How do I know if Invisalign is right for me? - Birmingham Orthodontics

Invisalign is an invisible solution for straightening teeth. With clear, custom-made, removable aligners, patients with Invisalign are able to get the smile they want discreetly and without sacrificing their favorite foods. This advanced technology can correct orthodontic issues that aren’t too severe while allowing patients flexibility in what they eat and how they look throughout treatment. So how do you know if Invisalign is right for you? Below we’ll address a few FAQs to help you determine if Invisalign is the best course of treatment to straighten your smile. 

What problems does Invisalign fix? 

Like traditional braces, Invisalign corrects misaligned teeth. The difference is, Invisalign gets the job done without the world noticing. Patients can remove aligners to eat what they want throughout treatment. They can also pose for pictures with a comfortable smile. Determining whether or not Invisalign is right for you is dependent on how much your teeth need to move. While more severe orthodontic cases typically require metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign can correct general orthodontic issues such as:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Gap teeth

How do I know if my case is too severe? During your free consultation, we’ll take a digital scan of your mouth and determine the best course of treatment. If your smile can be straightened using Invisalign, we’ll go over everything you need to know about that process. Investing in the right orthodontic care is important and we’re here to make sure all your questions are answered before tackling treatment. 

Am I old enough?

Invisalign is designed for adults and teenagers. Kids in their pre-teen or elementary years typically haven’t lost all of their baby teeth yet and are waiting for their adult set to come in – which usually happens between 10-13 years-old. Patients with Invisalign are required to wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day. Younger patients may not have the self-discipline to do that. And while leaving invisible trays in your mouth almost all day may seem easy to do, removing them before meals throughout the day can lead to lost aligners and a higher overall cost of treatment. 

Can I afford it? 

The cost of Invisalign can vary for each patient. Depending on the length of treatment and number of aligners needed, Invisalign can cost approximately the same or more than traditional metal braces. Fortunately, we offer several affordable payment plans to choose from to help pay for treatment. During your first visit with us, our team will lay out the following payment options

We want to make getting a straight smile affordable. And if you or your teen wish to pursue Invisalign treatment, we’re here to help. 

Where Do We Go From Here?

Are you ready for Invisalign? Let’s chat. Choose from our four convenient locations and schedule your free consultation today. We’ll answer any questions you may have about Invisalign and other orthodontic treatment options. Our Invisalign treatment also comes with a 5-year guarantee. So if ever you’re unsatisfied with the results, we’ll provide new aligners up to five years after your treatment. 

Schedule your free consultation today and Smile More with Birmingham Orthodontics. 

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple: we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.

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