Am I a candidate for Invisalign®?
With our doctors’ years of expert experience and training, Invisalign can work for almost ALL. Call or schedule online for a FREE consultation to determine how well Invisalign can work for you.
Does insurance cover Invisalign®?
Many dental insurance plans will cover the cost of Invisalign treatment under the orthodontic maximum portion of the policy. We will confirm your orthodontic coverage and submit to your insurance policy upon you wearing your first Invisalign tray & the reimbursement will come directly to you. We are experts at getting the maximum value back for you from your dental insurance.
How long does Invisalign® take?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case. With the technique that we use, the average treatment is only about 6-12 months. Here’s a look at the process:
We will meet with you and review how Invisalign can solve your concerns. If you choose to proceed, we can start right away with a scan, saving you a visit.
Instead of nasty impressions that make people gag, we will scan your mouth. This is easier for you and more accurate. We will also take x-rays and photos. All of this comes at no extra charge.
Three Weeks Later
You will meet with Dr. Wollock again to see a computerized animation of your projected Invisalign treatment. At this stage, you’ll learn how many Invisalign trays you will need, which will also tell you how long your treatment will be.
About 5 Weeks Later
Your trays will be ready in about 5 weeks. From that point on, you will wear your trays 24 out of 24 hours a day. Yes, all day; eating, sleeping, day, night, all the time except to clean. Please note that if you do not wear them this often, your Invisalign treatment will be far less effective. Simply put, the more you wear it, the better it will work. Throughout your treatment, you will meet with us when necessary to guide you to success. For your convenience this can be a minimal number of visits. However, you are always welcome to see us more if you desire.
After the Trays
At the end of your treatment, when you are happy, you will be provided with a FREE set of upper and lower retainers. You will wear the retainers in the beginning for 22 out of 24 hours a day, for 3 months until your teeth’s position firms up. Then you will wear the retainers every night for as long as you want your teeth to remain straight. You may want to replace your retainers every year to prevent them from stretching and your teeth shifting. Retainers will also help prevent damage from grinding and/or clenching, which most adults do yet most are unaware. In addition, they make great whitening trays.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of clear, custom aligners created only for you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, clear, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually shift your teeth into place. You will start a new set of aligners on a regular customized schedule to best fit your needs, until your treatment is completed.
Does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign works to straighten teeth and fix dental problems including bite issues, gapped teeth, and crowding.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
We offer an all-inclusive Invisalign deal for $3,997 or as low as $114/month upon easy approval. Free Invisalign consultations, no hidden fees, & no cutting corners! These deals are for new patients only.
Learn more about the costs of Invisalign with and without insurance.
What restrictions will I have with Invisalign®?
Unlike braces, your Invisalign aligners can be removed, which leads to better health because you can clean your teeth. However, if you don’t wear them, they won’t work. If you don’t wear them enough, they won’t work well. Most patients can eat any diet they choose during treatment. It takes about a week to get used to this. However, we do recommend you stay away from curry, turmeric, and yellow mustard since they irreversibly stain the trays. If you must enjoy foods that cause this stain, we recommend you do so on the last day of that tray. This means you don’t need to restrict your diet habits, just as long as you wear your trays for 24 hours a day.
Can I drink alcohol with Invisalign®?
Yes, it is safe to drink alcohol. It’s important to clean your teeth & aligners if you have been drinking any sugary beverages (with or without alcohol).
Can I get Invisalign® if I have an underbite?
Yes. Invisalign is also designed to correct an underbite. An underbite is when you close your mouth and your lower teeth are in front of your upper teeth – the opposite of an overbite. Usually, this means there’s a problem with your lower jaw being too far forward.
Those who have an underbite often suffer from headaches, difficulty of breathing, chewing and speaking properly. It can also cause your teeth to wear down quickly. Invisalign can fix some underbites, but severe underbites might require surgery alongside the Invisalign treatment.
Each patient is different so it’s important to have an Invisalign consultation to determine if you have any underlying issues that are causing an underbite.
Can I get Invisalign® if I have an overbite?
Yes. Invisalign is also designed to correct an overbite. An overbite is when the upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Overbites are one of the most common reasons patients undergo treatment for teeth realignment and most people do have some sort of overbite!
If your overbite is too large, a doctor may tell you that you have something called a deep bite. This can cause your teeth to wear down which can result in cavities, gum disease, and worn tooth enamel. It also can cause jaw pain, including TMJ. But the good news is that Invisalign can treat overbites and deep bites!
We can help to treat an overbite with Invisalign, leaving you with a beautiful smile!
What is the best alternative to braces?
Invisalign is a clear, and virtually invisible, alternative to metal braces. Invisalign straightens teeth just like braces, but Invisalign aligners come with less restrictions than braces. Invisalign allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy and brush and floss normally. Most importantly, why wear a mouth full of metal when you can do the same things (in the right hands) for less money while in clear esthetic trays?
Is Invisalign® better than braces?
Both braces and Invisalign help to straighten your teeth, and in many cases, the better choice depends on your specific situation. Many people prefer Invisalign because there are less restrictions in terms of eating, they are less visible, and they may be more comfortable. However, braces are often better for children because they require less responsibility in terms of upkeep since there is an option to remove them for cleaning.
How do I clean my aligners?
Your aligners can be cleaned by brushing them with toothpaste carefully and rinsing them in lukewarm water.