What is Invisalign and how does it work?

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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.

How Invisalign Works

The Invisalign system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. The aligners are developed from the x-rays, impressions, photographs and an evaluation of your bite by Dr. Zwier. The number of aligners and the length of time are determined by the treatment plan he develops specifically for you. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by Dr. Zwier, based on your specific needs.

How do I take care of my Invisalign Aligners?

Your aligners can be cleaned by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water. There are also Invisalign cleaning kits to purchase separately from Dr. Zwier.