Invisalign FAQs

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At VanLaecken Orthodontics, we’re proud to be a Diamond+ provider of Invisalign clear aligners, an alternative to braces that allow you to achieve a straight smile without clunky metal brackets and wires. We believe that people of any and all ages deserve a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it.

Is Invisalign painful?

No, wearing Invisalign involves minimal pain. Invisalign is customized to fit the uniqueness of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are developed from digital photos and intraoral scans. These visuals are sent to Invisalign, where they create customized aligner trays that correspond to the stages of your tooth movement. Each set of aligners are meant to move the teeth subtly and without excruciating pain. Depending on your unique situation, you will wear a set of aligners for approximately 7-14 days, before switching to the next set in the series. With this, week by week, your teeth are being straightened until you reach your desired smile goal. Are Invisalign results permanent?

Once the Invisalign treatment is complete, it is very important to follow the post-Invisalign treatment plan. This usually involves wearing a removable retainer to keep the teeth in their new, straight position. Teeth tend to shift back, or relapse, into their old position if no retainer or some kind of reinforcement is utilized. The investment of Invisalign aligners can be significant, so in order to maintain your investment, following the post-Invisalign instructions provided by your orthodontist!

Are Invisalign braces removable?

Yes! Invisalign is a set of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth over time just like braces, but without using wires or brackets that would need to be professionally removed by our team at VanLaecken Orthodontics. Since Invisalign aligners are so easy to put in and remove, patients often report that they are very comfortable to wear.

Who is Invisalign suitable for?

Orthodontic treatment is a commitment of both time and money, so choosing the right treatment is key. Our team at VanLaecken Orthodontics in Sioux Falls, SD, will help walk patients through the process; this is why it is key to have an initial consultation to talk about desired smile goals. Invisalign is often best for those that want a more discreet orthodontic option. Our doctors will discuss this and explore the different options during the initial consultation.

How much does Invisalign cost?

If orthodontic care comes with your dental insurance, Invisalign should also be covered. If you are paying out-of-pocket, we have a variety of financing options and payment plans available. Compared to rises in other consumer costs, orthodontic treatment has not increased by the same levels, and it pays for itself by enhancing your daily sense of well-being and future.

Invest in Your Future With a Healthy Smile

VanLaecken Orthodontics is the top orthodontist in South Dakota. If you have any questions about Invisalign or want to schedule an initial consultation, contact us to schedule your free consultation or request an appointment online and our team will get in touch with you.

Source: “Invisalign FAQs,” Tilghman Orthodontics