Dr. Knierim is a Certified Invisalign Provider.
Invisalign is a popular treatment option that involves wearing a series of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic aligners that you simply wear over your teeth. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth. Invisalign is available to patients with certain orthodontic bite problems.
What is it?
Invisalign® aligners are comfortable, low profile, custom-made clear plastic trays that most people don’t even know you are wearing. As your teeth change and your smile improves, you will change aligners regularly, wearing them for 20-22 hours a day.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners invisible, but they're also removable. You can eat and drink whenever and whatever you want. Also, brushing and flossing are no problem whatsoever. Invisalign is extremely comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment, and no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in the doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows viewing of your own virtual treatment plan so you can see how your new, straighter teeth will look when the treatment is complete.
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move—little by little, week by week—until they have straightened to their final positions. You'll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Because of the convenience of being able to remove your aligners before each meal, you do not have to worry about the hassle of food getting stuck between your teeth, as with traditional braces. Aligners can be removed to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.
Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted - without braces. Feel free to ask about a Complimentary Consultation* with Dr. Knierim to determine if Invisalign is right for you.