Invisalign –– Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids


By Sarah Sebetka and Carla Mulneaux, Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

If you have ever imagined yourself with a more confident smile, but are intimidated by traditional wire braces, then you are not alone. In fact, 74% of Americans have crooked teeth.  Thriving adults are often skeptical of fixing their dental problems—gaps, overbite, underbite, crowding, crossbite, and others—because of the pain, hassle, and embarrassment of standard braces. Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids offers a wire-free alternative that is ideal for adults: Invisalign.

Before coming to Dental Associates, Carla Mulneaux had worked for an orthodontist for 10 years and had never believed in Invisalign. When Dr. Karen Besler told her about the product, she could hardly believe it would work. It does work! It begins with a 3-D image of your mouth to create customized, plastic aligners that you simply snap on your teeth.  You, not to mention others, will hardly realize you’re wearing them. And, best of all, there is no need to change your daily routine. You remove them for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking. Invisalign is great for adults who want to avoid the unease and difficulty from traditional wire braces.

The process is simple. First, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids. Besler will determine if Invisalign is right for you and answer any questions you may have. Next, we will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth to create a 3-D image that will be used to map out your treatment plan. You can then view your 3-D image before ever making a financial commitment to us. If you go ahead with treatment, you will then receive your customized aligners and begin your journey to straighter teeth. The aligners are made of BPA-free plastic that is designed to be comfortable and without the cheek or gum irritation commonly found with traditional braces. Every two weeks, simply replace your aligners with a new set. After treatment is complete, Dental Associates offers complimentary teeth whitening to complete your beautiful smile.

Dental Associates offers several financing options to choose from to help make budgeting easier. Its cost, overall, is comparative to traditional braces and qualifies as covered braces with insurance companies. A confident smile is an important asset, and yours is waiting for you with Invisalign at Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids.

Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids is located at 3605 Center Point Rd. Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Call us at 319-363-0267. Visit us on the web at