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Dr. Besler is Your Certified Invisalign Provider in Cedar Rapids, IA

Consider Invisalign® treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Karen Besler can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.

What is it?

Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer Invisalign treatment.

Why would I want it?

Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in our office getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How does it work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. You'll visit our Cedar Rapids dental office about once every month to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary from case to case.

Why choose Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids for your Invisalign treatment?

As an Invisalign Preferred Provider, Dr. Besler has extensive experience with Invisalign, and has created over a hundred beautiful smiles with it for more than ten years. We have been excited every step of the way as the computer technology involved in planning cases and fabricating the Invisalign aligners has dramatically improved over time. Invisalign is a constantly improving technology backed by science and research. But like any technology, it is best used in experienced hands like ours.

Getting Started at Our Cedar Rapids, IA Office

We start with an exam and X-rays to make sure you do not have decay that would need to be treated prior to starting Invisalign. The process starts with a no-charge appointment involving impressions and photos that are then sent to Invisalign. You’ll be able to view a computer simulation of the desired result prior to making any financial commitment.

Contact our Cedar Rapids, IA dental office to schedule your no-cost Invisalign appointment today!

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.