Invisalign Procedure by Dr. Jason Dittberner in Flagstaff Arizona
Invisalign is a wonderful alternative to traditional orthodontics, such as metal braces. Dr. Jason Dittberner is an experienced Invisalign dentist in Flagstaff. In just as little as a year, you can get a straighter, more attractive smile, without unsightly braces!
Learn more about Invisalign below, or contact the office of Dr. Jason Dittberner now at (928) 773-7900 to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment at our Flagstaff orthodontics dentistry practice!
What Is Involved With Getting Invisalign?
First, Dr. Jason Dittberner will have to examine your mouth to determine if Invisalign is right for you. While Invisalign can treat most orthodontic issues, metal braces may be required if you have problems with your jaw position, or an extremely malpositioned bite.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Dittberner will take x-rays, molds, and pictures of your mouth during your consultation. Using this information, he will create a customized treatment plan just for you.
Then, your Invisalign aligners will be crafted at an outside lab, and sent directly to the office of Dr. Jason Dittberner. You’ll come back for an appointment, and you’ll get your first set of aligners, and start wearing them right away.
Your aligners will slowly begin shifting your teeth by applying gentle, even pressure to them. You will wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, removing them only when eating, drinking, brushing/flossing, or playing sports.
Every 2 weeks, you will get a new set of aligners from Dr. Dittberner, and you will come in for a regular appointment about every 6 weeks, to ensure that your treatment is progressing properly.
That’s it! The procedure is non-invasive and totally simple, and you have to spend minimal time in the dentist’s chair.
How Much Does Invisalign Usually Cost?
The cost of Invisalign depends on the health and condition of your mouth, your orthodontic correction needs, and a variety of other factors. You’ll need to contact Dr. Dittberner and schedule an appointment to get a reasonable estimate.
However, Invisalign is generally comparable in price to metal braces. Treatment with metal braces usually costs a total of around $5,000, though dental insurance may cover part of your treatment. Invisalign usually costs between $3,000-$7,000, so it can be a bit more expensive.
How Long Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatments usually take about 20-24 sets of aligners. Depending on your orthodontic needs, your treatment may differ. However, since each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks, this places the average treatment time at just under a year.
This makes Invisalign faster than metal braces, which usually take a minimum of 18 months to deliver results in adult patients, and can take up to 3 years to treat serious orthodontic issues.
What Are The Benefits Of Getting Invisalign?
Invisalign has a number of benefits that make it a great choice for adult orthodontic patients.
- Comfortable and removable – There are no wires, brackets, or rubber bands to poke and prod your mouth, and you can remove your aligners, so Invisalign has no food restrictions.
- Totally invisible – Adult braces carry an unfortunate stigma in our society. But Invisalign is almost completely invisible. Most people will not even notice that you’re wearing your aligners, so it’s a great way to correct your smile without unsightly metal braces.
- Convenient – Traditional braces require regular 2-week tightening appointments, which can take over an hour. With Invisalign, you’ll simply swap your aligners every 2 weeks, and see Dr. Dittberner for a regular consultation, usually every 6 weeks, to ensure your treatment plan is working correctly. This means you spend less time at the dentist!
- Better oral health – Braces can make it difficult to brush and floss properly. But with Invisalign, you can brush and floss normally, without working around metal brackets and wires.
Schedule An Orthodontic Appointment With Dr. Jason Dittberner Today!
Do you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite in Flagstaff? Interested in the power of orthodontics from an Invisalign-certified dentist? Dr. Jason Dittberner can help you get the smile that you’ve always wanted!
We look forward to seeing you, and discussing whether or not Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for your particular needs.