Do you want straighter teeth without having to endure years of wearing unattractive and uncomfortable metal braces? Invisalign® may be a beneficial solution for you. We offer Invisalign treatment in addition to our traditional orthodontic treatments. Invisalign teeth aligners are clear, removable trays made from a custom-fitted plastic that work to gradually and gently shift your teeth into alignment for a straight, healthy-looking smile. These teeth aligners are virtually invisible, easy to remove for eating and cleaning, and have the ability to straighten your teeth in a relatively quick amount of time.
Invisalign lets you keep showing your confident, metal-free smile to the world as the aligners work to gradually straighten your teeth—without anyone having to know. Enjoy a straighter smile without the the bold appearance of metal braces, using the advanced Invisalign orthodontic treatment at Kois Orthodontics.
- What Invisalign Corrects
- Invisalign Benefits
- Invisalign Teen
- Invisalign First
- Invisalign Treatment Process
- Invisalign Treatment Time
- Is Invisalign Painful?
- Invisalign Cost
What Can Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign can correct a variety of common orthodontic concerns, such as:
- Crowded or overlapping teeth
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Overbite or underbite
- Malocclusion (“poor bite”), where teeth do not meet correctly when the jaw is closed
In addition, the Invisalign system can be utilized in more complex cases, including those involving jaw surgery and restorative dentistry, such as veneers, crowns, and dental implants.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign Treatment?
- Inconspicuously clear design that allows you to straighten your teeth without noticeable brackets and wires distracting from your smile.
- Smooth and comfortable fit that is custom-made for your mouth, helping you avoid the discomfort associated with traditional metal braces.
- Easy-to-remove alignment trays that allow you to eat all of your favorite foods without restriction.
- Simple maintenance, since you can remove the trays as needed to clean them and brush your teeth.
- Fast results, with many individuals achieving straight teeth in about a year or less (results vary per patient).
I had Invisalign done with Dr. Brienne Roloff and it was a perfect experience from beginning to end. She is a perfectionist who and was attentive and professional from the initial consultation through to post-treatment. I’ve had orthodontic work done before and it can be a confusing and daunting process but Dr. Roloff provided confident and reassuring guidance the whole way. My situation was particularly tricky because of dental work that needed to be performed simultaneously and Dr. Roloff coordinated with my dentist to ensure everything went smoothly. It was a completely stress-free experience for me and I can’t recommend her enough!
October 17, 2018
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen utilizes the same technology as classic Invisalign but is specially designed for the needs of teenagers. Each custom-made set of clear aligners features small blue compliance dots that are hidden and gradually fade as the aligners are worn. This helps indicate whether the teen is wearing their Invisalign aligners enough, or if additional time is needed to progress to the next set of aligners. Invisalign Teen aligners are also created with small spaces built in, which allows for developing molars to grow while being guided into a straight position.
At a time when young men and women are especially conscious of their appearance, teenagers can benefit from the discreet appearance of Invisalign. Teens today also have busy schedules with school and extracurricular activities. With Invisalign, they can also avoid the inconvenience of coming into the office for extra appointments to address issues that often occur with metal braces, such as broken brackets and rubbing of brackets and wires. Invisalign is also generally much more comfortable and convenient, especially for those playing sports and musical instruments. As an added benefit, if Invisalign Teen aligners are misplaced, parents can order a replacement to help their teen continue their treatment protocol without an extended wait period.
What Is Invisalign First?
Similar to Invisalign Teen, Invisalign First is designed to accommodate an evolving smile as teeth continue to develop. For young patients, this version of Invisalign can address a wide range of concerns that relate to tooth position, such as crowding, gaps, and narrow arches. With this form of child orthodontic therapy, known as Phase 1 treatment, patients are typically between the ages of 6 and 10. Even with baby teeth still present, Invisalign can help address orthodontic issues before they become more severe.
Through the use of SmartForce® technology, Invisalign First considers the unique measurements of a child’s teeth and mouth, including shorter crowns, teeth about to erupt, and changing tooth position. In addition to being more comfortable than many alternatives, this orthodontic system offers more predictable outcomes for children needing early phase treatment.
What to Expect from Invisalign Treatment
An Invisalign treatment at Kois Orthodontics will begin with our orthodontist, Dr. Brienne Roloff, creating a completely customized set of aligners to fit your teeth. To ensure your personalized appliances provide optimal improvement for your needs, Dr. Brie uses state-of-the-art orthodontic technology systems to achieve the utmost precision. The planning process begins with Dr. Brie taking digital scans of your mouth, which replaces messy and often uncomfortable impressions that are traditionally taken. She also employs CBCT technology along with other records to plan the personalized details of your unique case. Through this in-depth planning process, Dr. Brie can make sure the design of your aligners provides the most predictable movements and effective results possible.
Once you receive your custom-made aligners, you will be instructed to wear them at least 20 to 22 hours every day. You should limit removal to when you are eating, cleaning the aligners, and brushing or flossing. At each appointment, you will be given several sets of aligners to take home so that you will only need to return to the office about every 4 to 10 weeks. Each set of aligners is generally worn for 5, 7, or 10 days at a time. These aligners will work to gradually shift your teeth into place over the course of your treatment, with the final result being a beautiful, straight smile.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
The typical Invisalign patient completes treatment in 12 to 18 months, depending on the severity of crowding. To ensure your experience is as efficient as possible, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended amount of time each day. Dr. Brie can provide a more accurate timeline based on the specifics of your needs, as well as how often you wear your aligners.
Will Invisalign Be Painful?
Invisalign tends to cause much less discomfort than traditional bracket braces. Each time a patient changes to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort as teeth are moved into their new position. This is normal and is a good sign that the aligners are working.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign will vary for each patient, but it is often similar to that of traditional metal braces. Your total will be influenced by the extent of your teeth straightening needs, which determines how many aligner sets will be involved in your treatment and how many months you will need to wear them. Invisalign is covered by many orthodontic insurance plans, but you will need to check with yours to get an accurate estimate. Our team will provide you with a cost estimate and different payment options to help you plan for your orthodontic treatment.
A Straighter Smile Can Start Today with Invisalign
Are you wondering if you’re a candidate for Invisalign? Find out more about this advanced teeth straightening treatment and how it can help you to achieve the beautiful, straight smile you have always wanted. Call us today for more information!