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What Is Invisalign?

For nearly 20 years, Invisalign has been helping patients achieve beautiful smiles by using clear, discreet, and easy-to-use aligners. It’s fast becoming one of the most popular options for teeth straightening.

But with so much talk about Invisalign, there is a lot of confusion about what Invisalign actually is. Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s not a set of aligners you can pick up from the pharmacy or grocery store. Orthodontic treatment is a complex healthcare process, and Invisalign is one of the many available options that an experienced provider can use to give you the results you want.

Invisalign is an orthodontic laboratory that prints customized clear aligners. Using sophisticated software, they take the detailed notes, plans, and case histories that orthodontists provide and create a series of customized aligners designed to shift teeth into the desired position, all while under the care and supervision of a trained and certified orthodontist.

Adirondack Orthodontics is bringing the best in Invisalign’s amazing software and technology straight to the Capital District!

What Advantages Does Invisalign Have over Traditional Braces?

  • Superior in treating open bites
  • Superior in space closure
  • Superior in root control with certain types of tooth movements
  • No wire changes
  • No colors
  • Easier appliance maintenance
  • Less risk of emergencies (broken appliances)
  • No broken brackets
  • No poking wires
  • No need to worry about food, which would normally damage/break brackets
  • Fewer appointments
  • Treatment duration the same or shorter than with traditional braces

Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?

Patients are often very worried about the cost of Invisalign. There is a common misconception that insurance will not cover it. But this isn’t true! Insurance companies will generally pay a specific amount toward orthodontic treatment no matter what type of treatment patients choose. (However, some plans may require patients to pay a greater percentage of the treatment if they opt for an aesthetic alternative like Invisalign.)

Your coverage and benefits depend on your insurance provider and plan. You can lower your out-of-pocket costs by choosing a provider that participates with your plan. Using an FSA or HSA to cover your treatment can also help you save money. Plus, we offer many discounts and payment plans to make Invisalign fit your budget even if you don’t have insurance. You’ll be surprised how affordable orthodontic treatment with Invisalign can be!


During your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss your motivations for seeking orthodontic treatment. We’ll take photos, scans, and X-rays, and conduct a full clinical examination. We’ll review all of your options at this time, not just Invisalign. We’ll also go over the costs and financial options available to you.

If you decide that Invisalign is the right treatment for you, we’ll take your first scans that very day and get right to work designing your treatment plan.

Ready to Get Started?

Starting your Invisalign treatment is easy. All you have to do is schedule a free consultation with us, and we will begin your treatment the same day!

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