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Invisalign — Fort Lauderdale, FL

A Nearly Invisible Alternative to Metal Braces

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You have attended every routine dental exam and teeth cleaning in your dental plan, and you never skip your at-home oral health practices. The result: you have perfectly healthy, white teeth. Now you’re ready to take the next step and straighten out the imperfections in your smile's alignment. If you want to avoid traditional braces, Dr. Kellner offers a comfortable and nearly invisible alternative for dental patients with mild to moderate misalignment: Invisalign at our Fort Lauderdale, FL dental office. You can learn more about this teeth-straightening option by scheduling an appointment with our team or reading on!

Why Choose Seaside Family Dentistry for Invisalign?

  • Top-Rated Dental Office in Fort Lauderdale
  • Multiple Financial Options Available, Including CareCredit
  • Morning, Lunchtime, and Afternoon Appointments

How Invisalign Works

Dental patient holding up Invisalign tray in Fort Lauderdale

Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale. He will analyze your bite and discuss your dental goals with you. Once Invisalign has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening system for you, Dr. Kellner will:

  1. Take X-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital image
  2. Map the movements of your teeth from their current position to the final desired position
  3. Have custom-made clear aligners created specifically for you, to wear throughout the day
  4. Monitor your progress and have you change aligners every two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment

As you move from one aligner to the next (approximately every two weeks), your teeth will gradually shift until they reach their final, improved position.

Who Invisalign Can Help

Smiling dentist in Fort Lauderdale showing patient Invisalign tray

You no longer need to undergo years of metal brackets and wires to get the smile you desire. Invisalign in Fort Lauderdale can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, from crowded teeth to bite alignment. Here is a bit more insight into these concerns and how clear aligners can address them.

Crowded Teeth

Closeup of crowded teeth

Teeth that overlap can negatively affect the look and health of your smile. In fact, overcrowding can increase your risk of developing cavities or grinding your teeth, resulting in premature wear. The good news is that Invisalign can gently guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions, effectively correcting crooked teeth.

Gaps Between Teeth

Closeup of gapped teeth

Spaced-out teeth can also negatively impact your oral health, making it more difficult to effectively brush and floss. Plus, it could affect your speaking patterns and bite. Fortunately, Invisalign can correct gapped teeth in an average of just 12 to 18 months!


Digital illustration of an overbite

Overbites occur when the top teeth come out too far from the lower arch of the teeth. Overbites can result in jaw pain, speech issues, uneven dental wear, and difficulty opening and closing your mouth. This problem can also leave the top teeth more exposed, increasing their risk of becoming injured.


Digital illustration of an underbite

An underbite describes when the bottom teeth go slightly passed or match with the top row of teeth when you close your mouth. This can be caused by several different factors, like genetics, jaw injury, and nonnutritive habits (like thumb sucking and pacifier use after a certain age). Oftentimes, patients who have underbites require the use of rubber bands and other attachments in addition to their Invisalign aligners. This ultimately helps to address the bite and shift the lower arch to its proper position.


Digital illustration of a crossbite

When the bottom teeth are slightly in front of the upper arch, this is called a “crossbite.” This is usually caused by genetics, poor oral hygiene, or premature loss of the primary teeth. When left unaddressed, crossbites can lead to other issues, including the increased risk of gum disease, tooth decay, speech difficulties, headaches, teeth grinding, and facial asymmetry. Invisalign can correct this issue in most cases. However, if your crossbite is caused by issues involving jaw development, it may be necessary to accompany the aligners with elastic and other accessories.

Open Bite

Digital illustration of an open bite

An open bite is when the top and bottom front teeth aren’t able to overlap or touch when you completely close your mouth. In most cases, this is due to poor bone development or nonnutritive habits, like prolonged thumb sucking and pacifier use. An open bite can lead to difficulty pronouncing certain words and sounds, as well as excessive enamel wear of the back teeth. Invisalign can bring the top and bottom teeth together, correcting the bite pattern and reducing additional oral damage.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Smiling woman with red lipstick wearing Invisalign clear aligner in Fort Lauderdale

There are several reasons more than 12 million patients have chosen to pursue their smile goals with Invisalign, including the fact that the aligners:

  • Are made out of nearly invisible plastic
  • Can be inserted and removed fro special occasions, eating, and your daily cleaning routines
  • Are BPA-free and so smooth that they don't irritate your cheeks and gums
  • Can straighten your teeth in an average of just 12 to 18 months
  • Are easy to clean

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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You might hesitate with Invisalign due to the price. That’s only natural — a straighter smile won’t help if getting it “breaks the bank.” Even so, the cost of Invisalign in Ft. Lauderdale varies by patient. As such, you need to consult Dr. Kellner for an exact treatment estimate. From there, though, you can count on Seaside Family Dentistry to make your treatment affordable. If you’d like to learn more, just keep reading or book a visit with us soon!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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The price of Invisalign treatment depends on various factors. Among them, the most common ones are:

  • The Treated Arches – Most Invisalign procedures treat both arches, but that isn’t always true. You’ll pay more or less based on whether you need to fix one arch or two.
  • Commitment to Treatment – Your Invisalign journey will be delayed if you don’t wear the aligners for 22 hours daily. Should that happen, you’ll likely face higher expenses.
  • Treatment Complexity – Treatments involving complex tooth movements have higher prices. Fixing severely crooked teeth, for instance, will cost more than fixing a simple overbite or tooth gap.
  • Proposed Treatment Length – If your treatment runs long, you'll need more aligners. You’ll naturally need to pay more too.


Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club™: Which is Pricier?

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Admittedly, Invisalign has the higher upfront cost — anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000. In contrast, Smile Direct Club™ has a price less than $2,000. The latter is thus a good option for a “quick fix” with low initial expenses.

Still, remember that Smile Direct Club™ is a DIY clear aligner kit. The treatment, in other words, has little oversight and much room for error. Anything from poor impressions to improper instruction use could happen. If such things did occur, you’d face serious issues that need professional care anyway.

Invisalign, meanwhile, avoids these issues. After all, it has the trusted oversight of Dr. Kellner every step of the way. You could then rely on accurate impressions and a very smooth treatment process. If you value such things, the cost is worth it.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Unfortunately, only some dental plans include coverage for orthodontic work. Even those that do will often leave Invisalign out.

Of course, that isn’t always true. Exceptions always exist. Therefore, make sure to check with your insurance provider before settling anything. Our team can even help you do so.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

A patient paying the cost of Invisalign in Ft. Lauderdale

Whether you have insurance or not, there are other ways to make Invisalign affordable. Many dental offices now provide patients with helpful payment options.

For instance, look at our own Seaside Family Dentistry. We offer flexible financing through CareCredit and Compassionate Finance. These services let you pay for dental care in monthly installments. That way, you could cover the cost of Invisalign gradually.

As you can see, Seaside Family Dentistry can straighten smiles on a budget. Find out about our other financial help by booking a visit to our dental office today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use Invisalign?

Unlike other types of invisible braces, Invisalign is appropriate for teenagers and adults alike.

How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?

Dr. Alan Kellner will determine the length of treatment based on the severity of your unique situation. On average, patients who seek out invisible braces use Invisalign for 12 months.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of an Invisalign treatment is similar to traditional braces and some types of clear braces. At Seaside Family Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of payment and financing options that are designed to help you achieve straight teeth with the Invisalign system.