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INVISALIGN Clear Aligners

Have you been told you’re not a candidate for Invisalign Clear Aligners? We beg to differ. We can successfully treat with Invisalign when other practices say it can’t be done. That’s what has earned Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics a Top 1% Invisalign Provider in the nation designation, as well as a VIP Diamond Plus level Invisalign ranking from the international brand.

Invisalign Clear Aligners, a newer orthodontic technology launched in the early 2000s, is viewed as far superior to conventional braces – but there’s a catch. It requires greater skill, planning, and savvy to use. So, while many dentists and orthodontic providers may offer basic Invisalign Clear Aligners services, they can’t do so in the same capacity that Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics can. Your orthodontist not only must design how your teeth are to be positioned, but also anticipate how your teeth and jaws will respond during the course of treatment.

Thus, many orthodontists and non-orthodontists avoid recommending Invisalign Clear Aligners as an option, or they cut corners on esthetic and functional goals to make Invisalign less complicated for them to use. Some doctors also cut corners to make their fees appear cheaper – when in fact you are just receiving a lower level of care. You won’t have to worry about that at Hatcher & Frey.

We are the Most Experienced Orthodontists in the region with Invisalign and have patients traveling from across the US to be treated in our office. Additionally, Dr. Frey lectures orthodontists around the country about Invisalign and helps to establish best practices. At Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics, you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest standard of care.

A Modern Approach to a Beautiful Smile

Using the latest digital technology, we craft your vision for your smile and carefully plan the individual tooth movements from beginning to end to achieve your esthetic and functional goals, whether they are simple or complex. Based on our exact specifications, Invisalign fabricates a series of custom-made tooth aligners out of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic. Wearing these aligners over your teeth removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss, and changing to the next set in the series about every week will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. The best part is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth, and you’ll get the smile you deserve with little interference to your daily life.

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Convenient Treatment to fit Your Lifestyle

There are many tools that we can use to deliver our signature smiles, but when you are deciding on treatment it is important to consider what will work for your lifestyle. Since there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, Invisalign is a clear, comfortable, and convenient alternative to braces. There is minimal interference in how you live and, in the right hands, Invisalign produces the same beautiful outcomes as traditional braces.

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Invisalign is Not Just For Adults

As a parent you understand how valuable a healthy smile is to your child’s future, but between school, sports, their first job, and even prom, braces may not be the ideal choice to straighten their teeth. With Invisalign you can give your child the confidence of a great smile without all the restrictions of metal braces and let them focus on being a kid. Learn more about our Invisalign for Teens and Kids offering.

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Orthodontic treatment shouldn’t take years or require braces. By using photobiomodulation we enhance the biology of orthodontic tooth movement, so that your teeth move healthier, more comfortably, and 50% faster. This is especially important for adults because your teeth don’t move as quickly as adolescents. As a national authority on accelerated orthodontics and the most experienced providers of this technology in the region, we can provide you with a beautiful in as little as 5 months and without braces.

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No More Goopy Impressions

We were the first orthodontic practice in the region to begin using a digital, intraoral scanner for Invisalign treatment. Digital impressions have replaced the goopy mess and inconvenience of what was needed for Invisalign in the past. Because these scans are sent at light speed directly to Align Technologies, your treatment starts sooner.

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Does Invisalign work as well and as fast as braces?

Invisalign and braces are two different approaches used to achieve the same end result: a happier, healthier smile. Treatment modalities are always the patient’s choice, we can achieve the same results using Invisalign – and often in less time with fewer visits, and less discomfort than traditional metal braces. Many people won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing an appliance to straighten your teeth!

How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

The length of treatment depends on the amount of tooth movement required to meet your treatment goals. Most treatments take 10–18 months or less in our office, but ultimately your biology is the limiting factor.

How often do I have to wear my aligners?

In order to work as designed, your aligners must be worn at least 20–22 hours per day. To most it becomes second nature.

How frequent are my appointments with Invisalign?

Because we are able to digitally design your treatment, frequent appointments are not necessary. This means that there are fewer total appointments and treatment can be designed around your schedule. Most patients are seen every 3 months.

Will Wearing Aligners Affect my Speech?

Invisalign typically does not interfere with speech significantly, though it will feel different talking for the first few days.

Are There Any Food Restrictions?

Your aligners are removable, which means that there are no restrictions on what you can eat just that you should not eat or drink anything besides plain water while wearing your aligners.

Does Invisalign Cost More than Braces?

Not at our office. We do whatever it takes to deliver great smiles and healthy bites.

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?

If your insurance plan includes orthodontic benefits, you can use your insurance to help pay for Invisalign treatment. Many “insurance-based” orthodontic practices add additional fees for Invisalign. We do not.

What Is Invisalign Made Of?

Invisalign aligners are made from a patented SmartTrack polymer developed specifically for tooth movement.

Are Invisalign Aligners BPA Free?

Yes. They are 100% BPA Free.

How do I Keep my Aligners Clean?

Brushing your aligners with liquid soap and water, never with toothpaste, and soaking them ever other night in retainer cleaner or diluted bleach will keep each set of aligners fresh during the two weeks you will need to wear that set.

Will I Need to Wear Retainers After Invisalign?

Wearing your retainers is essential to preserving your smile following any comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Since teeth shift throughout life, you will need to wear your retainers at night for as long as you want to keep your teeth straight.

The type of retainers you receive depends on your initial malocclusion. In addition, we offer all our patients the opportunity to participate in our Retainers for Life program – so you never have to worry about lost or broken retainers again.

Can I pay with Cryptocurrency?

We are a Cryptocurrency Friendly Practice!

Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics believe that when it comes to treatment, it’s always the patient’s choice – and that includes how they pay.

If you are purchasing products or services from the web store: Simply select “ Pay” as your option at checkout and follow the instructions to process the payment. 

If you would like to pay for your orthodontic treatment in cryptocurrency: Please let your treatment coordinator know and we’ll set up a specialized smart contract for treatment.

Do you accept HSA and FSA?

We accept HSA and FSA

With Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics, you can use your HSA and FSA  for eligible orthodontic treatment (Invisalign, braces or other appliances) and retention (retainers). Only the portion of your treatment payments not covered by dental insurance or any other insurance plan may be considered an eligible expense.

Interested in using your FSA/HSA for treatment or products through Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics? Check with your employer about your fund availability and cutoff date prior to your first consultation.