Invisalign for Adults

Invisalign is the Clear Alternative to Braces

Invisalign is the easy way for adults to get straight teeth. It is the perfect solution for adults who want all the benefits of straight teeth and might feel embarrassed by having to wear braces.

Invisalign straightens teeth to improve smiles by using a series of clear aligners. The clear aligners look better than clear braces — they are more like invisible braces.

Invisalign straightens teeth without braces

Invisalign straightens teeth without braces

Invisalign Preferred Provider

Viechnicki Orthodontics is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. That means that we have the expertise in Invisalign to give you the best smile possible. You can feel confident knowing that you are under the care of Dr. Joseph Viechnicki and Dr. Bryon Viechnicki.

In addition to Invisalign certification, our doctors have two years of orthodontic education beyond dental school. This ensures that the Drs. Viechnicki can provide the highest quality Invisalign treatment.

I respect and appreciate that the orthodontic office staff was always on time, gentle, and friendly.

, Patient
5 / 5 stars for Viechnicki Orthodontics

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Invisalign FAQ

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you’re wearing them, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle.

Invisalign aligners are removable. For the best results and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 22 hours per day. However, unlike with braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.

There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional braces. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair.

Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imagining how much better it can be, you’ll be able to see it for yourself.

More than 1.7 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily.

Call (610) 865-4333 to make an appointment for a complimentary Invisalign consultation.

How long will treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined during a consultation. In our practice, the average treatment duration is about 18 months for adults.

How much does Invisalign cost?

We know cost is a big question for anyone considering orthodontic work.

In most cases, Invisalign treatment is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. However, as with other medical treatments, we can only determine the cost after seeing your specific needs. Other factors may include your treatment goals, the difficulty of your case, how long you are in treatment, your orthodontic insurance coverage, and additional factors determined at your complimentary consultation.

In the U.S., the cost of Invisalign treatment ranges from $3,500 to $10,000.

Insurance often covers Invisalign treatment. Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, we can review your personal coverage plan. However, in general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.

What are aligners made of, and what do they look like?

The virtually invisible aligners are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan. The aligners look similar to teeth-whitening trays.

A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by Dr. Viechnicki.

Invisalign aligners and Vivera Retainers do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticizers.

These aligners and retainers are made with USP Class VI medical-grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins.

Tests have been conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials, and show that they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth. Invisalign aligners are classified as Class II medical devices by the FDA, and Align Technology, Inc., received the necessary 510K clearance from the FDA to be able to sell and market the Invisalign system in 1998.

How do the aligners straighten teeth?

Over the course of treatment, you will be recevie a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position. Each custom movement is mapped out in advance by Dr. Viechnicki.

When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.

Through the use of a patented thermoplastic design, Invisalign aligners move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force.

We use Invisalign instead of Clear Correct, Simply 5, Insignia Clearguide because Invisalign controls both the force and timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by Dr. Viechnicki as he maps out your unique Invisalign treatment plan.

Will Invisalign treatment be painful?

Some people experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s also a sign that Invisalign is working. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.

Can I just wear the aligners while I sleep?

No. The aligners must be in place a minimum of 22 hours a day for the treatment to be effective.

Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?

Similar to other orthodontic treatments, Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.

I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign?

We are able to treat many patients with a combination of braces and Invisalign. Ask us if you are in a part of treatment that will benefit from the switch.

My teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign fix this?

A number of Invisalign patients have undergone a previous treatment involving braces at some point in their past, often during their youth.

Adults can usually have the shifting that occurs after braces corrected with Invisalign. That means that they can get their straight teeth back without having to go through the social awkwardness of wearing metal braces.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

It's easy to get started with Invisalign at Viechnicki Orthodontics.

  1. Make an appointment with us for an Invisalign consultation by calling (610) 865-4333
  2. Get impressions of your teeth
  3. Receive your first trays in about 1 month

Adults throughout the Lehigh Valley and Berks County choose to straighten their teeth with Invisalign at our convenient orthodontic offices:

Viechnicki Orthodontics Bethlehem
122 E Broad St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 865-4333

Viechnicki Orthodontics Kutztown
10 Herring Aly
Kutztown, PA 19530
(610) 683-8288

Invisalign vs. Clear Braces

Dr. Bryon Viechnicki talks to a group of Lehigh Valley dental professionals about the differences between Invisalign and clear braces. Watch below to learn about how adults can get straight teeth and confidence in their smiles. Invisalign-vs-clear-braces Do you still have unanswered questions? Ask them in the comment section below!

Before and After Invisalign: Mild Crowding

In this before and after, you will see how Invisalign aligns upper and lower teeth with mild crowding. The images are of Dr. Viechnicki’s actual patient.

The Cost of Invisalign

The cost of Invisalign depends on the crookedness of your teeth, the amount of time it will take to straighten your teeth and the expertise of your Invisalign doctor. Read on to learn about the cost of Invisalign Full, Teen, Assist, Express 10 and Express 5. By the end, you’ll be able to choose the […]