Am I eligible for Invisalign treatment ?
At this point, all patients are eligible except in severe cases where extraction of multiple teeth is required.
Will my workplace insurance cover Invisalign ?
Yes, as long as your insurance covers traditional braces.
Will Invisalign take a longer time to finish than traditional braces?
The answer is no. As a matter of fact, Invisalign patients usually take about 2-6 month less to finish their treatment than regular braces users.
What are the advantages of Invisalign compared to traditional braces?
As the name implies, Invisalign liners are just about invisible. They are easy and comfortable to wear. Furthermore there are no diet restrictions or changes to your dental hygiene routine. In most cases, the treatment period is shorter.
What are the disadvantages of Invisalign ?
Invisalign liners must be worn for 20-22 hours every day. The patient's compliance to this schedule is necessary for the treatment to be effective. This is a concern for some patients - especially teenagers.
How much will it cost to have a wisdom tooth removed?
Simple extractions cost only $136 dollars while the fee for the most complicated impacted wisdom tooth removal is $460.
How much does Invisalign cost?
As with most dental procedures, the actual cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending of the complexity of each individual case. The fees we charge at Summerville Dental Office ranges from $2500to $6000, that is about the same level we charge for regular braces. We do not charge extra fees for Invisalign patients even though the laboratory expenses to have the aligners made by Aligntech runs between $600 to $1700 US dollars.
Why should impacted wisdom teeth be removed?
What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
An impacted tooth is one which has been prevented from erupting into the mouth. The tooth may be blocked by another tooth, dense bone or a pathological condition. Any tooth can be impacted but more often than not, impacted teeth are third molars or "wisdom teeth" as people call them. Some people have enough room in the back of their mouth for their wisdom teeth which can function well for a lifetime. However, many people do not have enough room and their wisdom teeth become crowded and fail to come through the gum tissue properly.
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