Invisalign® Clear Aligners Evergreen Dental Alaska

Invisalign® Clear Aligners


Straight teeth are fun — metal braces not so much. If you want straight, well-aligned teeth without dealing with traditional braces, we’ve got good news for you. Invisalign® Clear Aligners are a discreet, effective, and comfortable option for straightening your teeth with the help of your dentist. They are removable, allowing you to eat, brush, and floss like normal.

Whether you have crooked teeth, overcrowding, gaps, or a poor bite, Invisalign clear braces can fix most common orthodontic issues. If we think your case is too severe for clear aligners to address, we work with some amazing orthodontists in Alaska we can refer you to.

Invisalign® Clear Aligners vs. Traditional Braces

Invisalign clear aligners / Sure Smile and traditional braces are both orthodontic treatments aimed at straightening teeth and correcting bite issues, but they differ in several key aspects. Invisalign utilizes clear, removable aligners made of smooth plastic, offering a discreet and comfortable option compared to the noticeable appearance and potential discomfort of metal braces. While Invisalign is preferred for its aesthetic appeal and convenience, traditional braces are often more effective for complex dental issues. Treatment duration may also vary, with Invisalign typically taking 12-18 months and braces potentially requiring a longer time frame. Both options require regular dental visits for adjustments, ensuring optimal progress towards a straighter, healthier smile.

How do Invisalign® Clear Aligners work?

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign® Clear Aligners utilize a series of custom-made clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. These aligners are designed specifically for each individual. Patients wear the aligners throughout the day, removing them only for eating and oral hygiene. The treatment progresses through a series of aligner sets, with each set slightly adjusting the teeth closer to the desired alignment. The clear retainers offer a discreet alternative to traditional braces, allowing patients to achieve straighter teeth without the noticeable appearance of metal brackets and wires. The only problem that we have seen after Invisalign treatment is that our patients can’t stop smiling!

Advantages of Invisalign® Clear Aligners

  1. Consultation: Begin with a consultation with a certified orthodontist or dentist to evaluate your teeth and discuss treatment goals.
  2. Treatment Planning: Your provider creates a personalized treatment plan using 3D imaging technology to map out the gradual movements of your teeth and estimate the duration of treatment.
  3. Treatment Duration: On average, Invisalign takes 12 to 18 months, varying based on complexity. Throughout, wear custom-made aligners, switching every two weeks to shift teeth gradually. Regular check-ups monitor progress and adjust as needed.

Benefits for Adults:

Invisalign offers adults a discreet orthodontic solution, thanks to its clear aligners. These aligners are removable, making eating, brushing, and flossing easier compared to traditional braces. With Invisalign, adults can achieve straighter teeth and improved oral health without compromising their appearance or lifestyle.

Benefits for Teens:

For teens, Invisalign provides a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional braces. Its clear aligners offer a discreet treatment option, reducing self-consciousness. Removability facilitates oral hygiene and allows for easier eating and participation in sports or activities. Invisalign helps teens achieve a confident smile with minimal disruption to their daily routines.

Cost Of Invisalign

Cost of Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment costs vary depending on factors such as case complexity, treatment duration, and provider location, averaging between $3,000 to $8,000. Complex cases may incur higher expenses.

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Insurance coverage and payment plans vary by your carrier, and how much they cover can influence the final cost.

Despite the initial investment, patients often prioritize Invisalign’s comfort, convenience, and aesthetic advantages over traditional braces. Consulting with a provider allows for a tailored cost estimate, ensuring individuals understand the financial aspects of their treatment plan.

Invisalign FAQ

Can You Eat With Invisalign?

Yes, you can eat with Invisalign® Clear Aligners! One of the key benefits of Invisalign is its removable nature, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. Simply remove the aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This flexibility means you can continue to savor your preferred meals and snacks throughout your orthodontic treatment without any inconvenience.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Invisalign® Clear Aligners typically causes minimal discomfort. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, reducing irritation to the mouth’s soft tissues. While some patients may experience mild discomfort or pressure when switching to a new set of aligners, it is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Overall, Invisalign offers a relatively pain-free orthodontic experience.

Can You Chew Gum With Invisalign?

Chewing gum with Invisalign® Clear Aligners is generally not recommended. Gum can stick to the aligners, making them less effective and potentially causing damage. However, if you must chew gum, it’s best to remove your aligners first and thoroughly clean both your teeth and aligners before putting them back in to avoid any issues.

Can Invisalign Fix Overbite?

Yes, Invisalign® Clear Aligners can effectively correct an overbite. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to gradually shift the teeth and jaws into their proper positions, which can include addressing overbites. Your dentist or orthodontist will create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific dental issues, helping to achieve a more balanced and aligned bite over time.

Where Is There An Invisalign Dentist Near Me?

If you’re looking for a high-quality dentist that’s only a quick drive from your home, then you’ve found the perfect match. Our Invisalign dental office is centrally located in the heart of Alaska in downtown Palmer. We can’t wait to give the dental care you deserve.

What Other Palmer Residents Have to Say

“A relaxed and professional environment, friendly staff, and great dental work

George Ethan Chapman