Straighten Your Smile Discreetly with Invisalign

By Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry
June 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   clear aligners  

Do you want to ask your Mill Creek, WA, dentist about discreetly straightening your teeth?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is discreet. Invisalign consists of clear, plastic aligners. If a patient has minor tooth imperfection, like Invisalignslightly crooked teeth, small gaps, or improperly positioned teeth, Invisalign is a great option.

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Traditional braces may be necessary if there are major cosmetic issues, like severe overbite, or major crowding.

Invisalign works by applying forces to each tooth to place them in their proper position. The clear, flexible plastic is custom-designed using a specialized software. It is convenient for adults and older teens who have job interviews, weddings, or prom to attend.

The treatment may take about one year, depending on your dental needs, and consists of trays that fit your upper and bottom teeth. Trays should be worn for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day, and can be removed if you have an event, but that's unnecessary since they're invisible.

Caring for Clear Aligners

In order to take proper care of your clear aligners, you need to clean them out daily. Rinse them with lukewarm water and use a brush to remove food debris. Also, brush your teeth twice a day, at the very least, and floss at least once before bed.

Visit your Mill Creek, WA, dentist periodically during and after your treatment. You'll need to wear retainers given to you and have your teeth professionally cleaned to prevent plaque buildup and formation of cavities.

Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign include allows you to have more dietary choices. Simply biting into an apple can ruin traditional wires, but you don't need to worry about that when it comes to clear aligners. Aligners are comfortable because the thin, flexible material of Invisalign doesn't irritate soft tissues in the mouth, unlike metal wires of braces. There's definitely an improved oral hygiene since Invisalign is removable. This means you can brush and floss your teeth with ease, as well as clean out the trays. If you have a teeth-grinding problem, clear aligners can act as a nightguard.

If you have any questions or need more information about Invisalign, call your Mill Creek, WA, dentists, Dr. Chad Slocum and Dr. Sara Lundgaard at Penny Creek Family & Implant Dentistry today!

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