invisalign_compareNo two smiles are exactly the same, and our differences should be celebrated. However, if having crooked, uneven, or widely spaced teeth bothers you for aesthetic reasons, functional concerns, or both, we offer an innovative treatment option. Invisalign® clear braces can straighten teeth and close gaps with greater comfort and—particularly important for many adults—discretion than traditional metal braces. By using a series of transparent, removable dental trays, our experienced dentist Nadja Horst, DMD can help you achieve a more balanced smile and straighter teeth.

Want to learn more about how Invisalign® can enhance your teeth alignment and improve your smile? Contact our office today, and our friendly and knowledgeable dental team will answer any questions you may have. Ready to get started? We can also assist you with scheduling your initial appointment.

Benefits of Invisalign®

Versatile, customizable, and often highly effective, Invisalign® offers a wide range of benefits. If you have functional or cosmetic dental concerns such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps, overcrowding, or another alignment issue, this technique may be right for you. Other advantages of Invisalign® include:

  • Trays are custom-designed for your unique needs
  • Removable to make eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing easy
  • Typically more comfortable than braces
  • Inconspicuous appearance
  • No wires, brackets, or metal pieces

Additionally, you may spend less time at the dentist having adjustments made than you would with traditional metal braces (no tightening of uncomfortable wires!). While many people can benefit from this treatment, it’s important to note that not everyone will be a candidate for Invisalign®. In cases of severe orthodontic concerns, another technique may be recommended to optimize your outcome. Dr. Horst can determine if Invisalign® will be right for your needs and goals during your initial appointment.

What to Expect

One of the major reasons so many patients choose Invisalign® is its ability to to provide a more comfortable treatment experience. At Urban Dentistry, we will further enhance your experience by scheduling your visits at a time that is convenient for you and keeping the appointments as brief as possible.

To begin the Invisalign® process, Dr. Horst will take an impression of your teeth. We will then use this model to fabricate a series of clear, plastic aligners that are customized to precisely fit your teeth. Each one of these orthodontic trays will subtly adjust the position of your teeth toward the final arrangement. You will wear each aligner for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next one. As the aligner material is transparent, your friends, family, and colleagues may not be able to detect when the Invisalign® trays are in place. And for easy maintenance, you can remove the trays to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Most patients can complete the treatment in about 9-15 months. Your exact timeframe may vary from this estimate, depending on the extent of adjustment required. Dr. Horst will keep you apprised of the expected end date throughout the process.

Thank you so much for the amazing job that you have done for not only me, but my entire family. My son and I have both got invasalign and love what you have done to make us have perfect teeth.

Love what you heard or want to learn more? Contact our office today, and we will be happy to answer your questions or schedule your appointment with Dr. Horst.