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Does Invisalign work, and how much does Invisalign cost?

Updated on May 7, 2012

Does Invisalign work for everyone?

Invisalign® often mistaken or mistyped for invisiline or invsaline is a great solution to straighten teeth quickly and with minor discomfort, but is everyone a good candidate for invisalign®?

Although most cases can be easily treated with Invisalign®, a professional invisalign® dentist can very quickly determine the success rate of each case. Just like most products and treatments, there are limitations. Some of the cases easily treated by Invisalign®:

  • Overy crowded teeth
  • Spaced teeth
  • Cross Bite
  • Under bite

The success of each case is based on the experience of the invisalign® treating dentist. Each individual is different, choosing a good dentist that is both detailed and experienced in the Invisalign® treatment will usually lead to excellent results.

Why people choose Invisalign over braces

Traditional braces are attached to your teeth, they are not removable. Oral Hygiene is essential when it comes to orthodontic treatments. It is important to take extra care when brushing; most people with braces have a very difficult time flossing if they can even possibly floss.

Invisalign® aligners are removable, they can easily be removed while you eat and placed back after your brush and floss your teeth. The comfort and flexibility factor of invisalign® braces have made them quite popular amongst Invisalign® recipients.

If one is fortunate enough to have a choice, they normally choose Invisalign® for the comfort and flexibility involved in the aligners. The fact that dental insurance plans with orthodontic coverage will assist in paying for the treatment is also a big motivator that makes people lean more towards the easy, comfortable way to straighten their teeth.


How Much Does Invisalign Cost

Cost is usually one of the biggest concerns with most patients. It is important to understand that the cost of an Invisalign® treatment varies based on many factors. The price generally ranges between $3000 and $6500. There is no set industry price; the prices vary based on case involvement, length of treatment and location of the dental office. It is always important to remember, you get what you pay for. An Invisalign® case must be followed up with regular visits to the dental office. Some offices rely on their assistants to perform the follow up visits, while other dental offices are more hands on. The dentist himself will follow the case from start to finish and make adjustments as he sees necessary. Obviously, the doctor's time costs more than the assistant and the detail and final results will definitely show.

"I Guarantee Invisalign will not work if you do not wear your aligners", a statement made by a dentist when asked if he will guarantee the treatment.

It is important for patients to follow their dentist's instructions, know how to brush their teeth properly, and how often one should brush their teeth. Extra attention and care must be taken when an orthodontic treatment is in progress. Having straight but decayed teeth at the end of the treatment is not a happy ending. Maybe it's more important to choose the right dental office with a caring, experienced Invisalign® dentist and then your mind will be at ease regarding whether Invisalign® works and how much it costs.


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    • Pascale1973 profile image

      Pascale Skaf Saliba 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Your name is socal? I am in Orange County corona del mar, you should come to our dental office! :-)

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      Pascale Skaf Saliba 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I am glad you liked it...just go to a really nit picky dentist that would rather do things himself instead of rely on cheaper laber "assistants" or hygenists to do the me on this.

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      SocailGuy01 5 years ago from America

      This is great because I wanted to know how much these are going to set me back in the future.