Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that fit progressively over your teeth to move them into the proper alignment gently. Most people are prescribed to wear the aligners for 22 hours daily, removing them only when eating and cleaning their teeth. Each set of aligners in the series are worn for two weeks each. A series is considered complete when you have gone through every aligner in the series and have no new set of aligners to wear. At Essence of Dentistry, we offer Invisalign aligners that are of the best quality and yield the best results. We ensure to offer Invisalign aligners which are good value for money.
Invisalign aligners straighten teeth using gentle force instead of brackets or wires. Each aligner gradually moves teeth into their proper position, making them ideal for patients who want to correct minor misalignments or gaps in their smiles. Because the aligners are clear, they are also virtually invisible when worn. They may be removed during activities like meals or photographs to keep the treatment discreet.
How Long Is the Invisalign Treatment?
The treatment time depends on the patient’s goals and the complexity of their case. Most cases are completed in about three to four months. At your appointments, we will check in regularly on your progress and make any necessary adjustments. Our patients who have more complex cases are referred to other orthodontists for the best treatments. After your treatment plan is complete, we will take some time to monitor your results to make sure your teeth have settled into their new positions properly. This is the perfect time to look over before/after photos and ask your clinician any questions you have about your results.
Benefits of Invisalign
Since Invisalign is removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods during your treatment. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You can immediately get started with your Invisalign treatment by scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.
There are no known risks associated with using Invisalign. You might, however, experience mild discomfort or soreness when using the clear, plastic aligners for the first several days or while switching to a new set of aligners. After the first few days of using your aligners, you will likely get used to wearing them and will not experience any more discomfort.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are transparent, so people will not be able to tell that you are wearing these “braces” unless you tell them yourself. This means you can maintain your self-confidence and self-esteem during your treatment without worrying that people will notice the aligners in your smile. This can help you stay comfortable during social interactions, including professional events where you may meet new people for the first time.
Many patients also appreciate that Invisalign is convenient and comfortable. To learn more about Invisalign, visit Essence of Dentistry at 16300 Redmond Way #200, Redmond, WA 98052, or call (425) 249-7789.