There is a lot of buzz around the use of Invisalign to straighten or correct the teeth. This makes a lot of sense because they are easily one of the most discreet methods for doing this, and yet many people worry whether Invisalign is worth the cost. At Kulkarni & Fitz Orthodontics, in Centerville, OH, we have several answers to that question.
As your chosen orthodontist, we want to be sure you are as fully educated about your options in orthodontics and/or cosmetic dentistry as possible. To be sure of this, we’ll consider whether Invisalign is worth the cost from several different perspectives.
The Invisalign Comfort Perspective
How much are you willing to pay to remain free of discomfort, oral irritation, and pain? This is one way to begin looking at the issue of the value of Invisalign treatment. Because it is not actually clear braces, with wires and brackets, but is instead a series of smooth, clear aligners that can be removed and replaced with ease, it is incredibly comfortable to use and wear. No wires to irritate or injure the soft tissue in the mouth, nothing for anyone to see that indicates you are even having the teeth straightened, and nothing to interfere with eating.
After all, you pop them out each time you eat or drink anything other than water. They come out for oral hygiene, and they are easy to clean and maintain.
The Results Perspective
Are you ready to pay for the results? After all, if you are visiting a cosmetic dentist and hear about Invisalign, you may think that the treatment may not be as effective as standard orthodontics, like braces and retainers. The fact of the matter is that Invisalign handles almost all the same issues. It may take a bit longer, but it can yield the same results.
In fact, unlike braces, the use of Invisalign means you get a preview of what your smile will look like when done (if you follow the treatment created for you). This is surely going to be worth it.
Of course, we never even looked at the price or cost of Invisalign, and it is important to remember that it is a system that requires fewer office visits, meaning less time and money spent coming into the office. When you run the numbers, there may not be that big a cost difference.
Find Out If Invisalign is Right for You
Is Invisalign worth it? Give us a call at our Centerville, OH office at 937-748-0505 to find out. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.