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Invisalign – North Dallas, TX

Straighten Teeth with Comfort & Style

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Are you ready to leave crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth in the past? Thanks to Invisalign, Dr. Sujal Patel can straighten your teeth with comfort and style – no metal brackets or dark-colored wires required! Even better, the treatment times are typically shorter, and the trays are hassle-free, making this orthodontic service as convenient as possible. Keep reading to learn more about this smile-enhancing solution or get in touch with our team to schedule your initial consultation!

How Invisalign Straightens Teeth

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Invisalign is widely known for its clear, virtually undetectable aligners, but how exactly do they work? To begin, each set of smooth and comfortable trays are designed to gradually shift your teeth into a new, more aesthetically pleasing position. Throughout your treatment, you will have periodic appointments with Dr. Patel, which will allow him to monitor your progress, ensure your teeth are moving as intended, and provide you with your next set of aligners. Once you have completed the entire series of aligners, he will provide you with a retainer to preserve your hard-earned results.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

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Since each patient’s smile is unique, treatment plans with Invisalign are custom-made. Therefore, there is no all-encompassing answer to how long you can expect to wear your aligners. With that being said, Invisalign is known for having a shorter treatment timeline than traditional braces. In fact, they deliver results in an average of 12 months! To find out how long your treatment will take, don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation.

The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

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For over two decades, Invisalign has continued to be one of the most popular orthodontic solutions because of a variety of benefits, including:

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

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If you are struggling to smile confidently due to crooked, crowded, gapped teeth or because of a bite issue, then you may be a candidate! To find out for sure, you should schedule an appointment with our team for an initial consultation. Not only will this provide us with an opportunity to learn more about your smile goals, but it will also ensure we can conduct a comprehensive oral exam. If your teeth and gums are in good shape, then we can discuss the next best steps. If a dental issue, like gum disease, stands in your way, then we can help you get the restorative care you need to become a candidate. Either way, we will use our skill, resources, and experience to ensure the smile you deserve isn’t out of reach.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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All smiles are unique, and so is the cost of Invisalign treatment. There are a variety of factors that will contribute to the final price. During your initial consultation with us, we will be able to give you a more personalized estimate of expenses and recommend ways to make your treatment as affordable as possible. Straight teeth aren’t just great to look at, but they are also better for your oral health. Give us a call to schedule your consultation. In the meantime, here are some things to take into consideration.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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The cost of Invisalign is different from person to person. Here are the factors that will play a role in the cost of your treatment:

  • Arches: Most people who get Invisalign will need to have both their upper and lower arches addressed. However, in some cases, only one arch needs to be addressed. If this applies to you, the cost will be lower.
  • Complexity: If you have more severe misalignment issues, your treatment will likely cost more. Closing a few small gaps is less costly than correcting a significant bite problem.
  • Length of Treatment: A longer treatment time means more aligners and a higher cost.
  • Compliance: If you aren’t wearing your aligners as often as you should, you could lengthen your treatment time.

Invisalign VS Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

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When one is looking for a “quick fix,” discount aligner options, like Smile Direct Club™, can be tempting. However, a lower cost doesn’t mean that it is a better option. The price is generally lower than Invisalign, but treatments like Smile Direct Club™ have a do-it-yourself approach with little to no oversight from a dental professional. This means more room for error, and you could end up with serious issues that will need to be addressed by a dentist anyway.

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

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some dental insurance plans offer partial coverage for orthodontic treatment, so you should check with your provider to see if this applies to you. At Coco Dental, we are happy to accept and be in-network with many PPO insurance plans. If you have any questions about your coverage and how it works, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t mean that you are 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. For more information on your financial options, feel free to talk with one of our friendly team members.

To find out the exact cost of your treatment, schedule a consultation with us. We are eager to help you achieve a straighter smile!

Invisalign FAQs

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After reading through the above information, you now know all about the Invisalign treatment process, the benefits of this orthodontic solution, and the factors that influence the final cost. While this is a helpful first step, it is completely natural for you to still have a few questions on your mind. That’s why we’ve responded to some of the most frequently asked questions we get from patients below! Of course, if you would prefer to speak directly with our team or schedule your initial consultation, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Will My Invisalign Trays Affect My Speech?

As your tongue adjusts to the presence of your aligners, you may experience a slight lisp. Fortunately, this adjustment period is typically short-lived, and many patients can enunciate clearly from the beginning! If your speech is affected, try reading aloud and practicing the more difficult words repeatedly. This can help speed up the process, allowing you to speak clearly again within a matter of days.

How Should I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign is widely known for being both discreet and effective – but you’ll only enjoy these benefits if you care for your trays properly! Neglecting to do so can cause your once clear, solid aligners to become yellow and warped. To prevent that from happening, make sure to:

  • Use the right products to clean your aligners (items like toothpaste and denture cleaner contain abrasive ingredients that can damage them).
  • Rinse your trays with lukewarm water.
  • Clean your teeth and trays after every meal to avoid the buildup of plaque and food particles.
  • With the exception of water, don’t eat or drink with your trays in.
  • Keep your trays in a sturdy, brightly-colored protective case when you are eating or completing your oral hygiene routine.

What Should I Do If I Lose My Invisalign Trays?

If you lose your aligners, do your best not to panic. Instead, calmly retrace your steps, paying special attention to the small crevices and odd locations they could’ve ended up (like the trash can). If your attempt to locate them is unsuccessful, then contact our office right away. From there, we can determine the next best steps to protect your hard-earned results and overall treatment timeline. Under no circumstance should you attempt to remedy the situation on your own by reverting to your last set of trays or moving onto your next pair without getting approval.

How Can I Be Sure That Invisalign Will Work?

Invisalign in North Dallas isn’t just a monetary investment, it also requires a lot of your time. Therefore, it’s only natural that you want to have confidence in the orthodontic treatment you select. The good news is that Invisalign has helped over 8 million patients achieve their dream smile in the last two decades. Plus, their clear braces currently hold an impressive 96% satisfaction rating, with 9 out of 10 people saying they would recommend it to their family and friends.

Are you ready to schedule your initial consultation? Are you searching for an answer that you couldn’t find above? Then now is the time to get in touch with our team! We look forward to helping you get the straight, beautiful smile you deserve.