Professional Invisalign® in Omaha

Professional invisalign treatment in omahaInvisalign can give you a healthier, straighter smile. With clear aligners, you can improve the function and appearance of your teeth without the inconvenience of metal braces. For many, Invisalign offers all the advantages of orthodontic care without the fuss of obstructive equipment or frequent checkups. If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign in Omaha, our team at Shadow Ridge Dental is happy to help you get started.

Dr. Paige Miller, Dr. Liz Biehl, and Dr. Tony Gaspar are committed to providing compassionate, customized care. We will guide you through the Invisalign process and answer any questions you may have along the way. Call us to set up your appointment today!


What is Invisalign?

what is invisalign clear alignersInvisalign is an orthodontic treatment system for adults and responsible teens that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are barely noticeable and less intrusive than metal braces. Each set of aligner trays are custom-crafted to fit your teeth exactly, so there is minimal discomfort or irritation. Invisalign enhances oral health and reduces wear on teeth throughout the treatment. The customized clear aligners are easy to remove and clean, making them ideal for your busy, active lifestyle. You can also continue enjoying your favorite foods and drinks without any restrictions.

Alignment Issues Resolved with Invisalign

As the adult teeth emerge, various problems can affect the function and appearance of your teeth. The Invisalign treatment is effective in addressing many mild to moderate dental issues, including:

Overbites: An overbite occurs if the upper front teeth extend further out than the bottom teeth. Invisalign works to correct your bite gradually to fix the issue.

Open Bites: When the upper and lower teeth fail to overlap, this malocclusion is called an open bite. Clear aligners close this space between the teeth.

Crowded or Crooked Teeth: As teeth emerge and push against one another, they can become overcrowded. Crooked or poorly aligned teeth are slowly adjusted back into the ideal position with each aligner.

Underbites: Opposite of an overbite, an underbite is a condition that causes the lower teeth to overlap the upper teeth. This issue is also possible to correct with Invisalign treatment.

Unwanted Gaps: Spaces between teeth can make you feel less confident in your smile. Clear aligners close the gaps between teeth to give you rows of even, balanced, beautiful teeth.

What Does Invisalign Treatment in Omaha Involve?

Omaha Invislaign treatmentThe first step to getting started with Invisalign is to meet with our dentist to discuss the treatment. Our experienced dentists will go over the details of clear aligners with you, including how they work and when you can begin to see results. Wearing clear aligners does require some discipline, so it may not be appropriate for children and some young adults.

If you’re eligible for treatment, advanced photography equipment and x-rays will create a detailed 3D representation of your teeth. Once this data is processed in a lab, your clear aligners can be made based on the digital images.

Our team at Shadow Ridge Dental will notify you when your first set of trays are ready. Your clear aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day and removed for eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. A new set of custom aligners in the series will be provided every 1-2 weeks, gradually adjusting teeth into proper alignment. The entire treatment time will vary from person to person.

Taking Care of Your Clear Aligners

Although you only wear each set of aligners for a couple of weeks, it is still essential to take care of them. This attention keeps your teeth healthy and your aligners looking new.

You can avoid misplacing your clear aligners by keeping them in a brightly colored hardcover case. If you do happen to lose them, use a previous set until you can get another. Using the last aligners will help ensure that any adjustments made to your teeth so far are preserved. Let our team know if your clear aligners have been lost or damaged.

Other aligner care tips include:

  • Don’t use toothpaste on your aligners, as it can scratch the resin and cause discoloration.
  • Rinse trays with warm water whenever you take them out to prevent plaque from drying on them.
  • Brush your trays (with water only) every time you brush your teeth, in the morning and before bed.
  • Soak aligners for 30 minutes once a day with a special cleaner or vinegar and water to kill bacteria.

Your Trusted Omaha Invisalign Provider

At Shadow Ridge Dental, our caring team provides compassionate, high-quality dental care promoting both optimal function and beauty. We are warm and accepting of all your family members and use advanced equipment to provide faster, more effective dental care. Invisalign is an innovative aligner system that can help you improve the appearance and function of your smile without braces. Learn more about how Invisalign treatment in Omaha can give you a more beautiful smile. Call us today!