Invisalign vs Traditional Braces – Why Choose Invisalign for Adults?

Invisalign is a fantastic choice for adults seeking orthodontic treatment, blending seamlessly with your everyday lifestyle. Here are some of the top reasons people choose clear aligners over metal braces:

  1. Discreet Appearance: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners are virtually invisible. You can straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious about your appearance.
  2. Comfort: Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. Without wires or brackets, they may be a more comfortable experience than traditional braces.
  3. Convenience: Invisalign aligners are removable, which means there are no restrictions on your diet or difficulties in oral hygiene. You can eat, brush, and floss normally.
  4. Time-Efficient: With fewer office visits than traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment fits perfectly into a busy adult lifestyle.
  5. Predictable Results: With 3D imaging technology, you can see your treatment plan from start to finish and know what to expect.

Choose Invisalign for a convenient, comfortable, and confident path to a beautiful smile! Plus, Lakeside Orthodontics also offers the convenience of virtual appointments through our remote orthodontic care app. This allows you to meet with their orthodontist from home, work, vacation… wherever you are, saving time and hassle.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Unlocking the magic of a beautiful smile with Invisalign is both a scientific marvel and a seamless process. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Step 1. Free Consultation and 3D Imaging: During your initial consultation, your orthodontist takes a detailed 3D image of your smile using advanced digital technology. This image aids in crafting your personalized treatment plan, and you can even get a sneak peek at what your future smile will look like.
  2. Step 2. Creating Your Custom Aligners: Your unique set of clear aligners is designed based on your 3D imaging. These are tailored precisely to fit your teeth and guide them gently into the desired position.
  3. Step 3. Gradual Adjustment: Each aligner set in your series is slightly different, gradually nudging your teeth into alignment. Generally, you’ll switch to a new set every 1-2 weeks as your teeth make their journey, but it’s important to follow our recommendations as treatment progresses. We’ll get through it together!
  4. Step 4. Regular Check-ins: Throughout your treatment, regular check-ins ensure your progress is on track. These are less frequent than with traditional braces, fitting into your busy schedule. We can also monitor your progress virtually with the Smile Doctors Anywhere app, so you can check in from home, work, vacation… anywhere there’s an internet connection on your phone!
  5. Step 5. Reveal Your New Smile: After you’ve worn all the aligners, you’ll have a new, beautiful, and confident smile!

The science and process behind Invisalign treatment ensure it’s not just about moving teeth—it’s about transforming smiles with minimal interruption to your daily life.

Cost of Invisalign for Adults

Getting that ideal smile with Invisalign treatment is an investment in yourself that you won’t regret! However, we understand that the cost can be a concern. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect:

  1. Cost Factors: The total cost of Invisalign treatment can vary widely depending on your unique needs, the complexity of your case, and the length of treatment.
  2. Insurance Coverage: Many dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of Invisalign treatment, just as they would with traditional braces. We accept most insurance plans, and we’re committed to helping you optimize your benefits while keeping out-of-pocket costs in check.
  3. Financing Options: At Lakeside Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they love, so we work hard to make treatment affordable. That’s why we offer flexible, in-office payment options and 0% interest financing to make Invisalign treatment work with your budget.

Remember, investing in Invisalign treatment means investing in a confident, healthy smile that can positively impact all aspects of your life. The cost of Invisalign treatment far outweighs the long-term benefits of a gorgeous smile and improved oral health. Take the first step towards your dream smile today!

Book a Consult for Clear Aligners for Adults in Eagan and St. Paul, MN

Deciding which treatment works best for you depends on your lifestyle, needs, and unique dental situation. At Lakeside Orthodontics, we are committed to helping you make the best choice for your smile. Whether you choose Invisalign treatment or traditional braces, we are here to support you every step of the way to your dream smile.

Ready to kickstart an exciting journey to a stunning smile? It all starts with a simple, no-strings-attached chat—a free consultation. Contact Lakeside Orthodontics to learn how Invisalign treatment can revamp your smile!

Is Invisalign treatment right for me?

Let us help you find out when you book a free consult.

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

How long does Invisalign treatment usually last for adults?

Every smile is unique, and so is every treatment. On average, most adults complete their Invisalign treatment within 12 to 18 months. But remember, you’ll start seeing changes in your smile in just a matter of weeks!

Can I eat and drink with Invisalign aligners?

Yes, one of the biggest perks of Invisalign aligners is that they are removable. When it’s time to eat or drink (except water), just take out your aligners and enjoy your meal or beverage. Remember to brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in to keep them clean and clear. Bon appétit!

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Keeping your aligners clean is simple! Just rinse them with lukewarm water and brush them gently with your toothbrush. Please avoid hot water as it could warp the plastic.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would regular braces, and we accept most insurance plans. We’re happy to help you understand and optimize your benefits!


Your Local Twin Cities Orthodontists

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Lakeside Orthodontics – Eagan

3340 Sherman Ct, Ste 200, Eagan, MN, 55121-5013

Lakeside Orthodontics – St. Paul

1696 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55105-1806