Invisalign – Newington, CT

Enjoy a Straighter, Healthier Smile

Young woman with perfected smile after Invisalign clear braces treatment

Invisalign, also known as clear or invisible aligners, are teeth-straightening, retainer-like devices that can help correct certain dental concerns, such as overcrowding or other issues with the existing layout of teeth. With Invisalign, your dentist can straighten your teeth without needing to use traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, which use metal attachments that are fixed to the teeth, Invisalign is easily removable and can be conveniently taken out of the mouth when needed, allowing you to comfortably floss, brush, and maintain your oral health as usual.

Why Choose Cedar Mountain Dental for Invisalign?

  • Advanced Technology for Designing Aligners
  • A Comfortable, Convenient Braces Alternative
  • Friendly Team That Treats You Like Family

Is Invisalign for everyone?

Woman placing Invisalign tray

While Invisalign may be right for some patients, Invisalign may not be right for certain patients, including children or patients with severe dental concerns, such as excessive crowding or excessive overbites. Speak with your dentist to learn more about what age you can get Invisalign, the pros and cons of Invisalign, and whether treatment with Invisalign is best for you.

Why is Invisalign used?

Hand holding an Invisalign tray

Invisalign is used in the treatment of various oral concerns to help provide more proper and perfect teeth alignment. Invisalign may be recommended to help treat the following:

  • Overlapping teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth

How does Invisalign work?

Animated smile during Invisalign treatment

Invisalign works through the use of clear, plastic, removable retainer-like aligners that are fitted to your teeth to help slowly push your teeth over time into the desired position. The process for Invisalign treatment begins with an oral evaluation by your dentist. During the oral evaluation, your doctor will take X-rays, impressions, digital scans, and photos of your teeth. These imaging tests will help your dentist determine a diagnosis and a precise treatment plan for your unique dental needs.

Based on your treatment needs and imaging results, a series of custom invisible aligner sets will be made to gradually reposition your teeth with each customized set of aligners. Each set of aligners will be required to be worn for one to two weeks and in the order determined by your doctor’s treatment plan. For optimal results, aligners should be worn for around 22 hours each day. Once your treatment plan is complete, a retainer will be needed to help maintain the final outcomes. Depending on your unique dental needs, the cost of Invisalign may vary.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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Because every patient is unique, it’s impossible to provide a set price for Invisalign in Newington. The clear aligners are able to correct various orthodontic issues, but there are several factors that must be taken into consideration to identify the final cost of your overall treatment. During your initial consultation, our team will examine your mouth and create a custom treatment plan to help you get your desired results. We’ll thoroughly explain the pricing information so you know exactly what to expect – no surprises here!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

patient getting Invisalign in Newington

The cost of Invisalign in Newington can vary significantly from patient to patient based on several factors. Some of those include:

  • Treatment timeline. It will take time to achieve your dream smile. Depending on how long that will take, you may need additional aligners. As a result, it can add to the overall cost of your Invisalign treatment.
  • The severity of your orthodontic issues. If your case is complex, it may take more time to get your desired results, meaning you’ll need more aligners and will likely pay more than someone with minor problems.
  • Whether you’re straightening one arch or both. Logically speaking, straightening one arch costs less than straightening both the top and bottom.

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

closeup of person holding two clear aligners

If you’re on a budget, you may consider purchasing do-it-yourself clear aligners like SmileDirectClub™. It typically costs under $2000 while Invisalign can run anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000. Although the lower price point is certainly attractive, the ineffectiveness may cause you to pay much more in the long run.

With DIY clear aligner systems, you often have to capture your own impressions, which may or may not be accurate. As a result, you’ll likely have ill-fitting aligners that do more harm than good for your teeth. Plus, you won’t have the trusted oversight of a dental professional, which means you’re more likely to experience issues throughout your treatment.

By choosing Invisalign, you can have peace of mind knowing our team will be closely monitoring your treatment. We’ll also create your aligners using SmartTrack technology, which allows for more predictable tooth movements. Most patients find the smoother, more successful treatment process to be worth every penny.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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It depends! If your dental insurance offers coverage for orthodontics, they may cover up to 50% of your overall Invisalign treatment cost. Keep in mind that every policy is unique, which means you should confirm the details of your plan with your insurance provider before committing to anything. If you have one, you may also use your FSA account to help cover your out-of-pocket expenses.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

dentist explaining financing options

We understand that not everyone has dental insurance. Luckily, we offer additional financing options to help make your treatment as affordable as possible. Some of our options include:

  • In-House Dental Plan – For one low annual fee, you can enjoy all of the benefits of traditional insurance without the premiums, annual maximums, or deductibles. You’ll have access to all the preventive dental care you need and can enjoy sizeable discounts on other services, including Invisalign.
  • CareCredit Financing – With this option, you can split up the total cost of your treatment into smaller monthly installments. Best of all, most of these plans have little-to-no interest attached.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Man with attractive smile after Invisalign treatment

If you are looking to enhance your smile or improve your overall teeth alignment, Invisalign is an effective treatment solution with positive reviews that can provide the following benefits and advantages:

  • Enhanced appearance of smile
  • Improved confidence
  • Customizable to your dental needs
  • No visible wires, brackets, or other metals
  • Easy removal for maintenance

Invisalign FAQs

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Do you want to learn more about life with Invisalign in Newington? Let us help! Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you have during your consultation. That way, we can provide you with the specific answers you’re looking for. If, on the other hand, you don’t have a particular question, but you’d like to learn more about Invisalign in general, then keep reading.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

On average, Invisalign takes between 12 and 18 months to complete. Of course, the exact length of your treatment timeline may be shorter or longer based on important factors like the severity of your misalignment. Something else that will play a role in the longevity of your treatment is your compliance. For example, neglecting to wear your aligners for 22 hours a day is a habit that can cause you to quickly fall off-track with your original timeline. So, it’s of the utmost importance that you follow all of your dentist’s instructions from start to finish!

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

If you’re struggling with spaced-out, crooked, or otherwise misaligned teeth, then there’s a good chance that you’re a candidate for Invisalign. There are a few exceptions, however. If you have a cavity or gum disease, then the appropriate restorative treatment needs to be administered first. Additionally, if you’re misalignment is more severe, then you may need traditional braces to achieve the results you’re looking for. Don’t worry – we will help you determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you during your initial consultation.

How Do I Clean My Invisalign?

Luckily, keeping your Invisalign aligners clean and clear doesn’t require a complicated oral hygiene regimen. To begin, rinse them thoroughly with clean water each time you remove them. Next, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and some water to gently clean each surface of your trays. If they need a deeper clean or are starting to look a bit yellow, then soak them in a mixture of water and the cleaning crystals. Never use hot water, bleach, toothpaste, or mouthwash.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

You can! Since Invisalign is completely removable, you won’t have to worry about abiding by any dietary restrictions. Of course, there are a few meals and snacks you should avoid or at least keep to a minimum. Sugary treats, like candy, make that list since they increase your chances of developing a cavity. Hard and crunchy foods, like pretzels and tortilla chips, also aren’t recommended since they can cause one of your attachments to fall off. In short, it’s best to stick to vitamin-rich, nutrient-dense foods, like oatmeal, yogurt, applesauce, vegetable soup, and the like.