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Invisalign® Clear Braces  – Orange Park, FL

Flash Your Smile With Clear Confidence


If you’re looking for a straighter smile, Invisalign clear braces can offer you a way to receive an aligned set of teeth in the most discreet way possible. For years, your only option was traditional braces. Not only are these brackets and wires noticeable, but they can irritate and hurt the inside of your mouth. Thankfully, at Crovatto & Edwards Family Dentistry, we offer Invisalign in Orange Park as a way to deliver comfortable and confident smiles to our patients. To learn more about how you can take advantage of this unique orthodontic treatment, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Woman smiling with Invisalign in Orange Park

Invisalign treatment involves the use of a series of removable, clear, plastic aligning trays that gradually shift your teeth into place. Dr. Steven Crovatto or Dr. Megan Edwards will take special images and impressions of your smile, and then create your custom-made Invisalign aligners based on the shape of your teeth.

Our dentists recommend that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, and you will switch out your trays for the next series around every 2 weeks, depending on the severity of your misalignment. On average, Invisalign treatment will take 10 to 18 months to complete, but this will depend on the original position of your teeth.

Indications for Invisalign

A clear Invisalign aligner in Orange Park

Invisalign is one of the most versatile methods of orthodontic treatment used today. Capable of treating all types of dental problems, the most common include:

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth can become a real problem for those who are unable to brush and floss their teeth correctly. Tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease can easily develop over time if teeth remain too close together. Fortunately, Invisalign clear aligners can work to separate teeth and create the necessary space to ensure a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Gaps Between Teeth

The exact opposite of crowded teeth is those that have gaps between them. Equally as problematic because of the ease of bacteria and food particles becoming trapped between large spaces, gaps tend to cause embarrassment when surrounded by others. To close this unnecessary space, Invisalign can be created and worn to bring teeth closer together and create a more pleasing aesthetic while also improving the state of your oral health.

Bite Alignment

Overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites can all be treated with the help of Invisalign. These bites can lead to worn down tooth enamel, chronic jaw pain, and more, which is why clear aligners like Invisalign can shift teeth in the right direction, allowing for improved oral functioning and a vibrant, fully enhanced smile.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Woman inserting Invisalign in Orange Park

Invisalign treatment comes with many benefits that you simply won’t be getting with traditional orthodontics. Primarily, their biggest advantage is their appearance. These clear plastic aligning trays are almost indistinguishable from your natural smile when they’re worn. This allows you to navigate through your personal and professional lives without self-consciousness about metal brackets and wires in your mouth.

Another huge advantage is comfort. Invisalign aligners are made out of smooth plastic, which fits snuggly around each tooth to create a comfortable fit. You won’t have to worry about braces catching and cutting the inside of your cheeks and mouth. Plus, the aligning trays are completely removeable, so you won’t have to change your diet or oral healthcare routine.

Lastly, the treatment time for Invisalign is typically shorter than traditional braces. Instead of a minimum of 2 years with permanently fixed braces and monthly orthodontic visits, Invisalign treatment takes between 10 to 18 months and only requires dental visits every 6 to 8 weeks. These appointments are just to make sure your alignment is still on track.

Who Should Consider Invisalign?

Invisalign and traditional braces in Orange Park

Invisalign is great for anyone with mild to moderate alignment issues. Typically, our dentist in Orange Park will recommend Invisalign to adult or older teen patients because they have the necessary responsibility to keep up with their treatment. The best way to know if Invisalign is right for you is to contact us at Crovatto & Edwards Family Dentistry. Our expert team will give your smile a careful examination and provide the best treatment for you.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

Dentist exploring cost of Invisalign in Orange Park for patient

The cost of Invisalign in Orange Park cannot be determined until you schedule a consultation with a member of our team. It is during this visit that we will examine your smile and determine the severity of the problem. If you are concerned about the expense of Invisalign treatment, you will be pleased to know that our dental team is here to explain the cost of your treatment, help you maximize your dental insurance benefits, and find ways to make your care more affordable.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

Invisalign dentist in Orange Park explaining treatment to a patient

Once we consider all the factors that must come into play to establish how we will treat your teeth and help you achieve your desired results, we will discuss your estimated cost. Some of the most notable factors include the following:

  • The number of arches you’re straightening (typically both need adjustment but this is not always the case)
  • The complexity of your necessary tooth movements (single gaps in teeth are less complex than changing severely crooked teeth or uneven bites)
  • The amount of time needed to complete treatment (more aligners are needed for longer treatment lengths)

Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which Has Better Value?

