Invisalign® is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional metal braces. It uses a series of clear, removable thin plastic trays to gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners are custom-fitted to your mouth and require none of the metal hardware associated with traditional braces. When worn as directed, Invisalign® aligners may provide results up to 50% faster than other methods.
Treatment length depends on several factors, including the severity and complexity of your repositioning needs and how well you wear your aligners. (Aligners should be worn at least 20-22 hours a day for optimal results and removed only for eating, drinking, flossing, and brushing.) The average Invisalign® treatment plan is between 12 and 18 months, but many patients begin to see results in as little as a few weeks.
However, regardless of when you begin to notice changes, adherence to your treatment plan is important. Your orthodontist develops your plan according to specific information she or he has about your teeth’s current positioning, your straightening goals, and the physiological steps necessary to achieve them. To ensure ideal and long-lasting results, follow your orthodontist’s guidelines and recommendations
Almost all Invisalign® treatment plans consist of the same three steps:
Invisalign® treatment costs are comparable to traditional braces, averaging between $3,000 and $5,000. However, like braces, Invisalign® is covered by many orthodontic insurance plans, with some plans covering up to 50%. If your insurance does not cover it, there are other options for helping minimize your out-of-pocket costs for a beautiful, healthy smile.
You can arrange a monthly payment plan with your orthodontist or care provider for low, affordable, and flexible monthly payments.
The pre-tax dollars in your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) can be applied to your treatment.
Invisalign® has been creating beautiful smiles since 1997, which means you can count on decades of experience and expertise in the biomechanics and material science of orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign®, you have access to in-person consultations with AAO-certified orthodontists who are specially trained in Invisalign® treatments and who can carefully monitor and manage your treatment for life-long results.
Invisalign® trays—which are made from patented SmartTrack technology—are trimmed to the gum line for a customized, comfortable, and seamless fit, and all aligners feature blue indicator dots to help your treatment stay on track.
Orthodontists everywhere – including at Dental Depot DFW – are saying goodbye to the goopy mess of taking impressions. The iTero Element 2 scanner allows your orthodontic team to take a quick scan of your mouth and, within minutes, return a 3D rendering of your smile’s targeted transformation using Invisalign® treatment. Once you decide to move forward with Invisalign® treatment, your iTero scan is used to create your Invisalign® clear aligner trays.
Dental Depot DFW is proud to be a Platinum Invisalign® Provider. Our fully-staffed professional team includes Invisalign®-certified orthodontists who are committed to delivering the best in orthodontic care for every member of your family. This means that, at each of our 4 DFW area locations, you’ll only find the latest innovations in orthodontic treatment, including the iTero Element 2® Scanner. The iTero Element 2 scanner replaces the messy impressions previously required to create your orthodontic treatment plan. Now, your orthodontic team can take a quick scan of your mouth instead and, within minutes, produce a 3-D rendering of your smile’s future transformation with Invisalign®.
Dental Depot DFW believes in comprehensive dental care that is affordable and convenient. From routine cleanings for yourself, braces for the teens, or restorative dentistry, Dental Depot DFW can meet all of your family’s needs at one convenient location. In addition to a full staff of dentists, dental hygienists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists, we offer flexible scheduling, Saturday appointments, and block scheduling, so everyone can usually be seen at the same time.