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Invisalign

A beautiful woman smiling and wearing Invisalign from her South Florida orthodontistStraighten your teeth without anyone even realizing that you’re wearing braces! When it comes to finding the most discreet solution to perfecting your smile, Dr. Albert Lucas has the answer. Lucas Orthodontics in Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL offers Invisalign®, the almost invisible tray alignment system from Align Technology.

As one of the first Invisalign providers, Dr. Lucas began working with Invisalign in 1999. He is currently rated as a Platinum-Plus Invisalign provider and has performed more than 1000 successful smile transformations.

What Is Invisalign?

Using a series of custom, clear tray aligners, Invisalign works to straighten teeth as adults and teens continue their regular daily routine. Developed between 1992 and 1997, Invisalign received FDA approval in 1998 and was introduced to the public in 1999.

Although initially developed to correct minor alignment issues, Invisalign has adapted quickly to the need for more versatility. The Invisalign system can now correct alignment issues from minor to complex.

The increasing popularity of Invisalign prompted Align Technology to expand this revolutionary treatment method’s capabilities. After eight years of research and testing more than 260 polymers, Align Technology introduced SmartTrack® material.

SmartTrack® material makes Invisalign almost invisible. It is lightweight, durable, and increases the efficacy of treatment. When used with SmartForce® attachments, SmartTrack material increases the ability of Invisalign to tackle even the most complex alignment issues.

There are many advantages to Invisalign® treatment:

  • Almost completely invisible
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Customized treatment for each patient
  • Removable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene
  • Fewer office visits
  • Faster than traditional braces in many cases

Align Technology continues to increase the capabilities of Invisalign® treatment with new technology and training for existing providers.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

CLose up of a woman inserting an Invisalign alingerYour orthodontist in South Florida will use 3D imaging to create a “map” of your mouth during your initial consultation. The doctor will create a treatment plan using the map with ClinCheck® software. The computer-aided design program maps how teeth shift from beginning to perfect smiles. 

Trays are created in sequenced sets. Each tray set is worn for approximately two weeks before shifting to the next set in the sequence. Trays are worn from 20 to 22 hours each day. Patients remove trays for drinking, eating, and oral care.

There are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign®, although some patients experience minor discomfort when beginning with a new tray set and may opt for softer foods. Brushing and flossing are the same – just remove the tray aligners to brush and floss normally.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

Although some Invisalign treatment plans for minor corrections can be completed in as few as three to six months, the average treatment duration is 15 to 18 months. Some treatment plans might be longer, depending on the degree of correction necessary.

Most people will require from 18 to 30 sequenced tray sets. Appointments to check treatment progress will happen every six to eight weeks, although the doctor may alter this schedule based on treatment progression.

What Is The Average Cost of Invisalign in South Florida

The cost of Invisalign varies depending on the severity of necessary corrections. The national average is a very broad range from $3,000 to $8,000, although most treatment plans land around the middle of that estimate.

Dr. Lucas cannot establish the final cost of treatment until after a complete examination, however, our convenient online calculator can give you an idea of the cost of Invisalign. The doctor will discuss treatment details following an examination, including insurance options and payment plans.

There are many payment options available for Invisalign:

  • Low down payment options available
  • Finance free extended monthly payments to fit your budget
  • Various payment arrangements to coincide with your Flex Plan needs
  • Most major credit cards accepted

Lucas Orthodontics works with many dental insurance providers. Our staff will assist you in reviewing your insurance coverage to determine what benefits can be applied to Invisalign treatment.

You are your best investment!

 

Schedule Your Lucas Smile Analysis

Lucas Orthodontics offers a 100% no-obligation Smile Analysis. Valued at $250, the Smile Analysis is a great way to begin your journey to a perfect smile!

Serving the South Florida areas of Pembroke Pines and Plantation, Dr. Albert Lucas is a leader in Invisalign® treatment!

 

What Our Patients Say

  • The best Orthodontist, assistants, and office staff! After two years wearing braces, they’re finally off! I’m so happy with the results, Doctor Lucas is truly amazing and knowledgeable, his staff are very patient and caring, definitely highly recommend!!!!

    - Andy H.
  • My experience here has always been amazing. This is my 2nd time getting braces with them due to not wearing my retainer. I was very pleased with my results the first time and am sure I will achieve the same beautiful smile a 2nd time. Glory at the front desk is very kind and helpful when checking you in and working you up. All the staff is very sweet and I love how clean and bright the facility is.

    - Victoria O.
  • I’ve have been coming to Lucas Orthodontics for almost 15 years. All three of my children have excellent smiles. The staff and Dr. Lucas are AMAZING to say the least. I highly recommend going there. Thank you so much!!!

    - Fior T.
  • Dr. Lucas is very good and his staff was very attentive and caring. They showed patience and kindness to my son. They made him feel safe and comfortable through a very uncomfortable procedure. Thank you!

    - Michelle R.

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