Wedgwood Family Dentistry
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Seattle, WA
Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. The experienced dental team at Wedgwood Family Dentistry in Seattle, Washington, provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. Call Wedgwood Family Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today if you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.
The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?
Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:
- Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
- Comfort, so you don’t have to worry about your mouth getting cut up by pointy mental braces
- Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
- Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can effectively fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Teeth misalignment after braces
For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by your dentist. Book an appointment with Wedgwood Family Dentistry to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?
First, your teeth need to be examined by your dentist to see if Invisalign is the ideal choice for you. To fully examine your teeth, they will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3D images. With these, your dentist will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
Next, your dentist fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. While you wear them, the aligners gradually push your teeth where they are supposed to go. As your teeth move, new aligners may be made to continue progress. This process repeats until your smile has its new shape.
Call Wedgwood Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today to learn more about straightening your teeth without uncomfortable braces.