Is Invisalign® Worth the Cost? – Nancy Phan, DDS, MS Blog

Sep 7 • 2 minute read

Orthodontic treatment is unique for every smile, but the goal remains the same: to have a straighter, more beautiful smile. Invisalign® offers a unique treatment method that is concealed and convenient for teens and adults whose jaws have stopped growing. These clear braces are well known for their ability to discreetly align the dentition, but they are also known to cost more than traditional braces. Although both treatment methods can be effective in cosmetically realigning a smile, Invisalign® from our practice delivers unique treatment benefits that can make teeth alignment less of a hassle, permitting patients more freedom to pursue everyday life in San Jose, Los Gatos, and Milpitas.

Cosmetic Invisalign® Benefits

Invisalign® treatment is administered through clear aligners, which are custom-made for every patient. These aligners come in series and are adjusted every few weeks to move the teeth further into place. Made from clear plastic, they blend in with the smile and protects the aesthetics of the smile. Treatment time varies per person, but in the hands of an experienced orthodontist, treatment can take less time than traditional braces.

Continue Everyday Life

Invisalign® aligners are removable throughout the day. This gives individuals the freedom to eat normally, requiring no change in diet. As long as patients pursue a regular oral health regimen and wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day, their teeth will stay healthy without compromising the treatment process. When taking pictures with friends or family, patients do not have to worry about seeing metal brackets or wires, and can smile confidently. In some cases, people won’t notice the aligners at all.

Since Invisalign® comes in series, they can be given to patients ahead of time if traveling for a month or longer. Additionally, Invisalign® only requires one check-up every few weeks, leaving patients with fewer appointments to worry about. 

Get your Smile Back on Track 

Individuals who have already had braces do not usually want to undergo the full treatment again, but sometimes the smile reverts despite having had traditional braces. This can be due to a number of reasons, such as not wearing a retainer. In these cases, Invisalign® can help put the smile back in place without full on braces. Patients can also benefit from Invisalign® when preparing for more advanced treatments such as dental implant placement. For a periodontist or oral surgeon, Invisalign® can ensure teeth are in the right place and proper spacing is maintained between teeth. 

Invisalign® is your Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment 

These clear aligners give patients freedom while correcting the smile. For many, it will be worth the cost because of its clear nature, and convenient design. 
When making a decision between braces treatment options, it’s important to consult your San Jose Orthodontist, Nancy Phan. With her breadth of experience and precise treatment, many patients in Los Gatos and Milpitas have achieved the smile they were looking for. Call our orthodontic practice today.


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