Invisalign® is a great alternative for patients who are self-conscious about an overbite, underbite, or other alignment imperfections but do not want traditional braces. Instead of obvious metal brackets and wires, you can wear nearly invisible trays that are consistently replaced as teeth shift into their proper position.
Invisalign® Is More Comfortable
MAKING IT THE CLEAR CHOICE
Invisalig® aligners can be removed for meals so throughout treatment, you can continue to enjoy your favorite crunchy foods. They also allow you to brush and floss your teeth like normal without braces getting in the way.
Reduce Treatment Timeline
While patients who choose braces typically wear them for 18 months to four years, Invisalign aligners are designed to straighten your smile in 12 to 18 months. Your specific timeline will depend on the condition of your smile.
How Do I Qualify?
Isn't It Expensive?
Invisalign® cost around $5,000 depending on your caseIn general, you can expect the cost of Invisalign® to be around $5,000. Some patients may pay less and insurance often covers at least a portion of the treatment. The cost of traditional braces is comparable so it is important to weigh the advantages of Invisalign® when deciding which treatment is right for you.
We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the clear benefits of Invisalign, so we offer in-house financing options exclusively to these patients.
What should I expect throughout Invisalign® treatment, from start to finish?
Achieve a Straighter Smile
in 12 to 18 Months
Although your timeline will depend on the severity of your case, treatment can generally be completed in 12 months. In some cases, we can speed up your treatment by using PROPEL Excelleration™ technology.
Watch the Simplicity
of Invisalign® Treatment
The results are nothing short of life-changing…
Before — Prior to treatment, this patient was self-conscious about their smile due to noticeable malocclusion.
Invisalign® to Discreetly Straighten Your Smile
With today’s technology, you can achieve a straighter, more aesthetic smile, without the need for noticeable metal brackets. Invisalign® is a clear orthodontic system that allows you to correct minor to moderate malocclusion comfortably and conveniently. The clear trays provide more comfortable and inconspicuous treatment that is often a great solution for teens and adults. Lake Austin Smiles is an Invisalign® Premier Provider in Austin, TX. Even if other dentists have said you were not a candidate for this treatment, you may be able to receive exceptional orthodontic care from Dr. Bethany Petersen. With over 10 years of experience and individual status as an Invisalign Premier Provider who has handled hundreds of Invisalign cases, Dr. Petersen is able to provide dramatic results.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign® is an alternative orthodontic treatment consisting of clear alignment trays that are custom-fit to your teeth. Instead of using brackets and wires, this system uses a series of aligners that are each shaped slightly differently. This difference can gently shift your teeth into proper alignment and improve your oral health and appearance as you progress through the trays in the series.
By improving the alignment of your bite, Invisalign can also positively affect your oral health. This can include:
Dr. Petersen can evaluate your bite to determine if Invisalign® is best suited for your needs. His extensive experience and familiarity with the Invisalign® system have allowed him to treat orthodontic issues that other dentists could not address with this method.
Advantages of Invisalign?
Many patients choose to undergo their orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® primarily for the benefit of discreet treatment. Often, teens and adults who can benefit from orthodontia avoid treatment because they do not want to wear traditional braces due to the appearance of metal brackets and wires. The clear trays used with Invisalign® are nearly invisible, allowing you to continue your daily routine with confidence and virtually no alteration in your appearance.
In addition to discreet treatment, Invisalign trays are molded to fit your smile. This customization creates a fitted, more comfortable solution that will not irritate the gums or soft tissues. The trays are also removable, allowing you to easily maintain your oral health and to eat your favorite foods without restrictions.
Traditional orthodontic care can require frequent visits that become cumbersome and lead to significant discomfort after wires are tightened. Those undergoing Invisalign® treatment will typically come to our office only once every six weeks. Additionally, the gradual changes between each tray ensure your teeth are shifted gently, resulting in less pain.
The Treatment Process
During your consultation, Dr. Petersen will conduct an extensive evaluation of your bite to determine whether Invisalign is the right alignment method for you. For patients that require traditional orthodontics, we work with a reputable local orthodontist that can provide the care you need. We have been referring patients to the same orthodontist for nearly 10 years with consistent satisfaction.
For those who are candidates for Invisalign, we will use the advanced CEREC system to take digital impressions. Using the highly accurate images, we will be able to determine the number of trays necessary to achieve your goals, how long the treatment will take, and your estimated cost.
Dr. Petersen is extensively trained in providing bio-stimulation through Propel® Orthodontics accelerated treatment. This system stimulates the jawbone, allowing teeth to shift in nearly half the time.
These scans also allow us to design precise, well-fitting trays for the best results. Every few weeks, you will visit our office so that we can monitor progress and provide you with new aligner trays to further adjust your teeth as needed. You will wear these aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and will move onto the next tray in the series approximately every two weeks. Typically, treatment will last between 12 to 18 months.
Dr. Petersen is extensively trained in providing bio-stimulation through Propel Orthodontics accelerated treatment. This system stimulates the jawbone, allowing teeth to shift in nearly half the time. Dr. Petersen can perform this advanced, virtually painless procedure quickly and efficiently at our office to significantly reduce treatment time.
Receive the Best Invisalign® Care Available
Over a decade of hands-on experience, refined techniques, and an exceptional attention to detail are just a few of the defining characteristics that set Dr. Petersen apart from other dentists providing Invisalign®. If you wish to receive the best care available, contact us online or by phone at
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