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Invisalign in Downtown Seattle
If there is something you don’t love about your smile and you want to avoid bulky, traditional braces, Invisalign from Seattle Dental Co. may be right for you. At our office, Dr. Song and Dr. Guerrero are certified in correcting smiles with Invisalign. This alternative to metal braces uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently correct the position of your teeth. They are comfortable and similar to retainers. For patients with minor to moderate orthodontic issues, Invisalign can be a life-changing treatment!
Orthodontics for Any Lifestyle
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is nearly invisible when worn, and does not affect speech. This makes it a top choice for adults who wish to avoid wearing highly visible traditional braces. Invisalign is also removable, so you can eat what you want throughout treatment, and clean your teeth with ease. Because Invisalign moves your teeth more gently than braces, it causes less discomfort. Plus, most Invisalign treatments only take about a year!
Will it Work for Me?
Candidates for Invisalign
If you have a healthy mouth and do not have major orthodontic issues, Invisalign may be right for you. This subtle orthodontic treatment is ideal for appearance-conscious teenagers and adults who would like to avoid wearing chunky metal braces. Traditional braces are tricky to clean. Since Invisalign allows you to brush and floss normally, you can more easily avoid potential plaque build up and tooth decay due to improper cleaning of traditional braces. However, if you have an issue like a serious overbite or a malpositioned jaw, traditional orthodontics may be a better choice to treat these kinds of problems.
What to Expect
The Invisalign Process
Once you’re approved for Invisalign, our doctors will begin designing your personalized treatment plan. We will work closely with an Invisalign lab to create your clear aligners, and you’ll begin wearing them as soon as they arrive at our office. Each set of aligners is worn for about 2 weeks, when you’ll switch to your next set. Typically, Invisalign patients will come in about every 6 weeks for a quick check-up to ensure that your treatment is on track. The average treatment usually takes up to 24 sets of aligners, so most patients are finished with Invisalign within a year. However, this will vary based on your orthodontic needs and personal usage.
Caring for Aligners
Get the Most Out of Invisalign
Typically, you’ll need to wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day. They should only be removed to eat, drink beverages (except water), and clean your teeth. Wearing your retainers for less than the recommended time will prolong your treatment and delay your results. It is important to follow all instructions given by Dr. Song and Dr. Guerrero to keep your treatment on track and to enjoy your new smile as soon as possible. To see if Invisalign will work for you, give us a call at (206) 284-4412 today!