Invisalign® – Sterling Heights, MI

The Clear Way to Predictable Results

If you are looking for an orthodontic option that will straighten your teeth and let you smile with confidence, Invisalign clear braces are for you! At Forever Young Dentistry of Sterling Heights, we treat both teen and adult patients with Invisalign clear braces because we feel it is the best orthodontic treatment, no matter how old you are. Contact us today to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign from our Sterling Heights, MI cosmetic dentist.

Why Choose Forever Young Dentistry of Sterling Heights for Invisalign®?

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  • In-Network with PPO Dental Insurance Plans
  • Comfortable Amenities for Improved Patient Experience

Deciding On Your Orthodontic Treatment

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Oftentimes, older individuals will shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to deal with the embarrassing wires and brackets. With Invisalign clear braces, you can smile with confidence while your teeth are undergoing treatment. The clear aligners are hard to see, so when you smile, people won’t even know you’re wearing them!

Benefits Of Invisalign Over Traditional Metal Braces

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Traditional metal braces have been used for decades and are the most common form of orthodontic treatment. But with Invisalign, you don’t have to suffer from the problems that come with brackets and wires. Some of the unique benefits that come with Invisalign include:

  • Less irritation, as there are no metal brackets and wires to rub against your lips, tongue, gums, and cheeks
  • Quicker results (typically) that make it possible to enjoy results much sooner than with traditional metal braces
  • A more flexible way to realign teeth, as you are free to remove your aligners before eating, drinking, and cleaning your smile

How We’ll Start Your Invisalign Treatment

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You’ll need to make an appointment with our team, so he’ll know how to plan your orthodontic treatment. The next step is to take impressions of your teeth and send them to an outside lab to create the aligners. Once you get your trays, you must wear them for 20-22 hours a day. After 1-2 weeks, you’ll swap them out for a new set in the series until you’ve completed the entire treatment.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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Wish you had a perfectly aligned smile? Maybe you’re hesitant to straighten your teeth because you don’t want to sport metal wires and brackets. Well, Invisalign may be the solution that you’re looking for! Not only is it incredibly discreet, but you can achieve your dream look in no time at all. At Forever Young Dentistry of Sterling Heights, we understand you might have a few concerns in mind before committing to the process. If you’d like to learn more about what to expect when it comes to the cost of Invisalign in Sterling Heights, click on the button below!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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No two smiles are the same, which means the overall cost of Invisalign could vary significantly from person to person. Here are some factors that can influence the total price:

  • Number of Aligners: Most people will need to straighten both the upper and lower arches. However, if you only need to address one arch, you can expect the cost to be a bit lower.
  • Complexity of Case: Some orthodontic cases are more complex than others, which can drive up the total cost. If you have severe alignment issues, your treatment will likely be a bit more expensive.
  • Length of Treatment: A longer treatment timeline means more aligners and a higher cost.

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

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If you’re looking for a “quick fix” for your smile, you are probably considering Smile Direct Club™ or another low-budget option. While these solutions may seem tempting, you should keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Do-it-yourself orthodontic treatments come with little-to-no oversight from a dental professional, which means there is more room for errors to be made. You might even end up with serious issues that need to be addressed by a professional in the long run!

By choosing Invisalign, you can enjoy the trusted oversight of our team every step of the way. You can look forward to professionally made and highly accurate impressions for a smoother overall successful treatment process. Many patients find the difference in cost to be worth the peace of mind of a quality cosmetic service.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Most dental insurance plans offer a once-in-a-lifetime provision for orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign. Before moving forward with the process, you should check with your provider to see what your benefits entail. Our team will gladly help you navigate your benefits and answer any questions you may have about your coverage!

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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At Forever Young Dentistry of Sterling Heights, we are in-network with many popular insurance plans like Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, and more. If you don’t have dental insurance, that’s okay! We offer additional financing options to make your care affordable:

  • Third-Party Financing: With CareCredit and Process, you can sign up for low-to-no-interest plans to ensure the cost of your treatment stays within your budget.
  • In-House Membership Plan: Our in-house membership plan will allow you to enjoy the same coverage as traditional insurance, except without the red tape. This way, you can still have access to great service at an affordable cost!

Invisalign FAQs

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As a prospective patient, you might know quite a bit about the Invisalign treatment process upfront, including that clear, virtually undetectable aligners are used to address spaced-out, crowded, and otherwise misaligned teeth. But what about the less talked about aspects, like what to do if you break or misplace one of your trays? As always, our Sterling Heights dental team is here to answer any questions you have. However, you’re also welcome to learn the answers to FAQs by reading on!

Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?

Candidacy is determined on a case-by-case basis since several important factors need to be considered upfront. A few noteworthy ones are your age and the severity of your orthodontic issues. While there isn’t technically an upper age limit, most patients aren’t candidates for clear aligner treatment until around 13 years old. The severity of your orthodontic issues is also important because severe cases of malocclusion can only be addressed with traditional braces. Fortunately, we will review these two factors and more during your initial consultation. That way, we can learn about your unique smile goals and determine the best way to make them a reality.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The average treatment timeline with Invisalign is between 12 and 18 months. However, there are multiple factors that will impact how long it takes you to work through your series of aligners. Upfront, the number of trays you need will play a role. Once you begin treatment, how well you follow the treatment guidelines will influence the answer. Across the board, the best way to stay on track with your plan is by meeting the 20-22 hour-a-day wear time, switching to your new trays on the correct days, prioritizing your check-in visits, and maintaining a solid oral hygiene regimen.

What if My Invisalign Broke?

If your Invisalign aligners broke, do NOT use super glue or any other household adhesives. Although you may feel embarrassed about the situation, the best thing to do is call our office ASAP. Remember, we aren’t here to judge; we’re here to help you get the gorgeous, healthy smile you desire! How we proceed will depend largely on where you are in your treatment timeline. For example, if you were only a day away from switching to your next set of trays, we may recommend starting them a little early.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

Your aligners aren’t designed to withstand the pressure of chewing, which is why it’s crucial that you always remove them before eating. Once you have, however, you’re welcome to eat whatever you’d like! Of course, it’s a good idea to stick to tooth-friendly options, like fresh fruits and vegetables, over cavity-causing ones, like candy and soda. Remember, a cavity may require your treatment timeline to be temporarily paused, which is why it’s so important that you maintain a solid oral hygiene regimen to stay on track.

Can You Get Invisalign After Braces?

Possibly! For patients who are struggling with severe misalignment, it may be necessary to start with traditional braces and then transition to Invisalign after a few months. Of course, this decision will ultimately be up to you and your dentist.