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Invisalign® – Westborough, MA

The Clear Path to a Straighter Smile

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Many adults and teenagers would like to have straighter teeth, but they dislike the idea of getting traditional braces. Is that true of you? We invite you to visit All Dental for an Invisalign® consultation. Invisalign® in Westborough might allow you to reposition your teeth conveniently, discreetly, and quickly. It can address most types of misalignment, and it has proven successful in helping countless patients throughout the years. Contact us today to learn more about this innovative orthodontic treatment.

Why Choose All Dental for Invisalign®?

How Invisalign® Works

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Orthodontic treatment works by applying gentle, sustained pressure to the teeth in order to move them into their proper positions. Invisalign® uses custom, removable, and clear plastic aligners to accomplish this instead of using metal brackets and wires. After your aligners are fabricated, you should wear each one for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks before moving onto the next. Once you work your way through all of your aligners, your teeth should be right where they belong.

Indications for Invisalign®

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Invisalign® is able to correct most cases of mild to moderate dental misalignment. Some examples of the issues it is often able to address include:

Crowded Teeth

A small jaw or extra teeth can cause your teeth to overlap one another. Invisalign®, along with possible extractions, might be able to ensure that each tooth has the space it needs to function optimally.

Gaps Between Teeth

While some individuals love the gaps between their teeth, others are concerned about both the aesthetic and oral health consequences of their condition. Invisalign® can move the teeth closer together.

Poor Bite Alignment

Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite are all types of malocclusion (a bad bite). They might interfere with your oral health and your smile’s aesthetics. Invisalign®, usually along with accessories, is often able to correct malocclusion.

The Benefits of Invisalign®

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Some of the top benefits of Invisalign® include:

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign®

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When you visit us for your complimentary consultation, we will be able to provide an estimate for the cost of Invisalign® in Westborough. The price is highly dependent on the number of aligners necessary to achieve the desired results. Other factors, such as the need for orthodontic accessories, can also affect cost. We offer several convenient payment options, and we periodically provide attractive money-saving offers to help our patients manage the cost of their care.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign®

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Some major factors that can influence the price of Invisalign® in Westborough include:

  • Whether you are straightening one arch or both. Straightening both the upper and lower teeth tends to cost more than focusing treatment on one or the other.
  • The extent of your dental misalignment. More complex cases require more aligners and accessories, and they tend to take more time to complete. Naturally, these things can contribute to a higher overall cost.
  • Compliance with treatment. If you accidentally lose an aligner or fail to wear your aligners as directed, it might take extra money to get your treatment back on track.

Invisalign® vs. DIY Aligners: Cost vs. Value

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DIY clear aligner treatments are more popular than ever these days. That is understandable, especially since most of them cost around $2,000, while Invisalign® typically costs significantly more than that.

Do not let an attractive price tag stop you from considering what you are getting for your money. With Invisalign®, you get the personalized support of an Invisalign® dentist in Westborough. Our team will answer your questions, work to keep your treatment on track, and use state-of-the-art technology to facilitate predictable results. Plus, Invisalign® aligners are made out of a patented material that is designed for both comfort and accurate tooth movements.

DIY aligners do not come with extensive in-person support. Plus, they can be made out of basic plastics. You might even have to take your own impressions, and even a small mistake while doing so could lead to unsatisfactory treatment results.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign®?

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Some dental insurance policies have a lifetime maximum for orthodontic treatment, which may or may not be applicable to Invisalign®. If your benefits do apply, they may reduce your out-of-pocket costs by $1,000 or more. Our practice welcomes most types of insurance, so we will be pleased to verify your coverage, strive to get pre-authorization for Invisalign®, and file all necessary claims. If your plan does not apply to Invisalign®, you may still be able to use your FSA or HSA to pay for your treatment.

Options for Making Invisalign® Affordable

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All Dental in Westborough offers a few provisions that may make it easier for you to fit Invisalign® into your budget.

  • Special offers. Get started with a FREE consultation. Then, embark on your treatment for as little as $999.
  • We work with CareCredit to provide low-interest payment plans for qualified patients. Most patients who apply for financing are approved.
  • Essential Dental Plan. This discount plan provides lower prices on most of the services available in our practice.

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign® and its cost? Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you!

Invisalign® FAQs

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Invisalign® in Westborough provides a clear, convenient way to address dental misalignment. However, since it represents a significant investment of time and money, it is only natural if you want more information before you schedule your consultation. Below, you will find brief answers to some commonly asked questions about this treatment. If you do not see your specific concerns addressed, give us a call so we can personally assist you.

How Long Does Invisalign® Take?

On average, Invisalign® takes 12 months to complete. However, your treatment time may be much shorter or longer. In cases of mild misalignment, some patients must wear their aligners for as little as 6 months. If your case is more complex, you may need to use Invisalign® for 18 months or longer. During your consultation, your cosmetic dentist in Westborough will evaluate the state of your teeth and estimate your treatment timeline. In most cases, Invisalign® is several months faster than braces.

Does Invisalign® Hurt?

Invisalign® aligners are made to be as comfortable as possible. They are constructed out of smooth, thin plastic that is designed to rest comfortably against the gums and other soft tissues. You will never have to worry about brackets and wires irritating your mouth.

However, keep in mind that orthodontic treatment uses pressure to move the teeth. Naturally, this can cause some discomfort, particularly when you switch from one aligner to the next. You can minimize your pain by taking medications, sipping on cold water, and switching to a new aligner right before bed (so you can sleep through part of the adjustment period).

What Happens After Invisalign®?

Once you work your way through all of your aligners, we will verify that your results are what we expected. Then, you will transition into the maintenance phase of your treatment. We will provide you with a custom retainer, which will prevent your teeth from drifting out of their new positions. At first, you should wear the retainer full time (20 – 22 hours each day). However, after several months, your teeth may be more stable, at which point we could give you the go-ahead to wear your retainer only at night.

Please remember that wearing your retainer is absolutely essential. Without it, all of your hard work with Invisalign® could quickly be undone.

What if My Invisalign® Broke?

If your aligner only has small hairline fractures, you might be able to continue using it. Just be extra careful when you are taking it in and out of your mouth so the damage does not worsen.

If the damage is more severe, do not attempt any DIY repairs. Instead, call our office. We might advise you to go back to wearing a previous aligner until we can order a replacement for the one that you can no longer use. It is also possible that we will tell you to move ahead to the next aligner in your series a few days early.

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