Invisalign "Clear" Braces for Adults and Teens
If you know that you need braces to straighten your teeth, but you’re not excited about wearing a mouth full of metal, there’s a new and exciting alternative to metal braces. Jenny Apekian, Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S), is a licensed, Preferred Invisalign Provider who can help you find your perfect smile.
The most notable difference between regular braces and Invisalign is that you avoid the hassle of dealing with painful metal in your mouth. Invisalign braces are virtually “invisible,” so almost no one will know you’re wearing anything over your teeth.
Midtown Dental provides Invisalign orthodontics for teens and adults of all ages. Our patients who are interested in this orthodontic service go through this simple process:
- A consultation with Dr. Apekian about Invisalign (this will determine whether or not you're a qualified candidate).
- 3D Imaging session to take images of your mouth.
- Create Invisalign aligners for treatment.
- Schedule regular appointments to supply you with new aligners, as we increase jaw and tooth movement.
The process is simple and very quick compared to how long it takes for traditional braces. That's why our team encourages that you consider this new method to straighten your teeth, address deep bites, and fixing an overbite or underbite.
Starting Invisalign: What You Need to Know
Dr. Apekian suggests that all new and existing orthodontics patients sit down for an initial assessment to determine their goals. You'll find this process to be similar to the Smile Assessment people refer to on the official Invisalign® website. The reason we have our patients take this assessment is to make sure that they qualify for this type of dental treatment. This helps our dental team understand your goals so we can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted. This type of treatment plan helps people address issues such as:
- Teeth Straightening.
- Fixing an Overbite or Underbite.
- Repair Overcrowding or Irregular Spacing.
It's important for our team to know and understand everything you wish to achieve with this popular method of orthodontic treatment. After you finish the first appointment, you'll need to schedule another appointment to take 3 Dimensional (3D) images of your mouth. All patients need to take the 3D images so Dr. Apekian and the Midtown Dental team can determine the aligner changes necessary to fix your teeth.
If you're interested in moving forward with Midtown Dental as your Invisalign Provider, we'd love to explain why it's a wonderful treatment option for our patients. Invisalign provides a cleaner and less painful process and helps patients avoid the pain and hassle of dealing with traditional braces.
Invisalign Aligners are Attractive, Comfortable & Convenient
Invisalign treatment uses removable and clear teeth aligners, as opposed to metal brackets. The aligners are clear plastic and virtually invisible when you wear them. The treatment process requires you receive a new aligner every four to six weeks (based upon the initial evaluation conducted at our dental office).
Each aligner moves your teeth little by little until you reach the desired results of straighter teeth. If Invisalign sounds like an attractive solution for you, Midtown Dental can give you the proper advice and provide you with this new and exciting treatment as an alternative to metal braces. You’ll have straight teeth in no time!
Faster Treatment Results with Invisalign Aligners
With our Invisalign Aligner technology, you can straighten your teeth in as little as three months. This is much faster than regular metal braces, for which treatment can typically last between two to three years. The actual Invisalign treatment period, however, will largely depend on the severity of your case.
Success depends on patient compliance, so the treatment period will vary according to how often the patient keeps the aligners in his or her mouth each day. Even though the treatment process is much quicker than traditional braces, this type of orthodontic treatment will take time to show great progress. Dr. Apekian will discuss the expected length of time to achieve your goal.
Use Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Invisalign Payment Plans
The cost for Invisalign at Midtown Dental largely depends the number of aligners the patient requires and the length of the treatment. However, the cost of Invisalign can actually be more affordable than you may think.
Many dental insurance companies provide allowances for several types of dental procedures. This allows you to apply your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) toward Invisalign Treatment. You can set aside up to $2,550 of your pretax dollars through your FSA and use those funds to help cover the cost of your Invisalign payment plan.
Ready to Start with Invisalign?
It's Important to Dr. Apekian that all patients can receive the dental care they want and need. If you would like to sit down and discuss monthly payments or other details about finances, the staff at Midtown Dental will work hard to meet your needs. Contact Us Today to start your Invisalign journey with the Midtown Dental team.
If you’re still debating on whether or not you’d like to move forward with this type of treatment, Learn More About Invisalign to see if it’s right for you.