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Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Auburn, IN

A Discreet Alternative to Braces

For many years, traditional metal braces have been a tried and true method for straightening teeth. However, many patients don’t want them due to their unsightly appearance and uncomfortable metal wires. Thankfully, advancements in orthodontics have led to a more discreet and convenient solution — Invisalign clear aligners.

Explore our guide to learn the many advantages of Invisalign treatment, including how you can straighten your teeth up to two times faster than metal braces.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Invisalign provides several unique benefits that other orthodontic treatments can’t match, such as:

  • Clear Appearance — Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible so no one has to know that you’re wearing them.
  • Removable — The aligners are easily removable so you can eat and drink without restrictions, in addition to enjoying sports and other physical activities.
  • Fast — Invisalign can straighten your teeth in as little as twelve months, up to two times faster than traditional braces.
  • Comfortable — Each set of aligners is customized just for you, so you can rest assured they’ll fit comfortably and you won’t have to worry about metal wires irritating your gums.

Our Invisalign Process

Invisalign treatment at our Auburn, IN dental practice consists of the following steps:

  • Consultation — Your journey to a new smile begins when you schedule a consultation with Dr. Heffelfinger. During this visit, he’ll listen to your smile goals and evaluate your teeth to determine if Invisalign is the ideal orthodontic treatment for you.
  • Wearing Your Aligners — Invisalign uses a series of customized aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the proper position. You’ll wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and swap them out for a new set approximately every two weeks until you achieve the stunning smile you desire.
  • Enjoy Your New Smile — For most patients, Invisalign treatment takes about 12 to 18 months. You may start to see noticeable results as soon as a few weeks after you begin wearing the aligners. Dr. Heffelfinger will monitor your progress throughout and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Smiles for Life

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Auburn, IN 46706

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