Smile Beautiful Dentistry Karessa Kuntz
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What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners used to straighten teeth. The Invisalign aligners are made after Dr. Kuntz takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a lab. The lab makes the custom aligners especially for you using computerized technology.

The Invisalign aligners are clear and are barely visible to others compared to metal orthodontic braces with brackets and wires. With the guidance of Dr. Kuntz, you move to the next set of Invisalign aligners usually after about 3 weeks. The number of Invisalign aligners will depend on the individual patient and the orthodontic problem. The Invisalign aligners are generally fairly comfortable. There can be some discomfort or mild pain when a new Invisalign aligner is placed as it exerts pressure on the teeth to move them.


Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. The Invisalign system is for adults and cannot be used if baby teeth remain. Children and younger teenagers will require the more traditional orthodontic braces with metal brackets and wires. Also the Invisalign system is designed for only certain tooth movements. Dr. Kuntz will need to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Major tooth movements, skeletal discrepancies, and extensive crown and bridge treatment can influence whether Invisalign is the right choice for you.

Some patients may experience difficulty adjusting to the feel of the Invisalign Aligners in their mouth. Before spending the cost of the Invisalign treatment, you should decide if you are a patient person who can give some time to adjusting to the new feel of the Invisalign Aligners on your teeth.