Invisalign® (Invisible) Orthodontic Appliances
Invisalign® has quickly revolutionized the orthodontics world. Now patients have a different, modern option besides what they perceive as embarrassing metal braces. Dr. Gobbie and Dr. Deme are Certified Preferred Invisalign® Providers. The length of the treatment time will vary by individual, but the doctors will give you an estimated date of completion according to your progress and results.
The average Invisalign® price is not that much higher than regular braces and the unique advantages Invisalign offers—like being able to take the aligners out to eat and brush your teeth—often outweigh the slight difference in price.
Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces in treating the following:
- Overly crowded teeth
- Teeth separated by unattractive gaps
Invisalign® for Adults
The Invisalign® system combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with the 100 year-old science of orthodontics. Since Invisalign is virtually undetectable, hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. The aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position, as prescribed by Dr. Gobbie and Dr. Deme. About every 7 days, you just pop in a new set of clear aligners until your treatment is complete. Achieve the smile you want with little interference to your daily life. You'll visit us about once every eight weeks, to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months. For best results, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Teenage years can be complicated. Your self-confidence will take a big boost thru the transformation of your new smile, even during the treatment with the aligners!
Each set of aligners is worn for about 7 days, 20-22 hours per day. Aligners are removed only to eat, brush and floss. Your teeth will move slowly every week. The aligners are comfortable and smooth and custom fit your teeth. They can be worn playing football, soccer, basketball, and field hockey or even while playing the trumpet!
One of the large advantages of Invisalign® Teen over conventional braces is the lack of wires, brackets and bands and other attachments that trap food around the teeth and gums. This will make it easier for you to brush and floss like you normally did, practically eliminating the risk of decalcification and white spots (the weakening of the enamel caused by trapped plaque).
You’ll be smiling a lot!Invisalign Teen is practically invisible, so be confident and smile in all of your photos and selfies!
Eat what you want—and chew gum!Because you can remove the aligners, you can brush and floss normally and eat what you want without trapping food behind them.
The treatment is comfortableSince the Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth plastic and only move your teeth in small increments at a time, you won’t experience the pain associated with the tightening of a brace or wires poking you in the mouth. Invisalign also allows you to play sports or musical instruments without irritating your lips.
Your appointments will be short and infrequentYou will have fewer appointments of shorter duration when you are being treated with Invisalign®—about once every six weeks, to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Lost an aligner? Don't worry!Invisalign Teen offers six replacement aligners for free! If you lose an aligner, please inform Dr. Deme or Dr. Gobbie right away.
Interested in orthodontic treatment for yourself? Contact us below to schedule an evaluation.
As an adult, I was not looking forward to the idea of having braces — especially since I'd had them when I was in my 20s. I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea, and the doctors thought that my best chance was to have reconstructive oral surgery on my lower jaw. The first step was to work with an orthodontist, and I am so happy that I was referred to Dr. Gobbie and his team. They worked with me and my oral surgeon every step of the way — sometimes literally holding my hand! I would never have made it without their help, and now thanks to them, I can breathe, eat and sleep like a normal person.
Thank you so much to Dr. Gobbie, Dr. Deme, Patti and Beth — you have given me so much to smile about!
Great friendly office that is outstanding with kids. Very flexible with scheduling and responsive when the unknown occurs. Their work is of the highest quality and produces BIG smiles!
Forever thanking Dr. Gobbie for the great smile I'm sure to use everyday of my life!
Dr. Gobbie and Invisalign gave me my beautiful smile!
I'm so happy that I decided to go ahead with the Invisalign process. It was very easy and didn't take long at all. Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth and it's not very noticeable. Being in my twenties, it was perfect for me because most people didn't even notice that I had anything on my teeth. The trays didn't bother me at all, they were comfortable and I got used to them very quickly.
Dr. Gobbie was great. He and his staff are very friendly and made me feel comfortable every time I had a visit. I trusted him completely - and I'm glad I did! I'm very happy with the way he transformed my smile!
Dr. Deme is great! My kids love him. The work he has done for them has gone smoothly and looks really good. I would recommend Pittsburgh Orthodontics Group to everyone.
Dr. Deme is absolutely amazing! I am beyond happy with my end results! I would recommend his services to any and everyone! The environment in the Mt. Lebanon office is always friendly and welcoming!
Love, love, love Dr. Deme and the girls! I could not be happier with the service and the results from my invisalign! All smiles here! (-:
I had my teeth straightened here, when no other orthodontist could help. Dr. Gobbie did an excellent job. He made a plan and did what I wanted, where all other orthodontists said my teeth were straight. But not in my eyes, they weren't. Dr. Gobbie fixed them to my likings. I would recommend him to anybody who needs their teeth straightened.
Dr. Gobbie and his team are the best and most professional. Our daughter has the most beautiful smile. Because of his perfection she can not stop smiling! Thanks Dr. Gobbie!
I came into their office needing surgical treatment because my teeth and my jaws were all over the place. Two years later my teeth look perfect, and Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie managed to align my teeth without surgery! They are truly genuine people and very family friendly all within a stress free environment. Thanks to Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie I will be able to smile confidently for the rest of my life!
I have two boys in braces and couldn't be more pleased with the treatment. Dr. Deme always takes time to explain what he is doing so we understand the process and next steps. I feel like he isn't just an orthodontist but also an artist who is sculpting my children's mouths into a perfect smile. He has contacted us over the weekend on a couple occasions when a child has a new retainer or recently installed braces just to make sure things are going well. The office staff are flexible and friendly when I need to change appointments.
Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie have been great to work with. Both of my kids are currently having work done on their smiles. Dr. Deme explained everything they wanted to do and why during the initial consultation. The staff is very friendly and will answer any questions you have.
My son has started the process of getting an expander and braces. He was nervous. I was nervous. Dr. Deme is SUPER awesome with kids. He explained everything that was going to happen and even went over the patient consent with my son to make sure he understood what was going on. For a process I really hoped my kids wouldn't have to go through, his experience is a million times better than mine was. If you need any type of orthodontic work done, go here. Seriously. You won't be disappointed.
My daughter and I really like Dr. Deme. He's very kind and takes the time to explain what is going on, and answered all our questions patiently. He also helped us think through how to play a wind instrument with braces which I was concerned about.
I have two children being treated by them with another to likely need the same treatment soon. Great with the kids during what can be a painful process. Always willing to take the time to completely answer questions from kids and parents.
I can't say enough good things about Pittsburgh Orthodontic Group. My 2 children have been patients for more than a year and we have received nothing but professional service every time. Dr. Deme and Dr. Gobbie are both pleasant and have established a wonderful relationship with my kids. Dr. Deme once dealt with an unforeseen situation in an extremely timely manner. Bonus: the hygienist and the receptionist are equally welcoming and efficient.