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Invisalign Dentist in Las Vegas Answers Questions About Clear Aligners

by | Dec 29, 2022 | Cosmetic Dentistry

A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. But, crooked teeth can make even the healthiest smile look a little dull. Cosmetic dentistry treatments (like Invisalign®) can help you get a smile that looks as healthy as it feels.

If you’re ready to explore orthodontic solutions, then contact the team at Miracle Dental. Our dentists in Las Vegas, NV, can help you straighten your teeth for a healthier, more beautiful smile. Simply call (702) 456-0056 or send us a message here to request an appointment now.

Still considering Invisalign? In this post, our team answers your questions about treatment limitations, costs, and timelines to help you get the information you need.

What issues can Invisalign treat?

Clear aligners can treat most minor to moderate alignment issues, including:

  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth

Am I too young or old for treatment?

Age rarely prevents patients from getting Invisalign treatment. In fact, many dental professionals recommend orthodontic treatment for patients as young as seven years old

Early orthodontic intervention may be the easiest and fastest way to get straighter teeth. But, that does not mean that older patients cannot pursue Invisalign treatment. 

Orthodontia is ideal for older patients, too, but it may take weeks or months longer to get a straighter smile. This is because the adult skeletal system is less pliable, making it a little more difficult (but not impossible!) to move teeth into proper alignment.

Are clear aligners covered by insurance?

Insurance coverage varies from patient to patient. However, many insurance policies partially cover Invisalign treatment. Ultimately, patients should confirm coverage with their insurance companies before pursuing treatment.

Need help confirming coverage? No problem! Our team will gladly help you verify your plan.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign depends on how long patients need to undergo treatment. This means that patients with severe misalignments may end up spending more than patients with mild misalignments.

Nonetheless, patients can expect Invisalign treatment to cost between $3,000 and $5,000 (without insurance). 

How long does it take to get straight teeth with clear aligners?

Treatment timelines will vary among patients. This is because severe misalignments may take longer to fix than minor misalignments. Nevertheless, our team can correct most minor misalignments in as few as six to 12 months

Is Invisalign better than metal braces?

Both Invisalign and metal braces accomplish the same thing–straighter, healthier teeth. But, Invisalign may not be the right treatment for every smile. 

Clear aligners may not be able to apply enough force to the teeth to fix major misalignments. As a result, metal braces may be better for patients with severe misalignments, whereas Invisalign may be better for minor to moderate misalignments.

An in-depth consultation with our dentists in Las Vegas can help you choose the orthodontic treatment that best suits your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation in Las Vegas

Whether you want clear aligners or metal braces, your journey begins by contacting the team at Miracle Dental in Las Vegas, NV. Call us at (702) 456-0056 or reach us online here to schedule your consultation now.