Straight Teeth, Invisible Braces with Invisalign® in Carlisle
With the help of Invisalign, patients with crooked or gapped smiles achieve the beautiful look of their dreams in a sophisticated and seamless way. Instead of metal wires and brackets, this orthodontic treatment relies on clear, customized oral trays that slowly move teeth into proper position. Because the trays are made of clear plastic, they blend in with your natural smile meaning that virtually no one notices your treatment. If you’re interested, contact us today to schedule an Invisalign consultation in Carlisle, PA. Dr. Neil Flenniken, Dr. Suzan Rismani-Flenniken, Dr. Joel Turk, Dr. Joseph Olivetti, Dr. Marvin Berger, and the rest of our dedicated staff at Flenniken Family Dentistry look forward to welcoming you.
The Invisalign Process
Once we’ve determined that you’re the right candidate for Invisalign and have captured impressions, the Invisalign lab creates your brand-new, precisely customized aligners and sends them back to us in the Carlisle area. Each aligner represents a different stage of your smile on its journey towards aesthetic harmony. Patients wear each one for a couple of weeks before moving on to the next one. Additionally, regular check-ups at Flenniken Family Dentistry are required so that our doctors ensure you’re making progress.
With Invisalign, patients enjoy several amazing benefits that aren’t available with traditional metal braces, including:
- Metal braces cause irritation and injury to patients’ gums because of the wires and brackets. Thankfully, this isn’t a possibility with the smooth, customized plastic of Invisalign aligners.
- Your aligners are removable, which means that no foods are off-limits during treatment. Patients can brush and floss like normal, and if you’d like to look your best for a big event, it’s fine to remove the aligner for an hour or so while you enjoy yourself to the fullest. Just remember to replace it afterwards.
- Invisalign patients don’t have to attend as many check-ins as patients undergoing traditional orthodontic care.
- In most cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed in just 8-18 months.
Typically, patients can expect Invisalign treatment to be more expensive than metal braces. However, it’s also important to know that most insurance companies cover this cosmetic option at the same level as traditional orthodontics.