Why To Get Invisalign as an Adult

Why To Get Invisalign as an Adult
Posted on 02/12/2016
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Today, almost 20% of people wearing braces are adults. However, for some, metal braces are just not an option; they are less than attractive, decidedly uncomfortable, and can be painful to wear. Meet Invisalign, the perfect alternative to traditional braces, due to the fact it has the same effect on the teeth as metal braces, but less hassle. Today. Dr. Tyler Pritchard of Pritchard Orthodontics is here to help you decide if Invisalign in Battle Ground, WA is the right option for you!


One of the major benefits of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is how much more comfortable it is than traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign aligners can be removed as often as necessary. This makes tasks like eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and cleaning the aligners much easier. Without any metal, you won’t have any cuts or sores due to the absence wires and brackets.


Metal braces are often associated with a child or teenager, and are considered to be unsightly and unattractive by many. With Invisalign, you’ll never have this problem. Because they’re made of a thin, clear plastic, they appear to be virtually invisible, and look like the wearer doesn’t have braces at all. When in fact, the Invisalign aligners are straightening the teeth just like traditional metal braces do!

Length of Treatment

With Invisalign, the time that it will take for your teeth to move into their intended positions is greatly reduced. Invisalign can take anywhere from one to one and a half years to straighten your teeth, as opposed to metal braces which can take up to as long as five years!


The price of Invisalign is almost equivalent to that of traditional metal braces. However each price is individual to each patient and the amount of work they need done. For more information, please set up an appointment with Oppenheimer Orthodontics so they can go over the exact price, Insurance, and a payment plan with you.

What to Expect

With Invisalign, your treatment plan is formulated from the very beginning. A computer program analyzes the current position of your teeth and formulates the plan and the series of aligners that will be used to accurately straighten teeth to their correct position. Therefore, you and your orthodontist will know exactly how your teeth will move, unlike braces where a trial-and-error situation will give no clear indication as to the progression of your treatment.

Insurance Plans

Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatment options, like metal braces. Some plans even cover up to $3,500 of Invisalign treatment! To figure out how much your plan will cover, speak to someone at the Pritchard Orthodontics team as well as your insurance provider.

If you’re an adult looking to improve your smile without any of the pain or annoyance caused by traditional braces, Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. If you’ve been seeking an orthodontist to provide Invisalign treatment, then Dr. Tyler Pritchard of Pritchard Orthodontics in Battle Ground, WA, can help. Dr. Tyler Pritchard and the Pritchard Orthodontics team provide Invisalign for adults near Battle Ground, WA. So what are you waiting for? Contact Pritchard Orthodontics at 360-667-4111 to ask any questions or schedule a consultation today!