Invisalign® Clear Aligners – Bloomfield, CT

Subtle Treatment, Dramatic Results

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For years, traditional metal braces were the only option to correct crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth. While traditional braces are effective, they are no longer the only bite correction option available. Clear braces like Invisalign® clear aligners from our Bloomfield, CT orthodontist make it possible to shift your teeth without the pain, hassle and mouth full of metal associated with traditional braces.

Why Choose Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield for Invisalign® Clear Aligners?

  • On-Staff Orthodontist
  • Convenient Appointment Times
  • Personalized Support Throughout Your Treatment

How It Works

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Traditional braces comprise a series of brackets fused to teeth that are connected to other brackets using wires. These wires are then tightened, causing your teeth to shift into alignment. Invisalign® uses the same basic idea of constant pressure to move your bite into proper alignment. However, instead of using brackets and wires, pressure is applied by the clear alignment trays. Many patients report experiencing less pain with Invisalign®. At Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield, our Invisalign® trained dentists will examine your current bite and develop alignment trays to be worn and discarded about every two weeks. These trays are customized to correct your bite, and your dentist can explain how your alignment trays will shift your bite using our advanced technology. Most patients complete their Invisalign® treatment in about a year.

The Invisalign® Difference

Invisalign clear braces system

In just 12 months, your teeth maybe be perfectly aligned, but in the meantime, you will not have to worry about changing your diet or attending frequent dental appointments. Because clear braces are removable, you can take them out for meals and replace them after. They can even be taken out during photos or important events. Skipping school to go to the orthodontist might have been something to look forward to, but for many working adults, this is not an option. Patients who choose Invisalign® require less than half the number of dentist visits throughout their course of treatment.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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The cost of Invisalign in Bloomfield depends on various factors; during your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a personalized price estimate. For most patients, start-to-finish treatment costs at least a few thousand dollars. Fortunately, our practice offers convenient provisions that may make it easier for you to fit Invisalign into your budget.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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The primary factor that influences the cost of Invisalign is the number of aligners you will need. This depends mostly on the extent of your dental misalignment; logically, more severe problems will require more aligners and more time to correct. Other relevant factors include whether you are straightening one dental arch or both, whether you have any mishaps that will require you to purchase replacement aligners, the complexity of the desired tooth movements, and whether you will need any special accessories to correct a bad bite or complex orthodontic issues.

Invisalign vs. Mail-Order Clear Aligners: Comparing Your Options

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In recent years, mail-order clear aligners have seen a boom in popularity. The trend is understandable. Most mail-order treatments cost around $2,000 for start-to-finish care, while Invisalign and other forms of in-office aligner services tend to have a significantly higher price tag.

Before you commit to anything, though, you should consider what you are getting for your money. With Invisalign, you will enjoy:

  • Personalized support from a local team who cares deeply about the success of your treatment
  • Treatment methods that have a longstanding track record of success
  • Aligners made out of a smooth, patented plastic material

Mail-order aligners lack the advantages listed above. Many patients have experienced unsatisfactory results from them, and in some cases, they have seen their dental misalignment become worse! Afterward, they have spent significant amounts of money on correcting new or exacerbated problems with their smile. It would be wise to invest in professional, in-person treatment right from the start.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some higher-end dental insurance policies include a once-in-a-lifetime provision for orthodontic care. Often, Invisalign in Bloomfield is covered at around 50% by such plans, up to the amount of the plan’s orthodontic maximum. However, you will have to check the details of your unique benefits to know if and how they apply. If your insurance does not cover Invisalign, you might be able to reduce your out-of-pocket costs by using your flexible spending account or healthcare savings account.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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As your Invisalign dentist in Bloomfield, we are ready to do what we can to help you afford your care. Some provisions that you might be able to take advantage of include:

  • Many patients qualify for a low-interest payment plan through CareCredit. The application process is fast, and you may be able to choose a monthly payment amount that fits your budget.
  • We periodically offer special pricing on Invisalign treatment and consultations. Call us to ask if we have any current promotions that you could use.

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign and its cost? Contact us today to find out how we might be able to help you achieve straighter teeth without breaking your budget.