Invisalign: The Ideal Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

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Are you an adult who has been putting off seeing an orthodontist because you aren’t crazy about wearing conventional braces most often associated with teenagers? Dr. Kort Igel can provide you with a nearly invisible treatment option using the Invisalign System so you can obtain that straight, beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Orthodontic treatment can be successful regardless of your age. In fact, approximately 25 percent of orthodontic patients today are adults. The process involved in tooth movement is the same for adults and children. If your teeth, gums and supporting bone are healthy, the chances are that you can indeed benefit from orthodontic treatment.


Adults (and teens) with certain bite problems can have their teeth straightened without the use of wires and brackets using the innovative Invisalign System. This orthodontic treatment option uses a series of clear, customized, removable aligners to move teeth into the desired position. Because the aligners are transparent, most people won’t even notice that you’re having your smile improved.

If Dr. Igel determines that you are a candidate for Invisalign, a sequence of finely calibrated aligners (as few as 12 or as many as 48) will be custom-made for you using 3-D computer graphics technology. You will be instructed to wear each aligner for up-to two weeks and will be told only to take them out when eating, brushing and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until the final alignment prescribed by Dr. Igel is attained.


One of the main reasons an ever-growing number of adults are choosing to straighten their teeth with Invisalign is appearance. When Invisalign clear aligners are worn, they show very little which means the wearer won’t feel self-conscious when around others.

Another reason Invisalign is popular with adults (and teens) is because the aligners can be taken out when eating. This is ideal from both a comfort standpoint and because you’re allowed to eat whatever you want, when you want. Plus, food doesn’t become trapped in small nooks and crannies so cleaning your teeth is easy which minimizes the risk of plaque developing.


Our orthodontic office offers free smile simulations to see if Invisalign is right for you!  Using the advanced iTero scanner, we can capture a simple series of photos that will generate a perfect 3-D digital model of your bite. Then the scanner will create a simulation of what your smile will look like with straight teeth. The simulation process is free and you’ll be able to see how great your smile can look when you have straight teeth!

Orthodontic treatment is definitely not just for kids anymore! If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, contact our Omaha, NE orthodontic office today at (402) 330-1152 to schedule your complimentary Invisalign consultation & smile simulation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

***Please note: The iTero scan is not designed for patients with missing teeth, partially erupted teeth, implants, bridges or joined restorative units. The simulated outcome is not representative of the actual final position of the patient’s teeth.