Do you have crooked teeth? Would you like to straighten your teeth without metal braces?
Dr. Tom Trinkner is an Invisalign® dentist in Columbia, South Carolina, offering you a clear way to straighten teeth.
Straighter Teeth Mean A Healthier Smile
Invisalign will help you achieve a more beautiful smile, but you may not realize the health benefits of straightening teeth. Crooked teeth can contribute to a number of dental concerns including tooth decay, gum disease, tooth wear and TMJ dysfunction. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can help you improve the fit of your bite and improve your dental health.
Getting Started With Invisalign
How much does Invisalign cost?
It’s difficult to quote a price on Invisalign, because it depends on each individual’s needs and treatment plan. The national average cost of Invisalign is $5,000 per case. For some patients, the cost may be higher or lower depending on the number of aligners needed to achieve the desired results. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is typically less expensive.
Are invisible braces covered by insurance?
Invisalign is typically not covered by insurance. We will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. Third party financing and payment plans are also available for patients concerned about the cost of Invisalign treatment.
How long will I need to wear Invisalign aligners?
Generally speaking, Invisalign treatment takes between 6 and 9 months. If you have orthodontic relapse (patients who wore braces as a kid and are experiencing minor tooth movement), treatment may be as quick as 3 to 4 months. More significant alignment concerns could take up to a year to correct.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign gradually shifts the position of your teeth through a series of clear plastic aligners. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks. The aligners are custom made to fit your teeth and guide them into a straighter position.
Why is Invisalign better than metal braces?
Because Invisalign is clear, no one will know you’re wearing braces. There are also health benefits to Invisalign. The clear aligners are removable, so you can take them off to brush and floss your teeth. They can also be removed when you’re eating, which means you can enjoy all the foods you love.