Invisalign Clear Aligners

Do you need straighter, healthier teeth but detest the idea of stuffing your mouth with metal braces and wires from conventional braces? At Rosetown Dental, we take great pride in providing our clients with Invisalign invisible braces for a straighter smile. The clear detachable aligner system provides a comfortable, practical, and effective therapy without the difficulties associated with conventional braces. Read on to discover more about this cutting-edge orthodontic treatment, then contact us to arrange your FREE consultation.

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Your Platinum Plus Invisalign Provider

At Rosetown Dental we are in the top 1% of general dentist Invisalign providers nationwide.  We are very passionate about the advantages that Invisalign clear aligners provide our patients in terms of oral health and aesthetics.

Dr. Maedel is passionate about providing top-quality orthodontics for her patients. She is an active member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners and is dedicated to continuing education and staying up to date with the latest techniques and technology in orthodontics. She has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education with the CLEAR Institute, Galler Reingage, Dental Boss Lady Invisalign Mastermind Group, Clearly Aligned, and the Invisalign iPro Program. Dr. Maedel has mentored other dentists in Invisalign and has presented virtually and in person for Invisalign.

Indications for Invisalign

Getting Invisalign clear aligners is about much more than just making your smile look better. Orthodontic abnormalities can seriously harm your teeth, oral health, and overall health. With Invisalign treatments, your smile will not only be more attractive but also healthier and stronger!

Invisalign can be used to treat many of the most common orthodontic problems, including:

Crowded Teeth

Your other teeth may shift and become crowded when teeth start to develop and there isn’t much open space. This makes it difficult to maintain a healthy and clean mouth. Thankfully, the Invisalign system can move your teeth using transparent aligners in a way that puts them in the right alignment and gives your smile the room it requires.

Spaced Teeth

Too-wide gaps between your teeth might affect more than just how you look and how confident you feel. These bare, challenging-to-brush areas are also a great haven for germs and food particles, where they can build up and significantly raise your risk of problems like cavities and gum disease. Invisalign has the ability to close these gaps, depending on the amount of space involved.

Bite Alignment

Do you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite? A misaligned bite can result in a wide range of significant problems, including increased dental wear and tear, nighttime jaw clenching and grinding, and even TMJ dysfunction. Thankfully, Invisalign can fix a lot of mild to moderate biting problems!

Invisalign First

At Rosetown Dental, we offer Invisalign First phase 1 orthodontic treatment. The procedure Invisalign First was created especially for tiny smiles. A child’s smile develops along with them as they mature. Children between the ages of 6 and 10 may be at the ideal age to begin orthodontic treatment, even if they still have baby teeth. This is known as Phase 1 treatment.

At this point, we can notice problems that may require early intervention to solve a growing condition. The Invisalign First clear aligner treatment is intended to meet the special demands of developing children while providing predictable outcomes and a positive experience.

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What is Invisalign First?

Invisalign First aligners are much like standard Invisalign aligners for adults, except they are designed to accommodate the development of permanent teeth as they erupt.

Invisalign First can be used to help correct issues like arch development and expansion, tooth spacing, crowding, and protrusions, and to change the overall appearance of the smile.

Invisalign First guides children’s teeth into the correct positions as they grow, which may lessen or eliminate the need for more extensive or invasive orthodontic treatment when they are older.

Invisalign First aligners are a great alternative to traditional phase 1 orthodontics with metal appliances and brackets and wires because it is:

  • Designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, from simple to complex, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
  • Removable for easy hygiene, making it easier for growing children to brush and floss.
  • Designed for comfort – which means no discomfort from rubbing brackets or poking wires.

Invisalign Teen

Teenagers are increasingly using clear aligners rather than braces to correct their teeth. Invisalign was once primarily used by adults, but as the procedure has advanced, it is now a viable option for patients of all ages. While braces are undoubtedly a great option for people of all ages, clear aligners present another fantastic option.

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What is Invisalign Teen?

Just like standard Invisalign, Invisalign Teen involves a series of clear removable aligners. At Rosetown Dental, we start the Invisalign procedure by using our iTero scanner to take a quick, comfortable scan of your teenager’s teeth and gums. A 3D model of your child’s mouth is created from the scans and Dr. Maedel plans exactly when and where each tooth will move directly on the computerized model. She can also show you what your teen’s smile will look like when treatment is over before you even get started. A series of custom, clear aligners are created based on Dr. Maedel’s specifications. Your teen will wear their aligners for about 22 hours every day and change to a new set every week, depending on their treatment plan. As they go through the series of Invisalign Teen aligners, their teeth will shift little by little into their new positions.

Often, parents have questions about the effectiveness of Invisalign vs. braces. Years ago, Invisalign Teen was reserved for simple orthodontic issues. However, these days, we can achieve outstanding results for mild, moderate, and complex cases with both types of treatment! Dr. Maedel is a diamond Invisalign provider, meaning she has extensive experience with the teeth-straightening system. Additionally, the new and improved SmartTrack® material the aligners are made from allows for improved control and predictability and we’re also able to use tooth-coloured attachments to facilitate complicated movements. The aligners are designed specifically for teenagers’ mouths and have features like eruption tabs to accommodate erupting molars.

