The clear alternative to braces.
Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces with a top 1% Invisalign provider, for our younger patients, teens and adults. Instead of using braces to straighten your teeth, we can now use a series of specially designed clear aligners. Since the aligners are virtually invisible, you can smile confidently knowing that no one will know you are wearing them. Accept no substitutes! These days, there are other competing products but none offer the sophistication and predictable, quality results of Invisalign treatment.
How does Invisalign work?
Dr. Eberle or Dr. Renaud will design a treatment plan for your teeth using computer modeling. Using incredibly sophisticated proprietary software, we can “morph” your crooked teeth to create a beautiful new smile. Invisalign aligners are manufactured based on 3D computer imagery. You can pop in a new set of aligners every week and watch your new smile emerge.
What about time and cost?
In many cases, treatment time for Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces treatment. At Eberle Orthodontics, the fee for Invisalign is the same as the fee for braces. In contrast, most other orthodontists charge significantly more for Invisalign than for braces. The actual length of treatment and cost will, of course, be dependent on the complexity of your treatment, as it is with braces.
Cutting edge treatment for younger patients.
Invisalign First allows us to treat our young patients, typically age 7 to 10, using the powerful technology of Invisalign. Teeth are moved in small gentle steps using clear plastic aligners instead of conventional metal appliances.
Why Invisalign First?
Invisalign First allows us to correct problems early.
- Arch expansion to reduce crowding and avoid permanent tooth extractions.
- Correct and guide your child's jaw growth.
- Reduce and simplify future treatment needs.
- Address psycho-social issues related to your child's maligned teeth.
How does Invisalign First work?
Your child will wear a series of clear aligners that fit precisely over their teeth. These aligners are removed to eat, for sports, music etc. Each aligner creates a small amount of tooth movement and the aligners are changed weekly. Our Invisalign First patients typically find that wearing the clear aligners is more comfortable in comparison to traditional metal appliances.
What’s new with Invisalign First?
Invisalign First can now be used for correction of severe “overbites”. For example, a young patient may have protruding upper front teeth and a small lower jaw resulting in a severe bite discrepancy. Invisalign First can now incorporate mandibular advancement wings into the aligners. These “wings” interlock to help posture the lower jaw forward while simultaneously retracting the protruding front teeth. By doing this correction early, we can reduce the risk of injury to the front teeth and gain early bite correction, reduce future treatment needs and potentially gain a better end result.
How do we get started with Invisalign First?
Invisalign First treatment begins with a simple scan of the teeth along with the usual diagnostic photos and x-ray. The scan creates a digital virtual model of the teeth and then the doctor creates a 3D virtual tooth movement. The treatment involves small comfortable aligners rather than traditional metal devices. And, your child can remove the aligner to eat the foods they love and when brushing their teeth for better oral hygiene.
The stylish choice for teens.
Invisalign Teen® treatment gives teenagers a great smile without metal braces. As a teen, you can feel confident in your smile and in yourself.
Is Invisalign Teen treatment as effective as traditional braces?
In the hands of a skilled orthodontist with additional specialized training, Invisalign Teen can be equally effective as traditional braces for many types of treatment.
What happens if an aligner gets lost?
Simply go to your next aligner!
How much does Invisalign Teen cost? How will it fit into my teenager’s lifestyle?
The cost of Invisalign Teen is the same as that of braces and is typically covered by insurance to the same extent as other orthodontic appliances. In addition, Eberle Orthodontics offers a variety of flexible payment options to fit your family’s budget.
How much time will my teenager spend at Eberle Orthodontics?
Invisalign appointments are typically scheduled once every 12 weeks. In contrast, braces appointments are typically scheduled at 4 to 8 weeks intervals. Better yet, with Invisalign there will be no "emergency" visits for loose brackets and wires.
Will it be easy for my teenager to keep his/ her teeth clean with Invisalign?
Yes! Invisalign Teen allows your teenager to remove the aligners for eating and brushing. It is easier to maintain proper oral hygiene with Invisalign Teen in comparison to traditional braces.
What are some other advantages of Invisalign Teen treatment over traditional braces?
Wearing aligners makes an active lifestyle simpler. Since the aligners are removable, it’s easy for your teenager to play sports or a musical instrument.
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital scanning system that eliminates the need for unpleasant traditional alginate impressions — no more messy putty in your mouth! With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed, 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is an iTero Element digital scan far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it’s faster and provides images that are more precise.
Brace yourself for a world filled with color! Popular, fun and made from the highest quality material, Dr. Eberle and Dr. Renaud may utilize silver braces to handcraft amazing smiles for our younger patients when a first phase of orthodontic treatment is indicated. Treatment with “silver braces” have 3 components: brackets, an arch wire, and ligatures — known as the ‘colors’ — that can be changed at each appointment, giving your child’s braces a fun new look at each visit!
For our teen and adult patients who want the reliability of non-removable traditional braces, Eberle Orthodontics provides the esthetic look of ceramic braces at no additional cost. We utilize top-quality 3M Unitek Clarity Self-Ligating brackets that are made of a translucent material designed to blend with one’s tooth color while being resistant to staining and discoloration. Our Clarity brackets feature ‘self-ligation’ that permits for faster, more comfortable tooth movement which results in shorter treatment times and fewer visits to the office. And if you still desire ‘colors’ to jazz up your smile, we can do that!
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