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Invisalign – Plano, TX

The Clear Choice for a Straighter Smile

Smiling girl pointing to her Invisalign in Plano

Everyone wants a set of straight, beautiful, and healthy pearly whites, but not everyone is willing to wear traditional metal braces to get them. Fortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t achieve the results you’re looking for! At Antoon Family Dental, we’re proud to offer Invisalign in Plano, the clear choice for a straighter smile. These practically invisible aligners are removable, gentle, and designed to blend into your day-to-day life. Read on to learn more about Invisalign and give us a call today to schedule your next appointment!

How Invisalign Works

Closeup of patient putting in their Invisalign aligners in Plano

Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to shift your teeth into straighter positions. Each set of aligners moves your teeth incrementally, with each one taking you one step closer to a straighter smile. You’ll wear a single set of aligners for 20-22 hours a day for about two weeks, then you’ll move onto the next set in the series and repeat the process. We’ll see you for periodic checkups to monitor your progress, and in about 12-18 months, you’ll likely have the beautiful smile you’ve been looking for.

Indications for Invisalign

Patient learning about who should get Invisalign in Plano

Severe orthodontic problems are best treated with traditional braces, but Invisalign is an excellent option for addressing mild to moderate issues. During your consultation, Dr. Antoon will inspect your teeth for the following issues and create your custom treatment plan around his findings.

Crowded Teeth

If your teeth are too close together or are overlapping, they create small spaces that trap and hold bacteria, plaque, and food debris. This increases your risk of things like cavities and gum disease. Fortunately, Invisalign can easily realign your teeth and give them the space they need.

Gaps Between Teeth

Gaps between the teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and put your teeth at a higher risk of damage. Invisalign can eliminate these spaces to create an even and strong smile that looks and feels its best.

Bite Alignment

Bite issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite can distract from your appearance and eventually lead to serious jaw complications like lockjaw, bruxism, and TMJ dysfunction. Dr. Antoon can create a carefully planned Invisalign treatment plan that corrects your jaw position and give you a healthier, more comfortable bite.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers a wealth of important benefits, like:

  • Discreetness: When worn, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.
  • Comfort: Without any sharp metal brackets or wires, Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional braces.
  • Speed: While every patient’s timeline will be slightly different, most achieve the results they want within 12-18 months.
  • Convenience: Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you don’t have to make any changes to your daily diet, oral hygiene routine, or participation in sports or playing instruments.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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For patients who aren’t so eager to show off metal brackets and wires throughout the duration of their orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is an excellent solution. It has all sorts of unique benefits. However, it’s crucial that you understand the cost of treatment so that you don’t end up with unnecessary surprises. To learn exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost, schedule a consultation with us. Until then, here are some things for you to take into consideration.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

Woman smiling with Invisalign in Plano

The cost of your Invisalign treatment will vary depending on a few factors. Here are some of the most prominent:

  • Number of Arches: Most people who undergo Invisalign treatment will have both their upper and lower teeth straightened. However, in other cases, only one arch needs to be addressed. In this situation, the cost is lower.
  • Complexity: If you have severe alignment issues, your treatment is likely to cost more. Closing a few small gaps is much easier and cheaper than correcting a significant bite problem.
  • Length of Treatment: A longer treatment time means more aligners and a higher cost.

Invisalign VS Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

Invisalign in Plano in blue case

When a patient is looking for a quick fix, lower budget options, like Smile Direct Club™, may seem tempting, but a lower cost doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best option. While the price is generally lower than Invisalign, Smile Direct Club™ has a do-it-yourself approach with little to no oversight from a dental professional. This means additional room for error, and you could even end up with serious issues that will need to be treated by a professional anyway.

By choosing Invisalign, you will have the trusted oversight of Dr. Antoon for every step along the way. Invisalign is professionally made, uses highly accurate impressions, and results in a more successful treatment overall. The cost difference is worth it for a smooth, stress-free orthodontic treatment.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some dental insurance plans include coverage for orthodontic treatment, so you should check with your insurance provider to see if this is the case for you. At Antoon Family Dental, we are in-network with numerous popular dental insurance providers. Give us a call to see if we accept your plan.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t mean that you’re completely out of luck. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, talk to one of our friendly team members.

To learn exactly how much you can expect your Invisalign treatment to cost, schedule a consultation. We’re eager to help you achieve a straighter smile!

Invisalign FAQs

Woman holding Invisalign in Plano

If you’re eager to straighten your smile, but don’t want to deal with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign may be the solution that you’ve been looking for. Here are the answers to some of the most popular questions we’ve received about Invisalign in Plano. If you don’t see the information that you’ve been looking for below, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.

What Does Invisalign Look Like?

Designed with clear plastic, Invisalign clear aligners are visible when outside of the mouth, but incredibly hard to detect once worn. With proper maintenance, patients can keep their aligners clean, clear, and discrete. Unlike traditional braces that require brackets and wires, Invisalign’s aligners allow patients to achieve straight teeth without compromising their appearance. In some cases, patients may require attachments, buttons, or elastics that help during the alignment process. These items aren’t made from clear plastic, so they are sometimes more visible than the rest of the aligners.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Invisalign is not a painful treatment. In fact, its smooth plastic design makes it one of the most comfortable orthodontic treatment options. When you first get Invisalign, there is an adjustment period. You may experience slight soreness or discomfort that some may characterize as pain, but this will go away as you get used to the treatment. Invisalign works by gradually shifting your teeth into proper alignment by using a series of aligners. Each time you switch to the next aligner in the series, you may experience a small amount of pressure, but that just means that your treatment is working! Any minor discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and/or a cold compress.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that they are completely removable, allowing you to take your aligners out when it’s time to eat. Eating with your aligners will not only damage them, causing cracks and stains, but it also puts unnecessary pressure on your teeth. The only item you should consume while wearing your Invisalign is water. Otherwise, take your aligners out.

Can You Get Invisalign After Braces?

This depends on your specific needs. Braces are better able to correct severe overbites, underbites, and crossbites that Invisalign cannot. If your teeth have grown crooked or misaligned years after they’ve completed treatment with braces, Invisalign will usually be able to help with this problem. To find out if you make a good candidate for Invisalign, schedule a consultation with us.