Invisalign® Bellevue WA
There are many important benefits to having straight teeth. They help you avoid several serious oral health issues that often arise when your teeth are not properly aligned. Straight teeth also serve aesthetic purposes, providing you with a beautiful smile.
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Your smile is one of your greatest assets. It can inform others that you are warm, inviting, and friendly. Often, feeling good about your teeth can translate into greater overall self-confidence, helping you in many daily interactions.
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Yet there are many more children, teens, and adults with crooked teeth who have avoided orthodontic treatment in order to bypass the hassles and inconveniences of metal braces.
If you would like to straighten your teeth but do not want to wear braces for the next few years you might wonder if Invisalign® is the best option for you.
Invisalign is a standard orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten and move your teeth in a natural position. This aligner is created with a material referred to as SmartTrack. Most people prefer this type of braces to the traditional ones because they are less conspicuous.
If you feel your teeth are not in the correct alignment, Call Cooley Smiles today or visit our dental office in Bellevue for a consultation. You'll be glad you did!
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an advanced alternative to traditional metal braces that use a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually re-position your teeth over time.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
The Invisalign concept uses clear and removable aligners to move your teeth into the correct alignment. These are the best alternative to traditional braces and will offer a visually appealing and comfortable option.
Your Custom Treatment Plan
We start the treatment process by scheduling a consultation with your dentist. During the initial office visit, we check the alignment of your teeth to ensure you are a good candidate for this method.
The next step in the treatment process is treatment planning. We start by taking digital impressions, x-rays, and images of your teeth. With these images, we get an accurate model of your mouth and design your clear aligners.
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We proceed to make customized aligners that you can wear comfortably. The aligners come in a series, and you must wear one set for one to two weeks before you move on to the next series.
How Long Do I Have To Wear My Aligners?
You will wear each aligner for approximately two weeks, removing them for meals and brushing your teeth. After each two-week period, you will move to the next set of aligners which will continue the gradual straightening process. At the end of your treatment, you will enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth and a beautiful new smile.
Invisalign Treatment Time
The treatment time for Invisalign is not static and can vary by patient, depending on many factors. When determining how long you should wear the aligners, we first check the complexity of your condition. However, in most instances, the treatment can last from a few months to a year.
The exact number of aligners you need and the frequency you must change these aligners will depend on the nature of your case. Some patients need fewer aligners and shorter durations, but others will need more aligners and long treatment duration. Younger people require shorter treatment periods compared to adults.
Invisalign Aligners Vs. Traditional Braces
Braces are the most preferred treatment method to ensure accurate positioning if your teeth are not aligned correctly. When you visit our Bellevue clinic, we may recommend Invisalign, traditional braces, or lingual braces depending on your case.
The first significant difference between Invisalign and metal braces is the appearance. Invisalign is clear and minimally conspicuous. In contrast, traditional braces are engineered using brackets and wires and are quite apparent. Invisalign is the best alternative for people who are looking for a more efficient and less noticeable orthodontic treatment.
You can conveniently remove your Invisalign aligners when eating, brushing, or flossing. This makes the process of maintaining oral hygiene quite easy. Traditional braces, on the other hand, are fixed on your teeth using brackets and wires. They cannot be removed when eating or brushing, making maintaining adequate oral hygiene problematic.
Invisalign is quite comfortable in comparison to traditional braces. They are made of smooth plastic, which is gentle on your gums and will not cause injuries. On the other hand, traditional braces come with brackets and wires, which may irritate your gums or cause discomfort.
Invisalign is ideal for the mild misalignment of your teeth and may not solve complex issues. If we note that your teeth require significant movement we may suggest lingual braces or traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are removable options, and to achieve effective results, you must wear them for 20 to 22 hours each day. Typically, other options are fixed on your teeth, and you don't need to remove them every time you eat or brush. Thus, they don't rely on your compliance to achieve results.
Living With Invisalign Aligners
Also, oral hygiene is much easier to practice with Invisalign since they are removable options. This ensures that your teeth and gums are always healthy during treatment. The clear aligners are also very comfortable and don't have sharp wires that can injure your gums or cheeks.
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Conventional straightening options will offer the best results if you have severe bite issues and misalignment. However, for minor issues, Invisalign can gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Benefits Of Invisalign®
Invisalign® results offer you a great experience with the following benefits:
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Our dedicated team of Seattle cosmetic dentists are Invisalign® preferred providers. They have performed many advanced Invisalign® orthodontic treatments throughout their careers, achieving exceptional results.
Invisalign Near Me - Orthodontic Treatment in Bellevue WA
If you are looking to begin your Invisalign journey, ensure you visit our clinic at Cooley Smiles. We have several orthodontic treatment options to suit your needs.
Depending on your underlying dental issue, we have the world-class professional experience to recommend the most suitable option. Call Cooley Smiles today at (425) 998-6998 to schedule an appointment at our Bellevue WA location.