Invisalign® in Abilene, TX
Invisalign® aligners are a great alternative to traditional braces, that provides many of the same benefits.
The Invisalign® System allows patients to make small, gradual changes. With each new aligner in the series, teeth are moved forward and into place for a perfect smile! Meanwhile, you can easily remove them for special occasions, eating or brushing your teeth, which makes them more comfortable than traditional braces.
Free Teeth Whitening
Complete your Invisalign® treatment and receive a complimentary teeth whitening (call for details).
See How Your New Smile Will Look in Seconds
On Mobile Device
Check out the new smile with the help of online simulation SmileView™
Follow the link below.
On Desktop or Laptop
1. Scan the QR code with the phone camera
2. Follow the link to see how your new smile may look!
What is Invisalign® Treatment?
It is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. There are no brackets, wires or restrictions that come with metal braces.
Invisalign® vs. braces
Invisalign provides a more comfortable and convenient way to achieve the straighter smile. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and can be removed for special occasion, when eating or brushing teeth.
Who can use Invisalign®?
Invisalign® treatment can be a great solution for both adults and teens looking for a virtually invisible method to improve their smile. Invisalign’s innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life.
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is much more than a pretty smile. Crowded teeth are more difficult to clean causing build-up of plaque that causes gingivitis, and may lead to bone loss and periodontal disease.
Invisalign® aligns teeth, improves periodontal hygiene, results in easier teeth cleanings and is non-invasive.
How long do I wear Invisalign®?
Total treatment time depends on your unique situation, however, the average is six to nine months. The usual number of aligners worn in this period is between fifteen and twenty five.
Does Invisalign® treatment hurt?
During the first day that you use each set of Invisalign® aligners, you may feel some discomfort. Don’t worry, that’s normal. That’s because the aligner is gently moving your teeth. In most cases, the discomfort passes within the first day.
How Do I start Invisalign Treatment?
The first step is a consultation with your dentist. If we determine Invisalign® is a good option for you, we take custom impressions, x-rays and photographic images of your teeth. Your doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Is It Covered by Insurance?
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment the same way they cover braces. Your insurance may pay for a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment, or it may pay for a certain dollar amount.
Our team at Southwest Dental Group will discuss the costs of your treatment before it begins, to make sure that you have the information you need to make this life-improving decision.
Ways to Pay for Invisalign® Treatment
Explore options that fit your budget.
There are lots of ways to make Invisalign treatment affordable for you. You may be able to use your insurance coverage, pay with tax-free dollars from your FSA or HSA, or arranging an affordable monthly payments with no money down.
Paying for Invisalign treatment with tax-free dollars using an FSA (flexible savings account) or HSA (health savings account)
A flexible savings account, or FSA, is an account you may be able to use to pay for certain medical, dental, and orthodontic costs, including Invisalign clear aligners. Your FSA is managed by your employer, and yo pay money into account throughout the year, usually through a deduction from your paycheck. Not all employers offer an FSA.
A health savings account, or HSA, is a special savings account designed for people with a high-deductible insurance plan, You put money into the account and can use it to cover certain medical, dental, and orthodontic costs, including Invisalign clear aligners.
Insurance coverage for Invisalign treatment
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment the same way they cover braces. Your insurance may pay for a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment, or it may pay for a certain dollar amount. Often there is a lifetime cap on the amount insurance will pay for orthodontic treatment
Affordable monthly payments – CareCredit healthcare credit card
It’s free and easy to apply and you’ll receive a decision immediately. If you’re approved, you can schedule your treatment even before you receive your card. With more than 21 million accounts opened since CareCredit began nearly 30 years ago, they are the trusted source for healthcare credit cards.
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It’s never too late for a beautiful smile. Call us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation at 325-244-2434.