At Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics, we aim to provide the highest level of orthodontic care for all our patients in and around Topeka and Lawrence, Kansas. We understand that all our patients have different needs, which is why we’ve made it our mission to deliver a wide variety of orthodontic treatments. In addition to offering multiple types of braces, we’re also proud to offer an discreet alternative option—Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary new approach to straightening teeth. Instead of the wires and brackets of traditional braces, this orthodontic treatment uses clear, plastic aligners. These aligners are removable, though they’re meant to be worn for at least 22 hours a day in order to properly shift a patient’s teeth into their intended position.

Hamilton, Wilson, & Hendrickson Orthodontics has been ranked in the top 1% of Invisalign providers. That means you can rest assured knowing our Lawrence and Topeka orthodontists are among the most experienced and proficient practitioners in the entire country.

How Does the Invisalign Process Work?

Invisalign will gradually shift a patient’s teeth through the following process:

  • First, a patient will have to come in so we can determine if he or she is an appropriate candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign may not be suited for everyone and it isn’t intended for children. However, we do offer Invisalign Teen for our younger patients.
  • If a patient is suitable for Invisalign, we will then take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of the patient’s teeth so that we can create 3-D images of them.
  • Invisalign will use advanced computer technology to translate these images into a series of 12 to 48 aligners that are fitted specifically for the patient.
  • The patient will wear each set of aligners in their designated order for two weeks at a time. When the last set of aligners is worn, the process will be complete and the patient’s teeth will have shifted into their intended position.

What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?

Some of the advantages of Invisalign include the following:Untitled

  • Invisalign’s aligners are transparent, making this a much more discreet treatment process.
  • The aligners are removable, meaning that you can brush and floss your teeth without worrying about having to clean around the wires of your braces.
  • Since Invisalign is removable, you can also eat whatever you want.
  • Invisalign contains no metal; this makes it more comfortable to wear than traditional braces.
  • You’ll spend less time in our office getting adjustments.

Invisalign Cleaning Tips and Maintenance

Additional Invisalign Information

Invisalign treatment is not limited to just adults. We also offer Invisalign Teen for those younger adults that are interested in a clear alternative to braces. Your local Topeka and Lawrence orthodontists are dedicated to ensuring that you are well-acquainted with the processes and procedures of Invisalign treatment, which is why we provide patients or interested readers with a summary of frequently asked questions about Invisalign.  

Visit Your Topeka Or Lawrence Orthodontists

The smile of your dreams can be one step closer; contact your Topeka or Lawrence orthodontist today. Whether you’re interested in traditional braces or Invisalign for yourself or your teen, schedule an appointment online. You can also give us a call at (785) 272-3722 for our Topeka office or (785) 843-3183 for our Lawrence office. We can’t wait to help put you on the path toward a straighter smile!