Invisalign® Clear Aligner Therapy in Joplin, MO
If you want to straighten your teeth but don’t necessarily want to wear noticeable metal braces, Invisalign clear aligner therapy may be just the option for you! Invisalign uses patented technology to straighten smiles quickly and comfortably. To learn more about Invisalign and see if you are a candidate, we recommend getting in touch with our front office and scheduling a consultation.
How does Invisalign work?
During your consultation, we will review your lifestyle, preferences, and budget to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. Then, impressions of your teeth will be taken so that your first set of custom clear aligners can be designed. After a few weeks, you’ll visit our office again to try on your first clear aligner and ensure it fits properly. Patients should then wear their clear aligners as often as possible, or at least 20 to 22 hours per day. Periodic orthodontic appointments will be needed so we can track your progress and provide you with the next set of aligners.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
- Aligners are practically invisible on the teeth
- Comfortable to wear for hours at a time
- No food restrictions to work around
- Easy to keep teeth and aligners clean
- Can be used to treat a variety of problems
- Quick and efficient treatment plans
How much does Invisalign cost?
Invisalign used to be far more costly than traditional metal braces, but nowadays, Invisalign treatment plans tend to be more comparable in price, even as Invisalign has expanded its technology and become more efficient and effective. Some dental insurance plans offer at least partial coverage for clear aligner therapy, and our office also accepts third-party payment plans through both CareCredit® and Lending Club, which can be used to finance the cost of any dental service, including clear aligners. To learn more, please contact our office or visit our financial page!Contact Us
Treatment as low as $97/month!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Invisalign painful?
Even if you underwent orthodontic treatment in the past, your teeth are likely not used to being shifted anymore. Many patients experience some discomfort or pain when they first begin wearing clear aligners, but fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent and reduce the soreness.
How do you keep Invisalign aligners clean?
Patients should brush their clear aligners with a soft-bristle toothbrush and mild soap or Invisalign cleaner at least once per day to keep their aligners clear and discreet. It’s important to brush your teeth or at least rinse out your mouth after eating and before putting the aligners back in.
Can you eat while wearing Invisalign aligners?
Patients should never eat while wearing their clear aligners. Food and dark-colored drinks can stain aligners, and they can become damaged from chewing. Fortunately, there are no food restrictions that patients have to worry about with Invisalign; simply remove your aligners, and then you can enjoy any foods you’d like!
Can Invisalign aligners only be worn at night?
Invisalign aligners need to be worn as often as possible to keep the patient’s treatment plan on track. Invisalign is able to boast such quick and efficient treatment times because their aligners are able to shift teeth day and night.