What is Invisalign®

Invisalign Teen® uses the same Invisalign® technology as adult aligners, moving teeth gradually with each set of clear, comfortable plastic aligners. But because teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, we’ve added a few special features.

The Aligners…

  • snap on your teeth easily.
  • are comfortable and practically invisible.
  • allow for your growing permanent teeth.
  • gently and continuously move your teeth in small increments.
  • are worn for about two weeks. Then you swap them for a new pair.
  • have a Blue Dot Wear Indicator, designed to show an estimation of wear-time. The dot is designed to fade to clear over a two-week period if you wear your aligners properly (20 to 22 hours everyday).
  • can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, or going to a special event.
  • are replaceable if lost. That’s right, you get up to six free individual aligners.
Why Choose Dr. David R. Boschken?

Dr. David R. Boschken is recognized as an Elite Invisalign® Provider.

Patients from all over the country seek out his expertise, and doctors interested in offering Invisalign® visit with him to learn how to improve their skills.

To date, Dr. David R. Boschken has treated over 3300 patients.

Many doctors offer Invisalign® treatment.
Why not have yours done by a certified expert?

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Step 1: Initial visit with Dr. David R. Boschken

He will take x-rays, photos & digital scans of your teeth. Then send a detailed RX that will help setup your individual case. Unlike many other orthodontists who send patients to a 3rd party for scanning, Dr. Boschken does his scanning in-house. Click here for more information about Digital Scanning.

Step 2: Invisalign® makes your aligners

Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your digital scans into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.

Step 3: You wear your aligners

Dr. David R. Boschken will give you several sets of aligners that will be worn 20 hrs/day and switched out into a new set every 2 to 2-1/2 weeks.

Step 4: You’ve finished treatment!

We will manufacture upper and lower retainers that should be worn at night to maintain the position of your teeth. Dr. Boschken recommends wearing a retainer for the lifetime of your beautiful smile.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. So it’s really hard for people to tell you’re wearing Invisalign® even up close. Because there are no metal wires and brackets. Invisalign® is comfortable. And because it’s removable, eating, brushing and flossing are no problem. You can still enjoy your favorite foods and smile without holding back. With Invisalign®, there is nothing to hide.

How long does Invisalign® treatment take?

The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of your particular case, which determines the number of aligners you need. You’ll wear each aligner for two weeks. So, generally there may be as many as 60 in the series, or as few as 12.

How often must I wear my aligners?

Invisalign® ONLY works while you are wearing the aligners. We recommend that you wear your aligners full-time, day or night, except to eat, brush and floss your teeth.

Are there restrictions on what I can eat and drink?

In general, no. Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can usually eat and drink whatever you desire, because you remove your aligners. Thus, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favorite foods or snacks.

How often must I see Dr. David R. Boschken?

Dr. David R. Boschken and staff will schedule regular appointments – usually about once every six weeks. This is the only way Dr. David R. Boschken can be sure that the treatment is progressing as planned.

Will wearing the Invisalign® aligners affect my speech?

Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect your speech, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp or minor speech impediment caused by the aligners should disappear.

Will treatment be painful?

Most people experience tooth soreness for a few days after starting each new stage. This is normal. It is a sign that the Invisalign® aligners are working – sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination. This soreness should gradually go away a couple days after you insert the new aligner in the series.

Can I afford it?

Dedication means striving to provide a better smile for anyone who wants one. Dr. David R. Boschken offers all the advantages of Invisalign® for about the same cost as traditional metal braces. He can also help you improve your aesthetics and well-being with your choice of payment options:

  • Dr. David R. Boschken will work with your insurance company to obtain the maximum coverage available to you.
  • Pay in full at the beginning of treatment, and receive a 3% discount.
  • Installment plan with no interest, with a 30% down-payment at the beginning of treatment.
  • No down-payment with third-party financing, which Dr. David R. Boschken’s office can facilitate at the beginning of treatment. This financing is often available with no interest.
  • Invisalign® treatment by Dr. David R. Boschken is comparable to the competitive price of traditional metal braces.

The actual cost of treatment depends on the length and level of your individual treatment plan. Price is determined at the first appointment. Visit the Appointment Lounge to schedule your first appointment with Dr. David R. Boschken, at no cost. A better smile may be well within your reach.

Info for Invisalign® Providers

Dr. David R. Boschken has been on Align Technologies® Speaker’s Bureau for 16 years training orthodontist and general dentist on how to use the Invisalign® system.

His attention to detail and clinical level of knowledge when using the Invisalign® system is known worldwide to thousands of dentist trying to become certified and learn about aligner therapy. He has spent thousands of hours learning and teaching about the product and has actively beta tested for Align Technology® many of the current products and techniques used by doctors today.

Training Videos

As Dr. David R. Boschken’s experience and influence has grown, many people have requested training videos on how to get patients comfortable with going into Invisalign® and creating a teaching environment for doctors team members to learn more.

We have listened to many of these request and now Align Technology® has created with the help of my treatment coordinator, Lindsay DeSantis, these new exciting videos to help offices get Invisalign® patients into treament. I hope those who watch the videos enjoy the mentoring material and continue to learn all the wonderful aspects of aligner therapy and patient case presentation.