Invisalign is an excellent option if you want to straighten your smile without traditional braces. Dr. Christopher Banks is an Invisalign dentist in Chevy Chase. Invisible braces can be used to treat a range of orthodontic conditions including overbite, underbite and crooked teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, thanks to a special, ultra thin plastic material. Invisalign aligners are also highly flexible, making them more comfortable than other systems. Because they’re removable, you can enjoy your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth like you normally would.
Benefits of Invisalign
Most people won’t even know you’re wearing clear braces. Depending on your goals, you will wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each. Most patients complete treatment in 6 – 12 months.
In addition to the esthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
- Improved gum and tooth health during treatment because of better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with Invisalign software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The national average is $5,000 per case, but the cost of Invisalign treatment can vary greatly from one individual to another. One of the main factors that goes into pricing treatment is the number of aligners needed to achieve the desired results. Minor straightening cases can be very affordable, often costing as little as $2,000 to $3,000.
Invisalign is generally not covered by dental insurance. Our staff will, however, file any paperwork to your insurance carrier so that you can maximize the benefits available to you. We also offer financing options which help you break the cost of Invisalign treatment into small monthly payments.
Schedule An Invisalign Consultation
If a straighter smile is what you want, contact us for a consultation to learn if Invisalign is right for you. Call 202.769.0324 or request an appointment online.