Invisalign Clear Braces Greensburg PA
Dr. Cavalier offers the latest teeth straightening innovation with Invisalign clear aligners. These thin, plastic trays are custom fitted to your teeth to gently guide them into the proper position. These versatile aligners can effectively and quickly correct crowding, gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. They are virtually invisible and do not interfere with eating, speaking, or comfort, unlike the traditional wire braces of the past generation.
Why Choose Invisalign?
There are many advantages to choosing Invisalign instead of traditional “railroad track” braces:
- Invisalign shows faster results than conventional braces.
- There is no need to affix brackets to your teeth and no wires that may break.
- Clear aligners provide greater control over tooth movement than wire braces for a more precise result.
- The SmartTrack material used in Invisalign fits well, does not slip, and is easy to take in and out when eating or brushing.
- Invisalign is effective for a wide range of dental alignment and bite problems.
- There is no need for special dental care with Invisalign; simply remove the aligner to brush and floss your teeth.
- Invisalign clear braces are smooth, without metal parts to poke your cheeks or cause irritation.
- You can wear Invisalign all day without others being aware you are wearing them.
- Fewer dental office appointments are required with Invisalign. Every few weeks, you simply switch to a new aligner. Periodic checkups ensure your progress is continuing according to plan.
Do You Want Straighter Teeth?
The days of metal wires and brackets are over! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cavalier to improve your smile without braces!
Why Not Mail Order Clear Braces?
Your teeth should last a lifetime and function properly so you can eat, speak, and laugh comfortably. While ordering an at-home, “do it yourself” set of aligners may be tempting, it is not a safe or effective choice.
Without the supervision of an experienced dental professional, clear braces may over-correct, under-correct, or throw your bite out of alignment. Your teeth may look straighter but not meet properly for chewing. Some individuals discover the results are not lasting.
We chart your progress throughout your Invisalign treatment to ensure it is on track and accurate. With Invisalign, you get the desired results without future regret or lasting damage.
The Invisalign Process
The first step toward straighter teeth is a consultation with Dr. Cavalier. She will examine your teeth, take digital images, and discuss your goals with you to determine whether Invisalign is the best option.
Before you commit to the Invisalign treatment, we can show you preview images of what your teeth will look like when treatment is completed. We map out a custom treatment plan using iTero digitally scanned images of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your plan includes a precise timeline for how long you will wear each custom aligner and a variety of aligners that incrementally move your teeth into the proper position.
The Invisalign Aligners
Most people will never know you are wearing Invisalign. Each aligner is made from SmartTrack®, a proprietary plastic material crystal-clear, thin, and comfortable. They do not interfere with eating or drinking, as you simply remove them to eat or drink. After brushing your teeth, just pop them back in.
We recommend our patients wear their Invisalign clear aligners between 20 and 22 hours daily for optimal results. They are comfortable to wear while sleeping and do not interfere with breathing or sleep.
How They Work
Each Invisalign clear aligner puts gentle pressure on strategic areas of your teeth, gradually shifting them into place. You switch to a new aligner with a slightly different configuration every few weeks. Patients may switch aligners weekly to two weeks for gradual, consistent change. Dr. Cavalier will check your progress every six weeks to ensure the aligners are doing their job.
We may recommend a Vivera® retainer after your teeth are correctly aligned. This is a custom mouthpiece created with the same technology used for your Invisalign aligners for a perfect fit. Wearing the retainer while you sleep prevents your teeth from drifting out of place in the first few months after treatment.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Anyone in good health with mild to moderate bite issues or mild to moderate crowding or crooked teeth. Severe dental occlusion may require traditional metal braces, which apply more pressure on the teeth and are more aggressive in their treatment. If the jaw is out of alignment and bands are required to pull the jaw into alignment, traditional braces are best.
Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Invisalign cost?
The total cost for an Invisalign treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity of your dental issues, how many aligners are needed, and how many visits to our office are required. The only way to get an accurate estimate is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Cavalier.
Although Invisalign costs a bit more than traditional braces, most patients report they are happier with the results. They appreciate the quicker results, superior comfort, and ability to eat without restriction while using Invisalign. At Cavalier Dentistry, we offer a variety of payment options.
Is Invisalign covered by insurance?
Many dental insurance providers partially cover Invisalign treatment at the same rates offered for traditional braces. This may be a percentage of the total cost or a specific total dollar amount. Talk to your insurance provider to determine your coverage for your Invisalign clear aligners.
Is Invisalign worth the cost?
We have researched various clear aligner options and are confident that Invisalign is superior to others. Straightening your teeth is an investment in better oral health, improved ability to eat and speak, and a more attractive smile. They are easier to care for, and the treatment often takes 12 months or less for a lifetime of results. We believe a lifetime of satisfaction is well worth the cost.
An initial consultation is the first step toward a straighter smile. Call us at 724-291-0812 to schedule your initial consultation.