Invisalign® 2017 Elite Provider
unbrace your life
Don’t let metal wires and brackets hold you back from enjoying all the things you want to do. With Invisalign Teen®, you’ll never miss a moment.
Looking for Invisalign Teen® treatment in the Lehigh Valley?
Dr. Michele Bernardich is an Invisalign® 2017 Elite Provider with offices in Allentown and Northampton.
Britney W. is an Invisalign Teen® patient of Dr. Michele Bernardich
You could be our next success story!
Invisalign chose one of Dr. Michele Bernardich's most challenging success stories (teen category) as a semi-finalist in the 2016 Invisalign Gallery.
Every other year, Invisalign selects several cases from orthodontists around the world to be showcased during an on-going case study presentation at the Invisalign Summit in Las Vegas. The cases selections are originally voted on by fellow colleagues globally to become a semi-finalist. The case will also be published in the 2016 Invisalign Gallery.
"It was a great honor to have my case selected by both my peers and Invisalign and to have it displayed so that others may learn from the treatment techniques utilized. It is also wonderful to show how I can give a patient a beautiful life-changing smile by using Invisalign as the treatment method. The results are incredible!" said Dr. Bernardich.
Board-certified and Invisalign-recognized!
Invisalign Teen ® Patient Gallery | Bernardich Orthodontics
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With our new 3D digital iTero Element Intraoral scanner, getting dental impressions to begin your Invisalign® treatment is easier, faster and more reliable than ever. Dr. Bernardich is pleased to offer this state-of-the-art digital scanning process to her patients. Whether you need an orthodontist near Allentown, Bethlehem, Northampton, Easton, Walnutport, or Palmerton, Bernardich Orthodontics is your premier choice for Invisalign® treatment without the mess of traditional dental impressions.
1. What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their teeth and changes them out for a new set of aligners every two weeks. Little by little, your teen’s teeth gradually shift into place, achieving that confident smile.
2. Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces?
Yes. When worn according to the recommendations of Dr. Michele Bernardich, an experienced Invisalign-trained orthodontist, Invisalign Teen can be as effective as traditional braces for the most common teeth-straightening issues. Invisalign can effectively treat mild to severe cases, including underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth. The chances are very high your teen will be a great candidate for Invisalign. To find out for sure, request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bernardich.
3. What are some of the practical advantages of Invisalign Teen over traditional braces?
If you’ve had braces yourself, you already know the issues associated with metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so your teen can play sports without the worry of being hit in the mouth by a ball, which can cause real damage in braces. They can also continue playing musical instruments properly, without braces getting in the way. With braces, there is a long list of foods your teen shouldn’t eat, from popcorn to apples and raw carrots. With Invisalign, there are no such restrictions. The removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.
4. Are there any emotional concerns to consider?
Research¹ shows that moms underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscious about crooked teeth, and using braces as a solution can often make this lack of confidence even worse. But with Invisalign Teen, no one needs to know your teen is straightening their teeth, removing a potential source of real anxiety for them and giving them the confidence to be themselves in front of everyone.
5. Who is eligible for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign can be used for teens who have erupting or erupted permanent dentition. This includes most teenagers. Dr. Bernardich, a trained Invisalign orthodontist, will evaluate your teen’s specific dental issues to determine candidacy and recommend the best course of action.
6. How long does Invisalign Teen treatment take?
The average treatment time is about the same as with traditional braces, but the actual length of your teen’s treatment depends on the severity of their condition and can only be determined by Dr. Bernardich.
7. How much does Invisalign cost?
Invisalign Teen costs about the same as traditional braces. Costs for orthodontic treatment can vary with the complexity of treatment. Contact Dr. Michele Bernardich for full details. Also, check your dental insurance plan. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Teen is covered by many dental insurance policies. And Dr. Michele Bernardich offers a flexible and affordable monthly payment plan.
8. Does my teen have to wear Invisalign all the time?
Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. Clinical study data show that teens wear their aligners on average for just under 21 hours per day, exactly as recommended2. Plus, Invisalign Teen has a built-in assurance check; each aligner has blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed, so Dr. Bernardich can track compliance.
9. What happens if an aligner gets lost?
Not to worry. Invisalign Teen offers six replacement aligners for free! In the event that an aligner is lost, you should inform Dr. Bernardich right away.
10. How much time will be spent visiting Dr. Bernardich?
Invisalign Teen often requires less time with your orthodontist than traditional braces do. There are no adjustments to make, no broken wires to fix. After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled for every four to six weeks.
1 Source: Hall & Partners Quant Survey, April 2008
2 Source: Effectiveness of a Compliance Indicator for Clear Aligners by Orhan C. Tuncay DMD, S. Jay Bowman DMD, Jonathan L. Nicozisis DMD, Brian D. Amy DDS
Northampton, PA, Office
24 W. 21st St., Suite 104
Northampton, PA 18067
Allentown, PA, Office
Michele Bernardich, D.M.D., M.S.D.
1245 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 208
Allentown, PA 18103