Invisalign Dentist near Delafield, WI
In addition to traditional braces, Dr. Whalen provides orthodontic treatment for patients who want to try Invisalign. No matter your age, having straight teeth can help improve your self-esteem. If you want to avoid wires and brackets that cause discomfort, Invisalign might be the right choice for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
An impression of your teeth is taken to create a series of aligners. The aligners are made of a material that is strong but also flexible, so it’s comfortable to wear for long periods of time. A large perk is that the material is practically invisible.
The aligners are meant to be worn for at least 22 hours a day and will eventually be switched out as the straightening progresses. They can be removed temporarily to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Over several months, Invisalign will target specific teeth to move into place until they’ve straightened into the final desired position.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
It depends on the person, but to get your desired smile it could take 12-18 months. If you’re wearing it consistently, results will appear quicker than if you’re taking it out for longer periods of time. You may even start to notice changes in the first few weeks of wearing one.
The Cost of Clear Aligners in Wisconsin
The average cost of Invisalign clear aligners in Wisconsin without insurance is between $4,000 and $8,000.
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment, but they may have a coverage cap for orthodontic treatments. Dousman offers flexible payment plans, so you'll have the option to find a payment that's best for your budget.
How to Clean Invisalign
The best way to keep your aligners clean is to rinse them with warm water and brush them with a soft toothbrush. This will help to get rid of leftover food or drink residue after eating or drinking.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Whalen for more information on Invisalign vs braces.