Many adults desire to straighten their teeth but don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. That is understandable, since most people associate these types of braces with children and teenagers. Perhaps you are researching alternatives and are not certain how Invisalign works. If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. Khan would be happy to evaluate you to see if you’re a good candidate for this alternative orthodontic therapy.
What to Expect with Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign is the name of the company that developed a treatment to move crooked or crowded teeth into position without typical braces. It involves wearing a clear plastic aligner that you switch approximately once every two weeks for a new one. At the start of your treatment, Dr. Khan takes several impressions of your top and bottom rows of teeth and sends them to our dental laboratory. Our technicians create customized trays for the entire course of your treatment. The total treatment time averages 18 months, compared to 24 months with traditional metal braces.
You should wear your Invisalign trays for 22 to 23 hours per day to achieve the desired results. Dr. Khan recommends that you only remove them to eat, brush your teeth, and clean the retainers. You should also schedule an appointment every six weeks at the office of Dr. M. Shoaib Khan. This gives him the opportunity to monitor your progress and to make adjustments if necessary. Thanks to the clear plastic trays, no one else has to know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is More Affordable Than You Think
Since treatment with Invisalign is not purely cosmetic in nature, many insurance companies offer at least some coverage for it. We also offer frequent specials to make it easier for you to afford the cost of Invisalign. Please contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Khan today.