For patients with crooked teeth, Invisalign® offers a subtle and comfortable way to achieve a straighter, healthier smile. This clear braces system consists of a series of removable aligners that are custom-designed to guide your teeth into place. Dr. Mack E. Greder and Dr. Jennifer Greder are silver level providers of the advanced Invisalign system. Our team at Greder Dental in Omaha, NE, can scan your smile using our state-of-the-art digital software and create a treatment plan uniquely tailored to your needs. For many patients, treatment with Invisalign takes less time than traditional braces and results in beautiful, vibrant smiles.
Is Invisalign a Good Choice for Me?
Invisalign can treat many of the same issues as traditional braces, so if you are interested in straightening your smile, there is a good chance Invisalign will work for you. For both teens and adults, Invisalign can straighten a range of issues, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bites
In general, most mild to moderate cases of misalignment can be corrected with Invisalign. However, for more complex issues, especially those involving the jaw, Dr. Greder may recommend another form of traditional orthodontics.
Planning Your Orthodontic Treatment
Your first step towards a straighter smile is scheduling a consultation at our office. Dr. Mack Greder or Dr. Jennifer Greder will meet with you to discuss your goals and evaluate your oral health. We can then scan your smile using our iTero® Element scanner to learn more about the position of your teeth and identify any significant wear, which may indicate an issue.
With iTero, scans are quick and precise, meaning you can skip the hassle of physical putty impressions. We can load the information gathered by iTero into our digital smile design software and map out a custom treatment plan to straighten your smile. We can also use our software to preview your expected results.
How Invisalign Works
Once we have a plan for your smile, we will send the impressions to the lab to fabricate your aligners. Invisalign aligners are custom-made using advanced SmartTrack® material. You will need to wear your aligners at least 20 to 22 hours every day to stick to your treatment plan. You can remove them to eat, brush, and floss.
Since your aligners are removable, Invisalign allows you to continue living your life without interruptions.
About every two weeks, you will exchange one set of aligners for the next in the series. Each new aligner is specially designed to guide your teeth into the desired location. We recommend you visit our office about every six weeks so Dr. Mack Greder or Dr. Jennifer Greder can monitor your progress and provide you with additional aligners. Once your teeth reach their final location, you can use a customized Vivera® retainer or your final set of aligners to maintain your results.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Since your aligners are removable, Invisalign allows you to continue living your life without interruptions. Unlike traditional braces, there are no food restrictions for Invisalign. There is also no need to worry about broken brackets or wires.
In addition, it is easy to care for your teeth during your orthodontic treatment. Simply remove your aligners, and you can brush and floss your teeth normally. With the invisible material and comfortable fit of Invisalign, you may forget you are straightening your teeth altogether.
Straighter Teeth for a Healthier Smile
When your teeth are crooked, you are at a higher risk for a variety of oral health concerns, from decay to jaw issues. After treatment with Invisalign, teeth are stronger, healthier, and more resilient. Plus, you get to share your straight, beautiful smile with the world. For more information about Invisalign or the different orthodontic options we offer at Greder Dental, call our office at (405) 558-6220 or contact us online today.