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What is the cost of Invisalign in Las Vegas?
In this blog post, Aloha Orthodontics provides in-depth information on Invisalign – a clear, discreet orthodontic treatment option. The post discusses the history of Invisalign, its invention by two Stanford University students in 1997, and how it has revolutionized the field of orthodontics. It covers the advantages of Invisalign, such as being nearly invisible and not leaving any discoloration, making it particularly appealing to adults and teenagers. The post also compares Invisalign with traditional braces, emphasizing that consultation with an orthodontist is crucial before making a decision. Furthermore, it delves into the cost of Invisalign in Las Vegas, which varies based on the patient’s specific needs. The blog also touches on insurance considerations and payment options for Invisalign treatment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are customized trays made of polyurethane resins, a type of plastic. By using a scanner, an orthodontist can get a precise image of the patient’s teeth and use the image to create the perfect Invisalign plan. These trays work in a similar way to braces, gently guiding the patient’s teeth into the correct position. Your orthodontist will make an Invisalign plan for several stages. You will be required to wear your clear aligners for up to 22 hours per day for best results.
Increasingly, adults that need braces are turning to Invisalign to help fix their teeth. In many cases, Invisalign is overtaking old-fashioned braces, because of how discreet and nearly invisible they are. They can fix many of the issues orthodontists were giving braces to patients for, such as crowded teeth, gaps, open bites, crossbites, overbites, and spaces. The see-through plastic they are made of makes them the perfect choice for adults who are worried about how they will look with regular braces.
Where Did Invisalign Come From?
Invisalign was actually the first of its kind, having been invented by two students at Stanford University, Zia Chishti and Kelsey Worth, in 1997. This was the world’s first complete clear aligner system, the first time a more discreet option was offered for adults needing an alignment. Similar designs have been around since the 1940s, but most of them more resembled a mouth guard, Chishti and Worth’s design was the first clear version molded to the teeth. This allowed adults that may have been holding back from seeking treatment without worrying about what others might think.
The Invisalign system was also the first to rely on computer-aided models taken from a single impression to replicate the aligners. As this was 1997, computers as they currently are were still new on the scene, making this design even more impressive. This helped Invisalign make a big impact domestically and internationally when it officially launched in 1999, changing the world of orthodontics forever.
Invisalign VS Braces
Before making any decision regarding braces or Invisalign, it is always important to speak to an orthodontist about what they think is best. In some cases, braces may be better, such as for children or for those requiring extensive work on their teeth.
However, if you are looking for a discreet way to fix your teeth, Invisalign is often the better option. Even clear or white braces are more noticeable when compared to Invisalign. Invisalign will not leave any discoloration behind, as it is clear and made of durable resin. These facts can be especially important to teenagers or adults who are worried about how braces may look or how people will see their braces.
The Cost of Invisalign in Las Vegas
The cost of Invisalign in Las Vegas varies depending on your particular situation. Generally it is best to speak with your Las Vegas Orthodontist to get the most accurate quote for your Invisalign treatment. The price typically varies depending on the patient’s orthodontic concerns, the number of aligners needed, and the projected length of time treatment will take. This wide variation is because instead of having one set of aligners that are tighten as needed, Invisalign makes a set of aligners based on the patient’s initial scan that gets switched out as the patient’s teeth move into place.
Invisalign and Insurance
Insurance is a mixed bag regarding Invisalign, which is why it is important to speak with your orthodontic team to help figure the ins and outs of insurance. Some insurance will cover Invisalign the same way they do braces, some will not cover Invisalign at all, and others will only cover Invisalign up to a certain dollar amount. What is and is not covered will also depend on what plan was selected with the insurer.
Luckily, if the patient’s insurance does not cover Invisalign, many orthodontists offer monthly payment plans to break up the cost over a period of time to make things easier on the patient. Patients may also be able to use their employer’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or their Health Savings Account (HSA) towards treatment.
Conclusion & FAQs
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is clear and discreet, making it perfect for adults needing orthodontic care who do not want to have braces as an adult. This option encourages people who may not have taken care of their alignment problems if this was not an option for them. While it is still important to speak to your Las Vegas Orthodontist before making any important decisions regarding your orthodontic health, Invisalign can seem like a dream come true for many people.
- What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment method that uses clear, plastic aligners to gradually move teeth into their correct positions.
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