Invisalign

Very few people have naturally straight teeth. For years braces were the only option. Until now.

Introducing Invisalign, a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth without braces. Invisalign is comfortable, removable and nearly invisible. It is the clear way to straighten teeth. You'll be the only one that knows. No braces. Nothing to hold you back. With Invisalign, there's nothing to hide. Now you can have the smile you've always wanted without the braces you've always avoided.

And now, Invisalign, which was initially developed for adult patients, is available for teenage patients. Recent advances in technology make treatment for teens not only possible but very practical. A set of new features has made Invisalign Teen the perfect fit for teenage patients. A beautiful smile is an important component for success and happiness in all our lives. Giving yourself or your teens a confident smile is not only important, it is a gift of a lifetime!

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. Using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to project tooth movement, Invisalign creates a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gradually move your teeth. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, moving to the next set, until your teeth are straight.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

  • Nearly invisible - You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
  • Removable - You can still eat and drink what you want.
  • Better oral hygiene - You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth.
  • Comfortable - There are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions

Does Invisalign work? is it effective?

Yes. It has been proven effective in both clinical research and in private practices nationwide. Pictures of completed cases may be viewed at www.Invisalign.com. Click on "Explore Invisalign" and the "Past Patients" tab.

What are the aligners made of?

Aligners are made of a clear, thin medical-grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn.

Has Invisalign been reviewed by the FDA?

Yes, the FDA has cleared the Invisalign System as a Class I medical device for orthodontic treatment for prescription use.

Who does Invisalign work for? Will it work for me?

Yes, Invisalign will work for most people. It is effective for a wide range of people, including those whose teeth are too crowded, who have gaps between their teeth, an overbite or whose teeth may have shifted since wearing braces. Invisalign is for adults and teens whose teeth are fully grown in.

What is the process for getting Invisalign?

Schedule an appointment with us and we can can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you. Our Orthodontists then write a treatment plan and submits it to Invisalign, along with X-Rays and impressions of your teeth.

Using 3-D computer imaging technology to project tooth movement, Invisalign translates the treatment plan into a series of precisely customized aligners. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, moving to the next set, until your teeth are straight.

You return for appointments typically once every six to twelve weeks. This is the only way to be sure that the treatment is progressing as planned.

Does the doctor need any special training to treat with Invisalign?

Our Orthodontists have attended a comprehensive training program to become certified and proficient in the various requirements necessary for treating patients with Invisalign.

What does Invisalign cost?

As with traditional braces, the cost will be based on the complexity of your case and the length of treatment.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Typically, an insurance policy that covers traditional braces also covers Invisalign to the same extent.

Are there financing options available?

Our practice has financing options available.

How long does treatment take with Invisalign?

As with traditional braces, treatment times will vary depending on how much straightening your teeth will need. Nevertheless, in cases completed to date, Invisalign treatments typically involve 20-30 aligners per arch.

How often must I wear the aligners?

Aligners should be worn day and night, except when eating, brushing or flossing.

Are there retrictions on eating and drinking?

No. The aligners are removable, so you can still enjoy your favorite food and drinks.

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

Invisalign may temporarily affect your speech for a day or two, until your mouth adjusts to aligners.

Does Invisalign hurt?

There may be some mild soreness each time you start a new aligner in the series. This is a normal sign that the aligners are working - sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination. The soreness subsides within a few days.

How do I get started?

Just make an appointment for an initial evaluation.