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Invisalign – Bend, OR

Align Your Smile with Clear Braces

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In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of adults who want to straighten their smiles. However, most working professionals do not want to spend one or more years with a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. At Ponderosa Dental Center in Bend, we offer a cosmetic solution – Invisalign clear braces. Rather than metal brackets and wires, this orthodontic system shifts teeth into alignment using subtle aligners that will likely go unnoticed by the casual observer. For teens and adults looking for an alternative to traditional orthodontics, clear braces may be the best solution. Contact our Bend cosmetic dentist and team today to get started down the road to a straighter, healthier smile.

 

How Does Invisalign Work?

Traditional braces use brackets attached to the surfaces of teeth connected with wires to shift the smile into position. During regular orthodontist appointments, the wires are adjusted to place pressure on specific teeth creating a flawlessly aligned smile. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to shift teeth into their ideal position. Each set of aligners represents one step closer to the ideal alignment. You’ll need to wear your aligners for about two weeks at a time. Then, you’ll exchange the current set of aligners for the next set in the series. The entire treatment plan typically takes about twelve months.

Cost of Invisalign

Many patients are concerned about the cost of this orthodontic system, but in all honesty, the cost is not much higher than the price of traditional braces. Bracket and wire braces systems typically cost between $1800 and $5500, depending on the severity of the case and the length of treatment time. Treatment plans for clear braces average $5000. In the past, dental insurance plans only covered traditional braces, but today, more and more benefit plans include some coverage for invisible orthodontics as well. Most cosmetic dentists and orthodontists will also help you spread the cost out over the course of your treatment plan. This ensures your alignment tray orthodontics will fit your budget.

Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics

No two treatments are right for every patient, but if you decide Invisalign is the right way to straighten your smile, you can expect to experience a number of benefits, including:

  • Saved time – with fewer and shorter appointments throughout treatment and shorter overall treatment time, this system is a much faster orthodontic solution than traditional braces.
  • Removable aligners – that means you don’t have to worry about changing your diet or oral hygiene routine throughout your orthodontic treatment.
  • More comfortable – without irritation to soft tissue caused by the brackets and wires affixed to the teeth, clear plastic aligners are much more comfortable. Additionally, this system is completely safe for patients with allergies or sensitivities to metal.