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Invisalign® Orthodontic Treatment Option

We are proud to offer Invisalign® treatment as an option for our patients. This treatment option is only available through Willamette Dental Group licensed orthodontists in our 27 dental office locations that offer orthodontic services throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. With expertise and experience, our orthodontists will determine the optimal course of orthodontic treatment for each patient.

Invisalign treatment involves the use of a custom-made series of aligners created for each individual patient to re-position teeth. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible BPA-free plastic that is worn over the teeth. Wearing the aligners gradually shifts teeth into place, based on the movements planned by the orthodontist. Aligners are worn 20-22 hours each day and are removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Aligner trays are changed every two weeks through the duration of treatment. Each case is unique so the treatment duration will vary with each specific treatment plan as well as the ability of each patient to follow their treatment plan—much the same way that duration varies for fixed appliance orthodontic treatment (braces). 

The suitability of Invisalign treatment for each patient is determined by their Willamette Dental Group orthodontist based on several factors including alignment goals, patient cooperation and current oral health. Invisalign treatment requires an increased commitment by the patient to carefully follow instructions provided by their orthodontist. In general, it is the simpler cases of minor misalignment that are better suited for Invisalign treatment.

Getting Started

First, one of our general dentists will do an initial evaluation for you to determine if you are a candidate for any type of orthodontic treatment. If interested, please call 1.855.4DENTAL (1-855-433-6825) to schedule this appointment.

After you receive a referral from a Willamette Dental Group general dentist, you will schedule a series of appointments with a Willamette Dental Group orthodontist for your pre-orthodontic consultation. This consultation is where the Willamette Dental Group orthodontist will determine your eligibility for Invisalign treatment. The consultation includes an initial exam, as well as X-rays and study models, which may be taken at a separate appointment. The non-refundable fees for the pre-orthodontic consultation are credited toward the total fees if you proceed with the recommended orthodontic treatment. At the end of this consultation, your recommended treatment plan will be provided to you along with a cost and timeline estimate.

If you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment and you accept the treatment plan presented, impressions will be taken and submitted to Invisalign to create your individual aligners. A separate appointment will be scheduled 4 –5 weeks after impressions are taken to deliver and place the first set of aligners. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled at six-week intervals for the duration of your treatment plan. 

For more information about Invisalign treatment at Willamette Dental Group, call 1.855.4DENTAL, Option 3 to speak to a Member Services representative.

Invisalign Treatment Cost

Many dental insurance plans, including Willamette Dental Group insurance plans with orthodontic coverage, cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatments like metal braces. The cost of treatment is dependent on the severity of your individual case. As an orthodontia patient, you will be responsible for payment of the pre-orthodontia service copayments, a comprehensive orthodontia treatment copayment plus Invisalign charge and office visit copayments.

For more information about Invisalign treatment cost at Willamette Dental Group, call 1.855.4DENTAL, Option 3 to speak to a Member Services representative.

FSA

Did you know you can apply your Flexible Spending Account toward Invisalign treatment? You can set up to $2,500 of your pretax dollars aside through your FSA and use those funds to help cover the cost of Invisalign treatment. Then, you can apply for FSA reimbursement.

Payment Plans

If total charges for your case exceed $1,500, an initial down payment of $1,500 is due when the treatment plan is accepted and initial impressions are taken. The remaining balance is paid over 12 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign and how does it work?
Invisalign is the brand name for an orthodontic treatment method that uses a series of custom made clear plastic trays (aligners) to reposition teeth. The clear BPA-free aligners look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for each patient to move teeth in the sequence determined by the patient’s orthodontist. Over the course of treatment, patients are supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by the orthodontist, specifically for each patient.

How do I find out if Invisalign is the best option for my orthodontic treatment?
You must first receive an initial evaluation from a Willamette Dental Group general dentist to determine if you are a candidate for any type of orthodontic treatment.

After you receive a referral from a Willamette Dental Group general dentist, you will schedule an appointment with a Willamette Dental Group orthodontist for your pre-orthodontic consultation. This consultation includes an initial exam, as well as X-rays and study models. The cost for this service is a total of $150. These non-refundable fees are credited toward the total fees if you proceed with the recommended orthodontic treatment. 

Your Willamette Dental Group orthodontist will determine your eligibility for Invisalign treatment during this pre-orthodontic consultation. Your recommended treatment plan will be provided to you with a cost and timeline estimate.

Will using Invisalign result in compromised treatment results?
Invisalign, like any other orthodontic treatment method, is dependent on appropriate diagnosis, patient cooperation, along with the skill and experience of the provider. Invisalign requires an increased commitment by the patient for carefully following instructions provided by their orthodontist. In general, it is the simpler cases of minor misalignment that are better suited for Invisalign treatment.

Does Willamette Dental Group offer Invisalign Teen?
Willamette Dental Group offers the basic Invisalign product. At this time we do not offer Invisalign Teen® or other sub-products.

If I have been approved for Invisalign treatment from a dentist or orthodontist outside of Willamette Dental Group, do I automatically become a candidate for the treatment at Willamette Dental Group?
No, we require that each patient is evaluated by one of our general dentists for orthodontic treatment as well as by one of our orthodontists to determine if Invisalign is the best option for each patient.

What if I am already using Invisalign with another dentist or orthodontist and I switch to Willamette Dental Group?
Your individual case will be evaluated by a Willamette Dental Group orthodontist to determine your eligibility.  If the treatment plan is accepted as is, we will prorate the treatment cost and request that the previous provider assigns your Invisalign case to us and send us your remaining aligners. There would not be any additional costs for the aligners unless revisions are needed.

Where can I get orthodontic treatment from Willamette Dental Group?
We have licensed orthodontists in 27 office locations throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Visit our website, www.willamettedental.com, to find your nearest location. Invisalign treatment is only offered by Willamette Dental Group orthodontists. All of our orthodontists are trained Invisalign providers.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your orthodontist; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary and can be determined by your orthodontist.

How often are Invisalign aligners worn?
For the most effective treatment, aligners must be worn 20 to 22 hours per day and removed only for eating, brushing and flossing. 

How often would I see my orthodontist during Invisalign treatment?
We will schedule regular appointments once every six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Aligner trays are changed every two weeks.

How much does Invisalign cost at Willamette Dental Group?
Many dental insurance plans, including Willamette Dental Group insurance plans with orthodontic coverage, cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatments like metal braces. The cost of treatment is dependent on the severity of your individual case. As an orthodontia patient, you will be responsible for payment of the pre-orthodontia service copayments, a comprehensive orthodontia treatment copayment plus Invisalign® charge and office visit copayments.

For more information about Invisalign treatment cost at Willamette Dental Group, call 1.855.4DENTAL, Option 3 to speak to a Member Services representative.

Are payment plans available for Invisalign treatment costs?
If total charges for your case exceed $1,500, an initial down payment of $1,500 is due when the treatment plan is accepted and initial impressions are taken. The remaining balance is paid over 12 months.

What if I lose or damage one of my aligners?
Replacement aligners cost $75 each and can be ordered through your Willamette Dental Group orthodontist. Each aligner has a number so the orthodontist can reorder the appropriate aligner. We ask patients to keep their previous 2-3 aligners in case of loss or damage so we can determine which aligner needs to be reordered.

What if I lose coverage or need to leave Willamette Dental Group mid-treatment?
If your account is current (the Invisalign charges are paid for and any orthodontic payment plans up to date), we would prorate the treatment copayment and offer to forward the remaining aligners to your new orthodontist. The treatment fee will be prorated but any charges for the Invisalign aligners will not be eligible for any proration.


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