Clear Braces at Chestnut Dental with Invisalign®
Invisalign® is an orthodontic technology that allows us to move teeth and correct a bite using clear plastic trays instead of metal braces. The technology was first introduced in 1999, at Chestnut Dental we have been providing Invisalign® treatment since 2001. Our long history combined with high level of experience has made us a Diamond Top 1% Provider, a distinction earned by a small fraction of orthodontists nationwide.
We have successfully treated patients with a range of orthodontic problems, from minor crowding to complex bite corrections or replacement of missing teeth. Recently, we partnered with the oral surgeons at Children’s Hospital to develop a protocol for Invisalign® instead of braces for use with orthognathic jaw surgery, one of the most complicated dental procedures.
See What You Would Look Like!
Invisalign® Smile Visualization
Visit on your mobile phone to try the Invisalign® SmileView™
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an orthodontic appliance system used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens. This modern take on braces features a system of clear aligner trays that are worn at all times with the exception of during meals and when brushing or flossing. The trays are custom fitted to the teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable when laughing, talking, and eating with other people.
Patients receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. The aligners provide a slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. With Invisalign®, adults and teens can achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted without feeling self-conscious about the mode of treatment.
Invisalign® Compared to Others
|Invisalign® Clear Aligners||Other Clear Aligners||Traditional Braces|
|Made from SmartTrack material||✓|
|In-person consultations with a doctor of your choice||✓||✓|
|Easily removable for eating, drinking & flossing||✓||✓|
|No emergency visits for broken wires||✓||✓|
|Blue compliance indicator dots to help you stay on track||✓|
|Made from traditional brackets and wires||✓|
|Each aligner is trimmed to your gum line for optimal comfort and appearance||✓|
The Invisalign® Process
Using a 3D imaging scanner, your doctor will create a virtual copy of your teeth and create the optimal treatment plan for your situation. With Invisalign®, you get a modern solution with traditional personalized care. When it’s time to revisit Chestnut Dental for a progress check, our team will take another scan to track your progress and keep you on the right track to an incredible smile. Choosing Invisalign® means choosing the system proven to achieve fast results by combining technology with customization.
Digitally Scan Your Teeth
Meet with a Chestnut Dental orthodontist and create your virtual smile 3D scan.
Take a fast and precise 3D digital scan of your teeth and map out a custom treatment plan just for you.
Fitting & Straightening
Once your trays have a comfortable fit and optimal tension, you begin your journey to a straighter smile. You can pop on the first tray and stop by for checkups after a few weeks. With Invisalign®, you can transform your smile in as little as 6 months!
Keep Your “After” Smile
You did it! You have the smile that brightens up a room. Keep lasting results with the Invisalign® Vivera retainer.
The process is as easy as 1-2-3. Visit Chestnut Dental and find out if Invisalign® is right for you.
Questions About Invisalign®
If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are embarrassing to you or otherwise preventing you from achieving optimal oral health, Invisalign® could be the solution for you. Visit our Chestnut Dental Orthodontists for a complete consultation to find out if you could benefit from clear orthodontics.
You will wear your aligners nearly all of the time, with the exception of about two hours per day. Invisalign® treatments are different for everyone, but most patients can achieve their ideal smiles within one to two years. During that time, you can expect to make occasional dental visits to monitor your progress.
In general, the average number of aligners for a full Invisalign treatment is around 20-30 aligners, but this can vary depending on the complexity of your case.
The number of Invisalign trays you receive can vary depending on your specific treatment plan and the severity of your orthodontic issues. Invisalign treatment typically involves a series of custom-made clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
Our orthodontist will create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs, and they will determine the number of aligners required to achieve your treatment goals.
Following your treatment, you will no longer need to wear Invisalign® trays. However, you will need to wear a retainer each day to help protect your new smile. It is also important to continue visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and twice-yearly cleaning.