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Invisalign Clear Braces – Marana, AZ

A Discreet Solution for a Straighter Smile

Gone are the days of traditional metal braces being your only solution for a straighter smile. Now, you can discreetly, comfortably, and conveniently move your pearly whites into perfect alignment with Invisalign in Marana. The clear aligners allow you to obtain the grin you’ve always wanted without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. Most people won’t even notice you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment! To learn more, continue reading or contact our office for information.

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Why Choose Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry & Orthodontics for Invisalign?

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign in Marana uses a series of clear aligners to shift teeth into more ideal positions. Each set of plastic trays are worn for about two weeks at a time, gradually shifting a small portion of your smile until it’s entirely in perfect alignment. Since the aligners are removable, they’re easy to clean and maintain. Although they must be worn for at least 20-22 hours a day, you have to take them out before eating and brushing or flossing your teeth. Throughout your treatment, our dental team at Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry & Orthodontics will check your progress every few weeks to ensure everything is going smoothly.

Indications for Invisalign

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Invisalign can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:

Crowded Teeth

Do you feel like you have too many teeth in your mouth? If so, you might benefit from Invisalign treatment. The plastic trays will apply gentle pressure to different parts of your smile, gradually moving teeth into a properly aligned position. Since crowded teeth increase your risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, it’s critical to get them fixed as soon as possible.

Gaps Between Teeth

It may surprise you to learn that gaps in your smile can increase your chances of developing cavities and gum infections. Food particles can more easily get trapped in these spaces between your teeth, leading to decay and even bad breath. Luckily, Invisalign can help you avoid these issues by pushing your teeth back into alignment.

Bite Alignment

A misaligned bite can place unnecessary pressure on your temporomandibular joint and cause problems like TMJ disorder, teeth grinding, and clenching. Fortunately, Invisalign treatment can easily address underbites, overbites, and even crossbites.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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With Invisalign in Marana, you can expect to reap numerous benefits, including:

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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Your exact cost estimate for Invisalign in Marana depends on several factors, including the number of aligners needed. At your consultation,  Dr. Fitzgerald  will examine your mouth to get a better understanding of how much you can expect to pay for your treatment. Although the process can be costly, our dental team will find ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits and apply flexible financing if necessary. Plus, a healthier and more beautiful smile is certainly well worth the investment! If you want to learn more about the factors that influence the cost, then simply keep reading.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

As previously mentioned, there are several factors that influence the cost of Invisalign. Here are a few:

One of the biggest factors to consider is compliance with your treatment guidelines. For example, neglecting to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day can quickly cause you to fall off track, potentially requiring re-treatment. For this reason, it’s crucial that you follow your dentist’s instructions to a tee!

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

With an upfront cost of around $2,000, Smile Direct Club™ and other mail-order clear aligner companies are typically cheaper. Of course, cheaper isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to something as important as your smile and oral health. In addition to skipping a thorough initial exam, mail-order braces can actually be more costly since they can make your misalignment worse. In fact, there are several lawsuits for this reason. Plus, professional organizations, like the American Dental Association, don’t support this teeth-straightening solution. In short, if you want the best treatment for your smile and your wallet, it’s best to go with Invisalign – their clear aligners have helped more than 12 million people get the gorgeous smiles they desire!

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Your dental provider may cover a portion of the cost of your Invisalign treatment. So, don’t hesitate to review the fine print on your plan before your visit! Of course, if you need some help or are having trouble understanding your benefits, don’t hesitate to let us know. Our team has plenty of experience utilizing our patients’ coverage to the fullest, and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

Don’t have dental insurance? That’s okay – there are other ways to make the cost more manageable:

Invisalign FAQs

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Do you have unanswered questions about Invisalign in Tucson that you’d like to address before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald? Below, our team has compiled some of the most common questions we receive about this treatment from our patients. If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, please feel free to call our office!

Do Invisalign aligners hurt to wear?

One great benefit about Invisalign aligners is that they cause very little discomfort. The only time patients typically feel some soreness is whenever they switch over to the next set of trays in their treatment. Fortunately, this only lasts for about a day and can be eased with ibuprofen. We also recommend switching your trays over at night so you can sleep through most of the adjustment period.

How long do I need to wear my aligners for every day?

In order to stay on track with your treatment timeline, you’ll need to wear your trays for between 20 and 22 hours every day. The only time you should be removing them is whenever you eat, drink anything besides room temperature or cool water, and brush and floss your teeth.

What foods can I eat during Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign trays are made from plastic that’s molded to place a specific amount of pressure onto your teeth to shift them into alignment. If you eat with them in, you could risk damaging them and needing to have them replaced. Fortunately, the solution is simple! Just remove your trays before you eat, and you’re able to continue snacking on all of your favorite foods that you normally do. Before putting them back in your mouth, remember to rinse them and brush your teeth.

Will wearing aligners change how I talk?

Just like with any orthodontic appliance, you’ll likely experience an adjustment period that can include a slight lisp. Fortunately, most patients are able to overcome this adjustment within the first few weeks of wearing their trays.

Can I undergo Invisalign treatment if I’ve had metal braces before?

Yes! It’s not uncommon for patients to come to us letting us know that they didn’t wear their retainer after having braces and their teeth are misaligned again. If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, your cosmetic dentist in Tucson, Dr. Fitzgerald, can help you re-achieve an aligned smile again! Just remember to wear your retainer this time around!

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