Invisalign® aligners prove that effective orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. Invisalign® is the modern, discreet, and easy way to straighten your teeth and get a better-looking smile.
Invisalign® in Washington, NJ
Invisalign® aligners are a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that offers effective and discreet straightening and alignment of teeth without the stigma or the dietary restrictions and strict maintenance requirements of traditional braces. Invisalign® clear aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually adjust the alignment and spacing of your teeth. With Invisalign®, patients switch to new aligners about every two weeks with each set slightly shifting the teeth until they reach their final position.
Invisalign® aligners are custom-made using digital models of your teeth that allow us to correct and straighten your teeth with pinpoint control. The Invisalign® ClinCheck system allows us to model every stage of your treatment from the beginning and show you the final results you can look forward to from day one.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
Most insurance plans cover Invisalign® aligners the same way they cover metal braces. The cost of Invisalign® is tied to the length of treatment which is defined by the amount of correction needed, making each case and price unique, with or without insurance coverage. However, a typical cost for Invisalign® at our Washington, NJ office, without insurance, is:
- Invisalign® Treatment Cost Without Insurance: $4500
If you have any financial questions, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss your insurance coverage or additional payment options available.More Financial Information
Invisalign® Process at Castle Family Dentistry
- Consultation & Exam. One of our doctors will examine your teeth to make sure that you are a good candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners given the severity and type of correction needed. Dr. Bialiy or Dr. Carroll will also make sure you have healthy teeth and gums that will respond well to Invisalign®.
- Schedule Appointment. To plan out your Invisalign® treatment and to ensure eligibility, the next step is taking a series of digital x-rays, scans, and photos of your teeth. These will serve as the baseline for creating your first set of Invisalign® clear aligners.
- Plan Overview & ClinCheck. Once your treatment plan is completed, approximately 2 weeks after your records appointment, your doctor will meet with you to review the final plan.
- Begin Treatment. After approval, your first set of Invisalign® aligners will be created. Regular appointments will be scheduled so that new aligners can be provided to you as needed and so that your progress can be monitored. Instructions on proper use and maintenance will be provided.
Common Questions About Invisalign®
How long does Invisalign® take?
The duration of Invisalign® treatment varies depending on the extent of the correction needed, as well as how consistently and correctly patients use their aligners. Typically, a patient will wear a set of trays for two weeks and undergo treatment for approximately two years for an average case. However, less severe cases will require less time. The only way to accurately determine the necessary duration is to arrange a consultation.
Who is eligible for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® can be used for mild to moderate orthodontic corrections in both teens and adults. It is effective for correcting overbites, crossbites, underbites, open bites, and gap teeth.
There is no age limit for Invisalign®, and adults of any age with adult teeth can use it. Many adults are drawn to Invisalign® because it eliminates the stigma and self-consciousness often associated with wearing metal braces. This applies to individuals in their 20s, as well as those in their 60s.
Invisalign® vs. braces—what's the difference?
There are many differences between Invisalign® aligners and braces, we’ve listed some of the largest ones here. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but the introduction of clear aligners to the market introduced a more efficient, less painful way to straighten teeth.
- Materials. Invisalign® aligners use clear transparent plastic, while braces use wires and brackets.
- Removability. Invisalign® aligners can be removed by the user at any time, while braces can only be removed by a professional.
- Food Restrictions. Invisalign® allows a user to eat whatever they would like and not make changes to their oral care practices, while braces restrict what the user can safely eat and require special maintenance and care.
- Injury Risks. Invisalign® aligners do not present any injury risks, while braces can lead to cuts and other injuries.
- Visibility. Invisalign® aligners are nearly impossible for others to notice, while braces are almost impossible to miss.
Does Invisalign® hurt?
Invisalign® aligners are not painful, but they can leave your teeth feeling sore. The aligners are slowly shifting your teeth in place, so it may feel uncomfortable at first, but this is normal. If the discomfort becomes too much, you can drink cold water or suck on small ice cubes to help soothe your sore teeth.
We recommend putting in your new aligner set at night so that you are able to sleep through the initial discomfort of a new aligner set. That way, you'll wake up the next day without having to experience discomfort while you're wide awake.