Invisalign

InvisalignHow Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth.

Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted.

The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

Invisalign Smile AssessmentHow Much Does Invisalign Cost?

In most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. However, as with other medical treatments, only your doctor can determine the cost, based on your specific needs.

Other factors may include your treatment goals, the difficulty of your case, how long you are in treatment, where you live, your orthodontic insurance coverage, and additional factors determined by your dentist or orthodontist.

In the U.S., the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the nationals average at about $5,000.

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1         I love how Invisalign has straightened my front teeth. 2
I smile with confidence and love to show them off when I smile.
I am 16 years old and have not been called mean names like squirrel and other names!
Thank you Dr. Dunn and Staff for giving me a beautiful smile and straight front teeth. I am sure happy with my new smile!

~ Chemung Family Dental Patient

Does Invisalign Really Work?

Yes. Over 1.3 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign. Invisalign was developed with orthodontists and used in dental practices worldwide.

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Healthier Gums

The hygienic benefits of straighter teeth properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than teeth that are crowded, crooked, or spaced too far apart. Properly aligned teeth can help gums fit more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.

Easier Cleanings

With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, or periodontal (gum) disease can be reduced.

Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear

Properly aligned teeth can be less stressful on the supporting bone jaw joints.

Clear, Removable, Comfortable

Invisalign is comfortable to wear and easy to live with. You visit your doctor every month or two to check your progression and get new aligners. Average treatment time is about a year. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. And you can floss and brush normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Treatment Options

Many people believe that Invisalign is only effective at treating minor orthodontic issues. But the fact is that our 96% patient satisfaction rate is a result of successfully treating a broad range of cases, from overly crowded teeth and underbites to jaw problems and tooth misalignment.

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