Are you dreaming of straighter teeth but don’t have any interest in braces? At Rainier Dental in Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, and Tacoma, Washington, you can enjoy a straighter smile without metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® is an orthodontic system of clear aligners that allows you to complete your treatment discreetly. Call today or schedule an appointment online to determine whether Invisalign is right for you.
Invisalign is a discreet, removable alternative to braces that can straighten your teeth in just a few months. While braces consist of metal brackets and wires fixed to your teeth, Invisalign is a series of clear, custom-made aligner trays that gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions.
Invisalign allows you to improve your smile’s function and appearance without the visibility, discomfort, or hassle of braces. With ultra-thin BPA-free plastic trays that mold to the exact shape of your teeth, Invisalign offers a comfortable and virtually invisible way to align your teeth, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking a more discreet orthodontic treatment option.
Invisalign offers many benefits over conventional orthodontics treatments, including:
Clear aligners are nearly invisible when worn, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly and without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces.
Invisalign includes smooth, comfortable plastic materials that eliminate the irritation and discomfort associated with wires and brackets of traditional braces.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign typically requires fewer in-person appointments and a shorter overall treatment duration compared to traditional braces.
Clear aligners are removable, making it easy to maintain oral hygiene, eat your favorite foods, and participate in certain activities without the restrictions of fixed braces.
Invisalign relies on a digital process to ensure enhanced treatment accuracy and comfort. Your dentist first conducts a thorough dental exam and takes digital X-rays to determine whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Next, the team uses an intraoral scanner to take impressions of your teeth. This process only takes a couple of minutes.
Once your clear aligners arrive, you must wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Most patients receive a new set once every two weeks. Make sure to remove Invisalign whenever you eat or drink anything besides water and store your aligners in their protective case.
You can eat your favorite foods with Invisalign, but brushing and flossing after each meal can help prevent your aligners from trapping food particles and bacteria. The team also recommends rinsing your aligners before replacing them in your mouth.
Call Rainier Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.