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Invisalign – Marion, IN

Straighten Your Smile to Perfection

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Marion, Indiana is a friendly place—just think of all the smiles you see day-to-day at work, school, the supermarket and the mall. At Bruner Dental, we know that you want to return a smile that is attractive and well-aligned. Traditional braces, however, are not for everyone—especially adults who have careers to consider. That’s why we offer Invisalign, a clearly superior orthodontic treatment system that straightens teeth discretely.

What Is Invisalign?

woman inserting Invisalign tray

Invisalign in Marion uses a sequential series of clear mouth trays made of BPA-free plastic to move your teeth into proper alignment. The trays fit snugly over your teeth and are barely noticeable. Patients report feeling more confident wearing Invisalign, and they appreciate the fact that Invisalign requires fewer visits to our office during treatment than standard orthodontics.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

girl holding Invisalign and braces

The total amount you’ll end up paying for Invisalign treatment will depend on a few factors, such as your age, the severity of your dental misalignment, and your ability to comply with the instructions to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Losing, breaking, or not wearing an aligner for the required time will likely expand your treatment time, resulting in a higher cost. Additionally, people who have more complex cases also require longer treatment times. However, most treatments are complete in about a year. We’ll go over a more detailed timeline and cost estimate with you at your consultation.

What Is Day-to-Day Life Like with Invisalign?

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Living with Invisalign is actually not that different from your daily life before beginning treatment. Simply wear your aligners for the majority of the day and while you sleep, taking them out only to eat, drink (anything other than water), or clean your teeth. Every time you remove your aligners, be sure to rinse them off with warm (NOT hot) water before you re-insert them. At least once a day, ideally while you’re eating a meal, soak your aligners in Invisalign cleanser or lukewarm water.

Good oral hygiene is more crucial than every while undergoing Invisalign treatment. Because the aligners fit tightly around your teeth, any food particles that are left behind can get trapped against your teeth, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease. For this reason, you should always brush and floss your teeth after eating and before you place your aligners back in.

You’ll wear each set of aligner trays for a week or two before moving on to the next set in the series. To avoid delay in your treatment, let us know if you happen to damage or lose an aligner at any point during treatment.

Are You a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign was originally created in the 90s to help working adults straighten their smiles without compromising their professional image. Today, Invisalign is highly recommended for patients who:

  • Want to straighten their teeth without awkward metal braces
  • Want to maintain a natural appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment
  • Have the self-discipline to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day
  • Are hoping to correct crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth

While Invisalign can straighten your teeth in a much faster timeframe than traditional braces, it’s unfortunately not suitable for everyone. Invisalign is not able to correct all orthodontic problems. Issues such as a severe bite misalignment might have to be addressed with traditional braces. Although Invisalign can work for younger patients like teenagers, it does require self-discipline to be completely effective, so maturity is also a factor in your candidacy for Invisalign. Our dentists will be able to tell for sure if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

Get Started Today!

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, or to schedule a consultation, contact Bruner Dental today. Our Marion, IN practice welcomes patients from Wabash, Fairmount, and beyond.