Invisalign - Westhampton, NY
Subtle. Effective. Beautiful.
For years, any adult who wanted to straighten their teeth felt like they couldn’t because their only choice was metal braces. They simply couldn’t imagine going to work or hanging out with friends with a mouthful of metal. With Invisalign, however, now they don’t have to. Designed to be discreet and extremely comfortable, this treatment is perfect for older patients who are looking to improve the health, appearance, and function of their smile all at the same time.
Why Choose Beach Dental for Invisalign?
- Dr. Gersten: Certified Invisalign Provider
- Specially-designed to fit every smile
- Often able to work faster than traditional braces
How Does Invisalign Work?
The key to Invisalign is that instead of metal brackets and wires, a patient simply has to wear a series of lightweight, clear plastic aligners that slip easily over the teeth. Each one will be shaped to slowly bring the smile into its ideal orientation, and a patient will be able to notice results at each step of the process. After wearing every aligner in the series for about 2 weeks for 20-22 hours a day, a patient will see a perfectly straight set of teeth in the mirror.
Why Patients Love Invisalign
- Practically Invisible: The aligners are designed to look like they aren’t even their when worn, ensuring patients can speak and smile with complete confidence throughout their treatment.
- Comfortable: Every patients’ aligners are shaped using a 3D scan of their mouth, ensuring the smooth plastic fits perfectly among the lips and gums.
- Convenient: Whenever it’s time to eat or brush your teeth, you can simply take Invisalign off until you’re done. This way, you can maintain your normal life while getting the smile you’ve always wanted.
- Fast: While regular braces usually take about 2-3 years to finish treatment, Invisalign can often straighten the teeth in just 12-18 months.
How to Get Started
If you’re interested in getting Invisalign, the process couldn’t be simpler. Just give Beach Dental a call, and we’ll schedule a consultation right away. We’ll perform a quick exam, and if Invisalign would be a good fit for you, we’ll begin designing your aligners at the same appointment! Before you know it, you’ll have a beautifully straight set of teeth you’ll be able to enjoy for the rest of your life.
To begin your journey to a straighter smile with Invisalign, contact us today.
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
We customize treatment for each patient according to their needs, and the good news is that Invisalign is typically similar to traditional orthodontic work. So how can you know how much Invisalign will be for you? The best way to get a better sense of how long you would need Invisalign, you must have a consultation with either Dr. Parli or Dr. Gersten. After an examination, talking with you, and learning more about your goals, they can create a treatment plan, which will include an estimated price.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign
The cost associated with treatment will greatly depend on the current condition of your smile. If your misalignment is severe, Invisalign will likely require more time and cost more than if you only have minor issues. Plus, certain changes tend to take more time to correct, which results in more expensive care. We honestly won’t know how much treatment costs for you until you meet with us and we put together your unique treatment plan. Finally, the price of your treatment will also depend on whether you follow our instructions. When you stick to your treatment plan, you’re less likely to experience delays.
Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?
Perhaps you are wondering whether going with a DIY clear aligner system would save you some money, but the truth is that there are many ways that these treatments can go wrong. First, your treatment plan is based on a dental impression you take yourself. Untrained in this process, you could take inaccurate impressions, leading to improperly fitting aligners or an inaccurate treatment plan. In addition, other than creating the initial treatment plan, there is no dental professional monitoring your progress. If you lose an aligner or need to make an adjustment, you’ll have to deal with calling customer service. When you work with Beach Dental directly, we can keep you on track and make sure treatment is successful every step of the way.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
It depends on your plan. While some do not include Invisalign in their coverage, fortunately many dental insurance policies now apply to Invisalign treatment. This means you could save a significant amount on your out-of-pocket expenses for treatment! When you come in for your consultation, we’ll gladly look up your plan, answer any questions you may have, and talk with you about your coverage so that you know exactly how much you’ll be expected to pay after insurance benefits kick in.
Options for Making Invisalign Affordable
Most patients find the prospect of paying for Invisalign treatment all at once a little straining on the budget. Our office can work with you to find a more flexible payment plan through CareCredit. This third-party financier offers a low or even no interest rate for medical or dental expenses such as Invisalign treatment. We can help you through the application process and help you choose a payment schedule that fits your monthly budget more comfortably. That way, you can enjoy your straighter smile without having to worry about the cost.
Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign
Although Invisalign treatment can be completed in less time than traditional braces, it can still feel like a big commitment. Our team wants to help you feel confident moving forward with treatment, which is why we’re providing answers to some of the most common questions about Invisalign. If you still want to know more information about it, we invite you to give us a call, and we’ll schedule a consultation for you.
What should I do if I lose or misplace my aligners?
It’s important to stay on track with your treatment and follow our instructions, but we understand that these clear aligners can be misplaced. If this happens to you, just contact our office. We’ll see you as soon as possible and get you back on schedule.
Can I drink with my aligners in?
When you drink coffee, wine, dark soda, or any other colored beverage, you need to remove your Invisalign aligners to prevent staining. Even clear liquids can discolor the aligners over time. The only exception is water; otherwise, be sure to remove your aligners before you take a sip so that they stay clear, clean, and discreet.
How do I maintain my Invisalign aligners?
Although you’ll only wear the aligners for two weeks at a time, plaque and bacteria can build up quickly, potentially causing tooth decay and defeating the whole purpose of having clear aligners. Basically, you need to take care of them to make sure that your smile stays healthy throughout treatment.
Every day, when you take the aligners out to brush and floss your teeth, take a minute to gently clean the aligners using either toothpaste or clear dish soap and rinse them thoroughly in warm water. Do not use hot water, which can warp the plastic. Plus, after you’re done eating, make sure you brush and floss your teeth to keep plaque to a minimum. To avoid smelly aligners, make sure you rinse them off when you remove them from your teeth.
What happens after treatment ends?
When you’ve achieved the final results, we’ll provide a retaining set of aligners that help keep the teeth in their new straight position. At first, you’ll wear them all the time, but eventually, you’ll be able to wear them only at night to prevent your teeth from shifting out of alignment.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment depends on many factors that can vary from patient to patient. These include the severity of misalignment, the timeline of treatment, how well you follow the treatment plan, and more. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Gersten will be able to create a customized treatment plan and give an accurate estimated timeline. Using that information, our team can provide a price quote. When you’re ready to schedule your consultation, just contact Beach Dental and get the straight smile of your dreams.