Invisalign is an advanced method for straightening one’s teeth without the use of wire braces. Traditionally, wire braces are used to correct teeth and jaw alignment issues. The concern with traditional braces is that it is often difficult to wear and maintain without intensive home and in office care.
The Invisalign method of aligning teeth involves wearing custom made aligners or trays that apply gentle pressure on the teeth and gradually move them over time. Each custom made aligner is designed on a 3D computer simulation that precisely move the teeth. The aligners are made of clear BPA-free plastic and are removed prior to eating, brushing and flossing. For best results, the aligners are to be worn a minimum of 22 hours per day.
As each case is unique, it is often difficult to give a standardized fee without a proper assessment. The cost of an ongoing Invisalign case depends on the severity of crowding or spacing, the patient’s age etc and the number of aligners needed to achieve the results. The price however is comparable to traditional braces.
Dental insurance plans cover Invisalign in the same manner as conventional braces. Payment plans can be arranged if there is no coverage for it.
Our team of Bowmanville Dentists use our advanced 3D digital iTero scanner to provide you with a more comfortable and interactive Invisalign treatment experience. Lets face it, its not easy to stop your gag reflex when getting a goop-filled dental impression made!
With state of the art technology, the iTero scanner allows our team of Bowmanville Dentists to take a digital impression-a highly accurate, digital 3D image of the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissue. The iTero scanner is all about keeping you comfortable while delivering precise imagery, without the goop or gagging associated with conventional impressions.
Just minutes after scanning, the data collected creates a custom simulated 3D model of the final outcome position of your teeth after Invisalign treatment. With this nearly immediate treatment feedback you have greater input in your personalized treatment plan and are able to make a more informed decision on the final results.