Invisalign ®

Invisalign

We Are Jacksonville’s Invisalign ® Experts!

Invisalign ® is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has prescribed. You’ll visit your dentist about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months, and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from person to person.

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How Does Invisalign ® Work?

Dr. Carlson will utilize 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position. This imaging technology is then used to design an individualized series of custom-made aligners. The patient wears the aligner for about two weeks while the teeth move incrementally. After two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with the next one until the final position is achieved.

Is Invisalign ® for Me?

Invisalign ® can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign ® can certainly help. It’s successful in treating overly-crowded or widely-spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites. In fact, Dr. Carlson can use Invisalign ® clear aligners in all or part of just about any treatment plan. Look your best during treatment. Invisalign ® is clear and practically invisible, so nothing gets in the way of your new smile. No wonder Invisalign ® is the choice of over 500,000 people.

Less Treatment Time

A typical Invisalign ® case takes about a year from start to finish. You’ll see your doctor every month or two to see how you’re progressing. Every few visits, you’ll be given additional aligners to continue your treatment. Commonly, the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but treatment time and the number of aligners will vary from case to case.

What do Aligners Look Like?

If you’ve ever seen clear tooth-whitening trays, that should give you a good idea of what the aligners look like. Invisalign ® aligners are custom-made to fit and move your teeth.

Invisible and Comfortable

Invisalign ® is a virtually invisible solution, so you won’t draw undue attention to your mouth while in treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell. Comfortable to wear, our aligners are also removable so you can eat, drink, brush and floss as usual.

Will the Treatment Be Painful?

Each time you change to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort while your teeth adjust to their new position. This is completely normal and is a good sign that the treatment is working.

Will Wearing Invisalign ® Aligners Affect My Speech?

Some people are affected more than others, but most adjust in a short period of time to the feeling of the aligners and do not have permanent changes in their speech.

How Often Will I Have to Wear My Aligners?

Invisalign ® only works while you’re wearing the aligners. It’s recommended that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush and floss your teeth.

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign ®?

Any insurance plan that covers orthodontics should cover Invisalign ®. If your dental plan covers orthodontic treatment, you may also qualify for Invisalign ®. Talk to your insurance provider to determine the extent of your orthodontic coverage, or call us directly for a complimentary insurance benefit verification.

How Much Does Invisalign ® Cost?

We understand that cost is always a concern, and once Dr. Carlson examines your unique situation, we can determine the exact price of treatment. It is typically in the same range as ordinary metal braces, ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 or more, depending on the requirements of your unique situation.

Invest in yourself! Your new, confident smile is within your reach. Improving your smile is an important investment, because you’re doing it for yourself. We have easy financing options with monthly payments as low as $119 per month.

Dr. Carlson is a Certified Preferred Provider for Invisalign ®

Consider Invisalign ® to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted without braces. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Carlson today to determine if Invisalign ® is right for you. Call us at 904-262-8409 today to set up your appointment!

Be sure to check out our testimonials to see what other patients have said about their Invisalign ® experience at the Carlson Dental Group.