wearer to be responsible, and to wear the aligner even if the adjustments may be causing discomfort. If you are someone who is willing to constantly wear an aligner, and not forget it or leave it out for long periods of time, invisalign is a great option for you.


Many adults worry that insivilign is too expensive in comparison to traditional braces, but often this is not the case. While there are many factors that affect the overall cost of your treatment, typically the cost of traditional braces and invisalign are similar. Especially if your insurance covers this kind of dental work. In the past, many insurance companies did not cover invisalign, making its out-of-pocket cost considerably higher. Now, most major insurance companies will cover part or even all of your invisalign treatment.

Another factor that can affect cost is how long the treatment will take. Sometimes, traditional braces will create results for certain dental problems much quicker, making them the more affordable option. However, for many dental issues, invisalign works at the same rate as traditional braces. If you are responsible about wearing your invisalign at least 22 hours a day that is. Leaving out your aligner for too long or forgetting to wear it on certain days reduces it’s effectiveness, and makes treatment time stretch out. With traditional braces, there is no option to remove them without a visit to our dentists, so this is not a concern. These are all factors to consider when thinking about the price of your dental treatment.


If you think you fit the criteria for invisalign, set up an appointment with Signature Smiles today! We would love to teach you more about the process of invisalign, and answer any questions you may have. Working towards a beautiful smile has never been easier with Invisalign at Signature Smiles.

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