What Is Invisalign?

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The Clear Alternative to Braces

Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

Clearly Different

The Invisalign System combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners – as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually – week by week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!

To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.

 

 

Get the Most Out of Your Consultation

Bring the below questions, along with any others, to your first appointment with your orthodontist.

 Starting Invisalign Treatment

  • How will my treatment plan start? Will you take a digital scan or a physical impression of my teeth?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • How much will my Invisalign clear aligners cost?
  • Do you offer a monthly payment plan?
  • Do you accept my insurance plan?
  • What happens if I lose or break an aligner? Do you offer replacements?
  • How can I be sure I am wearing the aligners enough?

Still Have Questions?

Our Sioux Falls Invisalign team can help. You can also check out our Invisalign FAQs page for more information about Invisalign and the Invisalign process.

uLab Clear Aligners

Just like Invisalign, uLab clear aligners straighten your teeth using a series of clear, removable, clear aligners. Using state-of-the-art 3D impression technology, we create digital images of your teeth and bite which allows us to evaluate your smile with the highest level of accuracy. These images are also transferred into our digital planning software, giving us full control over your case to make precise adjustments. Our doctors have treated thousands of cases with both Invisalign and our in-house clear aligner system, so rest assured that your treatment is in good hands.