InvisalignⓇ Treatment in Hastings & Doniphan, NE
Straighten Your Smile With Dr. Bauer
Traditional braces are awkward and often uncomfortable. While an effective treatment, metal wires can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. That’s why Dr. Bauer offers Invisalign as an inconspicuous way to straighten your smile.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to fix crooked teeth or gaps in your smile. You can smile with confidence again using Invisalign.
The Benefits of Invisalign
There are many advantages to choosing Invisalign, including:
- Removable–They can be taken out before meals, allowing you to eat and drink without restrictions.
- Comfortable–Each pair of aligners is custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly.
- Inconspicuous–Clear aligners make them practically invisible, so nobody will notice you’re wearing them.
- Quick–Invisalign straightens your teeth up to two times faster than traditional braces.
The Invisalign Process
Your journey to a straighter smile begins with a free consultation with Dr. Bauer. If you decide to go with Invisalign, we’ll use our state-of-the-art technology to we’ll create a series of aligners that are custom-made to match the unique shape of your bite.
After receiving your first pair of aligners, you’ll get your a set every two weeks until your treatment is complete. Your aligners gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. The average treatment time is 12 to 18 months, so your new smile will be ready before you know it.
Invisalign vs. At-Home Aligners
Nowadays, many patients are trying clear aligners that are delivered straight to your door without a visit to the dentist. It may sound easy and convenient, but a lot can go wrong without the supervision of a licensed orthodontist.
At-home aligners can result in devastating effects — it can even damage your bite. This can take a toll on how you eat and speak, costing you time and money to correct the problem. Seeking treatment from a licensed orthodontist ensures safe and effective care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Invisalign hurt?
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit more comfortably in your mouth than traditional braces. You may experience mild discomfort at first, but this should subside in a few days.
If you experience ongoing pain, call either of our offices — in Hastings at 402-462-6410 or in Doniphan at 402-845-6262. Dr. Bauer will examine your aligners and correct the issue.
Is Invisalign covered by insurance?
Many dental insurances provide coverage for orthodontic care, and that includes Invisalign treatment. We recommend contacting your provider to learn more.
Hastings Family Dental offers multiple payment and financing options for your convenience.
How do you clean and maintain your aligners?
With Invisalign, it’s easy to maintain your aligners. Brush them each morning and night, and make sure to brush and floss your teeth after a meal.
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?
In most cases, you can switch to Invisalign. But Dr. Bauer will need to examine your teeth to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you.
Contact our offices in Hastings at 402-462-6410 or in Doniphan at 402-845-6262 to find out if we can help you.
Is Invisalign removable?
Yes, you can remove your aligners whenever you need to for your convenience. It’s important to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day to keep your treatment on track, however.
What can’t I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign?
Since your aligners are removable, you can eat and drink anything you want with Invisalign. Remove your trays before every meal and clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
Can you drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign aligners? What about coffee?
Yes, you can drink any beverage with Invisalign as long as you remove your aligners first. To ensure your aligners don’t get stained, brush your teeth before putting the tray back in your mouth.
Get a Beautiful New Smile Dr. Bauer
Are you self-conscious about your smile? Hastings Family Dental provides Invisalign as a discreet alternative to metal braces that really works.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 402-462-6410 to reach our Hastings Office or 402-845-6262 for our Doniphan office. We’ll be happy to answer any concerns you may have. We can even schedule a free consultation with Dr. Bauer.