About Invisalign

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners (trays) that fit over the teeth like retainers to straighten them out over a specified treatment time. They are made of a flexible thermoplastic made from SmartTrack material. Your orthodontist will use 3D computer imaging technology to create a treatment plan from the initial position of your teeth to their final desired position. A set of aligners are typically worn for 1-2 weeks at a time. The trays are manufactured so that the teeth will move in small increments. When you put a new aligner in, the tray itself is slightly straighter than your teeth are. This puts pressure on your teeth, so that over the course of the week, they will shift to match the aligner. Compliance is key, and it’s important to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day.

Invisalign aligners, like all appliances, are made to work with additional components and techniques to ensure your treatment is as efficient as possible:

  • Attachments — Attachments are small, tooth-colored “bumps” made of composite filling material that are bonded to the teeth. They enable the aligners to accomplish detailed movements that would otherwise be difficult. Attachments are removed at the end of treatment.
  • Buttons & Elastics — Some Invisalign patients need to wear elastics when more force is needed to move the bite into alignment. The elastics attach to buttons (small plastic or metal brackets) bonded to your teeth. Precision cuts are designed to create space in the aligner to accommodate these buttons. Sometimes, the aligner itself will have special built-in hooks acting as anchors for the elastics.
  • IPR — IPR stands for Interproximal Reduction. It is a quick polishing of the tooth enamel to create space in between your teeth when crowded. Depending on the space required, it can be done using manual strips (see figure to right), or highspeed tools

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign straightens your teeth giving you a beautiful smile with easy to remove clear aligners. There are no wires to trap food or get in the way when you floss. No metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Since you’ll remove the aligners each time you eat, you can eat whatever you like! Straightens your teeth invisibly without metal braces.

  • Easy To Remove
  • Clear Aligners
  • No Metal Brackets
  • No Wires

Dutchess Orthodontics has provided the highest quality orthodontic care for over 15 years. As an Invisalign provider, we have been serving patients in Hopewell Junction, Lagrangeville, Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Highland and throughout the entire Dutchess County area.

Invisalign for Kids

At Dutchess Orthodontics, we’re passionate about providing our youngest patients with the best start in their smile journey. That’s why we’re excited to offer Invisalign for kids, a revolutionary approach to straightening teeth that’s designed to fit into their lively, active lives seamlessly.

We understand that traditional braces might not be the perfect match for every child’s lifestyle or preferences. Invisalign for kids offers a flexible, virtually invisible alternative that allows your child to continue being themselves, without brackets or wires getting in the way of their fun. These clear aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your child’s teeth, gently guiding them into place with precision and care.

What sets Invisalign for kids apart is its attention to the unique needs of growing smiles. Each aligner is designed considering the natural dental development of children, accommodating for baby teeth, emerging permanent teeth, and the rapid growth changes that occur within their mouths. Our expert team at Dutchess Orthodontics meticulously plans each step of the treatment, ensuring a smooth transition towards a beautifully aligned smile, while also monitoring the emergence of new teeth and jaw growth.

Why Parents and Kids Love Invisalign

  • Virtually Invisible — The clear aligners are discreet, making children feel more confident and less self-conscious during treatment.
  • No Food Restrictions — Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning kids can still enjoy their favorite snacks without worry.
  • Ease Of Maintenance — Cleaning is simple — just remove the aligners and brush them along with the teeth. This means better oral hygiene and fewer cavities.
  • Comfortable & Safe — With no metal or sharp edges, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and reduce the risk of injury during play and sports.

At Dutchess Orthodontics, we believe in creating positive dental experiences that encourage lifelong oral health habits. Our team, led by experienced orthodontic professionals, is dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to the needs and comfort levels of our young patients. We’re here to guide you and your child through the Invisalign process, from the initial consultation to the final reveal of their beautiful new smile.

Embracing innovative solutions like Invisalign for kids reflects our commitment to offering the latest and most effective treatments in orthodontics. We’re excited to be a part of your child’s journey to a healthier, happier smile. Contact us today to learn more about how Invisalign could be the perfect fit for your little one’s orthodontic needs. Let’s make their smile shine bright, together.

