Invisalign® Orthodontic Treatment in Seven Fields & Oakdale, PA

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Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment: The Clear Orthodontic Alternative

Are crooked teeth impacting your oral health and confidence? You may think traditional metal braces are your only option, but as a Gold Invisalign Provider, Advanced Dentistry Ameredes & Associates offers Invisalign clear aligners, a discreet and comfortable alternative.

If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of crooked teeth or find traditional orthodontic treatment uncomfortable, Invisalign could be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Contact us today by calling our Oakdale office at 412-788-6300. Patients can contact our Seven Fields office at 724-776-4560. Learn more about how Invisalign® can transform your smile without compromising your daily life from our Seven Fields and Oakdale, PA, dentists.

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What are Invisalign Clear Aligners?

Invisalign is a system of custom-made aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Unlike braces, the Invisalign system uses clear aligners to control tooth movement and correct dental issues, offering a more comfortable and discreet treatment option. 

Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

Some benefits of Invisalign clear aligner treatment include:

  • Discreet Appearance: Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing unwanted attention.
  • Improved Comfort: Smooth, custom-fitted aligners provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience than traditional metal braces, which can irritate the inside of the mouth.
  • Easier Oral Hygiene: Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easier to brush and floss your teeth effectively during treatment. This helps maintain good oral health.
  • Dietary Flexibility: Since the aligners are removable, you can continue enjoying all your favorite foods without restrictions, unlike with fixed metal braces.
  • Reduced Treatment Time: Many Invisalign cases can be completed in 12-18 months, which is often faster than traditional braces.

Problems Invisalign Can Treat

Invisalign’s versatile advanced clear aligner system makes it an excellent choice for treating a wide range of dental issues, including:

  • Mild to moderate cases of misaligned teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
Step-by-step guide to Invisalign and how it works

Who Qualifies for Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment?

Invisalign candidates include:

  • Teenagers: Invisalign Teen is designed for the unique needs of growing adolescents, making it an effective option for straightening teeth and correcting common teenage orthodontic issues.
  • Adults: Invisalign is a widely used treatment option for adult patients looking to improve the alignment and appearance of their smiles without the aesthetic concerns of traditional braces.
  • Patients with Mild to Moderate Misalignment: Invisalign is well-suited for correcting various mild to moderate orthodontic problems. More complex cases may require traditional metal braces. 
  • Patients with Good Oral Health: Candidates for Invisalign should have healthy gums and teeth, with no active dental disease or severe tooth decay, to undergo treatment successfully.
  • Patients Committed to Wearing Aligners: Invisalign treatment requires patients to wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours to achieve the desired results. Candidates must be willing to commit to this level of compliance.
  • Patients Without Complex Orthodontic Issues: While Invisalign can address a wide range of alignment problems, it may not be the best option for patients with severely rotated teeth, significant bite issues, or other complex orthodontic needs. These cases may require traditional braces or other specialized treatments.
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Financing Invisalign Clear Aligners

At Advanced Dentistry Ameredes & Associates, we understand that the cost of orthodontic treatment can be a concern for many patients. That’s why we offer flexible financing options to help make Invisalign treatment accessible and affordable.

  • Insurance Coverage: We accept most major dental insurance plans that cover orthodontic treatment. Our knowledgeable team will work with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits and minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. If your insurance plan does not cover Invisalign, we can discuss alternative financing options.
  • Credit Card: We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Using a credit card can allow you to pay for your Invisalign treatment over time, with the flexibility of making monthly payments.
  • Third-Party Financing: We partner with reputable financing providers, such as Proceed Finance, CareCredit®, and United Medical Credit, to offer low- or no-interest payment plans. These options allow you to spread the cost of your Invisalign treatment over several months or years, making it more manageable for your budget.
  • In-House Financing: For patients without insurance coverage or who prefer an in-house payment plan, we offer our financing options. Our in-house financing plans can be customized to fit your unique financial situation, with flexible terms and affordable monthly payments.

