Adult Invisalign Provider In Ashland

Is Invisalign For Adults?

Adult Invisalign AshlandYou may have heard about Invisalign and are wondering if it is just for teenagers, but the truth is that of the 8 million people who have used Invisalign over the past 25 years, the majority are adults.

While some adults never had braces as kids to correct problems like crooked teeth or gaps, other adults find that their teeth may have shifted over time, either because they didn’t wear their retainers after having braces, from their wisdom teeth pushing teeth out of place, or even from grinding or clenching their teeth over the years.

The good news is that no matter what your age, with Invisalign it’s never too late to have beautiful, straight teeth and a more confident smile, without having to wear uncomfortable and unsightly braces.

Call us at (508) 881-4266 to book a free consultation at our Ashland dental office to see what adult Invisalign can do for your smile.

Why Choose Invisalign Over Metal Braces?

No One Will Know You’re Wearing Braces
While you can never be too old for braces, metal braces can make adults feel self-conscious, especially in the workplace or social settings.

Invisalign clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible – most people will never know you’re wearing them unless you tell them, and you can even remove them for special occasions.

Faster Progress
Traditional metal braces can take years to straighten your teeth.

The length of Invisalign treatment varies, but most of our adult Invisalign patients in Ashland complete their treatment between 6 and 18 months.

Fewer & Shorter Office Visits
Busy adults just don’t have time for the hours it takes an orthodontist to place traditional metal braces and then to return every four weeks for adjustments.

Our dental practice in Ashland uses a 3D scanner at your initial office visit to take measurements and show you exactly what Invisalign can do for your smile, making your set up quick and painless.

At your next visit, you’ll get several sets of clear plastic tooth aligners to begin wearing, and then just return every 6-8 weeks for a brief progress check and your next set of aligners.

No Food Restrictions
With metal braces, you need to avoid foods that are sticky, chewy or crunchy.

With Invisalign, you remove your plastic aligners to eat, so there are no dietary restrictions at all.

No Tooth Discoloration
Discoloration can often occur with traditional metal braces because it can be a challenge to brush and floss properly around the metal brackets and wires.

With Invisalign, you remove your plastic aligners to brush and floss, so you can easily maintain your regular oral hygiene at home and during your routine dental care at our office in Ashland.

How Does Adult Invisalign Work?

Your Invisalign treatment begins with a free consultation at our Ashland office. We’ll use our 3D Invisalign scanner to create before and after pictures of your teeth, so you can see exactly what to expect every step of the way to your beautiful new smile.

After you approve your individualized adult Invisalign plan, we’ll have a series of clear plastic molds called aligners created for you to wear 20 – 22 hours a day, mainly taking them out only to eat or brush your teeth.

You’ll start with your first set of aligners in the sequence, and after about 2 weeks, your teeth will gently shift into position of that aligner, and then you’ll move onto the next set.

Each new set of aligners moves your teeth that much closer to how they will look in the end.

Since the aligners are removable, you will actually be able to see the progress for yourself.

One of the best things about Invisalign is that even though it is a gentler process than traditional metal braces, it doesn’t take as much time to do the same work. On average, adult Invisalign only takes 6 – 18 months.

How Much Does Adult Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign costs about the same amount as traditional metal braces do, which is $3,000 to $6,000, but the actual cost varies by person, based upon how many plastic aligners you will need for the length or your treatment.

Call us at (508) 881-4266 for a free consultation where we will show you exactly how your smile will look after Invisalign and provide you with the cost and the different payment options.

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Many dental insurance plans cover adult Invisalign treatment if they cover braces. If you have an orthodontic benefit, it may either pay a flat dollar amount or a percentage of treatment.

We participate with Delta Dental, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Altus, and will work with any other private insurance company to submit claims on your behalf.

In addition, you may be able to use your FSA or HSA to pay for Invisalign treatment using pre-tax dollars.

We also offer CareCredit, which is a payment plan that allows you to pay for your adult Invisalign treatment monthly, rather than all at once.