I Had Braces — Do I need Invisalign?

A comfortable, discreet orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is an effective way to straighten mild to moderately misaligned teeth. But can you get Invisalign after braces? Here’s what you should know.

Can I Get Invisalign if I Already Had Braces?

Even if you’ve had successful orthodontic treatment in the past, it’s possible for teeth to partially shift back to their initial positions, especially if you haven’t consistently worn your retainer. If your teeth have shifted since you had your braces removed, Invisalign can be used to correct any new issues that may have popped up.

Can I Get Invisalign?

If you had traditional braces when you were younger but your teeth have shifted over time, Invisalign is a great way to re-straighten your teeth. With this modern solution, you’ll enjoy fewer office visits, less discomfort and discreet, non-invasive treatment.

First, you’ll need to get an evaluation to determine if Invisalign will be enough to correct your alignment issues. Only an experienced dental professional will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your unique needs.

Is Invisalign Cheaper if I Already Had Braces?

If you already had braces, you may only need minor straightening. In this case, your Invisalign treatment duration is likely to be shorter (12 to 18 months). This will usually result in lower costs, depending on your unique situation.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost if You Already Had Braces?

How much is Invisalign after braces? It all depends on the patient and his or her unique needs. While traditional braces can cost from $3,000 to $10,000; Invisalign treatments typically cost from $1,200 and $2,400. 

Again, if you’ve already had braces, you are more likely to only need minor corrections which take less time to achieve. This typically results in lower costs, but you’ll need to get an evaluation for an accurate cost estimate. 

Can You Get Invisalign Instead of Braces?

Even though they are barely noticeable, Invisalign aligners provide effective treatment with reliable, long-lasting results. In fact, in some instances, Invisalign can be more effective than traditional braces, due to the collective all-around force across the whole tooth. That said, if your alignment issues are severe, traditional braces are probably a better choice. You’ll need a professional evaluation to determine the best treatment for your alignment issues. 

As an adult who had braces in the past, it may feel frustrating to realize you need to re-straighten your teeth. Fortunately, these days you can correct any alignment issues discreetly using Invisalign. The experts at Gentle Dental can help you learn more about this effective solution for mild to moderately misaligned teeth.

Get closer to your perfect smile. Book your next appointment at a Gentle Dental location near you.