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Invisalign® for Metairie: Get Perfectly Straight Teeth Without Braces

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For decades, the only way to fix crooked or gapped teeth was with bulky metal braces. For patients, this meant years of poking wires, difficult to clean teeth, and restricted foods. Fortunately, dentistry has now developed a more aesthetically minded alternative that is perfect for patients who want a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional braces: Invisalign. If you’re looking to get straighter teeth in the easiest and most subtle way possible, Invisalign clear braces from Nelson Dental Care are your answer.

What is Invisalign? How Does It Work?

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Rather than using brackets or wires, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten the teeth. They simply slip over the teeth similar to a mouthguard, and each one in the series is shaped slightly differently to bring the teeth closer to their ideal position. Once a patient has worn all of their trays, they should have a perfectly straight smile.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

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Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign has a number of advantages:

Is Invisalign Right For Me?

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With Invisalign, both adults and adolescent patients can straighten their teeth without having to compromise their daily appearance. It simply offers the best when it comes to speed, effectiveness, and comfort all at once. To see if Invisalign is right for your smile, simply contact our office today for a consultation.

Cost of Invisalign

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Invisalign allows you to invest in a healthy, beautiful smile using a sophisticated solution. Although you are excited to get started, it is natural to be concerned about the cost of the aligners. There is no need to worry about an outrageous bill. We provide you with a customized estimate during your consultation and discuss your payment options to keep your new smile affordable. There are several factors we consider when determining how much you will pay. We take the time to discuss each factor to help you make the right decision for your smile.

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Invisalign FAQ’s

Answering Your Questions About Clear Braces

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Are you considering Invisalign? If you have any more questions about these clear aligners or what the process is like, we’ll give you the answers. Dr. Nelson believes in patient education, which is why he wants you to have access to the information that you need without even booking an appointment. Read on to learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign in Metaire.

How Will Invisalign Clear Braces Affect My Day-to-Day Life?

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We offer Invisalign at our practice specifically because it barely impacts your day-to-day life compared to traditional braces. Instead of avoiding certain foods and taking extra precautions during your oral healthcare routine, Invisalign aligners are completely removeable, allowing to go about your day with confidence. Initially, wearing your trays may take some getting used to, but after a few days, they’ll become easy and extremely comfortable to wear.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

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The cost of your Invisalign treatment is hard to determine without examining your mouth first because of the many variables that can influence price. The severity of your misalignment, the condition of your oral health, and your commitment to the treatment plan are just some of the factors that contribute to the cost of your Invisalign clear braces. Our dentist in Metaire will carefully examine your smile to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes price.

How Should I Take Care of My Invisalign Aligners?

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Caring for your aligners is imperative to the success and appearance of your Invisalign. You should always brush your teeth and rinse your mouth out after eating and before putting your trays back in to avoid staining. Additionally, when cleaning your Invisalign, it’s important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, clear mild soap, and room temperature water. You should never use hot water because it could permanently warp the plastic of your aligning trays.

Can I Receive Invisalign After Braces or Other Dental Work?

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Many patients have severe bite problems or misalignment that can’t be initially corrected with Invisalign, so they receive traditional braces. Once the braces have made their orthodontic issues less severe, they can now switch to Invisalign to finish their treatment, giving them the confidence and comfort to smile. Other dental work may be done before receiving Invisalign, but this will depend on the type of treatment or restoration. For example, Invisalign will be Ineffective if you already have a dental bridge because that area of teeth is permanently connected to each other. Invisalign works by gradually adjusting each tooth, which is why effectiveness may vary based on your dental work.

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