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Invisalign – Savannah, GA

Creating Gorgeous Smiles Without the Metal

In the late 1990s, the world of orthodontics was forever changed because Invisalign debuted its clear aligners. Today, millions and millions of patients have used this discreet teeth-straightening solution to address everything from small spacing issues to more considerable overcrowding – all without the metal. If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentists. Or, you can read on to learn more!

Why Choose Compass Dental for Invisalign?

  • Virtual Smiles: See The Final Results Before You Begin Treatment
  • Team Focused on Custom Care and Top-Tier Service
  • Convenient Appointment Times Throughout the Week

How Invisalign Works

Dentist showing patient image on tablet

Instead of gently guiding your teeth into their proper positions with brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, custom-made aligners (which are considerably more comfortable and discreet). Each tray in the series is designed to be worn for 7-14 days and for 20-22 hours a day. Throughout the process, you’ll come into our office so we can take scans of your teeth and see how your teeth are moving. Since the average treatment timeline with Invisalign is only 12-18 months, it won’t be long before you have the gorgeous smile you’ve been wanting!

Who Invisalign Can Help

Illustration of clear aligner being placed on lower teeth

Over the years, Invisalign has helped patients with crowded teeth, gapped teeth, and even bite problems like underbites. With that said, candidacy for clear aligner treatment depends on several factors, including the complexity of your case, which is why it’s so important that you schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated dentists in Savannah. In the meantime, here’s a little more on the topic of how Invisalign can help!

Crowded Teeth

If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or tilted out of alignment, you’re not alone. In fact, this is one of the most common orthodontic problems. The good news is that Invisalign may be an option, especially if attachments are added to your treatment plan.

Gaps Between Teeth

Spaced-out teeth are also common, and, like overcrowded teeth, they can negatively impact the look, health, and function of your smile. That’s why we recommend coming in to explore your treatment options. If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, then we will use the clear aligners to close the gaps!

Bite Alignment

Overbites, open bites, crossbites, and underbites are four bite problems that can lead to everything from trouble chewing properly to difficulty enunciating clearly. Fortunately, clear aligners and other orthodontic accessories, like rubber bands, might be an option for improving the alignment of your bite.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Patient reclined in treatment chair smiling

Below are a few of the many reasons more than 12 million patients around the globe have chosen Invisalign over other orthodontic treatments:

  • The aligners are see-through
  • You don’t need to alter your diet
  • Brushing and flossing are easy
  • The average treatment timeline is only 12-18 months
  • You can take your trays off at any time
  • There are fewer check-in visits

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Patient holding clear aligner

Patients often assume that the cost of Invisalign is the same for everyone. It isn’t! In order to give you an accurate estimate of the price, we need to consider your unique dental needs, including how many aligners are needed, how complex your case is, and if accessories like rubber bands need to be added to your treatment plan. Of course, there is one thing that’s the same across the board: our friendly dental team will help you navigate the financial side of your treatment.

Invisalign FAQs

Does Invisalign Hurt?

No orthodontic treatment is completely pain-free, but Invisalign in Savannah is more comfortable than metal braces. No brackets or wires will irritate the insides of your cheeks or lips. The aligners are smooth and custom fit, but they will apply gentle pressure to your teeth. Minor discomfort is a sign that your treatment is working. Your mouth can be tender after first getting your Invisalign and when switching to the next set of aligners in the series. Your discomfort will decrease as time passes. You can manage it with an over-the-counter pain reliever and eating soft foods.

Can I Get Invisalign for Only the Top Teeth?

Single arch treatment is possible, but it's unlikely your cosmetic dentist in Savannah will recommend it. Moving teeth in only the top or bottom can affect your bite, which is the relationship between your upper and lower arches when your mouth is closed. A poor bite can make it difficult to chew and increase your risk of several problems, like enamel erosion and jaw pain. Your cosmetic dentist will examine your mouth to determine if single arch treatment is an option for you, but be prepared, most people need Invisalign for both the top and bottom teeth.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The average treatment with Invisalign takes about 12 months, but many factors will influence your timeline, like your age. Teenagers are still growing and developing, so their teeth move more quickly than adults. The severity of your alignment problems will also affect your timeline because you'll require more aligners. You can keep your treatment on track by committing to wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Don't forget to switch to the next set in your series every 1 to 2 weeks, as instructed by your dentist. Visit your dentist every few weeks for your check-in appointments, so they can monitor the movement of your teeth. They'll ensure your teeth are moving as predicted to finish your aligners when estimated.

What Does Invisalign Look Like?

Invisalign is made from comfortable, clear plastic. Although you can see your aligners when holding them in your hand, they are virtually invisible when worn over your teeth. They can maintain their transparency by removing them when eating or drinking anything except water. Caring for your aligners correctly will prevent them from discoloring, which can make them more noticeable. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a clear hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid to clean them.

Is Invisalign Cheaper Than Metal Braces?

Believe it or not, Invisalign and metal braces can cost about the same, but every treatment plan differs. Many factors will affect the cost, like your dental insurance. If your policy includes orthodontics, your insurance may pay some of the cost after meeting your deductible. Besides using your dental insurance, our office also accepts various financial solutions to keep a straight smile affordable, like monthly payments using CareCredit. We will explain all your options during your consultation to fix your teeth, even if you're on a budget.