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Invisalign Clear Braces – Plano, TX

Straight Teeth Minus the Metal

If you’re an adult with crooked or crowded teeth, then it probably feels like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. You want to straighten your teeth, but you just can’t imagine facing the world every day with a mouthful of metal braces. With Invisalign, you can get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted without the noticeable brackets and wires. This revolutionary treatment has already helped millions of people around the world, and it could do the exact same for you when you contact us today for Invisalign clear braces in Plano, TX!  

What is Invisalign?

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Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to gradually and gently nudge your teeth into their ideal positions. By wearing each series in their specified order, you’ll achieve an optimally straight smile in less time than traditional braces.

Your custom-made trays will be crafted from an FDA-approved smooth and durable plastic that is practically invisible, so you won’t have to worry about anyone noticing your dental appliance. Because they are removable, you’ll be able to easily and effectively brush and floss as well as eat whatever foods you’d like.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

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Most patients choose Invisalign in Plano over traditional orthodontic methods because they offer a laundry list of benefits, the most obvious of which is that they’re not as cumbersome looking and feeling as metal braces. You’ll be able to enjoy having a discreet appliance so you can maintain your professional appearance without being self-conscious about what people think of your appearance.

After you get metal braces, your orthodontist will most likely hand you a list of foods you won’t be able to eat because you’ll break the appliance. With your aligners, all you need to do is take them out before you snack or drink anything besides water. It’s as easy as that! We believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the small things you enjoy for a straighter smile, which is why we offer this modern orthodontic treatment with endless benefits.

What Problems can Invisalign Fix?

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The great thing about Invisalign is that it won’t just straighten your teeth and make your smile look great, it can also correct a variety of other problems, including:

Correcting these issues can not only boost your self-esteem and make you want to unabashedly let your smile show, but it can also benefit your oral health. When your teeth are aligned and crowding is eliminated, it’s easier to clear plaque and harmful oral bacteria because there are fewer nooks and crannies to hide in.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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The best way to get an outline of your individualized treatment plan and learn the cost is to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Plano. At Legacy Trails Dental of Plano, our team offers trustworthy and reliable care as well as flexible dental office hours so you don’t have to carve time out of your workday. In the meantime, here are some things for you to consider about the cost of your treatment.

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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The cost of treatment varies from person to person due to a few main factors that are generally considered:

  • Number of Arches: The vast majority of people who undergo Invisalign treatment will straighten both their upper and lower teeth at the same time. However, in certain cases, only one arch needs to be addressed. If this is the case for you, this will result in a lower cost.
  • Complexity: If you have severe misalignment issues, your treatment is likely to cost more. Closing a few small gaps is cheaper than correcting a significant bite problem.
  • Length of Treatment: A longer treatment time will mean additional aligners and a higher cost.

Invisalign VS Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

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If a patient’s looking for a “quick fix,” lower budget options, like Smile Direct Club™, may seems like a tempting option. However, a lower cost doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the best option out there. While the price is generally more affordable than Invisalign, Smile Direct Club™ has a “do it yourself” approach with little-to-no oversight from a trained professional. Ultimately, this means additional room for error. You could even end up with serious issues that will need to be treated by a professional anyway.

With Invisalign, you have the oversight of our dentists for each step along the way. Invisalign is professionally made, uses highly accurate impressions, and results in a more successful treatment overall. The cost difference is certainly worth it for a smoother, stress-free orthodontic treatment.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some dental insurance plans include coverage for orthodontic treatment, so you should check with your insurance provider to see what is included in your benefits. We are proud to be in-network with all PPO plans. Our team is happy to help you understand what your plan consists of. If you have any questions, let us know.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance, you aren’t necessarily left completely on your own. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can break the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little-to-no interest. Talk to one of our friendly team members to learn more about your financial options.

To find out exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve your smile goals!

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

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Invisalign in Plano is a nearly invisible option to achieve a healthy, straight smile without the restrictions of brackets and wires. Although you’re excited to get started on your journey to a better smile, it’s normal to have a few questions before you’re ready to commit to Invisalign. We understand your concerns, which is why we take the time to explain the process during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we’re asked to help ease any apprehensions until your appointment.

Am I too old for braces?

Although it’s recommended alignment and bite issues are corrected during adolescence, you’re never too old for braces. In fact, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are now over the age of 18. This is largely attributed to the availability of less noticeable treatments, including Invisalign. Your dentist in Plano will evaluate your orthodontic needs to create a customized plan to help you achieve a straight smile.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Many patients report Invisalign to be more comfortable than traditional braces because there aren’t any brackets or wires irritating the inside of your lips or cheeks. Unfortunately, the clear aligners aren’t completely discomfort-free. They apply consistent pressure to your teeth, so it’s normal to experience some slight pain after starting your treatment or when switching to a new aligner. Don’t worry, it usually subsides within a day or two. You can manage your discomfort using an over-the-counter pain reliever.

How long will my treatment take?

There isn’t any way to determine who long you’ll need to wear your aligners without first examining your smile. On average, patients are finished with their series in 12-18 months. Generally, patients who have complex needs will require more aligners, so they can expect their treatment to take longer than when compared to a patient who only needs to make minor adjustments.

We’ll explain how long you can expect your treatment to take during your initial consultation. It’s best to follow your plan correctly to ensure there aren’t any unnecessary delays added to the process, like wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day.

What do I do if an aligner is broken?

Clear aligners in Plano are made of durable material, but they can break or become damaged. It’s best to avoid eating anything while wearing the aligners to prevent any damage and handle them with care when putting them in or taking them out of your mouth. If an aligner breaks, it’s best to contact our dental office right away for a replacement.

Can I use my dental insurance to pay for Invisalign?

Every policy differs, but most dental plans that include orthodontia cover a portion of the cost of Invisalign. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms to lower your out-of-pocket expense. We’ll take the time to explain how your benefits are being used and your options to pay for any remaining balance, like third-party financing.