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Invisalign – Dallas, TX

The Easiest Way to Get Straighter Teeth

Do you want straighter teeth, but hate the idea of having metal braces? You’re certainly not alone! Unfortunately, leaving crooked teeth and bite issues untreated can lead to serious complications for your mouth, jaws, and confidence over time. Thankfully, at Avion Dental & Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer Invisalign in Dallas, the easiest way to get straighter teeth! These practically invisible aligners are removable and comfortable, making them the perfect choice if you want to fix your orthodontic issues without wires and brackets! Read on to learn more, and give us a call today to schedule your consultation.

Why Choose Avion Dental & Orthodontics For Invisalign?

  • #1 Insurance, Medicaid, CHIP, & Financing Accepted
  • #2 Evening & Weekend Appointments Available
  • #3 Board-Certified Orthodontist on Staff

How Invisalign Works

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Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays that you wear over your teeth, where they place gentle pressure on specific points to slowly push them into their ideal positions. It will take about two weeks of wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours a day for your teeth to adjust, and then you’ll switch to the next set of aligners to continue moving them. You’ll go through a series of aligners over the course of your treatment, with each set of aligners taking you one step closer to a perfectly straightened smile. Every 6-8 weeks you’ll come visit us for a quick checkup and before you know it, you’ll have a beautifully straightened smile!

Problems Invisalign Can Fix

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Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology, Invisalign is now more powerful and effective than ever before! While severe orthodontic cases are still best treated with metal braces, Invisalign is an excellent solution for mild to moderate levels of:

Diagram of crowded teeth in Diagram before Invisalign

Crowded Teeth

Crooked, overlapping teeth create small spaces that trap plaque and bacteria, which dramatically increases your risk of cavities and gum disease. Invisalign can help realign your teeth and give them the space they need.

Diagram of spaces between teeth in Dallas before Invisalign

Gaps Between Teeth

If there are spaces or gaps between your teeth, they’re at a higher risk of damage. Over time, they’ll become worn-down and more prone to chipping and cracking. Gently closing these spaces with Invisalign will go a long way in keeping your teeth strong and healthy.

Diagram of overbite in Dallas before Invisalign

Bite Alignment

Bite issues like overbite, underbite, and crossbite can distract from your appearance and put extra stress on your jaw joints. Eventually, your jaw may become stiff or you may develop TMJ disorder. Thankfully, Invisalign is a great way to realign your jaws and get a healthier bite.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Smiling woman stands outside holding Invisalign in Dallas

Invisalign is quickly becoming one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available, and it’s easy to see why! This unique method of straightening teeth offers benefits that make your journey towards a straighter smile a pleasant one, like:

  • Invisible: Invisalign aligners are practically invisible when worn, so you can show off your beautiful smile confidently even while wearing them!
  • Removable: Having the option to take out your aligners occasionally means you can eat and drink whatever you want and that brushing and flossing your teeth will be just as easy as always.
  • Comfortable: Instead of sharp metal wires and brackets, Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, which offers a far more comfortable straightening experience than traditional braces.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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Until you come in for an evaluation, we can’t give you an accurate estimate of how much your cost of Invisalign in Dallas will be. This is because every treatment is customized to meet the unique goals and needs of each patient. During your consultation, we’ll consider numerous factors – such as your age, oral health, and the complexity of your case – to determine how long and how much your treatment will be. We can also help you find out if your insurance covers Invisalign. Alternatively, we offer non-insurance financing options. Whatever your budget is, we can help you discover just how affordable your new smile with Invisalign can be!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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When you meet with your Invisalign dentist in Dallas for an initial consultation, we’ll go over the variables that impact your treatment costs. To do so, we’ll consider questions like: 

  • How severely misaligned are your teeth? – The more movements your teeth need to make, the more aligners you’ll require. Therefore, your treatment will naturally cost more.
  • Are you straightening one arch or two? – Some patients may only need to wear aligners on their upper or lower arch, meaning that fewer aligners are necessary.
  • Will you comply with treatment? – If you don’t wear the trays as often as you should, your teeth won’t shift as quickly. Your treatment will then take longer, resulting in the need for more aligners.
  • Do you need additional accessories? – You may require special attachments on your teeth or elastics for your trays in order to align your teeth, which can increase your total costs.