Invisalign for Teens

Here at Dutchess Orthodontics, we understand that the teenage years are a time of transformation, growth, and self-discovery. A confident smile can make all the difference during this pivotal stage of life. That’s why we’re proud to offer Invisalign for teens, an innovative solution that aligns not only their teeth but also seamlessly fits into their dynamic lifestyle.

Invisalign for teens is specifically tailored to address the unique needs of adolescents. These clear aligners are as effective as traditional braces at treating a wide range of dental issues — from simple to complex — without the need for metal wires or brackets. What makes Invisalign particularly appealing to teens and parents alike is its virtually invisible design, allowing teens to straighten their teeth discreetly and comfortably.

Embrace Every Moment with Confidence

We believe that no teen should have to hold back a smile or feel self-conscious about undergoing orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign for teens, they won’t have to. The aligners are virtually invisible, meaning teens can continue to smile confidently throughout their treatment. Whether it’s picture day, a sports competition, or a special event, Invisalign aligners ensure that nothing gets in the way of a radiant, confident smile.

One of the greatest advantages of Invisalign for teens is the freedom it offers. The aligners are removable, allowing teens to enjoy their favorite foods without restrictions and maintain their oral hygiene routine with ease. Plus, without the worry of broken brackets or poking wires, teens can continue participating in sports, playing musical instruments, and enjoying all their favorite activities without hesitation.

We know that teens today are busier than ever. That’s why Invisalign for teens is designed to fit seamlessly into their hectic schedules. With fewer office visits required compared to traditional braces and virtual monitoring options, maintaining progress on their orthodontic journey has never been more convenient. Our dedicated team at Dutchess Orthodontics is committed to making the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible, ensuring that treatment doesn’t slow them down.

Our Commitment to Your Teen’s Smile

At Dutchess Orthodontics, we’re more than just providers of orthodontic care; we’re partners in your teen’s journey to achieving a beautiful, confident smile. Our experienced team takes the time to understand each teen’s unique needs and lifestyle, crafting personalized treatment plans that deliver optimal results. We’re here every step of the way to support, guide, and celebrate the milestones in their orthodontic journey.

Choosing Invisalign for teens is about more than straightening teeth — it’s about providing them with the confidence to face the world head-on. If you’re considering Invisalign for your teen, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. Let’s work together to unlock the power of their smile and watch their confidence soar.

Invisalign for Adults

At Dutchess Orthodontics, we believe it’s never too late to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re a professional navigating the corporate world, a parent juggling family life, or someone simply looking to boost your confidence, Invisalign for adults offers a discreet, efficient, and convenient way to straighten your teeth and transform your smile — on your terms.

We understand that as an adult, adding orthodontic treatment into your already busy life might seem daunting. That’s exactly where the beauty of Invisalign comes in. Designed with clarity and comfort in mind, these custom-made aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to undergo treatment without anyone even knowing. Whether you’re giving a presentation, attending a social event, or enjoying a dinner out, Invisalign aligners fit seamlessly into your lifestyle, not interrupt it.

Invisalign for adults isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about functionality and health. Misaligned teeth can lead to a host of dental issues, including increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Invisalign addresses these concerns, all while offering the freedom to eat whatever you like and maintain your oral hygiene routine with ease. The aligners are removable, meaning no dietary restrictions and no hassle during brushing and flossing — ensuring your path to a healthier smile doesn’t compromise your quality of life.

Tailored to Your Unique Smile

At Dutchess Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized care. We start with a detailed consultation to understand your specific goals and concerns. Using advanced imaging technology, we then craft a customized treatment plan that maps out every step of your journey to a transformed smile. Our expert team monitors your progress closely, ensuring your experience is as smooth and efficient as possible, with adjustments made as needed to keep you on track towards achieving your ideal outcome.

Choosing to embark on this journey with Dutchess Orthodontics means you’re not just getting a provider — you’re gaining a partner. We’re committed to making your experience as comfortable and rewarding as possible. Our team, seasoned in the art and science of orthodontics, combines technical expertise with genuine care and understanding. We’re here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and celebrate your progress, every step of the way.

Ready to take the first step? Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how Invisalign for adults can be tailored to fit your life, your goals, and your smile.