Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Nampa, ID
A Convenient Alternative to Braces
For many years, metal braces have been the most popular and reliable way to straighten your teeth. Though they’re still an effective option, advancements in technology have resulted in the creation of a more convenient alternative — Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are clear and removable, so you can live without restrictions and smile with confidence. Best of all, Invisalign straightens your teeth up to two times faster than metal braces.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Invisalign offers several unique advantages that traditional braces can’t match, including:
- Discreet — The clear aligners are virtually invisible when you smile.
- Removable — You can take your aligners out before meals, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods and drinks.
- Fast — Invisalign treatment can be finished in just 12 months, up to two times faster than metal braces.
- Comfortable — Each set of aligners is uniquely customized to fit your teeth perfectly.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
The first step of Invisalign treatment is your free consultation with Dr. Bingham. During this visit, he’ll examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you. He’ll also take a digital 3D impression of your smile and send this data to a laboratory, where it’ll be used to craft your custom aligners.
After you receive your first trays, you’ll switch them out for new ones about every two weeks. Each set of aligners is designed to only act on certain teeth, gently shifting them into the desired position until your desired results are achieved. Typically, Dr. Bingham can complete your treatment in just 12 to 15 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Invisalign® painful?
While there may be some discomfort for the first few days after swapping out your aligners, Invisalign treatment is virtually painless and less of a hassle compared to metal braces or other alternative methods. Any discomfort you experience due to your teeth shifting will be mild and can easily be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers or a cold compress.
How should I care for my Invisalign® aligners?
Invisalign aligners are easy to maintain and care for. The following guidelines will ensure you avoid damaging your trays and getting the most out of your treatment:
- Rinse your aligners and teeth after every meal
- Place aligners in a protective case while not wearing them
- Don’t let your trays come into contact with hot water or heat
- Brush your teeth and aligners thoroughly in the morning
- Soak your aligners at least once a day
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign® aligners?
Many patients who are tired with the hassles that come with metal braces can switch to Invisalign therapy. However, the only way to find out is by scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Bingham at our Nampa, ID office. He’ll examine your teeth and oral health to help determine if Invisalign will be an effective treatment option for you.
Is Invisalign® covered by dental insurance?
Most dental insurance companies will provide you with the same coverage for Invisalign that they would for traditional metal braces. This means that your insurance will likely pay for most or all of your treatment. Our dentists recommend contacting your provider any way to get a better understanding of your policy. We also encourage you to contact our office by calling (208) 466-6161 so that you can be helped by one of our staff members.
Visit Premier Dental Care for Invisalign® Treatment
If you want an attractive, non-invasive alternative to metal braces, Invisalign could be the solution you’ve been looking for. With the help of this clear aligner therapy, you can achieve a straight, healthy set of teeth and enjoy all the benefits of a stunning smile. Call our practice in Nampa, ID at (208) 466-6161 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Bingham today.