At Creekwood Orthodontics, we proudly create perfect smiles for patients of all ages throughout the Kansas City area, utilizing the latest orthodontic technology and treatment paired with the experienced hands of Dr. John Dorsch and his team. To best meet the individual needs of our patients, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options, including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen—the clear alternative to braces. In addition to our expert treatments, we are pleased to provide our patients with affordable payment options like CareCredit LendingPoint, so money doesn’t have to stand in the way of achieving your dream smile. Keep reading to learn more about Kansas City Invisalign and our affordable payment options below!
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth without the need for the brackets and wires that come with braces. Each set of custom-made aligners is made from a translucent plastic which makes them appear completely clear while fitting comfortably over your teeth.
Not only are the aligners nearly invisible when you put them on, they are also removable throughout your treatment. This makes things like brushing and flossing easier since brackets and wires are no longer in the way. This allows you to eat all of your favorite foods by removing the aligners. Invisalign is designed for adult orthodontic treatment, but a special treatment designed specifically for teenagers called Invisalign teen is also available.
Using advanced 3D imaging technology, Dr. Dorsch will take a detailed scan of your mouth, using the images to map out the ideal path for your teeth to move in order to create the perfect smile. From there, we create between 12 and 48 sets of custom clear aligners, with the total number depending on the patient. As you wear the aligners, they will apply a small amount of targeted pressure to your teeth causing them to move without causing any significant discomfort.
Each set of aligners needs to be worn for about two weeks before switching to the next set, repeating the process until you have a straight smile. For the most effective and efficient treatment possible, the aligners need to be worn for 22 hours each day, only being removed for your meals or your daily brushing and flossing routine. The overall length of Invisalign treatment depends on the total number of aligner sets made for you, but the average time frame is typically between 6 and 18 months, which is a shorter time than braces. Regular visits are required with Dr. Dorsch to monitor tooth movement.
The answer to this depends on two things: your eligibility for Invisalign and your personal preferences. While Invisalign is a great alternative to braces, it’s not right for everyone. Dr. Dorsch will conduct an examination at your first appointment to determine if you are eligible for Invisalign. If we find that you are a candidate for Invisalign, you may choose what kind of orthodontic treatment you prefer. Whether you want the discretion and convenience of removable clear aligners, or you prefer a less compliance required option that is as effective with metal or clear braces. The key to the best orthodontic treatment experience is choosing the option that meets your personal needs. If you have difficulty choosing, Dr. Dorsch will gladly assist with any of your concerns.
Creekwood Orthodontics understands that there are some circumstances in which finances may hold a patient back from starting orthodontic treatment like Invisalign. That’s why we’re proud to offer a variety of flexible, affordable, in-house payment options to fit any budget, so you can get started on your dream smile right away. With third-party financing options like CareCredit and LendingPoint—which offers financing for your orthodontic care—paying for Invisalign has never been more affordable. We are also pleased to work with your flexible spending account and insurance to make Invisalign as cost-effective as possible for you.
Learn more about our affordable payment options at our Financial & Insurance page!
Are you ready to achieve the smile of your dreams without braces? Book an appointment today for a free consultation to see if Kansas City Invisalign is right for you.
If you have any questions about Invisalign, just reach out to us at our contact page, and we’ll be happy to provide you with all the information you need. Dr. Dorsch and our team are ready to help you transform your smile with the quality orthodontic care that our Kansas City practice is known for. We look forward to seeing you soon!