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Straighten Your Smile Without the Metal

For decades, traditional metal braces have been the standard solution for smile and bite realignment. However, not everyone necessarily needs (or wants) to use metal braces to straighten teeth, especially if they only have mild to moderate levels of realignment to address. With clear aligners from Invisalign in Manchester, Dr. Golparvar and his team can create a customized series of trays that address your specific concerns. Call our dental office to see if Invisalign from our Manchester, NH dentist is right for you!

Why Choose Webster Dental Associates of Manchester for Invisalign?

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Each pair of clear aligners you wear is designed to represent a different stage of your realignment. Wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day over the next two weeks allows them to apply gentle amounts of pressure to specific teeth. As you move from pair to pair, your teeth are eventually moved into a straighter position, effectively removing gaps, crowding and misalignment. After you’ve finished your series, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their positions, especially for the first six months to a year.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

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Since each person’s smile is unique, the length of treatment can vary from patient to patient. However, Invisalign delivers seamless results in an average of 12 to 18 months, which is considerably less than traditional metal alternatives! The best way to get the beautiful results you deserve in record time is to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day (unless instructed otherwise by our dentist in Manchester) and dental office good oral hygiene throughout your treatment. That way, dental problems, like cavities and gum disease, don’t interrupt your timeline.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Invisalign treatment is perfect for those who either do not want to make radical changes to their appearance with metal braces or believe that treatment would be too uncomfortable. Since the trays are removable, you can easily enjoy the same foods you always have and continue your oral care routine, rather than have to relearn it. With transparent materials, no one will even notice that you’re going through treatment – other than your dental team of course! Keep reading to learn a few more of the benefits that Invisalign in New Hampshire can offer you.

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Day-to-Day Benefits

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  • Discreet appearance – If you’re trying to maintain a professional image, the last thing you want is to shine a spotlight on your orthodontic treatment. Invisalign’s clear braces are designed to become nearly undetectable once they’re placed over your teeth. Unless someone knows exactly what they’re looking for, they shouldn’t even notice you’re wearing the trays at all.
  • Fewer food restrictions – Traditional braces come with a litany of foods that you shouldn’t eat, as they could break a bracket or get trapped underneath the wire. Because the Invisalign trays are removable, they shouldn’t limit your diet in any way. All you have to do is take them out before eating and you can enjoy all of your favorite foods. Just be sure to brush and floss before putting the aligners back on your teeth!

Health Benefits

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  • No irritation – Metal braces are notorious for irritating or causing sores to develop on the lips, gums, tongue, and insides of the cheeks. Invisalign, on the other hand, is designed with your comfort in mind. Each of the aligners is custom-made to fit perfectly over your teeth. The smooth plastic material should not irritate the soft tissues in your mouth.
  • Easier oral hygiene – People with traditional braces often need to purchase new hygiene supplies, such as interdental brushes or water flossers, in order to clean around the brackets and wires. With Invisalign, though, you can simply remove the aligners when it’s time to brush and floss. Additionally, the aligners are easy to keep clean – just gently scrub them every day with clear hand soap, lukewarm water, and a toothbrush (separate from the one you use to brush your teeth). Make sure to avoid hot water, as it could warp the plastic.

Long-Term Benefits

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  • Faster treatment time – While the average patient with braces has to wear them for two to three years, Invisalign can often accomplish the same results in just 12 to 18 months. You’ll be able to enjoy the newfound confidence that comes with a straight smile much sooner.
  • Better oral health – Straight teeth provide more than just cosmetic benefits. They’re also much easier to clean, reducing your risk of oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. As a result, you’ll enjoy a healthier smile (and lower dental care costs) in the long run.

Am I A Candidate for Invisalign?

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For over two decades, Invisalign has helped millions of patients of all ages achieve their smile goals. While serious dental concerns, like rotated teeth or severe bite issues, require traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can help patients with:

Invisalign treatment is an investment not only in your smile but your future self-confidence and quality of life. Understanding the factors that impact the cost of Invisalign in Manchester can help you decide if this discreet orthodontic treatment is right for you. For even more information on the cost of Invisalign, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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For over two decades, Invisalign has helped millions of patients of all ages achieve their smile goals. While serious dental concerns, like rotated teeth or severe bite issues, require traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can help patients with:

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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The cost of Invisalign varies from person to person depending on a number of factors, such as:

  • Number of Arches – Many Invisalign users straighten both their upper and lower teeth at the same time, but that’s not always the case. Straightening only one dental arch costs less than full Invisalign treatment.
  • Complexity – In general, the more teeth you need to move into a different position, the higher the cost of treatment.
  • Proposed Length of Treatment – Longer treatments require more aligners, which contributes to a higher overall cost.

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

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Invisalign in Manchester typically costs anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000. In comparison, Smile Direct Club, a “do-it-yourself” clear aligner kit, only costs around $2,000.

For patients looking for a low-cost way to straighten their teeth, Smile Direct Club can seem like an attractive option. However, it’s important to remember that Smile Direct Club involves little to NO oversight by a dental professional. Instead, you will be solely responsible for making accurate impressions of your teeth and correctly following the treatment process from start to finish. Plenty could go wrong along the way, which could lead to serious issues that require a trip to a dental professional anyway.

