Straighter teeth don’t just look attractive; they also improve your oral health. At Federal Way Dental in Federal Way, Washington, Albert Lim, DMD, David Rubinov, DDS, and the team offer Invisalign® clear aligners to create healthier, more beautiful smiles. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using custom-made, clear aligners that mold to the shape of your teeth. As removable devices, Invisalign aligners offer a convenient alternative to braces. Invisalign allows you to complete orthodontic treatment without the prominence of braces.
Invisalign shifts your teeth into alignment through gradual tension. Unlike braces, Invisalign targets specific teeth rather than applying even force across the entire arch. This process can result in a more comfortable treatment than conventional braces.
The Federal Way Dental team takes precise digital impressions of your teeth, allowing your aligners to form a tight seal around your teeth. Over time, the clear aligners pull your teeth into a more aligned position.
Invisalign is similar to braces in treating orthodontic concerns, such as:
Treatment with Invisalign offers many benefits over braces, including:
Invisalign uses thin, translucent materials that allow for discreet treatment. You can smile and speak without worrying about the visibility of braces.
Invisalign’s smooth materials may be more comfortable than braces for individuals with sensitive gums and inner cheeks. Clear aligners are less likely to cause canker sores and cuts.
While braces can take up to three years to straighten teeth, Invisalign delivers results in six to 18 months.
With Invisalign treatment, you can eat your favorite foods and remove your clear aligners for special events.
Invisalign uses a digital process to ensure your comfort and treatment efficacy. First, the team evaluates your mouth and uses digital X-rays to map your plan. Then, they take digital impressions of your teeth using the iTero® digital scanner. They add these scans into Invisalign’s proprietary software to design your custom plan.
Invisalign’s lab creates your clear aligners. You wear a new set every one to three weeks to stay on track with your treatment, and per day, you should wear Invisalign for 22 hours.
To keep your trays clean, the team encourages you to take Invisalign out when you eat and drink anything except water. Make sure to rinse your mouth and your clear aligners before replacing them in your mouth. If possible, try to brush and floss after each meal.
Call Federal Way Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.