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!
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.
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.
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.Learn More
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.
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:Learn More
The cost of Invisalign varies from person to person depending on a number of factors, such as:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
There are a few helpful tips that will ensure you keep your aligners clean and free of any harmful bacteria, such as:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.