Try Out a Discreet Orthodontic Treatment!
If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth without traditional metal braces, Invisalign® may be the solution for you. At Just Smile Dental, our Everett, WA dentist proudly provides Invisalign® for patients who want to discreetly straighten their teeth, close gaps, and fix bite issues.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses a series of removable plastic aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and gradually shift them into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional metal braces:
- The aligners are nearly invisible, so you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
- They’re removable, so you can eat, brush, and floss normally.
- Invisalign treatment usually takes less time than traditional braces, with most treatments lasting between six and 18 months.
- Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear, with no metal wires or brackets to irritate your mouth.
Ideal Candidates for Invisalign
Invisalign can be used to treat various dental issues, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Bite issues
However, not everyone is an ideal candidate for treatment. Invisalign is typically recommended for adults and teenagers with mild to moderate dental issues. If you have severe dental issues, you may require traditional braces or other orthodontic treatments.
The Invisalign process starts with a consultation with our Invisalign provider, Dr. William Webley. During the consultation, he’ll examine your teeth and determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment. If you are, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and create a 3D digital model of your smile. This model will help create your custom-made aligners.
Wearing Your Aligners
Once your aligners are ready, you’ll begin wearing them for 20 to 22 hours a day. You’ll switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks, and each set will gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Throughout your treatment, you’ll have periodic checkups with Dr. Webley to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.
Completing Your Treatment
Once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer to maintain the results. Your Everett Invisalign provider will create a custom retainer that fits your teeth and bite. It’s crucial to wear your retainer as directed to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position.
In addition to wearing your retainer, you should continue to practice good oral hygiene habits. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should also schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings at our dental practice to ensure your teeth remain healthy and straight.
Caring for Your Invisalign
Proper care and maintenance of your Invisalign aligners are crucial to ensure the success of your treatment. Here are some tips to help you take care of your Invisalign aligners:
- Remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water.
- Brush your teeth and rinse your aligners with lukewarm water before putting them back in.
- Avoid using hot water to rinse or clean your aligners, as this can warp or damage them.
- Clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear antibacterial soap. Don’t use toothpaste, as it can scratch and damage the aligners.
- Store your aligners in their case when not in use to prevent loss or damage.
- Avoid exposing your aligners to extreme temperatures or leaving them in direct sunlight.
- If you experience any discomfort or have any concerns about your aligners, contact Dr. Webley for assistance.
By following these tips, you can keep your Invisalign aligners clean, clear, and comfortable throughout your treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
While some patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness during the initial stages of Invisalign treatment or when switching to a new set of aligners, it’s generally less painful than traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks or gums. Any discomfort should subside within a few days, and you can take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary.
While you can eat with Invisalign aligners in, it’s recommended that you remove them before eating to prevent damage or staining. Eating with your aligners in can also trap food particles and bacteria, leading to bad breath and tooth decay. However, you can still enjoy your favorite foods during Invisalign treatment as long as you remove your aligners beforehand and brush your teeth before putting them back in.
Yes, you can play sports with your Invisalign aligners in, but it’s crucial to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and aligners. Invisalign aligners are made of durable plastic, but they can be damaged or dislodged if you experience a strong impact on the mouth. A mouthguard can help prevent injuries to your teeth, lips, and tongue, as well as protect your aligners from damage during sports activities.
Invisalign is designed to fit your lifestyle, with its clear, virtually invisible aligners that can be removed when necessary. You can continue to eat your favorite foods, play sports, and even attend special occasions without worrying about the appearance of traditional braces. Invisalign is a flexible and convenient treatment option that allows you to maintain your normal routine while achieving a straighter, healthier smile.
Our Just Smile Dental Team Can Perfect Your Smile
Invisalign is a wonderful, modern alternative treatment to braces. You can straighten your teeth without installing metal in your mouth. If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment in Everett, WA, contact our office at (425) 341-1111 to schedule a consultation.
You can also book your appointment below. We’re proud to provide orthodontic treatments for our patients in Edmonds, Marysville, Lynnwood, and Silver Firs, WA. Straighter teeth are just a few aligners away!