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Invisalign® in Creston, IA

Straighten Your Teeth Discreetly with Invisalign

Are you looking for a way to straighten your teeth without the discomfort and unsightly appearance of metal braces? Invisalign® might be the orthodontic solution for you. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth, giving you a more beautiful smile without the inconvenience of traditional braces.

Dr. Michael Buck of Buck Family Dentistry is a Gold+ Invisalign provider, meaning he’s helped countless patients in Corning, Afton, Union County, and beyond straighten their smiles with Invisalign. Learn more from our affordable dentist in Creston, IA.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are made using 3D computer imaging technology, which allows Dr. Michael Buck, a Gold+ Invisalign Provider, to create a customized treatment plan for each patient.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional metal braces, such as:

  • Nearly Invisible: Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for adults who are self-conscious about the appearance of traditional metal braces.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that won't irritate your cheeks or gums. There are no brackets or wires to adjust, meaning fewer visits to the orthodontist.
  • Removable: Invisalign aligners are removable, which means you can eat and drink whatever you like during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally, which can be difficult with traditional braces.
  • Effective: Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment that can correct a range of dental problems, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
  • Shorter Treatment Time: In some cases, Invisalign treatment can be faster than traditional braces. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the case, but most people complete treatment in 12 to 18 months.
  • Predictable Results: Invisalign uses advanced computer imaging technology to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. This means you can see what your teeth will look like before you even start treatment.

Candidacy for Invisalign

Some factors that may make someone a good candidate for Invisalign treatment include:

  • Mild to moderate misalignment or spacing issues
  • Fully developed adult teeth and jaws
  • Good oral hygiene habits and overall oral health
  • Commitment to wearing the aligners for the recommended 22 hours
  • Willingness to follow all instructions provided by Dr. Buck, including regular check-ups and proper care of the aligners
  • Realistic expectations for the outcome of treatment

The Invisalign Process

Unlike traditional braces that use metal wires and brackets, Invisalign aligners are made of virtually invisible clear plastic. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, for at least 20 to 22 hours. You remove the aligners only when you eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually shift until they’ve straightened to the final position.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Whether or not insurance covers Invisalign treatment will depend on your plan. Some insurance plans cover orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, up to a dollar amount or percentage of the total cost. Check with your insurance provider to determine what’s covered under your plan.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Invisalign treatment is typically less painful than traditional braces. However, you may experience discomfort or soreness when you first start wearing a new set of aligners. This discomfort is normal and should subside within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort.

How long is Invisalign treatment?

The length of Invisalign treatment will vary depending on the patient's needs. On average, treatment lasts between nine and 15 months. However, the length of treatment can be longer or shorter depending on the case’s complexity.

Does Invisalign create permanent results?

Invisalign treatment can produce permanent results if the patient follows the prescribed treatment plan and wears their retainer as directed. The retainer helps to keep teeth in their new position and prevent them from shifting back. Follow all instructions from your orthodontist to ensure that your Invisalign results last a lifetime.

Correct Orthodontic Issues with Comfortable Clear Aligners

Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces. Dr. Buck, a Gold+ Invisalign Provider, can create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs. With Invisalign, you can achieve a beautiful smile without anyone knowing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Call our Creston, IA, office today at 641-782-4747 to schedule your consultation.


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