Invisalign® Treatment

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal wires or brackets found in traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable trays called aligners that are completely customized to fit your teeth and mouth perfectly. The aligners are clear, making them almost invisible to others. The aligners are removable, so they can simply be popped out for activities like eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Just pop them back in when you’re done. This means that Invisalign doesn’t come with the dietary restrictions of traditional braces and makes it easier to brush and floss over the course of your treatment.

Our Commitment

At Pitner Orthodontics, we are committed to helping you achieve a perfect smile. Offering a wide range of treatments including Invisalign®, lingual braces and traditional metal braces, Dr. Pitner and our highly trained team strive to bring you the best options for your orthodontic care.

To start your Invisalign treatment, Dr. Pitner uses a scanner to make virtual 3-D models of your teeth to develop a treatment plan that will be our guide to delivering your ideal smile. You’ll then receive a set of clear plastic aligners – as few as 5 or 6 or as many as 48, depending on your individual needs. You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks, switching to the next one when you’re finished. With each new aligner, your teeth will shift gradually until they’ve reached their final position and you’ve got your best smile!

Ideally, Invisalign pairs with Acceledent, a device that stimulates the cells in the bones surrounding the teeth, allowing the teeth to move more quickly and with less discomfort. Acceledent works through mechanical micropulses of the teeth. To get this effect, you must use AcceleDent for 20 minutes a day. It will reduce your discomfort and allow you to change aligners every 5-7 days, cutting your Invisalign treatment time by 40%.

 

 

Man Holding Invisalign retainer.

Hand holding invisalign retainer.

Invisalign Teen

Adolescence is an important, often insecure, time in anyone’s life. Some teens dread the thought of having visible braces. To address these concerns, Dr. Pitner offers Invisalign Teen – an orthodontic treatment that provides your teen with effective orthodontic treatment in a discreet manner so that she/he is more comfortable and less self-conscious proudly smiling in photographs and around friends.

Invisalign Teen is the same as Invisalign, but also offers features to monitor how well your teen is wearing the aligners. Its advanced technology is able to treat mild orthodontic conditions in a discreet manner for your teen, including:

  • Crowded Teeth
  • Widely Spaced Teeth
  • Mild Overbite

Invisalign Teen does have some limitations, so bring your teen(s) in for a free initial consultation to see if it is right for them.

Connect with Pitner Orthodontics Today!

To find out more about Invisalign, schedule your free initial consultation at our Columbia or Chapin, SC locations. We can’t wait to give you the smile you’ve always wanted!