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Invisalign – Hutchinson, KS

Personalized Invisible Orthodontic Treatment

Have you always wanted a perfectly straight smile like the movie stars, but were too put off by the idea of wearing clunky metal braces? If so, you’re not alone. That’s why more and more adults and teens alike are choosing to straighten their smiles with a personalized invisible orthodontic treatment called Invisalign. In addition to being awkward and noticeable, traditional braces come with a litany of dietary restrictions, frequent and lengthy office visits, and difficulties with oral hygiene. Invisalign in Hutchinson alleviates all of those problems. To learn more about this treatment and whether it’s right for you, just call our office.

How Invisalign Works

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Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, called aligners, that are worn over the teeth. These aligners gradually exert a gentle pressure on your teeth to shift them into the desired position. In most cases, this process takes 12-18 months, compared to the 24-36 months it typically takes with traditional braces.

Each set of aligners is designed to straighten a tiny portion of your smile at a time. You’ll wear each set for about 22 hours a day before switching to the next set after a couple of weeks. Basically, you should only remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. For this reason, you won’t have to restrict your diet like you would with metal braces.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

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Invisalign can be used to treat many of the most common orthodontic issues, such as:

Although misaligned teeth might be seen as only a cosmetic issue, they can actually jeopardize your oral health. Teeth that are crowded can overlap each other, making them more difficult to clean. As a result, plaque can accumulate more easily and contribute to health issues like cavities and gum disease. Additionally, food particles can get trapped in uneven gaps between teeth and attract bacteria and plaque. Invisalign can solve most of these problems by pushing the teeth into the proper alignment.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Thanks to advancements in modern dental technology, millions of Americans are able to straighten their smiles with Invisalign every year. Should you choose to undergo this treatment, these are some of the advantages over traditional braces that you can look forward to:

Cost of Invisalign

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No two smiles are exactly the same. In the same vein, neither are any two costs of Invisalign treatment. The price you’ll pay for your new smile will vary greatly depending on your individual needs. Some factors that affect cost include the severity of your alignment issues, your age, and whether you spend enough time wearing your aligners. Of course, the best way to find out how much your Invisalign treatment will cost is to schedule a consultation with us!