The Pros of Invisalign Teen

Treatment is Comfortable

Invisalign Teen aligners are made from smooth plastic. They are customized to your teenager’s mouth and the aligners are even trimmed based on their gum line for the perfect fit. The biggest thing when it comes to Invisalign vs. braces is Invisalign Teen does not involve brackets and wires, so there is no irritation, poking wires, or accidental cuts to the mouth.

The Aligners are Virtually Invisible

Since aligners are crafted from a translucent material and are molded to fit the mouth, most people will not notice your child is wearing them. Teenagers report they feel more confident showing off their smile all throughout treatment. While even modern metal braces are streamlined, some patients still feel self-conscious about drawing attention to their smile with brackets and wires.

There are no Food Restrictions

Braces trap food and the brackets and wires can get damaged by really chewy, sticky, or hard things, including popcorn, caramel, hard candy, and pizza crust. Those types of foods must be avoided until a teenager’s braces come off. Invisalign is removable, and you take the aligners out to eat and drink (anything aside from water). For that reason, patients can eat whatever they want throughout their treatment and none of their favorite foods are off-limits.

Oral Hygiene is a Breeze

Maneuvering around brackets and wires does take more attention to detail. In addition to taking Invisalign Teen aligners out to eat, kids will also remove them to brush and floss their teeth. They can continue to use the same technique they always do. While the actual process of brushing and flossing is easier with Invisalign Teen, patients do have to brush more often since it is best to brush after eating before putting aligners back in.

Appointments are Shorter

Invisalign Teen does not require any adjustments like braces do. Your teen will simply come in about every eight weeks for a quick check-up. Over the course of their treatment, this will save you some time.

There are no Emergency Visits

Eating certain foods or getting hit in the mouth can result in damaged braces that need to be repaired. Since Invisalign Teen aligners do not consist of brackets and wires, you will not have to deal with any emergency appointments.

Invisalign Teen is Precise

Invisalign Teen treatment is extremely precise. The system is based on computerized treatment planning and the aligners are custom-made for your child’s mouth. The precision, combined with Dr. Maedel’s experience, ensures amazing results!

The Aligners Don’t Get in the Way

If your child plays sports or a wind instrument, it can take a bit to get used to having braces. Plus, if they forget to wear a mouthguard and get hit in the mouth, it can result in a broken appliance or an injury to themselves or their opponent. Invisalign Teen aligners will not accidentally cut their mouth and your kiddo can take them out to play their instrument. Because Invisalign Teen requires minimal lifestyle changes, it can be an easier transition for patients.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign is quickly becoming one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available, and it’s easy to see why! This unique service offers important advantages over traditional metal braces, like:

Clear aligners: The clear plastic that makes up your aligners is hardly detectable by others, allowing you to smile with confidence while wearing them.

No diet changes: You can eat whatever you like during your Invisalign treatment.

Metal-free: Clear plastic aligners are also the ideal choice for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities.

Faster results: You can expect to achieve a straighter smile in just 6-18 months.

Easy to clean: All you need is a toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water to keep your aligners clean. No complicated floss threaders or extra tools!

No irritation: Unlike traditional braces that rub against your lips and cheeks, Invisalign is smooth, so there is no irritation to your soft tissues, offering a much more comfortable straightening experience.

Fewer dental visits: With Invisalign, your scheduled appointments will not only be fewer than those needed with metal braces but quicker too!

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

The cost of Invisalign varies from case to case and is dependent on complexity.   We offer free consultations where we discuss your individual care, cost, and payment options.

At Rosetown Dental, we can work with you to offer interest-free repayment schedules for Invisalign patients with as little as $500 down.

Viverra Retainers

At Rosetown Dental, our Invisalign patients are provided with 4 sets of Vivera® retainers at the end of their Invisalign treatment.

Vivera® retainers are the world’s most advanced retainers that are custom-made for you from a digital scan of your mouth.

The Vivera® retainer material is at least 30% stronger and twice as durable as other leading clear retainer materials. Wearing your retainers at night ensures your teeth do not shift and you keep your healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime.

How Invisalign Works

First, we will take a digital scan of your teeth. This information will be used to create a customized treatment plan to then create an entire series of custom aligners that gradually corrects your orthodontic issues. In many cases, we will also put small, virtually invisible pieces of white filling material on your teeth. These help the aligners connect snugly to your teeth and encourage better, faster results. These “attachments” do not harm your teeth and will be smoothed away at the end of your treatment, so you would never know they were even there in the first place.

You will wear each set of aligners for 22-23 hours a day for one week, taking them out only to clean your smile and eat and drink. Then, you will move on to the next set of aligners in the series and repeat the process. Roughly every 2-3 months, you will come to visit us for a quick checkup so that we can make sure your progress is on track. Some patients can finish their treatment in as little as 6 months, but most will get the results they are looking for in about a year, which is significantly less time than traditional treatment with metal braces!
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