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Dr. Steven Iszkula is your Erie, PA Preferred Invisalign Provider

Consider Invisalign treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Steven Iszkula in Erie, PA can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.

Trust your smile to Dr. Iszkula—an Invisalign-trained provider! Like most medical needs, selecting the right doctor is a very important decision. You want to choose an orthodontist with whom you have a good rapport, and who can provide the treatment outcome you're looking for. Invisalign-trained providers have achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system.

What is it?

Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer Invisalign treatment.

Why would I want it?

Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time at Iszkula Orthodontics getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

When you meet with Dr. Iszkula during your complimentary consultation, he’ll discusses the problems that he sees, the best method of treatment, the proposed treatment plan, length of treatment, and ideal time to start treatment. All of this is based on the complexity of each case. Once all of your questions are answered, our treatment coordinator will help you come up with a financial plan that fits within your budget.

How does it work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. 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 their final positions. You'll visit our Erie orthodontic office about once every six to eight weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time can vary between nine and 30 months, and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

Retaining Your Smile

After your treatment plan is over and you finish with Invisalign, you must wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving again. The most commonly asked question is, “Will I have to wear it forever?” You will wear a retainer forever, but not like you would imagine! Dr. Iszkula will start you out wearing a retainer day time and night time then slowly taper you down to just a couple of nights each week for the rest of your life (or as long as you want to maintain your awesome smile).

Learn more about Invisalign, braces, and all the orthodontic treatment options we provide during your complimentary consultation at our Erie, PA orthodontic office!

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.