Clear Aligners for Adults and Teens in O’Fallon, MO

Since Invisalign® is nearly invisible, we can straighten your teeth discreetly. Dr. Cheryl L. Held is a certified Invisalign treatment provider. She has been treating patients with Invisalign since 2002, achieving excellent results with this leading-edge appliance system.

Invisalign –  A “braceless” alternative to traditional metal braces!

Have you ever wished for a straighter, healthier smile, but not looked forward to wearing braces? At WingHaven Orthodontics®, we can make your dream of having a new smile come to life. Dr. Held is a certified Invisalign orthodontist, giving patients a “clearly” effective and incredibly comfortable way to move your teeth!

You may be surprised to know that not all Invisalign providers can successfully treat all types of cases. Only orthodontists like Dr. Held are specialists in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Dr. Held received an additional 30 months of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Since graduating in 1999, Dr. Held has been guiding growth, moving teeth, correcting bites, and providing amazing smiles as her main focus every day that she has practiced.

To learn more about Invisalign, and whether you or your teen is a candidate, please contact our office today to schedule your complimentary evaluation.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series of customized, clear Aligners to straighten teeth. Thousands of orthodontists in the United States and Canada use Invisalign to accurately and effectively treat their patients. Invisalign Aligners are:

  • Nearly invisible – Invisalign Aligners do not attract attention while you are wearing them! Friends, family members, and co-workers may never even know you are wearing Aligners unless, of course, you tell them!
  • Comfortable to wear – The Aligners are made from a special plastic that has smooth, rounded edges. So, they won’t irritate your mouth and soft tissues like braces can.
  • Customized just for you – Your Invisalign Aligners are customized to fit your mouth. We use advanced 3D computer imaging technology with our iTero Scanner. We create an exact digital impression of your teeth and gums. Then, Dr. Held customizes your treatment plan and works with Align to create one or more series of Aligners, where each Aligner is customized to fit your mouth and to apply light pressure to your teeth. As you change Aligners over time, they will move your teeth into the proper position. 
  • Removable – Unlike with braces, you can remove your Aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, floss, participate in athletic activities, and for special occasions. There’s no need to change your lifestyle with Invisalign!
  • Effective – You will begin to notice a significant difference even before your treatment is complete! Treatment time varies from patient to patient, depending upon each patient’s needs.

Why Consider Invisalign

People everywhere experience the benefits of Invisalign treatment. Here’s why people just like you are choosing Invisalign over braces:

  • With Invisalign, you can have a straighterhealthier smile without wearing braces.
  • Invisalign Aligners are removable, making it easy for you to enjoy the foods you love without worrying about breaking or bending your brackets and wires. You can also remove your Invisalign Aligners to brush and floss regularly.
  • You don’t need to change anything about your current lifestyle! With Invisalign, you can continue participating in day-to-day activities without changing a thing. Invisalign is great for professionals, athletes, brides, and parents.
  • Office visits and checkups are easy and quick.

How Does Invisalign Work?

When you begin your Invisalign treatment, you will receive four sets of custom fit Aligners. Each of those first four sets of Aligners is worn for two weeks, so that you learn what it feels like to finish a set of Aligners. After two weeks, you can switch your Aligners to the next set and continue straightening your teeth. You will repeat this pattern until your next appointment with us, where Dr. Held and you will discuss your experience and whether you would like to accelerate the frequency that you change your Aligners. Over time you will notice changes in the alignment of your teeth, and in just a few months, you will have a straighter, healthier smile!

Your Invisalign Investment?

You are your best investment! It’s true. A confident, radiant smile can be within reach, and it’s a game-changer. A straight smile not only improves your oral health, but also it improves your self confidence and mental health. And if you think about it, improving your smile is an important, long-term investment because you’re doing it for yourself.

There are many factors that determine your orthodontic treatment fee. And typically, your investment will be the same whether we use the Pitts21 Braces System or Invisalign. We strive to make orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone with easy financing.