Dr. Patrick T. Cuozzo of Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists talks about Invisalign® clear teeth aligners, what goes into pricing the treatment, and how the procedure compares to traditional metal braces.
Lincroft, NJ – Invisalign® is a system of clear, removable teeth aligners designed to help patients correct common orthodontic issues in a discreet way. Dr. Patrick T. Cuozzo, a New Jersey orthodontist, says Invisalign® has given many patients an advanced alternative to traditional metal braces, helping them achieve straighter teeth in a treatment that’s often said to be more comfortable. Dr. Cuozzo also notes that, while Invisalign® typically compares very favorably to braces and other orthodontic techniques in terms of cost, there are many factors that go into such a customized treatment and the overall price of the procedure will vary.
Invisalign® utilizes a series of custom-designed teeth aligners to improve teeth alignment and gradually move one’s teeth into a straighter position. The aligners are made of clear plastic, and are removable for eating, drinking, and daily oral hygiene routines. Dr. Cuozzo says Invisalign® teeth aligners are almost undetectable on the teeth, allowing patients to feel more confident about smiling while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
When it comes to the overall price of Invisalign®, Dr. Cuozzo says it’s largely dependent on the extent of teeth correction the patient needs and the length of time necessary for optimal results. While the average treatment time with Invisalign® is often about 9 to 15 months, some patients may need a longer or shorter period of treatment. Dr. Cuozzo notes that many dental insurance plans that cover orthodontic procedures include Invisalign® as a covered procedure. For those patients who aren’t covered, Dr. Cuozzo says his practice offers a number of different payment methods to give them the most convenient options possible.
Dr. Cuozzo says the best way for patients to determine the cost of Invisalign® is to have a comprehensive oral evaluation with an experienced orthodontist. Once Invisalign® is decided to be an ideal option for a patient’s needs, Dr. Cuozzo notes, a customized Invisalign® treatment plan will be created and the patient is provided with an overall cost estimate before the procedure begins. He says, for many people, Invisalign® has offered an effective and cost-comparable alternative to other orthodontic techniques – not to mention a more discreet and comfortable treatment process.
About Patrick Cuozzo, DDS, PA
Dr. Patrick Cuozzo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He earned his dental degree from the University of Maryland Dental School and received further training and education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Cuozzo is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, and other organizations. He has been voted multiple times as a Top Orthodontic Specialist in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and has been listed in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists. Dr. Cuozzo is available for interview upon request.
Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists
4 Swimming River Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
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Sea Girt, NJ 08750