Dr. Jacob McLauchlin is an Invisalign® provider in the Springfield area and often recommends this convenient treatment option to patients who can benefit from mild to moderate orthodontia.
Invisalign® can be used to treat a variety of cosmetic and dental health concerns, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Under bite
- Over bite
Benefits of Choosing Invisalign®
Invisalign is the leading clear braces system because it’s easy, affordable and offers several key benefits for patients:
- Improved gum and tooth health during treatment because of better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with Invisalign software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches
The first step is a consultation with Dr. McLauchlin in his Nixa dental office. Once he’s determined Invisalign is right for you, Dr. McClauchlin will create a customized treatment plan. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory to have a series of custom, clear aligners made for your teeth.
Most patients will receive several sets of trays, each pair is worn for about two weeks to gradually reposition the teeth. The length of treatment depends on your condition as well as your goals. Generally speaking, treatment takes 6 to 9 months, but some patients may achieve the results they want in as few as 3 or 4 months.
Special retainers and follow up visits with Dr. McClauchlin will help ensure you maintain your straighter smile.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?
The cost of Invisalign invisible braces depends on the individual treatment. Factors that determine pricing include the number of setups and aligners needed to achieve the desired straightening results. When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is typically less expensive.
On average, the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $8,000. The national average is $5,000 per case. A minor treatment case, such as an adult with orthodontic relapse, may cost as little as $2,000. Dr. McClauchlin will evaluate your condition and let you know how much it will cost for you.
Are invisible braces covered by insurance?
Invisible braces are typically not covered by insurance. MAC Dental will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. We also offer third party financing and payment plans for patients concerned about the cost of Invisalign treatment.