Invisalign®, sometimes referred to as “invisible braces,” are a great tooth-straightening solution at any age, whether you’re a professional, a university student, or a teenager. Often an effective alternative to traditional braces which are bonded to the teeth, Invisalign® treatment entails a progression of customized trays, called aligners, that fit over your natural teeth and are replaced every two weeks. Unlike traditional braces, they are very comfortable and also transparent, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
For optimal results Invisalign® aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day. They are removed during eating, brushing, and flossing, making these activities less cumbersome than is the case with traditional braces. When used as directed, treatment time for adults is typically 12 months. Treatment for teens is usually comparable to the time needed for traditional braces.
It’s important to clean the aligners gently with a toothbrush and warm water at least twice a day.
If you have misaligned teeth, invisible braces may be an affordable orthodontic solution that is easy to manage and has minimal impact on your day-to-day lifestyle. Our office utilizes the Invisalign© system which includes technology to illustrate the specific result that can be expected for your smile.
Serving patients from the greater Tacoma area, we invite you to contact us today to schedule an appointment.