Do you avoid showing the world your smile? Are your teeth preventing you from making a great first impression? Is so, then you may want to consider Invisalign. Invisalign gives you the ability to enhance your smile and achieve the self confidence that can allow you to reach your true potential both personally and professionally. Dr. Kososki is a licensed Plano Invisalign provider, who has utilized him experience and vast knowledge of cosmetic dentistry to give him patients straight, confident smiles with Invisalign. If you would like to straighten your teeth and greatly improve your oral hygiene without having to wear old fashioned, bulky braces, Invisalign is the ideal choice.
How do I go about getting Invisalign?
The first step on your way to getting the smile that you’ve always wanted with Invisalign is speaking with your dentist to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are, then your dentist will take x-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth, so that an effective treatment plan can be mapped out using 3D technology. This unique technology will even enable your dentist to see how your teeth will naturally shift, and allows for them to give you a detailed picture of how your teeth will move during each stage of the Invisalign process.
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Plano Invisalign Provider Advantages
There are a myriad of benefits to wearing Invisalign aligners versus braces. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and don’t rely on metal wires or brackets. Thus, you won’t experience the discomfort that you would with metal braces. A few of the other key advantages are that they are virtually invisible, they can be removed whenever you like, they are more hygienic than metal braces, and you can still eat the foods you enjoy. As an added bonus, the Invisalign process typically only takes 1 year and you only have to see your dentist every 6 weeks for maintenance. With Invisalign aligners you can take them out when brushing or flossing your teeth, which leads to better oral hygiene and, therefore, better overall health.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Though it may seem unbelievable that plastic aligners would be able to straighten just as effectively (if not more so) as heavy metal braces, it’s been proven that Invisalign can actually remedy a variety of cosmetic dentistry issues safely and without embarrassing metal brackets and wires. Patients who have paced or overly crowded teeth, bite issues (such as overbite, under bite, cross bite and overbite) can all benefit from Invisalign . If your particular dental issue does not fall into one of the above mentioned categories, then you may want to consult with your dentist to see if Invisalign, as this innovative treatment can help to improve a plethora of atypical cosmetic dentistry problems as well.
What is the typical cost for Invisalign?
The price for Invisalign ranges from about $3500 to $8000, depending upon your specific alignment problems. The average cost paid by patients is approximately $5000. For patients who do not require extensive alignment work, the cost can be as little as $2000, while other patients who need less than 5 aligners to complete the Invisalign process may pay even less. In order to determine how much your Invisalign treatment will cost it’s best to speak with your dentist, as they will be able to assess your issues and estimated length of treatment.
Will my insurance or flexible spending account cover Invisalign?
You will need to contact your insurance provider to determine whether or not they will cover your Invisalign treatments. About one fourth of patients are compensated by their insurance providers for at least a portion of their Invisalign treatments, given that Invisalign is comparable to braces (which are typically covered). Most flexible spending accounts will reimburse you for Invisalign as well, as they fall under the category of orthodontic care. It’s wise to speak with the person in charge of FSA at your place of employment in advance, just to be sure that Invisalign will be covered. If you determine that neither your insurance or flexible spending account will cover your Invisalign treatments, then you may want to speak with your dentist about affordable payment plans that can be spread out over time.
Is Invisalign really worth the investment?
Anything that you can do to improve your smile is a worthwhile investment. Your smile is a vital asset that can help you to achieve your goals in a variety of ways, and misaligned teeth can keep you from looking and feeling your very best. Given that the costs for Invisalign are minimal compared to its benefits, Invisalign is one of the most sound investments you could ever hope to make. If you are still unsure about whether Invisalign is the right alternative for you or if its costs can fit into your budget, speak with dentist to weight your options and discuss the payment plans that are available to you. After all, a gorgeous smile is priceless, so why not invest a little in your cosmetic dentistry and oral health.
If you are the parent of a teenager who may need braces, then you probably have already come to realize that they aren’t exactly jumping at the chance to get clunky metal braces, even though they will enhance their smile. Invisalign has revolutionized the way people look at aligners and has made it easy for parents to ensure that their tens have smiles that they can be proud of for years to come. Utilizing plastic aligners that gently shift your teens teeth into place, without relying on metal brackets or wires that can potentially harm your teen’s gums, Invisalign safely and effectively provides your teen with a smile that is radiant and confident.
Why is Invisalign better than traditional braces?
Though metal braces are always applied with the best of intentions, they can sometimes end up causing more harm than good when it comes to your teen’s social life and self confidence. Traditional metal braces are bulky and embarrassing. They can also irritate your teens mouth and gums, as well as make them feel uncomfortable about smiling during the alignment process. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and are wire free. Another big plus with Invisalign is that there aren’t any tightening treatments, so the entire process doesn’t involve the same pain or discomfort that traditional braces typically do.
Plano Invisalign benefits for teens?
Invisalign aligners don’t need to be removed during sports activities and can simply be removed when eating or drinking. Therefore, the disadvantages of both braces and retainers aren’t present in the Invisalign process. You are also able to take better care of your teeth with Invisalign, due to the fact that you can remove the clear plastic aligners whenever you need to floss or brush your teeth. With traditional braces food particles can become lodged in the brackets or wires, making it difficult to truly get your mouth clean while they are in place. Invisalign can fix bite issues, such as cross-bite or overbite, spaced teeth and misaligned teeth, among other cosmetic dentistry issues.
How do I get Invisalign for teens?
If you feel that Invisalign is the best choice for your child, then you should make an appointment to speak with your doctor about your treatment options. Your dentist will assess your teens oral health and fix any existing dental issues before taking an x-ray, photos and an impression of your teens mouth. These items will be used to make a 3-D model of their mouth, which will then be utilized to create aligners that are a perfect fit for their teeth. Your teen will switch out the aligners every two weeks, and the treatments will typically last an average of 1 year, though some patients make require more or less treatment. In some cases, your teen may only need a couple of aligners to remedy their cosmetic dentistry problem.
To learn more about how Invisalign can help you to achieve a more brilliant smile please call (972) 235-8900 or email us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kososki . If misaligned teeth are preventing you from having the smile that you’ve always dreamed of, Dr. Kososki and Invisalign can help.