A Clear Choice for A Straighter Smile
Invisalign® treatment with Dr. Brian Bolerjack and the team at Lakeway Orthodontics can give you beautiful, straight teeth without braces.
The Invisalign Process
The Invisalign system is made of clear, lightweight plastic aligners that fit over your teeth and are designed to straighten your smile. They’re removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results.
First, you’ll need a physical exam by Dr. Brian Bolerjack to determine what corrections he’d reccomend. If you qualify for Invisalign® you can get started right away and receive a smile simulation to see what your smile will look like when complete with your orthodontic treatment.
At your initial consultation at Lakeway Orthodontics, we'll take digital scans and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
Invisalign treatment requires less time in most cases than braces and a fewer office visits as well! The average time for treatment for our Invisalign patients is usually about 16 months. Dr. Brian Bolerjack typically sees our Invisalign® patients every 8-10 weeks and they typically have fewer emergency appointments.
The best part of our Invisalign® treatment is we can make your clear aligners without using impressions since we use a scan of the teeth instead! It’s more comfortable for our patients and can make the aligner trays much more accurate than the normal impression system.
You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day but can remove them for brushing your teeth and eating. Based on your individual needs, and the treatment plan put in place by Lakeway Orthodontics, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment. You’ll even start to notice a change in just a few months!
A Modern Approach
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements Dr. Bolerjack plans for you.
With Invisalign treatment at Lakeway Orthodontics, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
At Lakeway Orthodontics, you’ll get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Bolerjack has a lot of experience treating patients with Invisalign, and we’re excited to offer this technology to our Austin braces patients.
Cost of Invisalign
Invisalign® cost is determined by the Invisalign® company that we use to fabricate the aligners and is different for a variety of specific issues. It can be anywhere from $500 to $8000 depending on your smile goals.
Dr. Bolerjack will review what particular problems are present and how those will be addressed to help you achieve your perfect smile in a realistic manner.
Speed Up Your Invisalign Results
Dr. Bolerjack recommends using aligner chewies for the most accurate and efficient tooth movement while using Invisalign®. These chewies are small cylindrical or flat pieces of rubber that are about the size of a small cotton roll, or about 1.5 inches in length.
The chewies help the trays complete 100% of the desired movement so that treatment can be more efficient. We also offer Propel® and Acceledent® for our Invisalign® patients, which greatly speeds up treatment and reduces discomfort.
Invisalign® treatment usually requires a few teeth to have extremely small, translucent attachments bonded to the teeth for the trays to perform the desired movements as well. These attachments are about 2-3mm in length and about 1mm wide and very unnoticeable.
Talk to Us About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, as recommended by Dr. Bolerjack so they can do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, you’ll generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Dr. Bolerjack may not recommend Invisalign for some more complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; Dr. Bolerjack can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bolerjack at our Austin office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.