A straight smile is a beautiful smile – and a healthy one as well. It’s generally much easier to clean teeth that are properly aligned, and a well-adjusted bite will ensure that you’re not putting too much pressure on your enamel whenever you bite and chew. If you never received orthodontic care as a child, it’s not too late! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hegazi to discover how even older patients can correct their crooked teeth.
Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic alternatives to braces, especially among adults who don’t want to worry about brackets and wires getting in the way of their professional appearance for months on end. The Invisalign aligners that gradually shift your teeth into a new position are virtually invisible, to the point where most people won’t even realize you're wearing them. And since it’s removable, it’s also a more convenient option for those who don’t want to change their diet during orthodontic treatment!
Are you ready to finally straighten your smile in a way that is more subtle and comfortable than metal braces? If so, then Invisalign might be right up your alley. While this treatment’s benefits are nothing short of amazing, the cost of Invisalign in Hingham still plays a major role in your decision to begin wearing these clear aligners. To learn more about how much you can expect to pay for Invisalign, feel free to reach out to us and schedule your FREE Invisalign consultation!
No two patients have the exact same needs, so you can expect the price of Invisalign to vary from one person to the next. Various factors impact the cost of your treatment, including:
If you’re looking for a “quick fix” for your crooked teeth, you may have looked into DIY clear aligner kits like Smile Direct Club. These solutions often come at a fraction of the cost of Invisalign. So, what’s the catch?
With Smile Direct Club, you have almost no guidance from a dental professional. Instead, you’re responsible for taking impressions of your own teeth and wearing the trays as directed. There is always the risk of something going wrong, resulting in problems that might later need to be corrected by a dentist anyway.
One major advantage of Invisalign is that every step of your treatment will be under the supervision of Dr. Hegazi. Because he is an experienced Invisalign dentist in Hingham, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your aligners will be made from accurate impressions and that your treatment process will be smoother and more successful overall.
Every dental insurance plan differs slightly, but many of them do NOT cover orthodontic treatment. Some do, but only for traditional braces. That said, it never hurts to check with your insurance provider to find out how much coverage you qualify for. Our team can even help you with this process by taking a look at your plan. We’re in-network with many PPO plans, including Delta Dental and BlueCross BlueShield, but we accept virtually any plan.
If your dental insurance policy does not cover Invisalign, or you don’t have insurance, we have other ways of helping you afford Invisalign in Hingham. For example, we have partnered with CareCredit to help our patients split up the cost of their treatments into manageable monthly installments. CareCredit offers multiple plans to choose from, most of which have extremely low (or even zero) interest rates!
Invisalign has been around for well over 20 years, but there are many people who are only just learning about it for the first time! As a result, our team gets a lot of questions about clear aligner treatment and what to expect. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common questions we’ve heard over the years, so feel free to review our detailed answers ahead of your first consultation with us. If you have other questions, please let us know!
The severity of your misalignment, your commitment to wearing your aligners, and many other factors can impact how long it will take to complete your Invisalign treatment. In most cases, patients need to wear their aligners over the next 12 to 18 months. However, there are very mild cases where treatment can be completed in as little as six months. While wearing the aligners for 18 months seems extensive, keep in mind that it’s still a fraction of what is necessary with traditional braces. In fact, 18 months is still four months shorter than the average treatment time for metal braces. As long as you stay committed to following our instructions and checkups to our office, you can complete your Invisalign treatment as efficiently as possible.
Invisalign’s clear aligners are 100% removable, which means you can (and should) take them out when enjoying your favorite meals. You should never eat while still wearing your aligners as it can cause them to crack and become damaged. It also puts unnecessary pressure on your tooth enamel. Plain water is the only thing you should consume when wearing your aligners as this will not harm them. In all other cases, you’ll want to remove them. Keep in mind that Invisalign gives you far more freedom to eat the foods you like, which is not something that can be said for fixed options like traditional braces.
Invisalign provides a system specifically intended for keeping their aligners clean. For example, their system utilizes cleaning crystals that shake loose food debris and plaque from the appliances. There are also third-party cleaning options out there you can use. Even denture cleansers can be effective in a pinch. With that said, it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean your aligners by hand. This ensures no food debris gets stuck on them and cause them to stain or interfere with your realignment. We do not recommend using hot water as this can easily warp them, causing them to fit properly no longer.
Once your treatment is complete and you’ve finished wearing the last pair of your aligners, you’ll need to visit our office one last time so we can evaluate your results and provide your retainer. Once we’ve confirmed your teeth are in their straighter positions, we’ll go over maintenance tips to keep them that way. This includes wearing a dedicated retainer, which looks similar to the aligners you were wearing previously. Retainers are more comfortable compared to aligners because they aren’t shifting your teeth like aligners do. Instead, they keep your teeth in their current positions. It is vital that you wear them frequently over the first several months as your teeth are more likely to shift back immediately after wearing your final aligner pair.
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