What are Invisible Braces
While wearing braces is very common, some people are hesitant to get them because they don’t like the way they look. This is especially true for adults. Well, our dental professionals believe everyone should be able to achieve their orthodontic goals without compromising their confidence, happiness, or appearance (no matter how short-term). So, what’s the solution?
Invisible braces are an orthodontic treatment designed to straighten your teeth discreetly. These braces are nearly invisible, so if you feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces or just prefer a less noticeable alternative, treatment options are available. The ideal braces for adults, teens, and kids, a confident smile starts with this aesthetic solution to crooked teeth.
What do invisible braces look like
Invisible braces are designed to blend seamlessly with the natural colour of your teeth, ensuring minimal visibility. Unlike traditional braces with noticeable metal brackets and wires, invisible aligners are made of clear plastic or ceramic material, offering a discreet alternative for those wanting a straighter smile.
Types of Invisible Braces
Ceramic Clear Braces
Ceramic clear braces function similarly to traditional metal braces but with clear or tooth-coloured brackets, making them less noticeable. Invisible braces offer transformative results, helping to straighten teeth, reposition crowded teeth, and fix bite problems. To make these braces even more discreet, lingual braces use the same materials but are placed on the inside of the teeth, rather than on the front. Walnut Grove Ortho is proud to offer this durable, cost-effective, confidence-boosting treatment plan to its patients, ensuring they receive the best invisible braces treatment plan for their needs.
Invisalign clear aligners are a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that is more comfortable and discreet than ceramic braces and provides great results in less time. This advanced clear aligner system is perfect for patients of all ages, from kids to teens to adults. Each set of custom aligners is made from moulds of the upper and lower teeth, providing the perfect fit and gradual teeth straightening. Whether a patient requires complex care or is experiencing mild to moderate orthodontic issues, our Invisalign technicians can leave individuals with a new smile in as little as 6 months. Walnut Grove Ortho provides comprehensive Invisalign treatment, assisting every patient in their journey to a brand-new smile, beautiful results, and improved orthodontic health.
Pros and Cons of Invisible Braces
- Nearly invisible, offering a discreet treatment option.
- Often more comfortable than traditional braces.
- Removable aligners (Invisalign only), allowing for easier cleaning.
- No food restrictions with aligner therapy.
- Fewer visits to the dental professional.
- May not be suitable for severe orthodontic issues.
- Might be more expensive than traditional braces.
- Requires discipline in wearing them for the recommended hours.
- Potential for lost aligners if not stored properly.
How much do invisible braces cost
The cost of ceramic clear braces ranges from $4,000 to $8,000 in BC, whereas Invisalign aligners cost $7,000 to $12,000. It’s important to note that these price ranges are just estimates, and the final cost will vary significantly depending on several factors. For example, the complexity of the treatment, the condition of the patient’s teeth, and the treatment time will all impact the price.
We often get asked, “Does insurance cover invisible braces?” While some dental insurance plans cover invisible braces, it depends on each patient’s individual insurance coverage. Therefore, it’s crucial to consult a dental professional and verify what your insurance covers regarding Invisalign aligners and other orthodontic treatments.