More than 13 million Americans have achieved healthier and more symmetrical smiles with Invisalign®. At Cottage Grove Dental Care in Marion, Iowa, general, cosmetic, and Invisalign dentists Connie A. Miller, DDS, Matthew Sieverding, DDS, and the team use Invisalign to treat common orthodontic issues in teens and adults. In fact, Dr. Sieverding is the only Gold Plus level Invisalign provider in the area. To request an Invisalign consultation, call the office or book online today.
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic treatment. Instead of using brackets and metal archwires to straighten your teeth and jaw, it relies on clear plastic mouthpieces that fit snugly over your upper or lower dental arch. You wear the aligners every day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.
Invisalign provides a discreet and affordable way to transform your smile. And, because the aligners don’t contain any potentially harmful ingredients, like latex or gluten, treatment is safe for everyone, including pregnant people and those with allergies.
At Cottage Grove Dental Care, the team uses Invisalign to correct various alignment issues, including:
You might also benefit from Invisalign treatment if you have an abnormal bite, like overbite, underbite, or crossbite.
Before moving forward with Invisalign treatment, the Cottage Grove Dental Care team reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes digital X-rays. If these procedures identify any alignment issues, you qualify.
The team takes impressions of your mouth with a digital scanner and uploads them to a computer design program. Then, they use the program to develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan, mapping out the precise movements of your teeth and jaw.
After finalizing your treatment plan, the team sends your scans to an Invisalign lab that manufactures a custom set of clear removable aligners.
When the aligners are ready, about two weeks later, you return to Cottage Grove Dental Care. The team then asks you to try the aligners on. They check your bite and make adjustments, ensuring a perfect fit.
During treatment, you visit Cottage Grove Dental Care every three weeks. At each Invisalign checkup, the team monitors your progress and provides you with a new pair of aligners. Each pair of aligners places slightly different pressure on your teeth and jaw, helping them move into the optimal position.
The time that orthodontic treatment with Invisalign takes depends on various factors, including age, commitment to the team’s care plan, and the alignment issues treated. Many people achieve their desired results in 12-18 months*, but it may take longer. Wear your aligners as prescribed and attend each of your appointments.
To request an Invisalign consultation, call Cottage Grove Dental Care today or book online.
*Individual results may vary.