Orthodontic treatment has many benefits. Among these we note:
- Improving the aesthetics of your smile
- Better chewing and respiratory function
- Improved speech
- Improved teeth and gum health
- Increase in self-esteem and confidence
Proper position of the teeth and jaw facilitates good chewing and improves digestion of food. The impact is beneficial for overall health. In addition, a good alignment of the teeth influences the position of the lips which thus allows the good elocution of words.
By correcting the occlusion with orthodontic treatments, the tension in the teeth, bones, muscles and temporomandibular joints can be reduced. The correct alignment of the teeth promotes more efficient cleaning thus reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
It is common to believe that orthodontic treatment is only for children and adolescents. However, adults too can reap the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Whether using fixed devices or removable devices like Invisalign® scalable aligners, it’s never too late to achieve a radiant smile!
Orthodontics and Invisalign ®
Invisalign aligners offer several advantages over braces:
- They are transparent and practically invisible
- They are comfortable, thin and smooth, they adapt to the teeth and do not irritate the inside of the mouth
- They are removable, no food restriction because they can be removed to eat.
- They reduce the frequency of less frequent orthodontic appointments, and your check-ups will be much shorter compared to traditional braces.
Transparent aligners are created using advanced technology based on each patient’s own treatment plan.
Invisalign - comment cela fonctionne
Invisalign® is an orthodontic technique using transparent aligners custom made for each patient. They allow orthodontic corrections to be made by gradually moving the teeth. A series of shells are made from models of the patient’s malocclusion (dentition to be corrected). These aligners are changed at regular intervals until the final position of the teeth is reached.
Clear aligners are also called “aligners” or “invisible braces”.
The main advantage of Invisalign® aligners is that they are less visible; in fact, this technology does not require the use of metal wires or orthodontic brackets. However, be aware that this technique does not correct all orthodontic problems.
Invisalign - how much does it cost
Each case is specific. If it is a minor treatment, the price is around 1000$. For more complex cases, the cost will be between 5000$ and 9000$.
Invisalign, insurance and tax credit
Costs related to orthodontic treatment are normally considered medical expenses for tax purposes. You may therefore be entitled to a tax credit of up to 3000$
If you have dental insurance, orthodontics may be part of the covered care.
Not all insurance plans cover orthodontics. If so, you will need to validate the age limit. Sometimes there may be a maximum limit of 18 or 21. Coverage ranges from 1500$ to 3000$.