Straighten Your Teeth Comfortably and Conveniently with Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Considering orthodontics treatment in Arlington, Washington, is an excellent idea. Not only will it enhance the appearance of your smile, but it improves its health and efficiency. Straighter teeth are easy to clean and are more effective in chewing. Furthermore, a perfectly aligned bite reduces the risk of health complications like bruxism and TMJ disorder.

Although conventional braces can help you achieve a straighter smile, many patients prefer wearing something other than conspicuous, uncomfortable metal braces for years. Fortunately, there is a better approach to teeth straightening. Eagle Family Dental offers Invisalign® treatment that uses removable, smooth, and BPA-free plastic aligners to move your teeth to the desired position. 

How Invisalign® works

All orthodontic treatments rely on the same principles. Your body naturally reshapes the bones by applying pressure, and your jawbone is among the most flexible bones. By exerting controlled force on the teeth, we can control how your body molds the jawbone, enabling the teeth to shift while secured in the jawbone.

Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets to apply this force. In contrast, Invisalign uses minimally invisible plastic aligners to move the teeth. Invisalign aligners are worn in series, each set causing slight movement in the teeth. For Invisalign to work optimally, you must wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily.

The Invisalign treatment process

All potential Invisalign users must visit a certified dentist. Your treatment starts with a digital scan of the mouth. Once we establish the current position of your teeth, we can design a sequence of steps to shift them into the desired configuration. Our Invisalign lab uses this sequence to create a series of customized aligners. 

Once your aligners are ready, you’ll come to pick them up from our office. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth. You can wear these trays in the upper and lower jaw simultaneously. You’ll feel slight discomfort in the first few days, but it’s usually manageable with pain medications. Once your teeth get used to the aligners, you’ll barely notice their presence when worn.

Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks before switching to the next in the series. This pattern continues until you achieve the desired results. When worn as directed, the average treatment time for Invisalign is 12-18 months, although milder cases can be corrected in as little as six months!

Benefits of Invisalign 

Invisalign is a perfect ortho treatment for teenagers and adults. Patients and dentists alike prefer Invisalign clear aligners because of many benefits like:

  • Invisible treatment 
  • Freedom to eat crunchy and chewy foods
  • Comfortable orthodontic experience
  • Better oral health because you don’t have to clean around wires
  • Faster treatment
  • Fewer dental appointments
  • Treats most orthodontic concerns

To learn whether Invisalign treatment is ideal for you, please call (360) 322-1251 to schedule an appointment with Eagle Family Dental.