Transform your smile with Invisalign®
Invisalign® clear aligners are a popular choice for many orthodontic patients, and for good reason. Invisalign® allows you to straighten your teeth comfortably and discreetly. Using a series of clear, smooth, plastic aligners, you can watch your smile transform.
Invisalign® uses cutting edge technology to transform your smile from your very first consultation. Using digital imaging, our orthodontist, Dr. Fedora Katz, can not only show you what your smile currently looks like, but can track every movement needed to get to your final result – a result you’ll be able to see before you even begin your treatment.
What is Invisalign®?
The treatment consists of a series of clear, plastic aligners that are each calibrated to achieve a certain tooth movement. You wear each set for 20-22 hours a day for 7-14 days before switching to the next set. The aligners work to gently guide your teeth to their ideal locations. You’ll visit Dr. Katz at regular intervals throughout your treatment to ensure your smile is progressing as it should.
Invisalign® offers many advantages over more traditional bracket and wire braces.
- The aligners are designed to be almost invisible in your mouth. The trays are so clear, others may not even realize you’re in orthodontic treatment.
- The aligners are comfortable. There are no brackets or wires to irritate the inside of your mouth. The aligner trays are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic that sit comfortably over your teeth.
- The aligners are removable. This is one of the biggest advantages for patients. There are no brackets or wires to worry about flossing and brushing around because you can remove the aligners to care for your teeth as usual. And, because they are removed whenever you eat, you can still enjoy all of your favorite foods.
- The aligners are made just for you. Invisalign® is completely custom-designed for each individual patient. Your personalized treatment plan ensures your ideal smile when treatment is completed.
Invisalign® may not be an ideal treatment option for all patients. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign® is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Katz.
Invisalign® is a wonderful treatment option for many patients – it’s discrete, comfortable, and can fit into any lifestyle. If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign® and determine if you are a good candidate, call Dr. Katz at 425-490-5098.
Who is suitable for Invisalign?
In general, Invisalign treatment in Everett is suitable for teens over the age of 13, and adults are the best candidates for the Invisalign treatment. Another factor will be your commitment to wearing the aligners for at least 20 hours a day. However, a younger child might still be a good candidate depending on the dental issues to be treated.
How do I take care of my aligners?
The easiest way to take care of your clear aligners in Everett is to rinse your aligners with water every night. Brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle, clear liquid soap to remove any debris or food particles accumulated during the day.
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Some of the benefits of Invisalign treatment in Everett include no need to follow food restrictions and that Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible to the untrained eye.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a system of custom-designed clear aligners based on molds of your teeth; these aligners gradually move your teeth into position by exerting gentle pressure. Patients are given new aligners every few weeks throughout their treatment.
Are Invisalign clear aligners comfortable?
Whether you have braces or Invisalign, shifting the alignment of your teeth may be painful. However, Invisalign tends to be more comfortable than traditional braces because it applies less pressure to the teeth overall.
How much does Invisalign cost?
According to the Consumer Guide for Dentistry, Invisalign clear aligners in Everett can cost anywhere from $3,000–$5,000, depending on the severity of the dental issue being treated.
How Do Aligners Straighten Teeth?
Invisalign aligners straighten your teeth using a series of trays made specifically for you. The set of trays is customized to shift your teeth into the correct position gradually.
How much will I need to wear my aligners?
Your clear aligner trays are only effective when they are in physical contact with teeth. This is why Invisalign recommends that the trays are worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day.
Will my speech be affected by Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign aligners are not likely to cause you to have a speech impediment. Invisalign aligners are made from very thin plastic, making any impact on your speech relatively minor.