Understanding Invisalign Braces Cost and Benefits
Crooked teeth can be a source of embarrassment. However, malocclusion is not just an aesthetic problem. This condition can be caused by genetics or oral habits like thumb sucking. Malocclusion can lead to tooth loss and TMJ problems as well. However, many people detest how regular braces look and feel. If you do not want a mouth full of metal, visit an Invisalign® dentist, like Dr. Hauser, who is a CEREC restoration specialist as well.
Why Do Invisalign® Braces Cost More Than The Metal Ones?
Invisalign technology allows more people to have straighter teeth without having to commit to a metal-filled mouth. The aligners are quite thin, providing patients with a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance.
Just like the outdated metal brackets and wires, they fix a wide range of bite problems which include underbite, crowding, overbite, spacing and crossbite. Even so, please note that some highly complex cases may require regular braces. Therefore, it would be best to visit Lakefront Family Dentistry to find out if aligners are best for your condition.
With regard to Invisalign braces cost, this appliance is custom-made for each patient. The material and machinery used to create the aligners and to plot the movements of the teeth add to the price tag. Even so, if one were to consider that regular braces require wire, elastic and at times, even broken bracket replacement every two to four weeks, one would realize that the price difference is not as staggering as one might have been led to believe.
Why Dr. Hauser Prefers Aligners over Regular Braces
Dr. Hauser is a CEREC specialist and an Invisalign dentist as well. He prefers aligners over regular braces because Invisalign straightens teeth without limiting the kinds of food his patients can enjoy. During mealtimes, a patient can remove the appliance and enjoy toffee, steak, apples, carrots, corn on the cob and other delectable treats that people with regular braces can only dream of eating for the next two years. However, please note that the device should be worn 22 hours a day to get the best results in the expected time frame.
Since some patients have metal allergies, traditional braces could cause inner cheek discomfort, which include but are not limited to rashes and ulcerations. Aligners, on the other hand are made of pliable material. There are no sharp edges that can irritate the oral mucosa. Thus, patients are less likely to want to remove their appliances, not that doing so is possible with traditional braces.
Unlike their metal counterparts, they can be removed and thus, makes it easier for patients to brush and floss their teeth. Therefore, people who choose Invisalign are not in danger of developing periodontal problems caused by their appliances.
Dr. Hauser has used CEREC technology on his patients for over 11 years. He prefers aligners because they complement CEREC crowns best, as no adhesive is required to keep the appliance in place. Schedule an appointment with our invisalign dentist today to find out if it can correct your bite. You can go online or reach Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495.