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Maple Shade Dental of Peoria
11825 N. Knoxville Ave., Dunlap, IL 61525

Invisalign® in Peoria, IL

When you are not happy with the way your smile looks, it shows. Our Invisalign® dentists can use this revolutionary aligner system to transform your smile. Feeling good about your smile often translates into greater overall self-confidence .

What are Invisalign Aligners?

Unlike transparent braces, Invisalign aligners do not use wires or brackets to move teeth. Instead, they are made with clear, strong thermoplastic and fit snugly over your teeth. For two weeks, you will wear the aligners all day and night unless you are eating, brushing, flossing, or drinking anything other than water. At that point, you will wear the next set of aligners in the series the same way.

The aligners are custom-fit to your teeth at each stage of treatment. They move your teeth gently and gradually until each tooth is in its properly balanced position. Invisalign clear braces are virtually invisible as soon as you put them on, and you can enjoy the confidence of an attractive smile and the comfort of a healthy smile almost right from the start. If you are not happy with your smile, Invisalign in Peoria might be the best way to change that.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Your budget might be in for a pleasant surprise: affordable Invisalign can be found at prices that are similar to conventional metal braces. Our Invisalign team will perform a comprehensive evaluation to ensure that they are the right choice for your smile, and we can then provide you with an estimate of your Invisalign cost. Some factors that can play a role in your final cost include the complexity of your case, the number of aligners you will need to complete your treatment plan, and your Invisalign insurance, which may cover part or all of your treatment expenses. Contact our office to find out more.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The Invisalign treatment time is as individual as each of our patients. After your evaluation, our Invisalign dentists will determine the extent of your orthodontic needs and the most effective way to move your teeth into their target positions. Treatment can take from 12 to 18 months, but the average adult patient is in treatment for about a year while teens can take a bit longer depending on their needs.

Invisalign Dentists

Our Invisalign dentists have extensive experience in treating a variety of orthodontic issues with Invisalign, including rotated teeth, crowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite and gapped teeth. If you want great results from Invisalign in Peoria in the shortest time possible, we can help.

Is Invisalign as Effective as Braces?

Deciding between Invisalign vs braces can be difficult. If effective treatment is your goal, both treatments can be great options. Clear aligners are extremely effective for treating most types of mild-to-moderate bite and alignment issues while braces tend to be more effective for severe or complex malocclusions. Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes them the clear winner when it comes to meals and dental hygiene. Aligners are also clear, so no one but our dentist needs to know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. We can help you narrow down your options and compare Invisalign vs braces for the choice that is best for you and your smile.

Benefits of Invisalign

The benefits of braces include a healthy, properly aligned smile. Other benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Privacy during treatment
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Simple dental hygiene
  • Aligners that can be removed for sports, music lessons, or other special events
  • Improved comfort with no metal brackets or wires to irritate sensitive gum tissue

Candidates for Invisalign

You might be wondering, “Can I get Invisalign?” Invisalign in Peoria is a popular choice because treatment is easy, comfortable and attractive, but not everyone is a candidate for clear aligners. The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule an appointment with our team. Our Invisalign experts can evaluate your teeth, gums and bone structure, diagnose your orthodontic problems, and recommend a treatment plan. You could begin your Invisalign journey sooner than you imagined possible.

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Many patients who are seeking affordable Invisalign wonder if the Invisalign cost is covered by insurance. Since many dental plans now include orthodontic coverage, the cost of treatment might be covered. The Invisalign cost with insurance is substantially lower, and your out-of-pocket costs might be eligible for one of our flexible financing options or convenient payment plans. Call our office to find out more details.

After Invisalign Treatment

After treatment is complete, you will be ready to flash your smile with confidence. You can keep it looking and feeling its best with good dental hygiene, and by wearing Invisalign retainers. The retainers prevent orthodontic relapse and keep your teeth in their proper positions. Invisalign retainers help protect your investment.

To learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile, contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our dentists.

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