The benefits of properly aligned teeth go far beyond a brighter, more confident smile.
Is Invisalign Your Best Option?
Getting a straighter, healthier-looking smile is easier with Invisalign. Instead of the wires and bands of traditional braces, which can irritate your mouth and appear distracting, this system subtly realigns your teeth using custom-fitted clear aligners. Invisalign is virtually undetectable as it works. You can wear them to work or school, and still eat the snacks you want.
Learn More from Dr. Wes
Now you can find out if Invisalign is the right solution for you with a free consultation from Dr. Mullins at My Family Dentistry.
You’ll learn more about this tooth straightening solution and get answers to commonly asked questions, including:
- How much Invisalign costs
- How long it will take to straighten your teeth
- The number of dental aligners you’ll need
- Cleaning and maintenance of your aligners, and
- Whether Invisalign is covered by your insurance
Dr. Mullins is your expert on Invisalign in Knoxville. At My Family Dentistry, you can start building your best smile today.
Meet Megan, Invisalign Champion
“Invisalign is a simple and effective treatment that promises brilliant results when followed correctly.”
Megan Price is a dental assistant at My Family Dentistry and has been working with Invisalign patients for six months.
As a dental professional who has seen many cases come through our office, Megan knows that “as a tooth straightening solution, Invisalign is an excellent alternative to braces. No brackets and wires mean patients can smile with confidence. The clear, custom-fit aligner trays really are almost invisible.” Even better, they can be removed during meals and for cleaning, so patients don’t have to compromise on their favorite indulgences.
If you’re considering Invisalign to help straighten your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mullins. His attention to detail and consideration of each patient’s needs distinguish him from other dentists. And alongside him, team members like Megan provide the high standard of care and attention that keeps local patients coming back.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The typical cost of Invisalign is between $3,500 to $8,000, depending on your individual needs. This is somewhat higher in comparison to the cost of braces, which is normally in the range of $2,500 to $6,000. Luckily, most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would regular braces. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to determine the extent of your coverage.
How long does it take for Invisalign to work?
With Invisalign, you will have straighter teeth in as little as 9 to 15 months—much shorter than the 18-36 months required by braces—with no brackets, rubber bands, wires, or headgear. Wearing the aligners for 20-22 hours a day, you progressively shift your teeth into their ideal positions with minimal irritation or discomfort.
Other Invisalign Benefits
When it comes to finding the right option for straightening your teeth, the advantages of Invisalign are clear. With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following:
- Pain and discomfort
- Mouth sores
- Injuries caused by wires and brackets
- Tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing)
- Plaque buildup
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth/bracket breakage
- Difficulty eating
And with braces, even certain foods – like popcorn, chips, nuts, candies, hard fruits, corn, and pretzels – are off-limits. With Invisalign, you don’t need to sacrifice any of the snacks you love.