I’m getting my teeth whitened. I’m excited about that. Really excited. I’ve always wanted to straighten my teeth too. I wondered if I told my dentist to make the trays a little smaller than normal if they could straighten my teeth like Invisalign trays. I’m not sure I can afford both procedures. But, I’m finally single and want a chance to feel pretty for me, not anyone else.
While I highly recommend feeling beautiful for yourself, your teeth whitening trays can’t double as Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are carefully crafted by a computer, which designs each pair of aligners to gently move your teeth into a new position. Whitening trays are designed to fit snug, but they will only fit to the current position of your teeth.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get both procedures done affordably. I’m going to suggest you reverse the procedures. If you get Invisalign, you CAN let those aligners double for teeth whitening trays. Then, instead of paying for the custom tray design and the gel, you only have to get the gel.
You’ll find both procedures will do a remarkable job of helping you feel and look beautiful. Invisalign will obviously straighten your teeth and an orderly smile is attractive. What many don’t realize is how beneficial the simple teeth whitening procedure can be. It strips years off your appearance. Many patients feel they look years younger from that procedure alone.
Invisalign sometimes costs more than the whitening procedure. If that’s a hardship for you, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You could speak to your dentist. Many of them have payment plans which will allow you to get to started on the procedure while paying it out. If they don’t offer payment plans, you can look into Care Credit. It’s a medical credit card that, depending on your credit, allows you to pick your terms.
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