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Invisalign – Gainesville, FL

Set Your Smile Straight with Invisalign

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Crooked and gapped teeth can easily make a person feel like they need to hide their smile, plus they can also be much harder to clean, but thanks to Invisalign in Gainesville with Dr. Gabriel Nossa, you can finally get the straighter smile you deserve. As one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available today, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gently adjust your teeth in the most discreet and comfortable way possible. Now, you don’t have to compromise your daily appearance or habits in order to take care of your teeth.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Although traditional braces are a tried-and-true solution for straightening teeth, they have some obvious flaws. On the other hand, Invisalign has the following advantages:

How Invisalign Works

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Once you and Dr. Nossa have determined that Invisalign is the right treatment for you, the process will go as follows:

And then, before you know it, you’ll have the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Candidates for Invisalign

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Even with all its amazing benefits, Invisalign isn’t a perfect fit for everyone. First of all, you must be in good oral health to begin treatment. Also, successful results depend on your ability and willingness to follow our instructions in wearing the trays. In addition, if your alignment issues are severe, traditional braces will likely offer the best method of correcting them. So how do you know if Invisalign is right for you or your teen? The best way is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nossa! With years of experience and expertise, he can review your specific case and answer your questions.

Get on the path to straighter teeth by contacting our Gainesville office for an appointment. We can’t wait to help you achieve your smile goals!

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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During your online research, you may have run into a snag: there doesn’t seem to be a set price for Invisalign. That’s because there isn’t! Each treatment plan is custom-made, and numerous factors need to be considered during this process, including the severity of your misalignment. That’s why we recommend scheduling an appointment with our Gainesville dentist, Dr. Nossa, if you’re interested in getting a price estimate. Otherwise, you can read on to learn more!

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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We mentioned one of the factors above: the severity of your misalignment. During your consultation, we’ll also determine if you need to straighten one or both arches of teeth, if rubber bands or any other orthodontic accessories are needed, and how many trays you’ll need. Of course, once you actually begin your clear aligner treatment, your compliance with the guidelines will also come into play. For example, if you consistently don’t wear your aligners for 20+ hours a day, then there may be additional costs to make the necessary changes to your treatment plan.

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

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Typically, mail-order aligner companies are cheaper because they cut out crucial steps of the treatment process like the initial exam and professional X-rays. Unfortunately, this has resulted in several patients experiencing worsened misalignment and even serious dental emergencies, like a tooth that’s fallen out. These are just a few of the many reasons why you should trust your smile to a reliable, professional orthodontic treatment instead, like Invisalign. Although the upfront cost may be a bit higher, it’s worth investing in the look, health, and function of your smile.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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There are some cases where the answer is “yes,” like when your dental insurance provider deems Invisalign “medically necessary.” So, if you aren’t familiar with your benefits, it’s a good idea to read through the fine print on your plan! If you’re having trouble, you’re always welcome to reach out to our Gainesville dental team too. We can help you understand your coverage as well as file the claim on your behalf. In other words, we make it easy to utilize your available benefits to the fullest.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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If you are currently uninsured or your benefits don’t include orthodontic treatment, then don’t hesitate to talk to our team about the other financial solutions we offer, like flexible financing. CareCredit is a third-party financier that offers numerous payment plans so you don’t have to pay for the cost of Invisalign in one lump sum. Instead, you can break down the payments into monthly chunks that fit easily into your budget!

Invisalign FAQs

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Do you have questions about what life will be like with Invisalign aligners? Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we get from patients looking into this advanced orthodontic treatment option.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Each patient’s Invisalign treatment differs based on the unique orthodontic problems that they face. If you have severe misalignment and crowding, it may take longer to fix those issues than a few slightly gapped teeth. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gabriel Nossa will examine your mouth and draw up a treatment timeline to walk you through so you know exactly what to expect from the process. The average amount of time that patients wear their trays for is between eight and 14 months. 

Does wearing Invisalign trays hurt?

Unlike traditional metal braces, wearing Invisalign trays isn’t painful. Metal wires and brackets are known to get caught on lips, cheeks, and oral tissue, causing wounds and irritation. That’s why many people with braces need to carry around orthodontic wax with them at all times. Invisalign trays are made from a smooth, clear, plastic material that is customized to fit your unique dental structure to minimize discomfort.

Some of our patients do notice slight tenderness when they advance to their next set of trays in their series. However, this can be combatted by switching to your new aligners at night so you sleep through a majority of the adjustment period. If you still notice some tenderness, you can also take ibuprofen.

How do I clean my aligners?

Cleaning your Invisalign trays is a vital part of keeping your mouth healthy as you undergo treatment. Here are some daily and weekly maintenance tips:

If you have any other maintenance questions, you can always contact our office!

How often will I need to visit my dentist while undergoing Invisalign treatment?

During your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to visit your dentist in Gainesville every six to eight weeks for a quick progress check and to collect your next pairs of aligners. On average, these appointments only last between 15 and 20 minutes, so you can easily squeeze them into a lunch break!

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