Invisalign – Owings Mills, MD
Achieve Your Dream Smile
Are you unhappy with your smile due to crooked, spaced-out, or otherwise misaligned teeth? There’s good news: you no longer need to wear metal brackets and wires to achieve your dream smile. With Invisalign in Owings Mills, our talented dentist, Dr. Mattson, can incrementally move your teeth with a series of discreet, clear trays – in less time than traditional braces too! If you want to learn more about this incognito teeth-straightening solution, get in touch with our team or read on.
Why Choose Diamond Dental of Owings Mills for Invisalign?
- Las Vegas Institute-Trained Dentist
- Top-Rated Dental Practice in Owings Mills
- Morning, Evening, and Weekend Hours Available
How Invisalign Works
Instead of using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign uses a custom-made series of clear aligners. All you’ll have to do is wear your aligners for about 22 hours a day and move onto the next set about every two weeks until your treatment is completed. It’s as simple as that! Of course, you’ll still have periodic check-in appointments with our Owings Mills dentist so she can confirm that your teeth are tracking properly. Typically, this entire process can be completed in as little as 12-18 months!
Indications for Invisalign
Over the last 20+ years, Invisalign has helped more than 12 million patients achieve their dream smiles. Most often, the clear aligners are used to address:
Teeth that overlap aren’t just aesthetically unappealing; they also can increase your risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Fortunately, Invisalign can be used to move crowded teeth back into their properly aligned, healthy positions.
Gaps Between Teeth
Spaced-out teeth are another common orthodontic issue that Invisalign can correct! With the clear aligners, your teeth will gradually move together, improving the look, function, and health of your smile in the process.
The alignment of your bite impacts more than you might think, including your chewing and speaking patterns. So, if you’re struggling with an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or something similar, then don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is well known for being discreet, but that’s far from the only benefit. Here are a few others:
- No dietary restrictions
- Hassle-free oral hygiene
- The average treatment time is only 12-18 months
- Fewer check-in appointments
- Smooth, custom-made trays result in less discomfort
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all treatment; the process needs to be customized according to every patient’s unique needs. This means that you won’t know exactly how much you can expect to pay for Invisalign until our team has examined your mouth. At your initial consultation, we’ll give you an estimate of the overall cost and answer any questions you might have. Don’t be afraid to ask about the financial options we offer to make paying for your care easier.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign
The final price of Invisalign will vary depending on a number of factors, such as:
- The Number of Arches Being Straightened: Most Invisalign treatments involve both the upper and lower arches of teeth, but sometimes only one arch needs to be straightened. Single-arch treatments typically carry a lower cost.
- The Complexity of Your Case: More complex orthodontic issues tend to be more costly to treat. For example, you’ll likely have to pay more to straighten multiple severely crooked teeth than you would to close a small gap in your smile.
- How Long the Treatment Lasts: Longer treatments naturally require more Invisalign aligners, which adds to the overall cost.
- Patient Compliance: You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day. If you don’t, your treatment may take longer than necessary, and this can affect the overall price.
Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?
Smile Direct Club™ offers do-it-yourself clear aligners that typically cost a little under $2,000. Meanwhile, Invisalign can cost around $6,000. But while Smile Direct Club™ may have a lower price tag, it involves little to no professional oversight. If anything goes wrong, it might not be caught until serious damage has been done to your smile. Invisalign gives you the peace of mind of knowing that an expert is keeping an eye on your progress to maximize your chances of success.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Not every dental insurance plan handles Invisalign the same way. Sometimes it’s not covered at all, but in other cases, it might be included under your orthodontic benefits. We recommend calling your dental insurance company to confirm the details of your plan. Our team can always review your coverage with you if there’s anything you don’t understand. If your insurance is willing to help pay for Invisalign treatment, we will file the necessary claims for you.
Options for Making Invisalign Affordable
Even if you don’t currently have a dental insurance plan, you still have options for making your Invisalign treatment more affordable. At Diamond Dental of Owings Mills, we offer an in-house dental savings plan. Once you sign up for this plan, you can enjoy $500 off your Invisalign treatment as well as significant discounts on various other services. Unlike dental insurance, our dental savings plan has no deductible or annual maximums, and there’s no waiting period for coverage.