Clear Aligners

Why Orthodontics?

Your smile is often the first thing other people notice…and it’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.  Orthodontics (braces) can help straighten your teeth and improve the way your teeth fit together (fix “bad bites”).  Clear aligners (Invisalign®) can help improve your smile and confidence without unsightly and uncomfortable metal brackets.  Invisalign® utilizes custom plastic aligners that are practically invisible and fit comfortably over your teeth.  The clear trays are removable and engineered to precisely reposition any teeth that are out of alignment.


 What are the benefits?

  1. To keep your teeth healthy – Crowded and crooked teeth are often difficult to keep clean and can lead to the development of cavities and premature tooth loss. Having the proper jaw relationship is also essential to keep your jaw joint healthy, preventing your teeth from wearing down, and ensuring you are able to chew and function efficiently.

  2. Enhance your smile – Imagine the smile you’ve always wanted…you can have it at any age!

  3. Improve your self esteem – Getting your teeth straightened and revealing your new, beautiful smile can greatly boost your confidence

Duration of Treatment

While each case is unique, traditional orthodontic treatment is typically completed in approximately 6-24 months.  The most important factor in achieving effective and efficient treatment is patient compliance.  This includes everything from meticulous home care (brushing and flossing) to keeping your regular orthodontic recall appointments (every 6-10 weeks).  It is also important to promptly repair any broken or damaged appliances and to diligently use any prescribed appliances as directed.

How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?

Treatment costs can vary greatly depending on what you need and how long your treatment will be.  Average orthodontic treatment ranges from $3,000 to $5,000.  As a local dentist that accepts payment plans, we have a variety of different financing options to help make treatment affordable at any budget.

Cheaper Alternatives to Invisalign®

You have likely seen advertisements offering steep discounts for straightening your teeth by mail. These companies have you take impressions of your teeth at home, and then they mail you clear aligners direct to your home. While you may be saving some money, you need to carefully consider the downsides.
It is imperative that a licensed dentist monitors your treatment every step of the way, ensuring your teeth are all moving as they should. Uncontrolled tooth movement and DIY orthodontics can lead to bad bites, poor esthetics, and even tooth loss! Your smile is worth too much to leave it to chance. Invisalign® offers exceptional outcomes and predictable results, time after time.

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309 N Bittersweet Rd #105,
Mishawaka, IN 46544