4 Important Things to Know Before Trying Invisalign

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About Dr. Peter Zwier

For over 30 years, Dr. Peter J. Zwier has been providing a broad range of general and cosmetic dental services to Grand Rapids, meeting the needs of your whole family in one convenient location. Your oral health is extremely important to your body’s wellbeing, and a beautiful smile is a wonderful asset at any age.

Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Forget everything you’ve heard about teeth straightening. Because now there’s breakthrough technology that lets you get the smile you always wanted. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. No tedious use of floss threaders to get between each set of teeth is required to floss as with traditional braces. Millions of patients have chosen  Invisalign for their needs.

As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position which Dr. Zwier has prescribed. You’ll visit our  office once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Invisible and comfortable Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution. So you won’t draw undue attention to your mouth while in treatment. In fact, do not be surprised if no one even notices you are wearing them. They are unobtrusive in business meetings or social gatherings.

We have had leaders speak in front of thousands, and singers perform with them in. Invisalign helps you look your best during treatment while your teeth are being moved to their healthiest, most aesthetic position to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. You will have no metal wires or brackets to show or to irritate your mouth. We have helped many avoid braces with Invisalign.

  1. Is Invisalign for me?

    In East Grand Rapids, Dr. Zwier is one of the early adapters and certified users of Invisalign. He has used Invisalign to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Dr. Zwier can use Invisalign to help. He has been successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth. Using it, he can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites.

  2. How does Invisalign work?

    Dr. Zwier utilizes 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position. This imaging technology is then used to design an individualized series of custom-made aligners. The patient wears the aligner for about two weeks while the teeth move incrementally. After two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with the next one until the final position is achieved.

  3. How much does Invisalign cost?

    It takes a free consultation for Dr. Zwier to give you an estimate of the cost.  The cost ranges from $1,500 to $4,400 depending on your case. Depending on the payment options you choose, our patients are eligible for rebates and discounts of up to $220 off that price.

  4. Does insurance cover Invisalign?

    Yes. Any insurance plan that covers orthodontics will cover Invisalign. We encourage you to visit our office for more information and accurate estimates.

Contact Dr. Peter Zwier’s office today if you want to improve your smile in a painless, discreet, and simple way.