Invisalign® Clear Braces

How Invisalign Works  

To begin the process, Dr. Oyler takes photographs and impressions of your teeth, and then, using Invisalign digital software, he can show you how your teeth will look once they are properly repositioned. He sends this information to an Invisalign laboratory where a set of clear trays is custom-made for you.

Each of these sets of trays is designed to gently move one portion of your smile at a time. You’ll wear a set for at least 22 hours a day for a week or two before moving onto the next one. Throughout the course of your treatment, you’ll check in with Dr. Oyler every six weeks or so to ensure you’re making good progress.

Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Here are just a few of the reasons why Invisalign is the clear choice over traditional braces:

  • With Invisalign’s clear aligners, no one will even notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment.
  • The smooth plastic edges of the aligners won't create the soreness and mouth abrasions that are commonly associated with metal braces.
  • Because the aligners are removable, they allow for convenient oral hygiene since you won’t have to work around brackets and wires. You also won’t have to restrict your diet like you would with traditional braces. Simply take out your aligners and you can enjoy all of your favorite foods!
  • Depending on your specific case, Invisalign treatment may take as little as 12 to 18 months, Traditional orthodontic therapy, by contrast, typically takes 18 to 36 months.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Many people with mild to moderate orthodontic issues make good candidates for Invisalign. The only way to find out for sure, though, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Oyler. If you have any of the following problems, chances are that the answer is yes:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite (when the top and bottom teeth do not join together properly)
  • Crowded teeth

In most cases, we don’t recommend Invisalign for children, as they may not be able or willing to wear their aligners as often as required to be effective. However, older teenagers and adults are typically able to benefit from this revolutionary treatment.

Call us today to learn if Invisalign is right for you. Our team at Oyler Family Dentistry happily serves patients from Lawrenceburg, Greendale, Aurora, Bright, and beyond.

Invisalign FAQs

If you’re ready for a straight smile, Invisalign in Lawrenceburg is an excellent alternative to brackets and wires. Although you’re excited to start your journey to a beautiful smile, we know you still have several concerns before you’re ready to commit to the treatment. We’ll take the time to explain everything during your initial consultation. While you wait for your visit, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about clear aligners.

Am I too old for Invisalign?

1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18 thanks to new treatment options, like Invisalign. Age isn’t necessarily a determining factor for your candidacy for Invisalign. In fact, teens can even benefit from clear aligners. We’ll perform a thorough consultation to assess your bite and alignment needs to ensure Invisalign is the right choice for you.

Will I need a retainer?

After you finish your series of aligners, you’ll need to wear a retainer to maintain your results. If you don’t wear it according to our recommendations, your teeth can move back into their previous positions. There are many less noticeable options to help protect your investment to enjoy a straight, beautiful smile that lasts.

How long will my treatment take?

Invisalign offers quicker results than metal braces. Although every treatment plan differs, most patients are finished with their series of aligners in 12 to 18 months. The duration varies on several factors, like the complexity of your case. Generally, patients who have severe alignment and bite issues will require more aligners than a person who only needs to make minor adjustments. As a result, you can expect your treatment to take a while longer. It’s best to follow your treatment plan accordingly to ensure there aren’t any delays reaching your goals.

What happens if I break an aligner?

Your aligners are durable; however, they aren’t indestructible. If you accidentally break or lose an aligner, contact our office right away for a replacement. We may recommend wearing one from the previous week until your replacement arrives.

How much does Invisalign cost?

There isn’t a set fee for Invisalign because the cost is determined by your specific treatment plan. On average, you can expect to pay more if your case is complex. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the fees associated with your plan. A member of our team will discuss your payment options, like using third-party financing with CareCredit.

Can I use my dental insurance?

Every policy is unique, but most plans offer coverage for orthodontics to help offset the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We will work on your behalf with your insurance company to file the necessary claim forms, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our office will explain how your benefits are being used and any remaining balance. We will help you find the solutions you need to achieve a straight smile without breaking the bank.

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