If it’s October, then Christmas is just around the corner. And while you may not want to begin thinking about who get’s what gift, you’ll save yourself time and aggravation if you do. There are the usual options: a tie, gloves, jewelry, electronics, and such. But why not think out of the box? With Invisalign, you can help someone enjoy a straight smile and that’s a gift that never stops giving.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system that can address almost any orthodontic need. The difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is that this system uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and use gentle force to gradually reposition your teeth until your smile is straight. These clear braces also offer the advantage of being removable. The lucky person who receives their Invisalign will be thankful that they can eat whatever they like and brush and floss their teeth as usual.
Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Whether you have someone young, middle aged or senior on your gift list, Invisalign can be perfect for almost anyone. When first introduced, Invisalign was designed for busy adults who wanted to straighten their teeth but did want the hassle or the appearance of metal brackets and wires. Now, however, there is Invisalign for teenagers, too. So Santa can bring Invisalign to smiles young and not so young.
What’s the Process for Invisalign?
Treatment begins with a complete dental examination to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support braces. Problems like cavities or gum disease will need to be addressed before orthodontic treatment begins.
Then, photos, x-rays and impressions of your teeth are taken, which the dentist uses to develop a treatment plan. From this, the Invisalign lab creates your customized aligners. Each set of aligners—one for the upper arch of teeth and one for the lower—is designed to build on progress made by the previous set. As you advance from one set to the next, your smile gets closer and closer to perfection.
Can Your Afford Invisalign?
There’s always the matter of paying off those Christmas gifts and Invisalign makes that easier for you. First, Invisalign treatment is often partially covered by dental insurance and qualifies for employer-sponsored flexible spending accounts (FSAs). There is also CareCredit for third party financing. Finally, you can go to the Invisalign website and used their convenient payment calculator.
Meet the Doctors
The team at Lost Gatos Dental Group has provided Invisalign to many people in the area. As certified providers of Invisalign in Los Gatos, they are able to address a wide variety of orthodontic concerns in order to help patients have straight and beautiful smiles. Call Los Gatos Dental Group today for a consultation.