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Invisalign ® is your CLEAR choice!

A smile can hardly be beautiful if it isn’t healthy. At this stage in your adult life, metal braces may no longer be a choice you are willing to consider. This does not mean you must live with misaligned or crooked teeth forever. Our Invisalign treatment in Lafayette, was specially designed to meet the requirements of your lifestyle and those of your loved ones.

Why Invisalign?

The days of “metal mouth” braces are gone…now there’s Invisalign for both adults and teens! Adults and teens can straighten their teeth with a series of clear, comfortable, removable aligners. These medical-grade plastic aligners fit over your teeth…like a glove fits on a hand.

If you’ve always wanted straight, beautiful teeth, or if you’ve had orthodontic treatment that’s relapsed (didn’t wear your retainer, huh?), but you didn’t want to go through the “metal mouth” look, you might be interested in Invisalign. The benefits of Invisalign treatment are numerous. It’s the invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. It’s been proven effective in both clinical research and in practices nationwide. So whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart, or have shifted since wearing braces, you’ll have a new reason to smile! And best of all, no one can tell you’re wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.

Virtually invisible, it’s your secret that your smile is being improved. Removable, so you can eat whatever you desire while being treated.

Come in for a consultation for an Invisalign treatment in Lafayette, and we’ll decide together if Invisalign is right for you!

What is Invisalign?

  • Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
  • Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.

How Does Invisalign Work?

  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 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 position.
  • You’ll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 18 – 30, but both will vary from case to case.

Invisalign braces are:

  • Removable
  • Comfortable
  • Virtually invisible

Teens experience additional benefits from the Invisalign system including:

  • More comfortable when playing sports.
  • Able to play musical instruments with braces in place.
  • Able to brush and floss better decreasing the chances of post-orthodontic decay.

How Are Aligners Made? You’d Be Amazed…

The aligners are made through a combination of our expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.

Better Impressions for Better Fit

We recently invested in the iTero® Element Intraoral Scanner. This instrument is able to take more precise digital impressions, without the mess of the regular tray impressions.

 

Are You Ready to Talk about Invisalign?

Set an appointment with us to find out if Invisalign is right for you. Dr. Schafer will be happy to discuss your treatment options. We look forward to taking great care of you.