Invisalign Invisible Braces

Would you like to straighten your crooked teeth? It can be exciting to think about a new straight, smile, and the changes it can make to your comfort, appearance, and confidence.

At Kennedy Dental, we know that straight teeth help promote better oral health, but a symmetrical smile will also help you feel more confident and empowered when you interact with others.

But as much as you want a straighter smile, you know you don’t want to commit to wearing metal braces attached to your teeth. It is precisely for this reason that we are pleased to offer Invisalign clear braces to our Bellevue, NE patients because they appreciate the convenience and the fact that treatment doesn’t impact their lifestyle as metal braces do.

Why Our Patients Love Invisalign

Dr. Beth Kampschnieder is an experienced dentist who commonly recommends Invisalign clear braces because they offer our patients so many benefits compared to bracket and wire braces.

  • Comfortable – Unlike metal braces, the smooth plastic aligners gently and gradually move crooked or overlapped teeth into their ideal positions, without the need for brackets or wires that irritate the inside of your mouth.
  • Convenient – Traditional orthodontics come with limitations beyond esthetics; you have to avoid certain foods during treatment, and brushing and flossing around brackets and wires can be a challenge. Invisalign aligners are removable, however, so you can continue to enjoy all the foods you love, and oral hygiene is easy and effective with no hardware to clean around.
  • Discreet – You can’t hide your treatment when you have a mouthful of metal, but the crystal-clear material used for your aligner trays makes them nearly invisible when they’re on your teeth. All anyone will notice is your smile on its way to the perfectly balanced and symmetrical appearance you desire.

Invisalign for Adults of All Ages

Do you worry that you’re too old to straighten your teeth with Invisalign? You’ll be happy to know that our dentists successfully treat patients of all ages, from teens to seniors, using Invisalign. Since your teeth have the potential to move throughout your lifetime, we’ve helped patients in their 50’s, 60’s, or even 70’s finally enjoy the smile of their dreams.

How Invisalign Treatment Works

The most noticeable difference between Invisalign and metal braces is how they straighten your teeth. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to move your teeth, and here’s how the process works.

Planning Invisalign Treatment

Dr. Kampschnieder will meet with you at our Bellevue, NE dental office to learn about your smile goals and how Invisalign can help you meet them. During the planning stage, we take impressions, digital x-rays, and images of your teeth. Invisalign’s 3-D software helps Dr. Kampschnieder digitally map how your teeth will move through the different stages of treatment. 

Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners

An Invisalign lab uses the information we gather to customize a series of several sets of comfortable, clear plastic aligner trays that easily slip onto your teeth. Wear each set of clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day for two to three weeks, then move to the next aligners in the series. You’ll continue this way until you've worn all your aligners, and your Invisalign treatment is complete.

Our friendly dental care team will support you throughout the process and will see you every four to six weeks to check on your progress and answer your questions. Invisalign treatment takes 12 to 18 months on average, but you’ll see the fastest results if you commit to wearing your Invisalign clear aligners exactly as directed by our Bellevue, NE dentist.

Call Kennedy Dental for an Appointment

The dentists and specialists at Kennedy Dental would love to meet with you to answer your Invisalign questions. Take the first step and call us at (402) 291-3535 to schedule a convenient appointment with Dr. Kampschnieder.