Should you Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces?

Written by Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

With several different options available these days, you may be wondering whether Invisalign really works. Will it straighten your teeth and eliminate gaps? How expensive is it? Is it covered by insurance? These are all typical questions that people have.

Invisalign will not work for everyone. In some cases, traditional braces will be the best choice. Your orthodontist will examine you and take some x-rays of your teeth and mouth, then determine if you can use Invisalign. If so, then you’ll be pleased to know that this is a comfortable and esthetically pleasing choice. Invisalign appears like a plastic retainer that is almost invisible.

Traditional braces are very noticeable. They can be uncomfortable. It’s hard to floss or even brush your teeth. But they will straighten your teeth and get rid of any gaps. It typically takes from one to two years for best results.

Invisalign is about 30% more expensive than traditional braces. The cost can be covered by your medical savings plan and there are credit cards specifically developed for medical procedures that can be used. Many orthodontists will allow you to pay out the balance you owe on a monthly basis.

This is not true of most dental procedures but since the orthodontist knows that you’ll have to come in each month for around 18 months, then he or she is more willing to set the arrangement up this way for the patient’s convenience. Most insurance carriers will not cover the cost of braces.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  Dr. Mark Rashidi is a highly skilled an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo. He works with patients to help them get a perfect smile. Dr. Rashidi, an orthodontist in Irvine,  also offers services the Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Laguna Niguel areas with excellent orthodontal care.

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