With Invisalign, the entire process will be overseen by Dr. Golparvar, an experienced Invisalign dentist in Manchester. You can rest easy knowing Dr. Golparvar will take highly accurate impressions and design a custom treatment plan to meet your unique smile goals.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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While every plan is different, many dental insurance plans do not cover orthodontic treatment. In addition, plans that do include coverage for metal braces often leave out Invisalign. However, this is not always the case! If you are considering Invisalign treatment, check with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage. Do you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)? If so, you can likely use money in your FSA to help cover the cost of Invisalign in Manchester. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you in understanding the details of your dental benefit insurance benefits.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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At Webster Dental Associates of Manchester, we are committed to helping patients straighten their smiles in an affordable way. In fact, starting Invisalign treatment has never been easier thanks to our Invisalign special offer! At just $199 a month, you can achieve a straighter smile without worrying about busting your budget.

This special offer is possible through our partnership with CareCredit, a trusted dental financing organization. CareCredit provides low-to-no interest payment plans to qualified patients to help cover the costs of virtually any major dental service. Splitting up the cost of Invisalign into manageable monthly payments through CareCredit can reduce any financial worries you may have.

To learn more about our Invisalign special offer or to get started straightening your teeth, do not hesitate to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Golparvar!

Invisalign FAQs

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As you prepare to begin your treatment with Invisalign in Manchester, you may begin to think of questions to ask Dr. Golparvar and our team. Not to worry, as we are always happy to address your concerns and further explain any information that needs additional clarification. But to help you become more confident and comfortable with your pending treatment, we’ve compiled some common questions asked by our patients. You are encouraged to review this list and contact us with any remaining questions you might have. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment and go over additional details.

What should I do if I lose my Invisalign trays?

Whether you wrap them up in a napkin and accidentally throw them away, or you step on one of your aligners that fell on the floor, make sure to contact our office immediately. Depending on the current stage of treatment, we will either need to have a new tray created for you or we will have you move onto the next set. In the meantime, you’ll need to wear your previous set of aligners to avoid a potential delay in your treatment.

What is the best way to clean my aligners?

There are a few helpful tips that will ensure you keep your aligners clean and free of any harmful bacteria, such as:

Will I have difficulty speaking with Invisalign?

It is not uncommon in the first few days or weeks to develop a slight lisp when wearing Invisalign. Naturally, your lips and tongue will need to adjust to the new trays inside your mouth. Reading or singing loudly can help to minimize the time spent with a minor speech impediment. Don’t worry, though, as this change in speech is only temporary and will quickly go away after a short time.

Will wearing Invisalign hurt?

Along with a slight change in your speech, you can also expect the first few days with Invisalign to cause minor soreness and discomfort. Pressure is being applied to your teeth, causing them to shift, which is naturally going to be a bit uncomfortable. However, with an over-the-counter pain reliever, this discomfort will quickly dissipate, and you’ll be able to enjoy life with Invisalign.

Will I need a retainer after completing Invisalign treatment?

Yes, there is a good chance that we will recommend you for a retainer once you are finished with your Invisalign treatment. The reason for this is that your teeth are not permanently fixed in their new position. As a result, they can easily shift back into their original position if there is nothing to help hold them in place. With the right type of retainer, we can ensure your teeth remain in their new location. Depending on your individual case, your dentist in Manchester will go over how long you can expect to wear your retainer.

Can I Eat with Invisalign?

You should not eat while the aligners are in your mouth. Doing so could damage them or cause stains. Simply remove your aligners at mealtimes and eat whatever you want — unlike with traditional braces, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign in Manchester! After you finish eating, rinse your aligners and give your teeth a quick cleaning before you put Invisalign back in your mouth.

How Does Invisalign Compare to DIY Clear Aligners?

DIY clear aligner brands are popular these days — but we caution our patients to avoid them. There have been a number of lawsuits against such brands claiming that the aligners actually worsened dental misalignment! Plus, the aligners may be made out of subpar materials. It is best to stick to a trusted brand, such as Invisalign, and have your treatment monitored by a qualified team of dental professionals. Invisalign delivers predictable results and uses only top-quality materials.

Will I Have to Wear Rubber Bands or Other Accessories with Invisalign?

Rubber bands, also called elastics, are often an important part of orthodontic treatment. They apply extra pressure to certain parts of the mouth to ensure the best results possible. Elastics are not always necessary with Invisalign, but they are commonly used as part of a plan to correct overbite. Your Invisalign dentist in Manchester will let you know whether elastics are needed in your case. If they are, you should be sure to use them as instructed. Not doing so could slow down your treatment.

Will Invisalign Help with My TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder (TMD) is sometimes caused by a misaligned bite, such as overbite, underbite, or crossbite. If that is true in your case, correcting your bite with Invisalign has the potential to relieve your TMD symptoms. In the meantime, our team can provide you with tips and treatments that may lessen the tension on your jaw joint and facial muscles, leading to effective pain relief.

Are There Age Limits for Invisalign?

There is no upper age limit for Invisalign. Although orthodontic treatment may take slightly longer for mature adults, clear aligners are often a great solution for those who wish to achieve a straighter smile without using traditional braces. Young children are usually not candidates for Invisalign. Patients should have a fairly well-developed jaw and be responsible enough to wear their aligners the recommended amount each day. Of course, we evaluate candidacy for Invisalign on a case-by-case basis. We will be happy to help you determine whether this treatment is a fit for you.

Will People Be Able to Tell that I’m Wearing My Aligners?

Invisalign is very discreet. However, it is not totally invisible. Onlookers might notice that there is a clear covering over your teeth, but your orthodontic treatment will not be the first thing they see about your smile. You can make sure your aligners stay as subtle as possible by avoiding activities that might cause stains, such as smoking or drinking pigmented beverages while Invisalign is in your mouth.

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