Are Invisalign Braces Right For You?
Have you ever wished you could change the way your teeth looked?
Maybe you’d want them to be whiter, or straighter, or less crowded?
Maybe you wish you’d had the opportunity to straighten your smile as a teen.
Or, maybe, if you’re like many of our Invisalign patients, you did have braces but you lost your retainers and they became misaligned again.
Invisalign is a safe, effective orthodontic solution for these concerns. Dr. Subherwal has successfully treated hundreds of patients with Invisalign. This innovative orthodontic treatment allows us to comfortably straighten teeth without a mouth full of metal.
How does Invisalign Work?
Dr. Subherwal and the team at Smile Studios take records of your smile – this includes photos and impressions. Dr. Subherwal will then work with the Invisalign technicians to develop a treatment plan that will achieve the smile that you desire and order your treatment aligners. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into position. Every two weeks, patients change their trays. Every six weeks, patients come in to get new sets of aligners and let Dr. Subherwal check their progress to make sure they are on track. Most patients complete their treatment in 6-18 months.
Benefits to Invisalign Treatment:
- Straighter teeth can help you keep your teeth longer. Crowded teeth have areas of tooth overlap that is prone to plaque and tartar accumulation – this often leads to gum disease and even tooth loss
- A healthy biting relationship is easier on your jaw joints and causes less wear on your teeth
- Invisalign aligners are waaaay less noticeable than braces
- Invisalign aligners can be removed for oral hygiene (brushing and flossing). Traditional braces have brackets and wires that tend to collect food and plaque and are hard to clean around – gingivitis is a common occurrence in patients with traditional braces.
If you’ve been considering straightening your smile, call us at Smile Studios in the Bellevue – Redmond area and schedule a complimentary consult with Dr. Subherwal to see if you’d be a good candidate.