Man holding clear aligners for Invisalign in Orange Park

When your main concern is finding a “quick fix” for straightening teeth without paying a high cost, Smile Direct Club generally does better than Invisalign. This is because the average treatment case from them is about $2,000, while Invisalign can fall anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000 depending on your needs.

With that said, there are important facts about mail-in, do-it-yourself aligner services to keep in mind. For example, you don’t get any oversight from a professional, which means plenty of things can go wrong. If the impressions aren’t made correctly, you could create serious issues for your smile that need to be corrected by a dentist anyway. This can prolong the process of your realignment as well as cost you more in dental treatments in the long-term.

With Invisalign, you have trusted oversight from an expert, the aligners are professionally made, and you can expect them to be highly accurate. This will make your overall experience smoother and more comfortable. If you want peace of mind for your smile realignment, Invisalign is the winner, despite the higher costs.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Oftentimes, dental insurance plans won’t include Invisalign in their coverage as only certain plans offer benefits for orthodontic services to begin with. However, its important to check with your insurance provider directly to ensure this is the case. If you have an FSA account, you may be able to use funds from it to offset some of your costs. Our team is happy to help facilitate this process, so feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

Invisalign dentist in Orange Park shaking hands with a patient

While we are in-network with many insurance plans, we understand not everyone has one to utilize to cover their oral healthcare costs. That’s why we also provide third-party financing options like CareCredit. This solution lets you pay for dental services over a monthly period with little to zero interest attached.

Alternatively, we offer the Smile Network Dental Savings Plan in-house, a membership that helps you save on a wide variety of essential dental services. This can help you set aside money towards other services you want, including Invisalign.

Our dentists are ready to help make your dream smile a reality through Invisalign. If you’d like to schedule a consultation and learn more about financing your care, please give us a call!

Invisalign FAQ’s

Person holding Invisalign in Orange Park

In addition to the huge advantage of being practically invisible, Invisalign is also convenient. While you’ll need to wear your trays at least 22 hours per day to get your results on time, you’ll also have the freedom to take them out for special circumstances such as job interviews. And, since the trays are removable, you’ll be able to eat what you want and brush and floss normally.

Your speech won’t be affected, although some patients need a few days to adjust to their trays and may have a temporary lisp until they learn how to position their tongue correctly.

How Will Invisalign Impact My Life?

In addition to the huge advantage of being practically invisible, Invisalign is also convenient. While you’ll need to wear your trays at least 22 hours per day to get your results on time, you’ll also have the freedom to take them out for special circumstances such as job interviews. And, since the trays are removable, you’ll be able to eat what you want and brush and floss normally.

Your speech won’t be affected, although some patients need a few days to adjust to their trays and may have a temporary lisp until they learn how to position their tongue correctly.

How Do I Care For My Aligner Trays?

Can I Be Sure My Invisalign Treatment Will Work?

Invisalign has an incredibly successful track record, with over 6 million people (including 1.4 million teens) getting beautiful results after treatment. Also, Dr. Crovatto and Dr. Edwards are Invisalign-certified and have advanced training to make sure the process goes smoothly from start to finish.

What If I’ve Already Had Braces or Other Dental Work?

If you’ve had braces before, your teeth may have shifted since having them removed. Invisalign is usually perfect for these situations and will make your smile look great again. For dental work such as porcelain veneers or crowns, we’ll evaluate your dental history during your consultation to make sure Invisalign is right for you before we make a recommendation.

How Will I Maintain My Smile After Invisalign Treatment?

After any type of orthodontic treatment, including metal braces and Invisalign, it’s important to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their correct positions. For Invisalign, you’ll use clear retainer trays (very similar to your aligners).

We’ll discuss how long to wear your retainers when your treatment is complete. Oftentimes, you’ll need to wear them around the clock at first (taking them out only for meals and brushing and flossing). Then you’ll eventually be able to wear them only at night.

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