Invisalign® is a safe and effective treatment for alignment issues, like crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and crowding. At Redmond Dentists in Redmond, Washington, Ellen Vyas, DDS, and the team use Invisalign orthodontic treatment to correct alignment problems in teens and adults. Call Redmond Dentists to schedule an Invisalign consultation for yourself or your child, or book your appointment online today.
Yes. Invisalign uses clear, removable mouthpieces to correct alignment problems, including:
Invisalign corrects bite abnormalities as well, including crossbite, overbite, and underbite.
Invisalign is a type of orthodontics. During treatment, you wear clear aligners that look similar to mouthguards for 20-22 hours daily, only removing them to eat or brush and floss. Like metal braces, Invisalign aligners put mild pressure on your teeth and jaw. That pressure slowly changes their position, transforming the balance and symmetry of your smile.
No. To undergo Invisalign treatment, you need to have healthy teeth and gums. If you have cavities or gum disease, your provider treats those problems first. Once your mouth heals, they can develop a personalized orthodontic treatment plan.
If your provider at Redmond Dentists determines that you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment, they take digital scans of your upper and lower jaw. They upload your scans to a computer and develop a treatment plan, mapping out the movements of your teeth and jaw.
After finalizing the treatment plan, your provider sends it to an Invisalign lab. Then the lab designs and creates several sets of custom Invisalign aligners. You wear each aligner set for two or three weeks, carefully following your provider’s instructions.
You visit Redmond Dentists for check-ins. Your provider monitors your progress at these checkups and provides more Invisalign orthodontic aligners.
The time it takes to complete Invisalign treatment depends on several factors, including your goals and the severity of the misalignments. Some people complete treatment in as little as six months, but for others, it takes a year or longer. Wear your aligners as prescribed and attend each of your scheduled checkups at Redmond Dentists.
Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth, making them less bulky and unsightly than metal braces. You might have mild soreness or discomfort after putting on a new set of aligners, but these symptoms should improve within a week — if they do not, let your dentist know.
Call Redmond Dentists to explore the benefits of Invisalign treatment, or book your appointment online today.