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Invisalign® – New Haven, CT

A Clear Path to Straight Teeth

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Perhaps your crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth have bothered you for years, but you have not done anything about them because the last thing you need is a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. For adults in your situation, our practice has what may be the perfect solution: Invisalign® in New Haven. Discreet, comfortable, and effective, this revolutionary system is the premier way people around the world are choosing to straighten their teeth.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group
for Invisalign® Clear Aligners?

How Invisalign® Works

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The reason Invisalign® is so special is that instead of using brackets and wires to move the teeth, like most other orthodontic treatments, it instead utilizes a series of lightweight, see-through plastic aligners. A patient simply wears an individual set of aligners for about 2 weeks for 20 – 22 hours a day before moving onto the next, and once they have gone through the entire series, their teeth should be perfectly straight.

Indications for Invisalign®

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Invisalign® is capable of correcting most cases of mild to moderate dental misalignment. Here are a few examples of issues that it is often able to address:

Crowded Teeth

Crowded, overlapping teeth can pose a serious threat to your oral health. Fortunately, Invisalign® may be able to shift them so each one has the space it needs to function at its very best.

Gaps Between Teeth

Large gaps between the teeth can leave your gums vulnerable to harm. Plus, many people believe that extra space between the teeth is unattractive. Invisalign® may be able to erase pesky gaps and provide you with a healthier, more attractive smile.

Bite Alignment

Issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite can interfere with your facial aesthetics and create oral health problems. Invisalign®, usually with the help of accessories, can address many cases of bite problems.

The Benefits of Invisalign®

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It is easy to see why so many patients are choosing Invisalign® over traditional braces:

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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When you visit your dentist in New Haven for a consultation, we will be able to provide a cost estimate for your Invisalign® treatment. Its price will depend on things like how many aligners you need, the extent of your dental misalignment, and other factors. Generally speaking, Invisalign® tends to cost at least a few thousand dollars. Our team has provisions in place, such as financing and special offers, to help patients manage the financial aspect of their care. 

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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Some factors that can affect the cost of Invisalign in New Haven include:

  • The extent of the dental misalignment. More severe misalignment requires more time, more aligners, and possibly more accessories to correct than milder cases. Logically, this can lead to higher costs.
  • Whether you are straightening one arch or both. In most cases, straightening both the upper and lower teeth costs more than straightening just one or the other.
  • Compliance with treatment. If you accidentally lose an aligner or fail to wear your aligners as much as recommended, it could extend your treatment timeline and lead to higher fees.

Invisalign vs. Mail-Order Clear Aligners: Cost vs. Value

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In recent years, mail-order clear aligners have become increasingly popular. That is understandable; such systems may cost around $2,000 for start-to-finish treatment, while Invisalign in New Haven usually costs significantly more than that.

Of course, it is important to consider what you are getting for your money. With Invisalign, you get in-person support from a local team that is highly interested in your treatment’s success. Mail-order systems are less personal and may not offer the type of service you expect. Also, some mail-order systems use older technology and more basic materials than what is optimal. Invisalign is a high-tech solution, and its aligners are made with a patented form of plastic.

Many people who have used mail-order aligners have been dissatisfied with their results, and they have spent a lot of money on retreatment. It is generally better to invest in in-person care from the start.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some premium dental insurance policies cover orthodontia for adults. In most cases, Invisalign is included. Typically, coverage is 50% of the treatment’s total cost, up to the amount of a policy’s lifetime orthodontic maximum. You will have to check your specific plan to see whether you can use it to pay for your aligners. If your plan does not cover Invisalign, you might choose to use your healthcare savings account or flexible spending account to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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As your Invisalign dentist in New Haven, we want you to be able to afford your treatment! To that end, we offer some useful provisions:

  • Most patients qualify for third-party financing from a company like CareCredit. Many available payment plans are low-interest.
  • We periodically offer special deals on Invisalign treatment and consultations. Get in touch with us to learn if we have any current promotions that you may be able to use.
  • Essential Dental Plan. This discount plan offers reduced fees on most of the treatments we offer.

Are you ready to straighten your teeth with Invisalign? Contact us today to learn more about this treatment and its cost.

Invisalign FAQs

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Invisalign in New Haven offers a convenient and discreet way to straighten teeth. When you are ready to schedule your consultation for it, our team is ready to assist you. In the meantime, you may want to learn more about the journey in front of you. Below, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about this treatment. Be sure to give us a call if you would like further explanation on anything you discover.

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How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The average treatment time with Invisalign is 12 months. However, the length of time that your case will require could be significantly more or less than that; it depends on the extent of your dental misalignment and other factors. Your cosmetic dentist in New Haven will be able to estimate your treatment timeline during your consultation. Typically, the longest cases take around 18 months. That may seem like a long time, but it still makes Invisalign faster than traditional braces. It is common for braces to take at least 18 months to complete their work.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Invisalign’s aligners are made out of a smooth plastic material. They are designed to be as comfortable as possible in the mouth. However, like all orthodontic treatments, they work by applying pressure to the teeth, which can cause a degree of soreness and tenderness in the mouth. The worst of the discomfort is likely to come when you first start wearing a new aligner.

You can cope with any soreness by sipping on cool water and taking pain relievers as necessary. It may also be helpful to switch to a new aligner at night so you can sleep through the initial part of the adjustment period.

What Happens After Invisalign?

After you work your way through all of your aligners, our team will verify that the results are what we hoped for. Then, we will provide you with a retainer. The retainer’s job is to keep your teeth in place and prevent them from drifting back into their former positions. At first, you should wear your retainer as close to 24/7 as possible, taking it out only when you eat and clean your teeth. Eventually, you may be able to transition to wearing it only at night.

What if My Invisalign Broke?

If the damage is pretty minor, you may be able to continue using a broken Invisalign aligner. However, if there are jagged edges or significant damage, do not wear the aligner. You should also not attempt to repair it on your own; you could end up worsening the damage or harming your oral health.

Give our office a call, and we will guide you on your next steps. We may advise you to wear a previous aligner until we can order a replacement for the one that is no longer usable. Alternatively, we might tell you to switch to a new aligner a few days early.

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Branford, CT
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