Invisalign® uses custom-made aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners we use are made of virtually invisible plastic, so that no one will know you’re undergoing treatment.

Invisalign® can correct a variety of problems, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps between teeth, and crooked teeth. These aren’t purely cosmetic issues—misaligned teeth can cause issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing.

You’re in good company when you choose Invisalign®—over 5 million people have used it the more than 20 years it’s been available, including Tom Cruise, Gisele Bundchen, and Oprah.

Dr. Giraldo is an Invisalign® Gold provider. She’s visited the Invisalign® facility in Costa Rica to watch aligners be made and undergo additional training.

How does Invisalign® treatment work?

  1. We capture an image of your teeth using a state-of-the-art digital scanner designed to be used with Invisalign®.
  2. Using the images of your teeth in combination with Invisalign®’s powerful software, we create a custom aligner based on your treatment plan.
  3. Once your custom aligner is ready, you come pick it up and try it on to ensure that it fits perfectly.
  4. You wear your aligner for 20-22 hours a day while undergoing treatment. Aligners are removed for brushing and flossing.
  5. Plan to visit us every 6 to 8 weeks to make sure everything’s going well and to get your next set of aligners.
  6. After about one year, your Invisalign® treatment is done. We provide you with maintenance aligners that you wear only at night to keep your teeth in place.

Who is Invisalign® suitable for?

Tweens, teens, and adults can benefit from Invisalign®.

Adults often prefer Invisalign® to traditional braces because it’s nearly invisible, ensuring that they don’t feel self-conscious about their smile while wearing their aligners.

Tweens and teens also like how Invisalign® looks, while their parents like that it’s easy for kids to brush and floss while undergoing treatment. Compliance indicators mean that parents can check at home to make sure that the treatment plan is being followed.

How much does Invisalign® cost?

After a consultation, Dr. Giraldo will be able to provide you with specific information about the cost of your personalized Invisalign® treatment plan.

In the U.S., the cost of Invisalign® treatment typically ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000—comparable to the cost of traditional braces.

If you have dental insurance, it may partially cover the cost of Invisalign®.

To learn more about Invisalign and find out if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrea Giraldo.

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