Our Sacramento dental office is proud to be a Certified provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen… the world’s most advanced clear aligners. With these clear dental aligners, we can easily correct crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped teeth, or generally straighten out a crooked smile discreetly and in substantially less time than traditional braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of custom made, clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into proper placement. They’re removable, so you can take them out to eat or drink or even to play sports, but they’re also comfortable enough that you can wear them all day. Plus, since they’re clear, no one will know you’re even wearing them.
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How Does Invisalign Work?
Dr. Chan will sit down with you for an Invisalign consultation. He’ll take a good look at your current smile situation and see if Invisalign would be the best solution for you. Then he’ll develop a treatment plan including a series of aligners that will gradually (and comfortably) move your teeth into proper positioning. We’ll take impressions to be sure that your custom-made aligners fit your mouth perfectly.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours per day for one to two weeks, as determined by Dr. Chan, and you’ll be checking in with him every six or eight weeks to check on your progress and get your next set of aligners.
How Does Invisalign Compare to Traditional Braces?
There’s no brackets or wires to tighten or get in the way, which means a lot less visits and a lot less hassle. And since they’re removable, you can keep brushing and flossing your teeth normally instead of worrying about brushing around metal brackets. For parents – Invisalign Teen also features a compliance indicator to be sure that our teen patients are wearing the aligners for the correct amount of time.
On average, Invisalign treatment time is only 12-18 months, and you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
In most cases, treatment with Invisalign clear aligners costs about the same as traditional braces. A number of dental insurance plans cover it just like metal braces, and we can also create monthly payment plans or financing through CareCredit. You can even use a healthcare savings account (HCSA) to make monthly payments with pre-tax dollars.
How Do I Get Started?
Call our office today to set up an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Christopher Chan. Are you a new patient? We can definitely talk about the possibilities of Invisalign during your initial exam.
Teens – are you having the conversation about Invisalign with your parents? Here’s a great video about how to get started with the process.