A crooked smile or crowded teeth can make a person feel very self-conscience. That lack of self esteem can affect their personal relationships and even their performance at work. Sadly, some may even stop smiling.
If you have been considering traditional braces to correct your smile, you may not be too keen on having a mouth full of metal for 18 months. We get it, but fortunately you can now straighten your teeth without braces. For people living in Western North Carolina, it now easier and more affordable to get the gorgeous smile of their dreams. Impressions are at-home invisible aligners that are totally different from braces.
Braces Aren’t Your Only Option Anymore
In the last few decades, dental and orthodontic procedures have evolved, meaning that braces, while necessary for some, are no longer the gold standard for orthodontic correction. It all comes down to the necessary level of treatment that you need as an individual, and that level can be determined by visiting a trained orthodontist. Impressions was created by the Orthodontist behind Blue Ridge Orthodontics in Asheville.
The usage of braces to straighten teeth can be traced all the way back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians. Then Invisalign changed the orthodontic game in 2005. With invisible aligners, teenagers and adults had a much more appealing option when it came to orthodontic treatment. They needed to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, but the aligners could be taken out in order to eat or drink.
Now with Impressions at-home aligners, you get the benefits of Invisalign for a fraction of the cost and even fewer in-office visits!
How Impressions Works to Straighten Your Teeth at Home
First, you need to schedule an appointment at one of our ImpressionsHubs. Currently, we are located in Asheville and Hendersonville, but stay tuned for new locations in the near future.
During this appointment, you’ll receive a free consultation to see if Impressions is right for you. Our orthodontist will examine your teeth and noting if you suffer from one of the issues that Impressions is capable of fixing, including:
- Spacing issues
If you do qualify for Impressions aligners, a digital scan is completed that very same day using the iTero 3D Digital Scanner, the same technology used by Invisalign.
With the 3D digital scan in hand, Impressions orthodontists will go about producing a plan of treatment for the patient. This plan is shared with the patient and each step gone over in detail so that they understand what is required of them and what must be done to achieve the smile of their dreams. Next, a series of invisible aligners will be produced and shipped out to the patient’s own front door in a matter of weeks.
Straightening Your Teeth At Home Without Braces
Compared to braces, there are some specific things to keep in mind with these at-home invisible aligners. First, remember that this treatment will not produce the results you want unless you wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day. You’ll also need to monitor your diet and keep your Impressions aligners clean.
Your Impressions kit will contain all the different sets of aligners that you’ll be wearing over the course of your treatment. Each set is usually worn for two weeks at a time. If one of your sets is lost or damaged, please contact us for a replacement right away! Give us a call at (844) 846-8836.
Your kit also comes with a free whitening gel, because we know that having straight teeth is really only half the battle. Here are a couple of other things you should know before you get your at-home aligners.
Here’s a sneak peak of what you get in your Impressions box!
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Important Details About Impressions Invisible Aligners
So, with all that in mind, let’s discuss the cost of treatment. Invisalign usually costs around $6,800, with insurance able to cover only $500-$1,000. Impressions costs half as much and your insurance will still cover the same amount.
Another great part? Impressions treatment is completed in six to nine months on average. That means that you will have a lot more time to enjoy life and eat/drink whatever you want whenever you want than is possible with either braces or Invisalign. Invisible aligners may not be for everyone, but for many adults in Western North Carolina, it’s an amazing option!
Many alternatives to traditional braces exist, and it’s up to a person’s preference and the advice of their doctor to decide what kind of treatment is right for them. Some people may find that braces are the best option and that, even though they are unsightly, the period of time that they need said braces will go by rather quickly. Others, however, may discover the many benefits that come from using invisible aligners, especially those that can be shipped to your front door and used from the comfort of your bed or couch.
If you are interested in learning more about invisible aligners, head to our website and take a look around. For those interested in scheduling a free consultation, contact us to request an appointment.
You can also use our online form to see if you’re a candidate for Impressions invisible aligners first: