Are you Looking for Invisalign Treatment in Bellevue?
You might have heard from a friend or seen a relative wearing Invisalign aligners. CAD/CAM technology made it easy to digitally move the teeth, 3D print simulated models and form plastics that almost fit your teeth. Slightly off plastic aligners like Invisalign push your teeth to new positions. Sequential programmed movements in these clear aligners ultimately gives you straight teeth. Aligner treatment is a type of orthodontic treatment which is especially popular in adults. Clear braces are a flavor of traditional braces which some adults choose instead of clear aligner therapy aka Invisalign treatment.
The Invisalign system, a clear aligner system, has gained widespread recognition in healthcare, particularly within orthodontics. Invisalign system utilizes ClinCheck software to map out the entire treatment plan. While some might experience initial soreness as their teeth adjust to the aligners, the comfort and convenience of Invisalign are different that metal brackets. Periodontal disease, which is often exacerbated by misaligned teeth, can potentially be better managed with clear aligners (Invisalign).
Similar to other orthodontic treatment, aligner treatment is compatible with FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and HSA (Health Savings Account) beside the partial dental insurance coverage. Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for Invisalign, and orthodontists typically provide various payment plans to ease the financial burden. Regular office visits ensure the treatment is progressing as planned, allowing for adjustments as needed. The American Dental Association warns about direct to consumers aligner treatment.
I am interested in what else I need to know.
I see lots of patients during the week and talks to orthodontists and dentists about patients seeking aligner therapy. We often talk about who is the best candidate for invisalign. Here are common nodes in almost all conversations on this topic.
- Is there an age range to use aligners?
- Are female patients more compliant with wearing aligners/Invisalign?
- Does the treatment plan determine if we can use Invisalign?
- Do we see better oral health and less gum disease in patients with aligners? Do they care more about their overall health?
- Which brands of clear aligners are more comfortable aligners? Do they all move the teeth the same?
- How quickly can we fix complex problems like deep overbite, severely crowded teeth, or crossbite?
- Are clear aligners better for patients requiring veneers, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants?
The bottom line is that patients that completely understand the pros and cons of Invisalign aka aligners get to a beautiful smile faster.
PORTH Aligners or Invisalign
Invisalign also referred as Invisalene or Invisaline is a name of a specific brand of aligners. Invsalign was the first computer aid generated aligner. The product has multiple iterations and advances since 20 years ago and is one of the oldest aligners on the market. Patients are always asking what is the difference between clear aligners and Invisalign. Basically, lots of various aligner brands are available these days: ClearCorrect, 3M clarity, Spark, Suresmile Aligner, uLab Aligner, etc. All of these aligners vary on how they are fabricated, the 3D printers that are used to make the mold for these aligners. One of the key components in all of these platforms is the clinical expertise of the orthodontist who designs the treatment plan. Teeth don’t know what is pushing them as long as the mechanics is set correctly.
What else do I need to know about my Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative solution to correct various dental problems (malocclusion), including crooked teeth, openbite, gaps, spacing and underbite. Invisalign braces uses Align Technology's patented SmartTrack material to make a sequence of custom-made, removable aligners that fit your mouth perfectly. The aligners are made based on digital scans or X-rays, often using an iTero scanner, to ensure their accuracy.
How it works: the aligners incrementally adjust misalignment over time, guiding your teeth to their ideal location. This procedure is aesthetically pleasing compared to traditional metal braces, offering you the benefit of better oral hygiene as the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing, thus reducing the risk of tooth decay.
It's essential to maintain good oral hygiene by keeping your aligners clean and continuing to see your dentist regularly - dental checkups. With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners to brush your teeth and floss, which makes it easier to maintain good oral health. You won't have to navigate around fixed metal brackets and wires with your toothbrush and floss.
Your Invisalign treatment plan will be unique to your needs and the complexity of your case. Course of treatment for Invisalign work depends on the goals of orthodontic treatment. It often takes a similar amount of time as traditional braces to complete, but with Invisalign, you'll gradually see your new smile taking shape as your teeth movement get them into alignment.
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign to some extent, but you should check your policy to see what's included. You don't want to be surprised by any hidden costs. Investing in Invisalign is an investment in your oral health, and it's worth checking to see if it's covered by your insurance policy.
What are my clear aligner options in Sammamish and Issaquah area?
Whether you are an adult or a teenager who is interested in improving your oral health and straightening your teeth, you have two main choices. You can seek treatment through a dentist (DDS/DMD/general dentistry) or an orthodontist offering clear aligners.
We have been asked who the Invisalign providers are clinicians who learn how to use the software. ClearCorrect, SureSmile, etc have similar titles for their doctors. In either case, these providers would offer aligner treatment using various aligner systems.
What is the cost of Invisalign treatment?
Cost of aligner treatment varies from $2000 to $12000 depends on the complexity of orthodontic treatment. Many factors impact the price. Click play and listen to the explanation of what influences the price of your orthodontic treatment with clear aligners or Invisalign.
What is the aligner system that PORTH offers?
At PORTH, a boutique clinic with two locations in Sammamish and Bellevue, we offer aligner treatment with custom appliances that we fabricate in our state of the art technology lab.
Dr. Rooz is a leading expert in aligner therapy especially in-office aligner system believes that Investing in advanced dental technology to fabricate the aligner in-office has tremendous impact on patient care.
He is an American board certified orthodontist and speaks nationally and internationally on 3D printing technology and an in-office aligner system.
PORTH aligners are designed to improve treatment efficiency, augment treatment options, reduce treatment time and increase the quality of care we provide at our clinic. We provide next levels of care with PORTH aligners that Invisalign can't offer.
Read more about our patient experience with PORTH aligners here at our PORTH aligner page. We combine PORTH aligners with traditional metal braces. Some of our patients have a set of aligners combined with lingual or clear braces.
We strive to serve our community utilizing modern digital orthodontics. We welcome all new patients with a complementary thorough consultation and review treatment options as well as payment options. Learn more about the cost of orthodontics services in Sammamish in here.