Achieve a Perfect Smile With Invisalign Clear Aligners
Do you want to align your teeth without getting braces? If so, there’s never been a better time to straighten your smile with the most advanced clear aligner in the world.
At Aesthetic Dental Associate, we’re proud to be a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is the clear, convenient, and comfortable option to achieve the smile you’re always wanted.
Explore below to see why Invisalign could be the best orthodontic treatment solution for you.
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What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that relies on a set of clear aligners tray to gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners are custom-made to mold around your teeth for a comfortable fit. They’re meant to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day in order to reach your desired smile goals. Many of our patients prefer Invisalign over traditional braces due to the comfort and discreet appearance of this modern treatment.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Patients favor Invisalign due its many benefits, including:
- Faster treatment: With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster. Most patients can achieve the same results as braces in as little as half the time.
- Proven results: SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features of Invisalign clear aligners are clinically proven to improve control of tooth movement.
- Better fit: Aligners made from SmartTrack material are comfortable, fit snugly, and are easy to put on and take off.
- Virtually invisible: Most people won’t even know you’re undergoing treatment, because the clear aligners are virtually invisible!
- Comfortable: Invisalign clear trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing to eating whatever you like.
- Convenient: Invisalign treatment is ideal for your busy schedule, since you only need to visit our office every six weeks.
The Ideal Candidate for Invisalign
Invisalign can improve both your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Dr. Johnson recommends Invisalign to patients who have:
- Crooked teeth
- Open bites
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Your First Consultation
During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your orthodontic goals and examine your oral health to determine whether Invisalign treatment is right for you. If we determine Invisalign isn’t the ideal option, we’ll recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment to achieve your smile goals.
Your Custom Treatment Plan
Well use a scanner such as the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. Then we’ll map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.
Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
Your custom-made aligners will be made of Invisalign’s proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. It’s important that you wear your Invisalign clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out only to eat, brush, and floss.
As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into their proper place. We recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every two weeks, as each set is specifically designed to influence a certain set of teeth. It’s important to schedule checkups every six weeks so our Seattle dentists can ensure your treatment is on track.
Taking Care of Your New Smile
When your treatment is complete, ask us about Vivera® retainers. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign clear aligners. These retainers will help you maintain your new smile for a lifetime!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Invisalign treatment hurt?
The treatment isn’t as painful as traditional metal braces. However, you may feel some slight discomfort when you begin to wear your custom aligner trays. In the first week, our patients report feeling soreness, mild pain, and a lisp. Though, these feelings will fade once you get accustomed to the aligners.
Any feeling of pain can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications. If the pain continues, contact our Seattle office at (206) 682-3888 right away.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten your teeth?
For most patients, the duration of their Invisalign treatment can take anywhere between 12 and 18 months to complete. It may take longer depending on your orthodontic condition. However, you’ll achieve a straighter smile with Invisalign twice as fast as you would with traditional braces.
Is Invisalign a permanent solution?
Yes, Invisalign can be a permanent solution. As long as you follow all guidelines while wearing Invisalign and continue to once your treatment is complete, you’ll achieve a lifetime of healthy smiling. Make sure you follow Dr. Johnson’s aftercare instructions, so you’ll get the most out of your Invisalign treatment.
Perfect Your Smile at Aesthetic Dental Associates
To learn more about the Invisalign system and all your orthodontic treatment options at Aesthetic Dental Associates, please feel free to schedule an appointment at our Seattle office by calling (206) 682-3888. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a smile that’s uniquely yours