About Invisalign®

Loftus Dental is you’re premier Invisalign provider in Rapid City and Sturgis. Invisalign® is a system of removable, invisible aligners that serve as an alternative to braces. In fact, unless you choose to point out that you’re wearing them, no one will know.

Why You Should Choose Invisalign®

If you’re reading this, chances are that you or someone in your family has crooked, misaligned teeth. This isn’t a condition that anyone is ever happy with, but by the same token, metal braces can be problematic. If you’re self-conscious, wearing metal braces might make you reluctant to smile, laugh, or even speak, and that would be most unfortunate! Of course over the years, many people have had metal braces installed, and often worn them for a very long time, reasoning that the benefit of a much more attractive smile (eventually) was a fair trade-off.

The problem with metal braces goes beyond appearance. It can be difficult performing basic oral hygiene when you’re working around metal braces. That often means that once the braces are taken off, your teeth begin to decay more rapidly than they might have otherwise. And unfortunately, the decay occurs right on the front of your teeth, where it’s extremely noticeable and also very difficult to correct.

The advantage to Invisalign is that you can remove the aligners whenever you need to brush and floss your teeth. You can care for them the same way you did before you had the Invisalign aligners installed. There’s no danger of food particles being trapped in brackets, bars and bands because there are no brackets, bars and bands! Take the aligners off, look after your teeth, and then put them back on so that they can continue the work of straightening your teeth.

Who Benefits?

Anyone at all who would like to have straighter teeth, but doesn’t want to wear unsightly, uncomfortable metal braces will benefit from Invisalign. You and your dental team will be the only people who know that you’re having your teeth straightened.

If you’ve been unhappy for years with crooked, misaligned teeth, Invisalign can be the perfect solution. You can correct the misalignment and still feel confident and attractive.

About the Procedure


Before your Invisalign removable aligners are fitted, it will be necessary to take some impressions of your teeth. Then, using 3-D imaging software, a series of aligners will be created. The first aligners will fit your teeth as they are to begin with. The final set will be the coup de grace, bringing your teeth into full alignment. In between, you’ll be wearing a number of sets (sometimes as many as 30), which you’ll replace as your treatment progresses. The idea is to straighten your teeth gently and gradually, so that you experience none of the pain or discomfort that can so often be what people remember the most about their metal braces.

Contact Us

If your child’s teeth aren’t coming in properly, or if you’re an adult who has never been fully satisfied with his or her smile, Invisalign could be the perfect solution. It’s a highly effective, not unattractive means of fixing misaligned teeth. In fact, at Loftus Dental, we believe that there’s no more effective orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth available. As your premier Invisalign provider, we’ll be happy to talk with you about how Invisalign can work for you. Call us at 605-341-4521 in Rapid City, or 605-347-8880 in Sturgis. You can also use the “Contact Us” link to arrange an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!


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