A crooked smile isn’t merely unsightly. It’s also inefficient in its function and may even cause discomfort for patients. Fortunately, we can correct your smile’s alignment and improve its appearance and function with an innovative treatment option known as Invisalign. Invisalign provides patients with a discreet and convenient orthodontic solution that eliminates the need for clunky brackets and wires. You get to witness your results in real time!

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Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment


All orthodontic treatment repositions the teeth by applying forces to break down the bone that holds them in place, allowing teeth to move into the preferred position, where bone regeneration then occurs to keep them in that space. Invisalign achieves this goal through the use of a progressive series of clear, removable, plastic aligners rather than the brackets and wires used with traditional orthodontic treatments.

At an initial consultation, your dentist will collect the information needed to develop the Invisalign treatment plan. The aligners will then be designed based on that information. When your dentist gives you the Invisalign aligners, you will get specific instructions on how to wear them. Although they can be removed at certain times, you should try to wear them at least 22 hours each day. This will keep you on track for achieving the desired results within the expected time frame. Additionally, your dentist will tell you when to switch to a new tray. Following the correct tray sequence is also important to the outcome of treatment.

Benefits Of Invisalign


Invisalign has a number of advantages in comparison to conventional orthodontic treatment. It is far more convenient for patients in multiple ways. The aligners can be removed at mealtime, so Invisalign patients don’t face the same dietary restrictions as patients who wear standard braces.


The aligners are also removed when you brush and floss your teeth, so there’s no need to use extra tools or try to accommodate the appliances with your toothbrush. It’s easier to keep your teeth and gums clean with Invisalign. Also, because the change of Invisalign aligners makes the necessary adjustments, you don’t need to spend as much time in the dentist’s office. You’ll just come in periodically so that we can monitor your results.


Your appearance gains a lot from Invisalign, as well. Your teeth aren’t hidden behind unsightly metal brackets. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are barely noticeable to others. Your appearance won’t suffer, and you will actually be able to appreciate the results of your treatment as they are taking place.

Common Orthodontics Questions

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a unique orthodontic treatment system that straightens the smile using a series of clear plastic aligners that are practically invisible when the patient is wearing them. The aligners are designed to move the teeth by applying pressure or forces to them, in the same ways that brackets and wires do in conventional orthodontic treatment. The patient switches to a new tray about every other week or so to maintain the progress of treatment.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can help to correct a variety of issues with the smile’s alignment and may even be helpful in complex cases, such as those that involve severe crowding or malocclusions (misaligned jaws). So patients who are interested in this treatment should always consult with a dentist to learn more about it. However, although Invisalign is an effective treatment in many circumstances, some patients’ issues may respond better to traditional orthodontic treatment. Your dentist can give you a sense for whether Invisalign is expected to be effective for you after evaluating your case.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

If your insurance plan offers coverage for orthodontic treatment, it may cover some of the costs associated with Invisalign. Our experienced and dedicated billing staff will work hard to maximize your insurance benefits. We encourage you to talk to them after your consultation to get more specific details about what out-of-pocket costs you can anticipate for your treatment.

What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

Both treatments rely on the principles of physics to apply forces to the teeth in order to reposition them, but Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to achieve this goal instead of the brackets and wires used in traditional braces. The Invisalign aligners can be removed for short periods of time, making it easier for patients to eat and keep their teeth clean during treatment, as well as improving their appearance.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary from patient to patient and is dependent on a number of factors. Your dentist can give you a better idea of the anticipated costs in your case after your initial consultation.



Dr. Higgins encourages his patients to be involved in their treatment in order to achieve the best results possible, and is always open to questions and is attentive to each patient’s needs.

Dr. Pichak Kelk

Dr. Kelk received her DDS degree from Tehran University in 1992. She received her fellowship degree in dental implants in 1996 and her specialty degree in periodontics in 1999 from Loma Linda University.


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General Dentistry

General family dentistry services are the foundation of our practice, and when you invest a minimal amount of time and energy in routine preventive care, your smile will reap the benefits for a lifetime.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Many people are dissatisfied with their natural smiles for any number of reasons, such as teeth that are chipped or discolored. Fortunately, patients can take advantage of cosmetic dentistry options to enhance their smiles and boost their self-confidence.


A crooked smile isn’t merely unsightly. It’s also inefficient in its function and may even cause discomfort for patients. We can correct your smile’s alignment and improve its appearance and function with an innovative treatment option known as Invisalign.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the only structurally complete tooth replacement available in dentistry today, and they are increasingly popular among patients as a result. This treatment method is convenient, effective, durable and aesthetically pleasing.

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