Invisalign in Kailua-Kona, HI

A Discreet Smile Solution from Our Kailua-Kona Dentist

Crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth are significantly harder to maintain than properly aligned, straight teeth. These common orthodontic issues may put patients at risk for cavities and gum disease. Struggling with the appearance of crooked teeth not only affects your oral health, but can hinder your self-esteem, as well.

If you’ve been avoiding orthodontic treatment due to the hassles that traditional braces bring, Dr. Gaeta has the perfect alternative solution for you in the form of the revolutionary Invisalign® system. Our dentist in Kailua-Kona is proud to offer Invisalign to help you discreetly and comfortably achieve your dream smile. To learn more about this orthodontic treatment with Dr. Gaeta, read our helpful guide below

What Is Invisalign?

The Invisalign® system is an alternative to traditional braces that works to gradually straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal components. The Invisalign treatment is composed of a set of clear aligners designed with your comfort in mind, molding around the natural ridges of your teeth.

Your Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can enjoy all of your favorite foods without needing to worry about damaging your appliance. Thanks to their discreet appearance, no one will be able to notice you’re wearing clear aligners, allowing you to enjoy your natural smile throughout treatment!

Benefits of Invisalign

With Invisalign, Dr. Gaeta and our Kailua-Kona team can treat a host of orthodontic issues without anyone even knowing. There are a wide variety of benefits when you choose Invisalign, such as:

  • Comfort: Unlike painful metal wires and brackets, Invisalign aligners are created to fit perfectly in your mouth for a comfortable fit.
  • Convenience: You can remove your aligners before a meal or drinking anything other than water, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods with restriction. You can also remove them before playing sports to comfortably wear a mouthguard.
  • Easy Maintenance: Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can easily brush and floss your teeth without the hassle of metal getting in the way. This also makes the aligners easier to care for.
  • Short Treatment Time: Invisalign can straighten your smile in half the time of traditional metal braces, allowing you to achieve your dream smile faster.
  • Discreet Appearance: Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible so you can show off your beautiful smile while working towards straighter teeth.

What Orthodontic Problems Can Invisalign Correct?

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth and improve your oral health without the hassles of traditional braces, Invisalign could be right for you. Our dentist in Kailua-Kona, HI recommends Invisalign clear aligner therapy for patients struggling with:

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

The Invisalign treatment is an ideal solution for adults with mild to moderate alignment issues. To determine if Invisalign is the right solution to your orthodontic issues, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gaeta today by calling (808) 329-3314.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Straightening your teeth has never been faster than with Invisalign treatment from one of the best dentists in Kailua-Kona, HI. With our simple three-step treatment process, you’ll achieve the smile of your dreams quickly and comfortably.

  • Initial Consultation – During your first visit to our Kailua-Kona dental office, our dentist Dr. Gaeta will discuss your smile goals and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We’ll take high-quality impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory, where your customized sets of aligners will be created.
  • Wearing Your Aligners – Invisalign gradually straightens your teeth, and you’ll receive a new set of clear aligners about every two weeks. To achieve your desired results, you’ll need to wear these aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink anything other than water, or clean your teeth. Each set of aligners is meticulously designed to only influence a certain set of teeth, gently shifting them into proper alignment.
  • Smile With Confidence – After about 12 to 18 months with Invisalign, you’ll achieve a straight and beautiful smile. Throughout your treatment, we’ll monitor your progress and adjust your plan if necessary. Once your treatment is complete, you can enjoy all the benefits of a stunning, healthy smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Invisalign help correct crooked teeth?
Is treatment with Invisalign painful?
How long do you wear an Invisalign for?
Can Invisalign help correct crooked teeth?

Invisalign can help resolve many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces, including crooked, misaligned, and crowded teeth. It may be difficult to place traditional metal braces on crooked teeth, making Invisalign the ideal treatment option.

As long as you have all of your adult teeth and are in good oral health, Invisalign may be an ideal solution, though there is such a thing as having teeth that are too crooked for treatment. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gaeta to discover if Invisalign can help straighten your teeth.

Is treatment with Invisalign painful?

It’s normal to experience mild discomfort as you get accustomed to wearing your aligners, though any pain should fade within one week. Patients may also experience a slight lisp, which will also fade with time. However, Invisalign is a much less painful treatment than that of metal braces, as there’s no tightening appointments or irritating metal wires involved. 

If you’re experiencing pain, soreness, or any other issues with Invisalign after about a week, schedule an appointment at our Kailua-Kona office right away. Our dentist will assess your situation and work to find a solution and alleviate your painful symptoms.

How long do you wear an Invisalign for?

Wearing your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day is crucial to the success of your treatment. Each set of aligners will be worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next when. You’ll receive several sets of aligners at a time, but will have to return to our Kailua-Kona office for your next sets once in a while.

During these visits, Dr. Gaeta will evaluate your teeth and jaw to assess how your Invisalign treatment is progressing, as well as determine how much longer you’ll need to wear aligners. Some patients have seen results in as little as three months though most patients can expect their Invisalign treatment to take about one year, though this depends on several factors. 

Smile Freely Again With Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligner therapy can be an ideal orthodontic treatment for patients looking to fix alignment issues and avoid traditional metal braces. Achieve your smile goals in a quick and comfortable manner with this revolutionary orthodontic treatment. 

To learn more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation with our Kailua-Kona dentist by calling (808) 329-3314. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We proudly welcome patients from Kahaluu-Keauhou, Kalaoa, and Haluaoa, HI.

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