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On average, clear aligners will range in cost from $1,800 (do it yourself braces) to $10,000 across the United States. Regular braces are often similar to these costs. These are average prices and may include at home trays. Invisalign’s official website states that average cost of Invisalign can range from $3,000 – $9,000. The cost of clear aligners and orthodontic treatment is dependent on many factors and ultimately varies from patient to patient. Any properly trained dentist will need a formal consultation to give you a cost estimate since treatment should be customized to a particular patient.
Costs tend to be higher amount orthodontists but that does not mean they are more experienced in the adult dentition. While orthodontics in children is a field that is often reserved for orthodontists, the adult mouth is often left to those experienced in the adult dentition.
Training levels in invisalign can vary anywhere from a two day course to hundreds of hours of didactic training and post op training. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti of Egg Harbor Township are cosmetic dentists with extensive training in TMJ, Adult Full Mouth Rehabilitations, Implants and Invisalign. They both are members of the American Academy of Clear Aligners and are formerly trained by Dr. David Galler. Before choosing an invisalign dentist we highly recommend you look at their smile gallery prior to choosing you clinician.
Getting your teeth straight with invisalign can be easy for some cases, this is not true for all. Quite often a smile may need a combination of veneers, bonding, bite refinement, and TMJ in conjunction with invisalign. A cosmetic dentist formerly trained in those fields may better serve an adult looking for Invisalign and a better smile.
Your bite most certainly will change after invisalign. Getting teeth straight is often the easy part, managing bite issues after the teeth are straight can be challenging. Many people and even dentists don’t necessarily consider how a person’s bite will be effected by orthodontics and invisalign. Once straight the teeth no longer hit the same and this may be an issue.
Issue of bite changes may include headaches, sore teeth, and even TMJ. We recommend a thorough TMJ joint evaluation with a BioJVA prior to any orthodontic treatment.
Often times dentists will tell their patient’s that the teeth will “settle”. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti are trained on bite changes and full mouth reconstruction and will tell you this is not true.
In order for the teeth to settle they must move back into a position they often need to shift which may make them crooked again, this is why many cases become crooked after completion. The only way to prevent this is to do a bite refinement to prevent complaints such as “My bite feels off” after treatment . We often see patients from other dentists that require a bite refinement after orthodontics. This is accomplished with a T-Scan. Which helps us to digitally calibrate a person’s bite.
While this treatment may work for a few individuals, this may cause terrible problems for many. The issues we often se after DIY braces is bite issues which may or may not be severe, Headaches, poor results. Now some of those issues can be minor other times it can be catastrophic requiring thousands of dollars and significant time to correct. If you notice any of these issues after At Home Treatments we recommend seeing your dentist immediately.
Invisalign is an amazing treatment option for many adults and even some teenagers and will truly enhance your smile and give you more confidence in yourself. While costs of invisalign may seem high, an investment in yourself is often priceless and most dentists offer payment options.
Call Serenity Smile Designs located in Egg Harbor Township NJ for an invisalign consultation at: 609-646-1989
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