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Invisalign

Are you self-conscious about minor tooth misalignment? Are you looking for a faster solution than braces?

At Lake Area Dentistry serving Greater Lake Charles, LA, you can straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign®.

Schedule an appointment at one of our offices to find out how this expedited orthodontic plan can provide a powerful upgrade.

Why Straighten Your Teeth?

Better Smile

Everyone understands the cosmetic benefits of orthodontics. With a straighter smile, you'll love what you see in the mirror and feel more confident in both your personal life and your professional life.

Healthier Teeth

Straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth. You'll be able to remove plaque and bacteria from between the teeth more easily, reducing your risk of dental decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Optimal Function

The way your teeth fit together has a major impact on the function of your jaw muscles. Patients with crooked teeth are more prone to TMJ-related issues like jaw pain or chronic headaches. By correcting your bite, you can ensure that your jaw muscles move naturally.

See the Difference Between Invisalign and Braces

Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign Aligners
Traditional Braces
Traditional Braces
For many patients, appearance is a deciding factor in their choice of orthodontic treatment. Braces use brackets and wires to move and reposition your teeth. These make traditional braces much more noticeable than clear aligners.



What Is Invisalign Express?

Our practice offers fast, effective treatment with Invisalign Express.

All Invisalign treatments use precisely designed clear aligners to apply gentle pressure to teeth, gradually shifting them into their proper positions. Invisalign Express differs from traditional Invisalign in that it is intended specifically to correct minor misalignment on an expedited timeline. It uses fewer sets of aligners, so patients with minor alignment issues can achieve straight smiles in six months or less.

Is Invisalign Express Right for You? Schedule a Consultation to Find Out

Invisalign Express is intended for patients with minor dental misalignment who want a fast and permanent solution. If you aren't sure whether Invisalign Express is right for you, schedule a consultation with our dentists in Sulphur, DeQuincy, Kinder, or Lake Charles, Louisiana. Drs. Jeffery A. Hennigan and Blake E. Price, who handle our Invisalign cases, can take a look at your smile and recommend the right orthodontic solution for your needs.

Requesting a consultation at one of our offices is easy. You can fill out our online form, or you can simply give us a call.

Call Us: (337) 478-8470

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I have pretty bad anxiety about going to the dentist but Lake Area Dentistry eased that anxiety quickly. It was easily one of my best experiences at a dentist. I highly recommend going there!

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Invisalign Timeline What You Can Expect

Most Invisalign Express cases are completed in six months or less.
Most Invisalign Express cases are completed in six months or less.

Consultation

When you meet with our dentists for an Invisalign consultation at any of our offices in Sulphur, DeQuincy, Kinder, or Lake Charles, they will examine your bite and let you know whether Invisalign Express is appropriate for your case.

Impressions

If you and our dentists agree to proceed with Invisalign treatment, we will take impressions of your bite. We will then send these impressions to an Invisalign lab, where your custom aligners will be fabricated.

Aligners

You should receive your first set of aligners within a few weeks. You will begin to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Every couple of weeks, you will switch from one set of aligners to the next, and the aligners will gradually straighten your teeth.

Check-Ups

We will schedule for you to return to our offices once every four to six weeks so our doctors can keep an eye on your progress.

Results

In six months or less, the clear aligners of Invisalign Express can bring your smile into alignment.

Don't Forget To Clean Your Aligners Properly

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You should rinse, brush, and dry your aligners regularly to keep them clean and prevent stains. Using a toothbrush and soap, you can also clear them of buildup. Remember not to use hot water, as this can warp aligners. Our dentists, Dr. Hennigan and Dr. Price, can review aligner care during your visit.

Maintain Your Beautiful New Results By Wearing a Retainer After Your Invisalign Treatment

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You will likely need to wear a retainer after your treatment. It will keep your teeth from shifting, so that you can continue to enjoy your stunning new smile.

Generally speaking, you will have to wear your retainer each night.

Just remember: you are already doing the hardest part by wearing your Invisalign Express aligners 22 hours a day.

Retainers need to be worn less, and since they aren't actively repositioning your teeth, they are generally more comfortable.

You likely won't even be aware that you're wearing your retainer either, since you can easily put it on before bedtime.

Find a Beautiful, Healthy Smile With the Help of Our Dentists

Many orthodontic patients don't know this, but in addition to creating a gorgeous smile, Invisalign can also improve overall oral health. This is because straighter, more even teeth are easier to brush and floss properly. Invisalign can be an important investment in your wellbeing.

Excited to begin your Invisalign Express treatment with our dentists, Dr. Price and Dr. Hennigan? We have convenient offices in the Lake Charles, LA, area. You can contact them or call

(337) 478-8470

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Patients from DeQuincy to Kinder choose to straighten their smile at Lake Area Dentistry.

What Does Invisalign Cost?

At Lake Area Dentistry, straightening your teeth with Invisalign will cost between $3,000 and $6,000, depending on how many aligners you require. Some dental insurance plans will contribute towards the cost of orthodontic treatment. Our team is happy to help you review your policy so you can take advantage of every available benefit.

For any costs not covered by insurance, we can help you secure financing through CareCredit®, a reputable lender that offers low-interest or no-interest payment plans to qualifying patients.

Invisalign FAQs

How often do I have to wear the aligners?

For best results, you should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Only take your aligners out when you are eating, drinking anything other than water, or brushing or flossing your teeth.

Does Invisalign Express work as well as braces?

For minor cases of misalignment, Invisalign Express is just as effective as traditional braces. Severely crooked teeth may require braces or other orthodontic solutions. At your initial consultation, our doctors will honestly recommend whether Invisalign Express or another solution will work better for you.

Are clear aligners uncomfortable?

Patients agree that clear aligners are far more comfortable than braces. At the beginning of your treatment, it may take a few days to get used to wearing the aligners, and you may speak with a slight lisp during this time. However, you should adjust to wearing aligners fairly quickly. It's normal to feel some tightness on the teeth after switching to a new set of aligners, but that will subside after a few days.

How often will I have to visit the dentist during my treatment?

Generally, we will welcome you to our office every four to six weeks during your orthodontic treatment. This will let us ensure that your teeth are responding well. It also gives our dentists an opportunity to answer any of your questions, giving you peace of mind and consistent care throughout your treatment.

How Popular Is Invisalign?

"Lake Area Dentistry always provides excellent care.
Dr. Hennigan and his entire staff provide superior services with friendliness and professionalism. I highly recommend Dr. Hennigan and Lake Area Dentistry."
Robert Garrett, 5-Star Google Review
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Lake Area Dentistry

The dentists at our family-friendly practice use the latest technology and techniques to enhance your care. We are proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Louisiana Dental Association

Set up your first appointment by requesting a consultation or calling our Lake Charles office at (337) 478-8470.

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