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Invisalign – Montgomery, MN

Clear Braces Deliver Clearly Flawless Smiles

Have you been wishing for a smile that is perfectly straight? Well then, you’ve come to the right place. The motto of our dental office is “Pride in Perfection” and with Invisalign, we can give you a smile that is perfect and perfectly straight. This advanced orthodontic treatment system does away with unsightly metal brackets and wires. Instead, you wear clear aligners that are practically unnoticeable. If you’re ready to make your wish for a straight smile become a reality, speak to Dr. Iverson about Invisalign in our Montgomery, MN dental office.

Tell Me More About Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign aligners resemble the clear plastic application trays used for teeth whitening. Aligners, however, fit much more snuggly, although they are not uncomfortable. In fact, because the aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, there’s virtually no risk of gum or cheek irritation that may occur with metal brackets or wires that rub.

Advantages of Invisalign

Discretion is not the only characteristic going for Invisalign aligners. You can remove your clear braces, too. Whenever you want to have breakfast, lunch, dinner or a midnight snack, all you have to do is take out your aligners and enjoy! No foods are off-limits with Invisalign; people wearing traditional metal braces must eliminate certain foods—hard pretzels, carrot sticks, chewy candy, and bubble gum—that could potentially dislodge a bracket or wire.

Furthermore, you’ll be able to keep your teeth and gums cleaner because your braces are removable. With brackets and wires in the way, brushing and flossing can be something of a challenge. But all you do with Invisalign is remove your clear braces and brush and floss as usual. Being able to maintain your normal hygiene routine goes a long toward preventing tooth decay and gum disease while you’re having orthodontic treatment.

My Invisalign Aligners

When you come to Montgomery cosmetic dentist Dr. Iverson for Invisalign evaluation, he will initially examine your teeth and gums. A healthy mouth is essential before you can begin to wear aligners. Then, he will create a treatment plan based on information gathered from digital x-rays, impressions and photographs of your teeth. This plan will guide the creation of your customized aligners at the Invisalign lab.

The aligners arrive in the dental office ready to wear and arranged in sequential order. All you have to do is wear the first pair in each set for two weeks and continue moving through the series. Additional sets will be dispensed when you come for your periodic progress checks.

Because everyone’s needs are different, treatment times differ, as well. However, most people finish wearing their Invisalign aligners in 12 to 24 months.

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

A young woman holding a clear Invisalign aligner in her right hand

If choosing Invisalign in Montgomery, MN to straighten your teeth or realign your bite, you likely have many questions about the treatment process and what you can expect. Orthodontic treatment of any kind requires time, consistency, and patience, and usually results in a multitude of “What ifs,” “How much,” and “When will” questions. This is why Dr. Geoffrey Iverson has compiled a list of Invisalign FAQs for you to review. Whether preparing for your initial consultation or getting ready for your fitting, these answers will hopefully offer some clarification about your upcoming treatment. If you have additional inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How can I keep my aligners clean?

There are two options when it comes to cleaning your Invisalign aligners. While you can choose to purchase the Invisalign Cleaning System, you may also opt to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water to remove bad bacteria, food particles, and dried saliva. It’s important that you never use hot water to rinse your trays, as this can warp the plastic and damage your aligners.

What should I do if I accidentally damage or lose an aligner?

The best course of action you can take should you accidentally damage or lose one of your aligners is to first call our dental office and let us know of the situation. Make sure to keep your previous aligners in case it is necessary that you return to wearing them until a new aligner can be created for you. Once you see Dr. Iverson and his team, they can determine whether you should move forward and begin wearing a new set or if you need a new aligner to keep your treatment on track.

Will my dental insurance cover the cost of Invisalign?

The only way to know if your dental insurance will cover the cost of your Invisalign treatment is to contact them and ask. Most companies do offer coverage for clear aligners; however, others have exclusions stating only traditional orthodontics are covered. While it is highly unlikely that they will agree to pay for the entire amount, they may agree to a certain percentage or dollar amount. You can speak to a member of our team about additional payment methods to help with the remaining out of pocket expenses.

What will I need to do once I’m finished with treatment?

Once you are finished with Invisalign treatment, you will need to wear a retainer. This oral device keeps your teeth from shifting back into their original position. No one wants to invest in Invisalign only to have their teeth or bite revert back to what it looked like in the beginning. Dr. Iverson will advise you on how long to wear your retainer in the beginning. Over time, it may be possible to wear it only at night while you are sleeping.

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