A Good-Looking Path to Better-Looking Teeth: Invisalign® Systems and Other Clear Aligners

Are You Ready for a Better Path to Straight Teeth at SET Teeth Straightening and Whitening?

Braces can feel like a bit of a contradiction. You want a clean, straight smile, but you first have to wear a highly visible device on your teeth for months on end. You want a well-aligned bite, but for a while braces make some day-to-day tasks, such as brushing teeth and eating some foods, more difficult. 

Fortunately, for those who want to show off their pretty pearly whites as they go AND show off the results of their realignment as soon as possible, one option is clear plastic removable aligners such as Invisalign® aligner systems available in Fairfield, CT.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, as their name suggests, are clear plastic devices intended to straighten your teeth over time. They are nearly undetectable by observers. Not only are they more difficult to see (getting you closer to being able to show off that perfect smile), but they can be taken out temporarily when needed, allowing you to brush your teeth or eat without distraction.

The Clear Aligner Fitting Process

For most clear aligners, including Invisalign® systems, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send it in. From there, orthodontic experts will determine the difference in positions between where your teeth are and where you want them to be and will create several stages of aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. You’ll have to wear the aligners most of the time—about 22 hours a day. At certain points in the process as your teeth change position, you’ll move on to the next device, switching them out until your teeth are right where you want them to be.


How to Pay for Clear Aligners

Depending on the degree of work your teeth need, an Invisalign® clear aligner treatment can cost between $3,000 and $7,000. According to Invisalign’s® website, your insurance may be able to pay as much as $3,000 of the cost. For the amount your insurance doesn’t cover, you have some options.

SET Teeth Straightening and Whitening offers payment plans which allow you to split a large bill into smaller payments over time. At SET we never want anyone to have to choose between being confident in their smile and other important things in your life. 

For those who can use them, clear aligners such as Invisalign® systems can be the least intrusive solution for straightening teeth. Many adults are hesitant to receive teeth alignment treatment because of the stigma associated with traditional braces, Invisalign® takes any self-consciousness out of the process. Clear aligners offer relief to any anxiety about braces meaning you don’t have to worry about the looks and inconveniences of traditional braces! The initial cost of clear aligners may seem daunting, but options are available to help pay for them. If you have any questions about clear aligners or other methods of straightening your teeth, please give us a call at (203) 763-1088. We’ll be happy to walk you through your options and help you find the best possible solution for your smile.

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