Effective orthodontic treatment is made easy with Invisalign® clear aligners. These innovative appliances have empowered countless individuals to improve their smiles with straighter teeth, and they can do the same for you.

Invisalign® Aligners in Omaha, NE

Invisalign® aligners offer a state-of-the-art and discreet orthodontic treatment solution designed to comfortably fit over your teeth to adjust the alignment of your teeth gradually. These aligners are custom-made using 3D models of your current teeth and your desired final results. It’s designed to correct various orthodontic issues, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite, underbite, and crossbite
  • General misalignment

With Invisalign®, you can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile with minimal interruption to your daily routine.

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  • How does Invisalign® work?

    Invisalign is a simple orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using a series of clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made for each individual’s mouth. Here’s a breakdown of how it works:

    1. Consultation and Planning: Dr. Wilkinson assesses your teeth and decides if Invisalign is the right choice. Using digital scans, photographs, and X-rays of your teeth, we create a precise 3D model of your mouth.
    2. Custom Aligners: Based on the initial assessment and 3D model, a series of custom aligners are designed just for you. Each aligner is made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic that is almost invisible, and they gradually move teeth toward their final position.
    3. Wearing Your Aligners: Each set of aligners should be worn for approximately one to two weeks before replacing them with the next set in the series. It’s essential to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily and only remove them when eating, brushing, and flossing.
    4. Regular Check-ups: Throughout the treatment, you’ll have occasional check-ups with us to monitor your progress. These visits are less frequent than with traditional braces, often every six to eight weeks.
    5. Progression to Perfect Smile: As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will slowly move toward their desired position. The number of aligners varies depending on the individual’s needs but can range from 10 to 48 or more.
    6. Retention Phase: After completing all your aligner stages, it’s crucial to maintain the results. Typically, you’ll be given a retainer to wear at night to ensure your teeth stay in place.

    Invisalign’s clear aligners provide a comfortable, effective, and discreet way to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces’ wires and brackets.

  • Invisalign® vs. braces—what's the difference?

    There are significant differences between Invisalign® and traditional braces. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on personal preference, but it’s worth noting that Invisalign® is a more efficient and less uncomfortable method of straightening teeth.

    Here are some of the key differences:

    • Material: Invisalign® uses transparent and clear aligners, while traditional braces use wires and brackets.
    • Removability: Invisalign® aligners can be easily removed at any time by the user, while only a professional can remove braces.
    • Dietary Restrictions: With Invisalign®, there are no restrictions on what you can eat and no need to alter your oral care routine. However, traditional braces require special oral hygiene practices and impose certain dietary restrictions.
    • Risk of Injury: Invisalign® aligners are smooth and pose no risk of injury, while braces’ hardware can cause cuts and other injuries.
    • Visibility: Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible, making them difficult to detect, while traditional braces are highly noticeable.
  • How much does Invisalign® cost?

    The Invisalign® website indicates that the price of this treatment is comparable to traditional metal braces, with variations depending on several factors:

    • Insurance coverage: Most dental insurance policies treat Invisalign® similarly to metal braces, offering coverage under the same terms. Coverage for Invisalign® strictly for cosmetic purposes is uncommon, but policies differ on a case-by-case basis.
    • Treatment duration and complexity: The Invisalign® process involves changing to new clear aligners every few weeks. So, the total cost can fluctuate based on the number of aligners your treatment requires, which is determined by the length and complexity of your case.

    For any financial inquiries, feel free to reach out to our office. We’re here to provide information on insurance coverage and explore alternative payment options with you.

  • Who can use Invisalign®?

    Invisalign® is suitable for most individuals looking to improve their smile and tooth alignment, including teens and adults.

    However, not everyone may be a candidate for Invisalign®. The treatment is most effective for mild to moderate dental alignment issues. Severe cases, such as those requiring complex movement or significant bite correction, might need traditional braces or additional orthodontic interventions.

    It’s best to consult with an orthodontist or dentist specializing in Invisalign® to determine if this treatment is appropriate for your specific condition.

Interested in Invisalign®?

If you would like to setup an Invisalign® consultation, if you have any questions about how Invisalign® works, or if you're unsure if Invisalign is right for you—contact us.

Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry

10635 Fort Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68134
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Monday: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Tuesday: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
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