At Asheville Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we want all our patients to enjoy a beautiful, bright smile! For patients who would like a straighter smile without using traditional metal braces, Dr. Merrell is provides discreet, effective Invisalign clear braces.
How Do Invisalign Clear Braces Work?
Have you had braces before, but then stopped wearing your retainer? Have your teeth nearly shifted back to the way they looked before you had orthodontic treatment? Invisalign braces may be just what you need to discreetly get your straight teeth back!
Invisalign can also be ideal to treat mild to moderate teeth crowding if you’ve never worn braces. As an Invisalign dentist, Dr. Merrell can help you straighten your teeth without having to refer you to an orthodontist for traditional metal braces.
Aligning your teeth can have a positive impact on your appearance, but straighter teeth can also be healthier teeth. The Invisalign system uses removable plastic trays that are easy to care for and comfortable to wear. These clear, removable braces allow you to keep your smile clean and avoid tooth decay and gum disease that can easily happen while you’re wearing traditional bracket and wire braces.
Are Invisalign Braces Right For Me?
When straightening your teeth, traditional braces may seem like your only option but you may not like the look or feel of metal on your teeth. Invisalign has similar teeth straightening ability to braces, but are almost invisible.
If Dr. Merrell determines you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, clear aligners are created to fit over your teeth in the same way that a mouth guard or whitening tray would. Each set of of these clear braces are worn for about 2 weeks, then are swapped out for the next set.
Over time, Invisalign braces move your teeth to a straighter, more aligned position within your mouth. In many of Asheville Smiles’ cases, the Invisalign process takes a year or less to complete.
Benefits Of Invisalign Braces
- Clear aligners no one can tell you’re wearing
- Removable for easy maintenance and cleaning
- No dietary restrictions
- Most patients complete their Invisalign braces treatment in 1 year or less
- Invisalign braces can be more comfortable than wearing traditional braces
Invisalign Teen Braces
If your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, Invisalign could be a better solution to straighten their teeth than using traditional metal braces.
Invisalign Teen is made specifically for teenagers and provides a nearly invisible method of straightening their teeth using clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for your teen’s smile. While traditional braces use wires, brackets, and bands – Invisalign makes getting a straighter smile simple with clear aligners.
At Asheville Smiles we often recommend Invisalign to our teenage patients because:
- Treatment is discreet
- Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear
- Teens can easily remove the aligners to brush and floss their teeth, keeping their smile healthy during orthodontic treatment
- They can enjoy any food without worrying about damaging their braces
- There’s no risk of emergency dental visits because of breaking wires or damaged brackets
- Straightening their teeth with Invisalign often takes less time than with traditional orthodontic treatment
Invisalign First For Children
Invisalign® First is a Phase I orthodontic treatment designed specifically for young smiles – children who are age 6-10. As your child grows, their smile grows with them. You may not consider orthodontic treatment for your child until they are a teenager, but many children can benefit from interceptive Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign First for children is designed to meet the unique needs of growing children while gently starting to align their teeth. Because Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and easy to remove, they’re often an ideal choice for use in young children.
Invisalign First has been designed to treat a variety of early orthodontic problems in young children, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Spacing of baby and permanent teeth
- Narrow dental arches
- Prevention of pre-existing bite problems from worsening
- Breaking oral habits such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting
How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?
Everyone’s smile is unique, so the cost of any orthodontic treatment is individualized for each patient. The cost of Invisalign is similar to traditional braces and other comparable orthodontic treatments.
The best way to get all the information you need about Invisalign treatment cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Merrell so we can discuss your individual treatment needs and budget requirements.
Flexible payment options are often available and your dental insurance may even cover part of your Invisalign treatment!
Schedule Your Consultation With Asheville Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Today!
If you have questions about Invisalign braces, tooth pain, or any other of the dental services we provide, give our Asheville dentist office a call.
A consultation with Dr. Merrell can help you decide if Invisalign is the best way to straighten your smile.