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Invisalign Treatment

At Gulf Coast Orthodontics, we’re thrilled to be your top choice for Invisalign treatment in Fort Myers, Estero, and Naples, FL. Our cutting-edge, personalized approach to orthodontic care doesn’t just aim for straighter teeth—it’s a pathway to a more confident smile. With Invisalign, we provide a modern alternative to traditional braces, using clear aligners to discreetly and effectively correct misaligned teeth. Let us help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, without compromising your lifestyle.

Why choose Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners, crafted by Align Technology, provide a nearly invisible approach to straightening teeth. Unlike conventional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually undetectable. This unique flexibility allows you to maintain your oral hygiene practices through regular brushing and flossing,  reducing the risk of dental complications.

How does Invisalign work?

The Invisalign system employs a series of custom aligners created uniquely for your teeth. Over the treatment period, these aligners make small movements to reposition your teeth to the desired position. Every two weeks, on average, you will transition to a new aligner, continuing the journey towards straighter teeth under the expert guidance of our orthodontists.

Benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces

Invisalign treatment not only aligns your teeth but does so with a level of comfort and convenience that traditional braces cannot match. There’s no dealing with metal brackets or wires, reducing the tooth soreness typically associated with conventional braces. Furthermore, the clear aligner system allows for a more predictable treatment time, often with fewer visits to the orthodontist.

Man smiling while using clear aligners to invisibly straighten his teeth in Beverly Hills

What to expect during your treatment

Your Invisalign journey begins with a comprehensive consultation at our office, where we’ll discuss your treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. The treatment time varies from patient to patient but on average lasts about 12 to 18 months. Throughout the treatment, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular check-ins with your orthodontist ensures the best results.

Cost and insurance coverage

We believe in providing clear, upfront information about the cost of Invisalign treatment and the available payment options, including insurance coverage and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) benefits. We’ll work with you to explore all available options to make your journey to a new smile as affordable as possible.

Ready to embark on a journey to a new, beautiful smile with Invisalign at Gulf Coast Orthodontics? Contact us today for a free consultation, and let’s explore how our advanced clear aligner system can bring out the best in your smile.


Which is better, Invisalign aligners or braces?

While both Invisalign aligners and traditional braces aim to straighten teeth, they have distinct differences. Braces use metal brackets and wires to move teeth, while Invisalign uses clear aligners. Braces are fixed and can’t be removed, whereas Invisalign aligners can be taken out for eating and cleaning. Additionally, Invisalign treatment often requires fewer visits to the orthodontist compared to braces.

What are the benefits of clear aligners over traditional braces?

Clear aligners offer several advantages over traditional braces:

  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Comfort
  • Flexibility
  • Reduced risk of gum and tooth damage
  • Easier maintenance of oral hygiene

How much do clear aligners cost compared to traditional braces?

The cost of clear aligners is generally comparable to traditional braces. However, the exact price can vary based on the brand, treatment duration, and specific dental issues. It’s essential to get a personalized quote from an orthodontist to understand the costs involved.

How do Invisalign trays work?

Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with an orthodontist. They will take impressions of your teeth, which are then used to create a series of custom aligners. These aligners are worn for 20-22 hours a day, with each set being replaced every two weeks.

Cons of Invisalign treatment

While Invisalign offers many benefits, there are some drawbacks to consider:

  • Aligners must be worn consistently for effective results
  • Potential for lost or damaged aligners
  • May not be suitable for severe orthodontic issues

The Invisalign process: A closer look

The Invisalign process involves several steps, from consultation to the final retainer stage.
Throughout the treatment, patients will have regular check-ups with their orthodontist to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.

What can I eat with Invisalign aligners?

One of the key benefits of Invisalign is the ability to eat whatever you like. However, it’s essential to remove the aligners before eating and drinking anything other than water. After meals, teeth should be brushed before placing the aligners back in.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies based on individual needs. On average, treatment lasts between 12 to 18 months. However, some cases may be shorter or longer.

Do I need to remove Invisalign aligners?

One of the main differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign aligners must be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This ensures optimal oral hygiene and prevents damage to the aligners. With Invisalign, you simply remove them from your mouth.