The Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign uses clear, invisible plastic aligners to correct your teeth, providing you with a more subtle method of smile correction
Because there are no metal pieces to poke or irritate your mouth, Invisalign is more comfortable than braces
Invisalign can be removed to eat and drink and to brush and floss. This means that there are no dietary restrictions, and that it’s easier to care for your smile while you undergo treatment
Get A Straighter Smile Without Braces
At Redmond Art of Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Bickel is an expert when it comes to smile correction with Invisalign. If you want to improve your smile in Redmond without braces, Invisalign treatment at our office is a great option. Learn more about brace-free smile correction with Invisalign below, or contact us for an appointment now.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the most commonly-used alternative to metal braces. Instead of metal wires and brackets, it uses a series of clear plastic aligners. These aligners look similar to a retainer, or a night guard that you would wear for teeth grinding.
Each set of aligners is built to gently shift the position of your teeth. By swapping through multiple sets of aligners regularly, you’ll move your teeth into a healthier alignment. If you’re a good candidate for treatment with this method of orthodontics, Invisalign can improve your smile and your bite just, just like braces.
The Invisalign Process
First, you’ll come into our office for an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Bickel, who will determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If you’re approved, he will begin working with Invisalign to develop your customized smile treatment plan.
You’ll come back in a few weeks to pick up your first several sets of aligners, and to get further instructions from Dr. Bickel. Usually, each set of aligners must be worn for about 2 weeks for 20-22+ hours per day.
About every 4-6 weeks, you’ll come in for a consultation at our office so that Dr. Bickel can check on your progress. Then, you’ll get your next several sets of aligners, and you’ll be sent home.
This basic process will be repeated until your smile and bite have reached their ideal alignment. Then, you’ll see Dr. Bickel for a final appointment, and you’ll get a set of retainers that you’ll need to wear to keep your teeth properly aligned after your treatment.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Most patients need about 20-24 sets of Invisalign trays to correct their smile and their bite. Each set is typically worn for about 2 weeks, so this puts the average treatment time of Invisalign at under a year.
However, this can vary. Those with fewer orthodontic issues may require less time for treatment, while those with more serious teeth alignment problems may need more than a year to correct their smile. To see if you’re a good candidate and to get an estimate of how long your treatment might take, contact Redmond Art of Dentistry for an appointment with Dr. Daniel Bickel now.