The Cost of Invisalign in Austin
Austin, TX – Pure Smiles Orthodontics in Austin knows that orthodontic treatment can’t be one size fits all. Dr. Silvana Gonzalez and her team offer a host of orthodontic treatment options to meet the needs of every patient. One treatment patients love is Invisalign, but if you’re new to the orthodontic world, you may be concerned about the cost.
“People often believe that the cost of Invisalign treatment will be prohibitive,” says Dr. Gonzalez, an Invisalign Gold+ provider in the Austin area. “But when compared to the cost of metal braces and taking into account all of the advantages Invisalign can offer, the costs are fairly close.”
The cost of any orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the malocclusion being corrected and a few other factors, such as the type of treatment used and where the patient is located in the country. But at Pure Smiles Orthodontics, the cost of standard metal braces and Invisalign are on par with each other.
And that is a wonderful advantage for teens and adults looking for a more discrete option when straightening their teeth.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. Each aligner is made of a smooth, clear plastic that renders them almost invisible to others. There are no brackets and wires to draw even more attention to your mouth while you are in treatment. Invisalign aligners are smooth, and your orthodontist can quickly and easily buff out any spots that feel rough in your mouth.
Invisalign is also removable, meaning you don’t need to make any adjustments to your diet or oral care routine while in treatment. With other braces options, you must avoid eating certain foods so you don’t damage your brackets and wires. That means saying no to hard, sticking, chewy or crunchy foods while in treatment. But with Invisalign, you remove the aligners before eating so you can enjoy all your favorite foods.
Likewise, you don’t have to worry about food particles getting stuck in your brackets and wires after eating, making for embarrassing situations. You don’t have to spend extra time brushing around brackets and flossing under wires. Brush and floss as normal, in the morning and at night, and after every meal before you place your aligners back in. This will ensure food particles cannot get trapped between the aligner and your teeth.
If you are considering Invisalign treatment you do have to consider that this is a compliance appliance, that means that if the aligners are not worn for 21 hours per day your teeth will not be moving at the rate expected, and this can prolonged treatment time. Invisalign works very well if you are committed to use your aligners and you will remember to replace them back after all your meals.
Invisalign treatment is a wonderful option for many patients. To learn more about the costs and advantages of Invisalign treatment, contact Pure Smiles Orthodontics today by calling 512-215-2520.