Invisalign Cost Questions and Answers
If you would like to know our specific price ranges for Invisalign at Canatella Dental, we welcome you to give us a call or schedule an appointment online! A member of our friendly administrative team would happily answer all of your questions related to the financial part of Invisalign treatment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Metairie LA, and New Orleans LA.
Whether you are a professional who works with other people or a student who does not want the inconvenience and awkwardness that often comes with metal braces, Invisalign is a highly effective, affordable, and discreet solution for anyone considering orthodontic therapy. To give you a better idea of what Invisalign treatment is all about, we have answered some commonly asked questions below!
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear tray aligners made from a computer-generated mold and Invisalign’s patented blend of plastic to realign and correct teeth that are growing or set incorrectly. While Invisalign aligners are similar to retainers, they are a form of braces because they actively move your teeth into correct positions. As such, Invisalign can help patients whose teeth are mildly or moderately misaligned, as well as those with bite issues, such as overbite, crossbite, or underbite. In general, Invisalign provides a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces for many patients.
Why would I want this over braces?
With Invisalign, you can receive the benefits of traditional braces without having to experience the self-consciousness and common frustrations of conventional braces. The main reason that patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces is because the aligners are virtually invisible. As such, Invisalign will not change your appearance while you are wearing them—besides straightening your teeth and making improvements to your smile, of course!
In addition to the transparent quality of Invisalign aligners, they also provide the following advantages over traditional braces:
- Invisalign aligners are comfortable and can be removed for brief periods of time, such as to eat or drink
- Less force used to straighten teeth
- No risk of wires puncturing or scratching the sides of the mouth and gums
- Reduced risk of tooth decay, which can occur with the demineralization of metal braces
- Treatment typically lasts between one year to 18 months, while traditional braces treatment can take up to five years and take an average time of years
- Creates precise molds using digital imaging to straighten your teeth
So how exactly does Invisalign® work?
The first stage in Invisalign treatment involves a consultation with your dentist, during which they will conduct a 3D digital scan of your teeth. The digital scan is then sent to the Invisalign laboratories, where they will design and create the set of aligner trays that you will wear to straighten your teeth based on the scan. The number of trays each patient receives in their set varies according to the severity of their misalignment or bite issues.
Once the trays are designed, they will be sent to your dental clinic, where you can pick them up and start wearing the first tray. Invisalign trays are meant to be worn 20 to 22 hours per day for one to two weeks before being replaced with the next tray. Each tray is slightly different than the previous one, as they are designed to continue shifting your teeth into the proper position.
How much does Invisalign typically cost?
The cost of Invisalign varies according to several factors, including the severity of your misalignment or bite issues, the average prices where you live, the dentist’s time for labor, and how much your dental insurance plan will cover. After your consultation with the dentist, they will be able to provide you with a quote for how much Invisalign treatment will cost.
If you would like to know our specific price ranges for Invisalign at Canatella Dental, we welcome you to give us a call! A member of our friendly administrative team would happily answer all of your questions related to the financial part of Invisalign treatment.
Do you have any payment options?
If you feel more comfortable making small payments at a predetermined rate that works for you instead of making an entire payment upfront, we are happy to offer you CareCredit Financing options at Canatella Dental Care! For more information about our payment options, please feel free to give us a call!
For an appointment or more information about Invisalign treatments at Canatella Dental, please call us or schedule an appointment through our website! We serve patients from Metairie LA, New Orleans LA, Harahan LA, Jackson Square LA, Bella Chasse LA, St. Bernard LA, Meraux LA, Chalmette LA, Jefferson LA, River Ridge LA, and Kenner LA.
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