If you’ve been dreaming of a straighter smile but want to avoid the look and feel of bulky metal braces, Invisalign may be the orthodontic option for you.
Invisalign is a great option for teens, adults, and anyone looking for a discreet orthodontic solution. Using clear plastic trays to gently exert pressure on your teeth, these aligners shift them into the desired position. They are thin, nearly invisible, comfortable, and removable. With traditional braces, you have to change your diet, your at-home oral hygiene routine, and deal with hard metal brackets and sharp wires that can poke your gums and cheeks. This is not the case with Invisalign! You can enjoy your normal routine while watching your teeth become straighter right before your eyes.
Over 13 million people have straightened their smiles with Invisalign.
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Creating your custom Invisalign trays has never been easier thanks to digital scanning. Say goodbye to goopy impression trays and hello to your best smile yet!
Dr. Hagge is a Platinum Invisalign Certified Provider. You can rest assured that your smile will be getting the industry’s best expertise when you come to our practice.
With our advanced imaging techniques and innovative software, we can show you what your smile will look like after your Invisalign treatment, before you even start!
We understand that Invisalign therapy is a big investment. That’s why we offer complimentary consultations, so you can feel confident about your orthodontic treatment before you commit.
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Brush and floss as usual – the same way you did before starting your Invisalign treatment.
No metal brackets or wires to poke your gums or cheeks here!
Continue to enjoy your favorite foods and don't worry about the forbidden snack list that accompanies braces.
During your first visit, your doctor will take a look at your bite and smile to determine if Invisalign is the right option for you. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have about your smile, Invisalign, or other treatment options. Once you are approved for treatment we will take a digital scan of your teeth so the doctor can create a customized virtual treatment plan for you.
When your aligners arrive at our office, you’ll come and pick them up to begin your treatment. We will add any necessary attachments to your teeth and ensure your aligners fit properly. We will also review instructions on how to wear and care for your aligners to ensure the best results.
Every 8 weeks or so, you’ll come back to our office to pick up your next few sets of aligners. Every treatment plan is different, so the amount of time may vary based on your needs. These check-ins are essential to ensure your treatment is on track and that your Invisalign trays are fitting properly.
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If you have minor or moderate orthodontic issues, you are likely a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign. So long as your mouth is free of any oral health issues like gum disease or tooth decay, you will probably be eligible to proceed with treatment. However, Invisalign is not for everyone. Severe orthodontic issues may not be able to be addressed with Invisalign. In these cases, we usually recommend treatment with traditional metal or ceramic braces as they can provide more powerful results. To find out about your options for orthodontic treatment, schedule your consultation today!
While Invisalign is usually more comfortable than traditional braces, there is still some discomfort associated with all orthodontic treatments. Since we will be shifting your teeth, you may notice temporary tenderness and soreness as you get used to each new set of trays.
For most patients, your treatment plan will indicate that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, however, this may vary based on your unique needs. When in doubt, we recommend wearing your aligners at all times except for when you take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This will ensure you are getting the most out of your treatment and that your teeth are shifting as quickly as possible.
Caring for your Invisalign trays is quite simple. Simply rinse with cold or lukewarm water and brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush every night. You can use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or retainer cleaners to soak your aligners to keep them fresh and crystal clear. You can also use a gentle clear liquid soap. It is important to avoid rinsing them with hot water as this could warp the trays. Avoid eating and drinking anything other than water while wearing your aligners.
If you notice that your aligners become damaged, cracked, worn, or if you lose your aligners, contact our office right away. If you delay this will only prolong your treatment and could reverse the progress you have made. In the event that you lose your aligners or if they become damaged, let us know and we will help you get back on track.
The cost of treatment with Invisalign is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Every case is different, though, so it’s important to discuss your budget with your doctor. During your consultation, your doctor will consider multiple factors including your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget before helping you decide which treatment to proceed with.
Invisalign aligners are very difficult to see when wearing them. This is because they are made out of clear plastic and are perfectly fit to your smile. Your trays will be custom-made to fit your gum line for a more seamless look. Plus there are no metal brackets or wires, so you can feel confident in your smile throughout treatment. However, if you eat or drink with your aligners in, they could become stained, making them more visible.
These clear aligners are designed using a digital scan of your teeth. A lab technician will apply layers of a photo-sensitive liquid resin to this custom model. Next, the technician will expose this resin to a laser, curing it into a hard, yet flexible, thermoplastic. This plastic is called SmartTrack®, and it was created exclusively for Invisalign treatment. It’s FDA-approved and contains no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten.