For adults, orthodontic treatment with traditional braces may not be a treatment option. Braces are obvious, can be uncomfortable, and require conscientious care. Dr. Nooshi Akavan of Akavan Orthodontics in Tarzana, CA knows that nearly twenty percent of people wearing braces today are adults, and not all of them are obvious braces wearers. For these patients, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. Invisalign offers these patients:
Treatment with Invisalign is more comfortable than treatment with traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners can be removed by the wearer to eat and clean the tray. This makes eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and cleaning the aligners much easier. Patients being treated with Invisalign also avoid any irritation that might be caused the wires and brackets associated with traditional braces.
Traditional metal braces are often associated with teenagers. On a young person, braces may be considered charming, but braces’ visibility can be inhibiting to an adult wearer. Invisalign aligners are clear, not metal. They don’t have bands or wires attached to teeth. The aligner trays are made of a thin, clear plastic, and they are virtually invisible when being worn. All the way, Invisalign is straightening your teeth in the same manner as traditional braces.
Shortened Treatment Time
The time that it will take for the teeth to move into their proper positions with Invisalign is often less than the time it might take with traditional braces. The course of treatment with Invisalign is typically one-and-a-half years. Metal braces can take up to five years to be effective.
The price of treatment with traditional metal braces currently ranges from $3,000 to $7,000. This is comparable to the cost of treatment with Invisalign, which ranges from $4,000 to $7,500. Invisalign often is a preferred option when compared to the costs and benefits of ceramic and lingual braces, which cost from $4,000 to $8,000 and $8,000 to $10,000 respectively, and cannot be removed without undergoing a debanding procedure.
With Invisalign, a computer program analyzes the current position of your teeth and formulates a corrective treatment plan. A series of aligners are then manufactured to these specifications that will work to straighten teeth into their correct position.
Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatment options like metal braces. Speak to someone on the Akavan Orthodontics team as well as your insurance provider to determine what financing and insurance options are available.
If you’re an adult looking to improve your smile without any of the discomfort or self-consciousness associated with traditional braces, Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. Dr. Nooshi Akavan of Akavan Orthodontics can help; they are experts in treating their adult patients with Invisalign in Tarzana, CA. For more information about Invisalign and if it’s right for you, call: 818.345.9601