Invisalign® Clear Braces – Oklahoma City, OK
Virtually Invisible Orthodontic Treatment
Have you wanted to straighten your teeth for years, but you’ve avoided doing so because you didn’t want to be stuck in metal braces? Or, do you have an image-conscious teen at home who needs braces, but they would literally die if you made them get bulky metal brackets and wires? If either situation sounds familiar, then Invisalign may be exactly what you need. It allows a patient to straighten their teeth without sacrificing their daily appearance in the process, and now, you can get Invisalign clear braces in Oklahoma City with Dr. Hermen. To learn more and schedule a consultation, contact us today.
Why Choose Jeffrey F. Hermen, DDS for Invisalign® Clear Braces?
- Seamless Appearance No One Will Notice
- Treatment Specially-Designed for Each Patient
- Preview Your Final Results with Digital Imaging
Free Invisalign® Consultation
Invisalign® Clear Braces
So how does Invisalign actually work? Just like traditional braces, it uses slight pressure to shift the teeth, but instead of having brackets and wires apply this pressure, a patient just wears a progressive series of clear plastic aligner trays. Each one slips over the teeth and is shaped in such a way that it guides the teeth into their new positions. A patient typically wears a single set of trays for about two weeks for 22 hours a day before switching to the next in the series. Once all of the trays have been worn, a patient should see a perfectly straight smile in the mirror.
Because of its subtle appearance, Invisalign is perfect for busy adults, and it’s also ideal for teens. With Invisalign TEEN, each tray has a small dot towards the back that slowly fades as it is worn. This helps a teen and their parents make sure the trays are being worn as much as they should. The treatment also includes six free replacement trays in case one is ever lost or broken, which is plenty for even the most forgetful or clumsy teen.
iTero® Digital Impressions & Imaging
In order to create an Invisalign treatment that is both comfortable and effective, Dr. Hermen will begin the process by taking a digital impression of the teeth with our iTero scanner. This impression will help him put together a patient’s particular care plan, and this technology also allows him to show someone what their smile will look like at the end of treatment, helping a patient become excited about the results to come.
Invisalign is a discreet solution for teens and adults who want to correct the alignment of their teeth and bite. Although you’re ready to invest in a healthy, straight smile, we know you still have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to the aligners. Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything during your initial consultation. While you wait for your appointment, we have the answers to the top Invisalign FAQs in Oklahoma City to feel confident in the decision you’re making for your smile.
How long will my treatment take?
There isn’t any way to know how long your treatment will take without first performing a consultation. On average, most patients are finished with their plan in about 12 months; however, there are various factors that influence the duration of your treatment, such as the complexity of your case and your age. Generally, patients who need to make significant movements will require more aligners than a person who needs minor adjustments. Teens often achieve their goals quicker than adults because they are still growing and developing. We’ll explain how long you can expect it to take and discuss what you can do to ensure there aren’t any delays added to your plan.
What happens if I break an aligner?
Your aligners are made from durable, transparent plastic. They are designed to last, but they aren’t indestructible. If an aligner breaks or you lose one, it’s best to contact our office right away to see if you need a replacement. Depending on how long you’ve been wearing the current aligner, we may recommend switching to the next in the series or using one from the previous week.
Will I need a retainer when I’m finished?
If you want to maintain your results, you’ll need to wear a retainer when you’re finished with your aligners. The device will prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions. Initially, we’ll recommend you wear it as much as possible, but as time passes, it will only be needed at night. There are many retainers available, many of which are less noticeable, so you don’t need to worry about their appearance.
How much does Invisalign cost?
There isn’t a set fee for Invisalign because the cost is based on your specific treatment plan, like the number of aligners needed. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and explain the fees associated with your care. A member of our team will discuss your payment options, like using your dental insurance or third-party financing.
Can I use my dental insurance?
Every policy is unique; however, many plans cover orthodontics, including Invisalign. After reaching your deductible, you are given an allowance to help offset the amount you will pay out-of-pocket. We’ll work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our office will maximize your annual benefits to lower the cost to keep your new smile within your budget.