Invisalign® in Mankato
Get a straight smile with clear aligners at River Valley Dental of Mankato.
Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces
Our invisible aligners are comfortable, discreet, and removable!
Have you thought about straightening your teeth but fear traditional orthodontics like metal braces that take too long, cost too much, or will negatively affect your lifestyle? Forget these misconceptions and discover the clear alternative to braces with Invisalign® – they’re effective, comfortable, and virtually invisible.
Invisalign® is one of the top teeth straightening systems for kids, teens, and adults, using customized plastic trays that gradually move teeth for the perfect smile.
Invisalign® works for:
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Here are just a few reasons why our dental patients love Invisalign®.
How Invisalign® Treatment Works
These three easy steps with River Valley Dental of Mankato can transform your smile.
After an initial consultation at River Valley Dental of Mankato in Mankato, we’ll map out your personalized treatment plan that’s convenient and easy to maintain.
- Step 1: Meet with us for a smile assessment where we’ll discuss your smile goals, take a 3D scan of your teeth, and create a treatment plan made just for your needs. Using digital technology, you can preview your new smile before beginning treatment.
- Step 2: Once your aligners are ready, you’ll come in for your first fitting to ensure your aligners are comfortable to wear. We’ll answer any additional questions and outline all expectations to ensure successful treatment. Wear your aligners day and night to straighten your teeth.
- Step 3: Follow your treatment plan and switch to a new set of aligners according to the plan. Wear Invisalign® with confidence while it gradually straightens your teeth and creates your dream smile.
Regular in-office visits are less frequent than with metal braces but are important for tracking progress. Based on your specific treatment plan, you’ll get a new set of trays at each visit.
Stop dreaming of a perfect smile, and make it a reality with a visit to our office in Mankato.
FAQ About Invisalign®
- Is Invisalign® cheaper than braces?
Invisalign® is similar in cost to braces.
Despite the similar cost, clear aligners provide unbeatable benefits like the freedom to live your life without worrying about metal brackets and wires that get in the way of special events or foods you love.
- How much does it cost to get Invisalign®?
The cost of Invisalign® varies based on individual treatment, but some dental insurance providers may cover costs.
Please contact River Valley Dental of Mankato directly to discuss your smile goals and treatment plan, which will determine the total cost of treatment.
- Which is better: braces or Invisalign®?
Suppose you consider orthodontic treatments like braces vs. Invisalign® to straighten your teeth; both get the job done. The decision between metal brackets and wires or clear plastic aligners comes down to your smile goals and convenience level.
While Invisalign® fixes most teeth misalignments, extremely complex orthodontic issues may require metal braces. Our smile assessment in Mankato will show you what Invisalign® can do for you.
The advantages of Invisalign® include the freedom to be yourself with virtually invisible trays and the convenience of removing them to eat and brush. Maintenance is much easier with removable aligners, making dental hygiene a breeze.
Unlike braces, clear aligners don’t adhere to teeth, so they require discipline to proactively keep your aligners on for the required hours per day. It’s important to stay on schedule per your specific treatment plan.
While metal braces need to be adjusted in the office every four weeks, Invisalign® trays can be switched out at home, gently moving your teeth with each new aligner. This means less frequent dental visits and more time to do the things you love.
- Do you wear Invisalign® all day?
Invisalign® aligners should be worn each day for 20-22 hours.
Wear your trays day and night, and only remove them to eat, drink, brush, or floss. This will ensure you stay on schedule and transform your smile according to the treatment plan. Not wearing your trays as recommended may extend the length of treatment time.
Our expertly crafted trays look great and feel better than metal braces. Invisalign® trays are custom-made for each patient using flexible plastic. Additionally, each aligner is individually trimmed for a comfortable fit over your gum line.
- Does Invisalign® make teeth yellow?
No. To avoid staining or a yellow appearance of your Invisalign® trays, it’s important to remove your aligners while eating or drinking and brush immediately after consuming food and drinks. By following proper hygiene, you’ll avoid a yellow appearance of teeth.
This is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. Very friendly staff that make you feel comfortable and welcome. I recommend them to anyone.
Charles Q. (Actual Patient)