Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics provides Invisalign services in Minnetonka, Excelsior, and Wayzata. Call us at one of our three locations to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that straightens your teeth using custom-made clear aligners to gradually and gently shift your teeth into place instead of brackets and wires.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so your friends, coworkers, and classmates won’t even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Comfortable and Convenient
No bulky brackets or painful wire tightening—your Invisalign aligners are comfortable and can be removed so you can eat your favorite foods and brush and floss as usual.
With its SmartTrack material and SmartForce features, Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces at treating a wide range of orthodontic issues.
Invisalign® Treatment Process
Scan Your Smile
We use Invisalign’s state-of-the-art iTero digital scanner to create a 3D model of your teeth and jaw.
Create a Treatment Plan
With our ClinCheck® software, we come up with a comprehensive treatment plan to transform your smile.
Preview your smile
We’ll show you the shifting of your smile as you move through each set of aligners—and then the results when treatment is done.
Create the Aligners
Once we have finalized your digital plan, your custom aligners are fabricated using 3D printing.
Wear Your Aligners
Invisalign aligners only work when you wear them, so keep them on for 20 to 22 hours a day for best results, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss.
Preview your New Smile
Use your cell phone to scan the QR code below to view your Smile Transformation!
Care for your New Smile
Once your treatment is complete, you’ll receive a set of retainers to help maintain your beautiful new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How much does it cost for Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues and the number of aligners you need for treatment. Most patients have treatment costs ranging between $3000 and $7000, with the lower end of the spectrum being for more minor issues that require a shorter duration of treatment.
How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?
This, too, depends on the extent of the orthodontic issues we are correcting. The range is usually between nine and 18 months, with most patients averaging around a year to complete treatment. Of course, because Invisalign only works when your aligners are being worn, if you take them out often and leave them out for extended periods of time, you can expect your treatment to be extended.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
There are some orthodontic cases where braces are either the only option or a better option for treatment. Assuming you have a choice between braces or Invisalign, both systems are effective, so it comes down to personal preference. How much does it matter to you to have a discreet treatment option? Are you paying out-of-pocket? Do you like the idea of having the ability to remove your aligners or do you dislike it?
What happens if you don’t wear Invisalign for a day?
Nothing! When you don’t wear your aligners nothing happens—because your teeth aren’t moving. It’s only when you wear your aligners that your teeth are slowly shifting into their new positions. Wear your aligners everyday so they’re doing their job.