When you want to straighten your smile but hate the idea of wearing braces, you can opt for Invisalign Lawrence instead! Invisalign is a proven way to get straighter teeth without having to deal with wires or metal brackets. Not only is Invisalign lower-profile, but it’s also very comfortable to wear. Even better, it works just as effectively as traditional braces! Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics is one of the Top 1% Invisalign Providers in the entire country, so we’re here to bust some of the myths and misconceptions our patients have heard about Invisalign.
Invisalign Is Less Effective than Braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made to fit over the teeth. Like braces, they provide gentle pressure to move teeth into position and correct issues such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, crowded teeth, or gapped teeth. Though Invisalign uses a different design and different material, the product is just as effective as traditional braces. Unlike braces, the clear aligners are more difficult to see against the teeth, making them ideal for those self-conscious about wearing braces.
Invisalign Treatment Takes Longer Than Braces.
At Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics, Invisalign treatment takes around 12-18 months to complete, on average. This is relatively quick compared to traditional braces! But the most significant factors in your length of treatment are how severe your case is and how committed you are to wearing your aligners for 22 hours a day and changing them as scheduled.
Because we custom-create clear aligners just for you, Invisalign treats dental issues in the most efficient way possible. Many patients start seeing results in a matter of weeks!
Insurance doesn’t cover Invisalign.
Most dental insurance will cover Invisalign treatment. During your initial consultation with Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics, we will work with you to maximize your insurance benefit for orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is also an eligible expense for many FSA and HSA policies. Plus, we offer a range of flexible financing options to make paying for Invisalign easier for your family.
Invisalign Is Only Suitable for Adults
Many adults choose Invisalign clear aligners for aesthetic purposes, but many teenagers also prefer clear aligners over braces.
That’s why we also offer Invisalign Teen®. Like the adult version, Invisalign Teen is specially designed for the unique dental challenges of teenagers. Parents of teens love the tabs that allow space for still-erupting teeth. Another favorite feature of Invisalign Teen is the indicator dots. These dots show whether your teen is wearing their aligners as prescribed. The aligners are removable for eating, drinking, and brushing teeth, so it’s easier to maintain oral hygiene. If you’re a parent considering Invisalign treatment for your teen, make sure they’re responsible enough to wear them most of the time and clean them every after eating.
Invisalign Can’t Treat Bite Issues.
A lot of people think that Invisalign can’t treat bite issues. But we regularly use Invisalign to effectively treat misalignments like crossbites, overbites, underbites, open bites, gapped teeth, and overcrowded teeth. To find out if Invisalign treatment is right for you or your child, start with a free, no-obligation consultation with Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics. We will lay out all your treatment options, from Invisalign to traditional braces to clear braces.