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Invisalign® Specialist

Alpine Dental & Wellness

Family, Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Monroe, WA

Your smile is one of the first things people notice. If you have teeth in need of straightening but don’t want to commit to traditional braces, Invisalign® may be the solution. Alpine Dental in Monroe, Washington, offers Invisalign consultations to straighten teeth and improve your smile efficiently. Book your appointment today.

Invisalign® Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses custom-made, clear aligners to straighten teeth. Aligners fit snugly over your teeth, shifting them both vertically and horizontally. The aligners can even rotate turned teeth, when necessary, and each aligner uses the correct amount of force on your teeth.

You need to change aligners, usually once a week, to accommodate your teeth shifting. Your dentist creates a custom treatment plan to realign teeth to the proper place gradually.

What is the treatment process for getting Invisalign?

During your initial consultation, your dentist evaluates your teeth to determine if Invisalign is a viable option. A 3D image scanner creates images of your teeth, allowing the dentist to develop a treatment plan. You can see a progressive preview of how your teeth will look during different treatment stages, so you know you’ll be satisfied with the final result.

A lab makes custom aligners with the durable proprietary SmartTrack® material. You then wear the aligners for 20-22 hours each day. They’re virtually invisible, and you can remove them when brushing or eating.

You need to change Invisalign aligners as teeth shift into place, so your dentist recommends follow-up visits every six weeks.

What conditions does Invisalign correct?

Invisalign is effective in treating mild to complicated cases of misaligned teeth. Common conditions include:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Open bites
  • Crossbites
  • Crowded teeth

Your dentist evaluates your goals to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

What are the benefits of treatment with Invisalign?

Teens and adults can benefit from Invisalign treatments. The SmartTrack material is clinically-proven to provide predictable tooth movement, and the technology offers up to 50% faster treatment time for the majority of cases.

Aligners are designed to fit well and be comfortable. They’re easy to put in and remove, and their invisibility ensures you can straighten your teeth discreetly. Compliance indicators also fade in color to help monitor wear time and ensure you change aligners according to the treatment plan.

To learn more about Invisalign services, book an appointment online at Alpine Dental today.