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Braces or Invisalign – Your Options for a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Do you have mouth and jaw pain due to shifting teeth or cower-crowding?
Does your overbite, underbite or open-bite drive you crazy?
Are you self-conscious about having a crooked smile?
Are you ready to close that gap in your front teeth for good?

„If you thought, „ yeah, that’s me“ to any of those questions, we should talk about Invisaling together.“

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of cosmetic dentistry that helps to straighten teeth without the use of the typical metal braces.
Invisalign has quickly revolutionized the cosmetic dentistry world.

No more metal!
No more painful adjustments!
And no more brushing around brackets!

Now patients have a different option besides ugly metal brackets. Invisalign involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position.

Patients who would have never considered braces before are now giving Invisalign a shot.

Why Do You Need Straight Teeth?

The alignment of your teeth and jaws can not only improve your smile, but also your oral health.

Crooked teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean and are at risk for tooth decay and gum disease!

The Cost of Braces and Invisalign

For many people, though, the choice comes down to cost.
How much do Invisalign braces cost? Are they worth the money, or are you better off going the traditional route?

The typical price of Invisalign braces is usually a bit higher than regular braces. The average cost, according to the manufacturer is between $3,500 and $8,000.

Your dentist can give you a better estimate of the price. The factors that come into play are:

  • The extent of the alignment your teeth require,
  • How many aligners you will need,
  • How long you are in treatment,
  • Where you live,
  • Your insurance coverage.
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The typical cost of regular braces varies widely but is usually in the range of $2,500 to $6,000. Again, the cost varies on a case – by – case basis, depending on your individual needs, and should be discussed with your cosmetic dentist.

„Most dental insurance plans cover Invisaling just as they would regular braces, but check with the insurance company firs to determinate the extent of their coverage.“

The average Invisalign price is not that much higher than regular braces and the unique advantages Invisalign offers – like being able to take the aligners out to eat and brush your teeth  – often outweigh the slight difference in price. If cost is a big concern for you, talk to your dentist about payment options. Many providers will offer flexible monthly payment plans to spread out the Invisalign braces cost over a longer period.

In the end, it is up to you and your Precious Smiles cosmetic dentist to decide which is the best treatment for your individual case.

Benefits of Invisalign Over Braces

They Are Removable

You can take them off! With Invisalign, your brushing, flossing and mouth wash routines can stay the same! You don’t have to work around those bulky rubber bands and metal brackets and wires.

They Are Invisible

When you are wearing clear alignment trays, they are hardly noticeable. Your family and co-workers will barely be able to tell you are wearing them. You don’t have to worry about unsightly metal wires in your mouth or developing lips due to bulky equipment.


They Are Comfortable

If you have had braces before, you know the pain that comes with your cosmetic dentist tightening the wires in your mouth. If you haven’t had braces before, consider yourself lucky. The Invisalign alignment trays out the cranking and tightening discomforts braces!

They Are Quicker

Based on the severity of your case, the number of trays you need for your treatment, and the amount of time you wear your alignment trays, this painless process can be easier and quicker compared to braces. The more often you wear your aligners, the faster your teeth will correct! You are in control!

You can make an appointment with our cosmetic dentist using our contact form.