Invisalign vs. DIY Clear Aligners: Which Costs More?

person putting an Invisalign aligner over their teeth

Nowadays, you can order clear aligner systems online and handle the entire teeth-straightening process at home. These treatments rarely cost more than $2,000, while Invisalign tends to cost somewhere between $3,000 and $8,000. The lower price of “do-it-yourself” clear aligners may seem attractive at first, but is it worth it?

Here are a few things to keep in mind about DIY clear aligners vs. Invisalign:

  • DIY aligners are typically made from cheap plastic, while Invisalign uses an advanced, patented system designed for maximum comfort and highly effective tooth movement.
  • Many people who have used DIY aligners have found them to not deliver the results they wanted. In fact, DIY aligners may even cause your misalignment to worsen, resulting in the need to get them treated by a professional anyway. Invisalign, on the other hand, is consistently successful.
  • Throughout Invisalign treatment, you’ll be supervised by an experienced team who genuinely cares about you and is there for you every step of the way. With DIY clear aligners, you’re probably only viewed as another name on their list of customers.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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While some dental insurance policies cover Invisalign, it’s not necessarily a given. For example, some may view it as a cosmetic service and not cover it at all, while others may only cover a portion of it for patients under the age of 18. Whatever the case may be, our team at Avion Dental & Orthodontics can help you navigate the details of your plan. We’re in-network with many of the most prevalent insurance providers. We also welcome Medicaid and CHIP to make the cost of your child’s Invisalign treatment more manageable.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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Besides dental insurance, we have other ways of making Invisalign in Dallas affordable. Countless patients have been able to split up their treatment costs into budget-friendly chunks thanks to CareCredit and our in-house financing options. We have a variety of payment plans to choose from, many of which are flexible and come at low interest rates!

Invisalign FAQs

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Our board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Sfogliano, can answer any questions you may have about Invisalign, whether it’s about how it works, what you can expect during the treatment itself, what costs are usually attached, and more. Below are just a few examples of questions that we’ve heard from many a patient in the past regarding Invisalign. Of course, everyone has their own questions and concerns, so don’t be afraid to call us if there’s anything else you want to know.

Will It Hurt to Wear Invisalign Aligners?

Most people find Invisalign to be more comfortable than metal braces. The Invisalign aligners are made out of a smooth plastic that won’t irritate the gums, which means you can avoid some of the common inconveniences that come with brackets and wires. Of course, you’ll still feel a little bit of soreness when you first start wearing your aligners; after all, the orthodontic appliance needs to exert constant pressure on your teeth in order to move them. However, you’ll typically adjust to your aligners in a short amount of time, at which point the discomfort should fade. You can use ice packs and over the counter pain relievers to help manage your discomfort in the meantime.

What Can I Eat with Invisalign?

Braces are known to significantly limit your diet, as anything overly hard or sticky might damage the brackets and wires. But with Invisalign, there’s no need to avoid certain foods at all because you won’t even be wearing your aligners when it’s time to eat. You’ll simply take them out of your mouth and place them in their container, then enjoy your meal or snack. Once you’re finished, you can give your teeth a quick brush to remove any lingering food particles before putting the aligner back in your mouth. Be sure not to leave your aligners behind or throw them out by mistake!

Can I Get Invisalign Even If I’ve Had Braces Before?

Sometimes the teeth become misaligned again even after you’ve completed a traditional orthodontic treatment. This is often a consequence of not wearing a retainer. Depending on the changes needed, Invisalign may be a good option for re-straightening your teeth. Every orthodontic case is unique, so we’ll need to examine your teeth, bite, and jaw first to determine what changes need to be made and whether Invisalign is the best option.

Will Wearing Invisalign Change the Way I Talk?

Invisalign aligners will cover key areas of your mouth, and they’ll change the way your tongue moves against your teeth. As such, you might notice a slight lisp at the beginning of your treatment, but luckily this is a short-term problem; once your tongue gets used to the presence of your aligners, you should return to a normal speaking pattern. It usually takes a few weeks for an Invisalign lisp to fade, but you can speed things along by getting some practice in. Try reading aloud whenever you can, and repeat words such as “sixty” and “Mississippi” so that you can get used to pronouncing them.