Invisalign® in Kailua-Kona, HI

Fix Your Smile With Comfortable Invisalign Aligners

invisalign trayIf you’ve been hesitating about orthodontic treatment due to the inconveniences linked with conventional braces, there’s a brilliant alternative in the form of Invisalign®. Our esteemed dentist in Kailua-Kona, HI, Dr. Frederic Gaeta, proudly offers clear aligners as a discreet and comfortable anti-aging dental solution to help you achieve your dream smile. 

Discover why patients place their trust in Dr. Gaeta for their smiles and don’t forget to call (808) 329-3314 to learn more. 

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a groundbreaking orthodontic treatment that offers an alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners made from a smooth, comfortable material that gradually shifts your teeth into their desired positions. These aligners are virtually invisible, ensuring a discreet and aesthetically pleasing treatment process.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

woman holding two invisalign alignersInvisalign presents several advantages over traditional braces:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to maintain your natural smile while undergoing treatment.
  • Comfort: Invisalign clear aligners are custom-designed for a snug fit in your mouth, providing a comfortable orthodontic experience.
  • Convenience: The clear aligners are removable, permitting you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. You can also remove them before engaging in sports activities, making it easy to wear a mouthguard if necessary.
  • Easy Maintenance: Since Invisalign clear aligners are removable, you can easily brush and floss your teeth without interference from metal components, simplifying oral care.
  • Swift Results: Invisalign can often straighten your smile in less time than traditional braces, allowing you to achieve your desired results faster.

Candidacy for Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is a suitable solution for individuals with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including:

  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Underbites
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Open bites
  • Overbites
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crooked teeth

To determine if Invisalign is the right choice for your specific needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gaeta by calling (808) 329-3314

Phases of Invisalign

Young woman smiling and holding Invisalign alignersThe Invisalign treatment process typically involves several phases:

  • Consultation: During your initial consultation, your Invisalign-trained dentist will assess your teeth and discuss your treatment goals to determine if invisible aligners are suitable for you.
  • Treatment Plan: If you decide to proceed with Invisalign, a detailed treatment plan is created, often utilizing advanced digital imaging technology to create a 3D model of your teeth.
  • Wearing the Aligners: You will receive a series of aligners, each to be worn for about two weeks. They should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except for water), and oral care.
  • Progress Monitoring: Regular check-up appointments with your dentist or orthodontist will be scheduled throughout your treatment to monitor your progress and provide new aligners.
  • Treatment Completion: The duration of Invisalign treatment varies, but once you’ve worn all the aligners, your teeth should have reached their desired positions.

Caring for Invisalign Aligners

Proper care of your Invisalign aligners is essential to ensure the success of your orthodontic treatment and maintain your oral health. Here are some guidelines to follow:

  • Remove Before Eating: Always remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This prevents food particles and liquids from getting trapped between the aligners and your teeth, reducing the risk of staining and bacteria buildup.
  • Brush and Floss: Before reinserting your aligners, be sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. This helps maintain good oral hygiene and prevents the aligners from trapping any debris against your teeth.
  • Clean Your Aligners: It’s important to clean your clear aligners regularly to prevent odors and bacteria growth. Use a soft toothbrush and lukewarm water to gently brush the aligners. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and cause scratches, making the aligners more visible.
  • Soak Them: You can periodically soak your aligners in a denture cleaner or an Invisalign cleaning solution. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and avoid using hot water, which can distort the aligners.
  • Handle with Care: When removing and inserting your aligners, handle them gently to prevent damage or distortion. Rough handling can affect their effectiveness.

Financing Invisalign

young man smilingWe understand dental treatments, including Invisalign, can be costly. That’s why we’re committed to providing accessible financing and payment options for our patients. Here’s how we make it easier for you to manage the cost of your treatment:

  • Customized Payment Plans: We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your unique financial situation, allowing you to spread the cost of your Invisalign treatment over manageable installments. We accept various payment methods, including cash, personal checks, major credit cards, and insurance providers.
  • LendingClub: For additional financing options, we partner with LendingClub, a trusted third-party provider offering loans with attractive features, such as no interest and low monthly payments. Their straightforward online application process ensures you can access the care you need while staying within your budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Invisalign hurt?
How long do I wear Invisalign clear aligners?
How long do the results of Invisalign last?
Is Invisalign better than braces?
Does Invisalign hurt?

Invisalign is generally more comfortable than traditional braces, but you may experience some mild discomfort or pressure when transitioning to a new set of aligners. This discomfort is temporary and typically subsides within a few days.

How long do I wear Invisalign clear aligners?

You should wear your Invisalign clear aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours daily, removing them only for eating, drinking (except water), and oral care. Failing to adhere to these guidelines may result in an unsuccessful treatment. 

How long do the results of Invisalign last?

The results of Invisalign are designed to be long-lasting. However, it’s best to wear a retainer as recommended by your dentist to maintain the alignment of your teeth. Your Invisalign provider will provide more guidelines following your treatment. 

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Invisalign invisible aligners offer a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces, making it a preferred choice for many. However, the suitability of Invisalign clear aligners versus braces depends on your specific orthodontic needs and preferences. Consult with your dentist to determine the best option for you.

Rejuvenate Your Smile and Oral Health With Clear Aligners

Discover the exceptional benefits of Invisalign clear aligner therapy, the perfect solution for rectifying alignment issues without the need for traditional metal braces. With this groundbreaking orthodontic treatment, you can achieve your desired smile goals quickly and comfortably.

To explore Invisalign further, schedule a consultation with our Kailua-Kona, HI, dentist. Call us at (808) 329-3314. We welcome patients from Kukio, Holuloa, and Kalaoa.

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