At Murphy Orthodontics, we are passionate about helping patients of all ages find a treatment that works for their lifestyle. More adults than ever are seeking orthodontic treatment, but they want something more discreet than traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that is virtually invisible while being just as effective as more traditional methods. If you’ve been putting off corrective treatment because you weren’t sure it would work for your phase of life, these aligners may be the perfect answer.

Why Should I Get Invisalign as an Adult?

There is a common misconception that orthodontics is only for teenagers. In reality, more adults than ever seek treatment because of issues that were never treated or have become more apparent with age. Invisalign can help you achieve not only a straighter smile but also a healthier one. 

Issues such as overcrowding and misaligned jaws can cause pain while speaking, eating, biting, and more. It can also be more challenging to clean your teeth when they overlap, leading to more severe problems like tooth decay or loss. Invisalign can correct these issues and give you the healthy smile you deserve. 

Beyond improving your health, Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular among our patients because of the freedom it gives them. These clear aligners are very discreet and ultra-comfortable, so you and everyone around will forget you’re wearing them. They are designed to fit snugly over your teeth while also being easily removable, so you can take them out whenever it’s convenient. You can also keep eating all of your favorite foods because there is no risk of sticky, hard, or chewy foods damaging your appliance. If you want to start your journey to a happier and healthier smile today, we encourage you to schedule your complimentary consultation to learn more about our services.

How Will You Start My Treatment Plan?

Every treatment begins with a complimentary consultation where we will take pictures and X-rays of your smile to better understand your orthodontic needs and goals. Our doctor will also take the time to explain his recommendations for your treatment plan while taking your goals and expectations into account. This is your future smile, and we want you to feel empowered to make educated decisions about how you want to move forward. 

For Invisalign, we use an iTero scanner that creates a 3D model of your smile for us to view and adjust on our screen. We can also alter the model to show you a projection of your dream smile for you to approve or make suggestions. Once you decide on your desired results, Dr. Murphy will plan out a series of aligners that gradually shift your teeth until they reach the perfect position. Your first pair of aligners will be created using a 3D printer that prints your appliance in a thermoplastic designed for comfort. Until you complete treatment, you’ll receive a new set of aligners every week that have been slightly adjusted. 

How Long Will My Treatment Last?

Each of our patients has unique orthodontic needs and expectations, so each of our treatment plans varies. We will craft your series of aligners to perfectly address your needs and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. While every patient has a different treatment experience, most people wear their aligners for about one to two years.

How Much Will My Invisalign Clear Aligners Cost?

We want all of our patients to have access to this life-changing treatment so they can look in the mirror and see a smile they’re proud to wear. This is why our practice has created several flexible financing plans, so our patients can budget for this treatment more easily. Additionally, we will work with most insurance providers to help you get out-of-pocket costs covered. Getting the smile you deserve shouldn’t be stressful, and our knowledgeable team members are ready to answer any questions you may have about treatment costs.

How Do I Sanitize Invisalign?

Invisalign is widely considered the most comfortable orthodontic treatment because of its perfect fit and flexible material. We take a scan of your teeth and print aligners that fit snugly over your teeth, so there is no uncomfortable rubbing against your gums. The Invisalign itself is printed in a revolutionary material called SmartTrack, a thermoplastic engineered for patient comfort.

Benefits of Invisalign

There are endless benefits of Invisalign that have led to it quickly becoming a patient favorite. The appliance is exceptionally comfortable and discreet, so you won’t even notice you’re wearing them most of the time. Additionally, you can take your aligners out whenever you need to, so you don’t have to change your lifestyle habits. As long as you wear your Invisalign for at least 20 to 22 hours a day, you can eat, drink, take pictures, and more without worrying about wearing your appliance. 

Not only does the appliance give you freedom and flexibility, but it also creates beautiful results. After you complete treatment, you will have a stunning and healthy smile that inspires confidence.