What Are Invisalign Braces?

While you may be used to the standard braces lined up on the front of your teeth, Invisalign braces are designed to be virtually invisible, even when you smile. At Pitner Orthodontics, we offer “Invisalign braces,” which are clear, removable trays that you can pop in and out of your mouth whenever. This allows our patients full autonomy over when and how they can straighten their teeth. The trays work to align the teeth when they’re in, and should be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Many of our patients love Invisalign braces because it’s an easy way to fit orthodontics into our busy lives – and a virtually invisible way to do so, too! Be in control of your own teeth straightening experience by doing it on your terms.

Many of our patients tell us that they were originally told that they don’t qualify for Invisalign, which is a myth. They’re often told this by their dentists, who frequently do not specialize in Invisalign. Other patients worry about the Invisalign cost or how it works – we’ll sit with you in our free consultation to look over the Invisalign cost to you and talk you through how to get the most out of your clear, removable trays. They’re most effective when worn for at least 20 hours out of a given day.

Once we take a 3D scan of your teeth, Dr. Pitner will create a treatment plan for you. You’ll be given a set of Invisalign aligners to wear every week – each of which will align your teeth closer and closer to the perfect smile. You’ll graduate to the next pair when the next week rolls around, and we’ll monitor your progress with the occasional visit.

We recommend Invisalign braces for busy adults and teens. Invisalign treatment is essentially the same regardless of age, but we’ve added features for the teen Invisalign braces that will help parents track how often your teen wears them. We also offer a free replacement if a pair goes missing – but that happens less often than you may think!