We work closely with you to ensure you understand the terms and can comfortably make your payments throughout your Invisalign treatment. Regardless of your financial situation, our team at Advanced Dentistry Ameredes & Associates is committed to helping you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you deserve. 

The Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment Process


The Invisalign orthodontic process at Advanced Dentistry Ameredes & Associates begins with a comprehensive consultation. One of our Invisalign providers will evaluate your teeth, bite, and overall oral health to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option. 

During this initial appointment, they discuss your aesthetic goals and functional concerns, take detailed digital impressions, X-rays, and photographs of your teeth to create a 3D model, and explain the Invisalign treatment timeline and what you can expect.

Design/Treatment Planning

Using the 3D model of your teeth, the skilled clinicians at Advanced Dentistry Ameredes & Associates develop a customized treatment plan that outlines the step-by-step tooth movements required to achieve your desired results. 

You’ll have the opportunity to preview a simulation of your projected final smile before treatment begins, and once the plan is finalized, it is submitted to Invisalign for the fabrication of your custom clear aligners.


In preparation for your Invisalign treatment, the team ensures your teeth are clean and healthy, addressing any existing dental issues before starting, places small, tooth-colored attachments on select teeth to help the aligners grip and exert the appropriate amount of force, and provides you with detailed instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for your Invisalign aligners.


When your custom Invisalign aligners are ready, you’ll return to the office for your fitting appointment, where the team will carefully fit each aligner to ensure a comfortable, secure fit on your teeth, make any necessary adjustments, and confirm that you understand how to properly maintain and wear your aligners throughout the treatment process.

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you’ll have your custom-made, clear plastic aligners for 22 hours daily. The aligners will gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions over time. 

Caring For Your Invisalign Clear Aligner Trays

To ensure your Invisalign orthodontic treatment goes smoothly, proper care is vital. Our Invisalign providers recommend the following tips to keep your Invisalign clear aligner trays working their best: 

  • Rinse the aligners with lukewarm water after each removal to remove any food debris or plaque. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of clear, unscented soap to gently scrub the aligners, paying attention to all surfaces.
  • Avoid using toothpaste to clean your Invisalign clear aligner trays, as it can be abrasive and damage the aligners.
  • Rinse the aligners thoroughly to remove any remaining soap.
  • When not worn, store the aligners in the designated Invisalign case to protect them from damage or loss.
  • Avoid exposing the aligners to high temperatures, such as hot water, direct sunlight, or leaving them in a hot car, as this can cause them to warp or become distorted.
  • Remove the aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water to prevent staining or warping.
  • Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before re-inserting the aligners to maintain excellent oral hygiene.

Frequently Asked Questions

Invisalign may offer faster results and shorter treatment times than braces in some cases, but the severity of the case will determine whether Invisalign or braces are more appropriate.

Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 months, while braces require 18 to 24 months. Your Invisalign dentist will give you a more accurate estimate based on your case.  

Most patients experience discomfort when they first start wearing Invisalign trays. This discomfort is typically mild and goes away within a few days. As you switch to new aligners, you may experience some pressure or soreness, but this is normal and is a sign that the treatment is working.

You should clean your aligners at least twice daily, once in the morning and once before bed. However, it’s best to rinse them off whenever you take them out to eat or drink anything besides water. Taking these steps will help remove any food or bacteria that may be on the aligners.

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Achieve the Smile You Deserve with Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

Don’t let crooked or misaligned teeth hold you back any longer. At Advanced Dentistry Ameredes & Associates, we’re proud to offer the latest in Invisalign orthodontic treatment. This discreet, comfortable solution can transform your smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces. 

Take the first step towards a straighter, healthier smile today by scheduling your Invisalign consultation. Call our Oakdale office at 412-788-6300 or contact our Seven Fields office at 724-776-4560. A beautiful, confident smile is within reach – let Invisalign be your path to achieving it. We also welcome patients from Cranberry, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, PA, and surrounding areas.

Schedule your Invisalign consultation today.