“Invis… what?” This is a common question Dr. Tina Subherwal gets whenever she proposes clear aligners to straighten teeth. Understandably, most patients aren’t familiar with Invisalign® since many of us grew up hearing about metal braces, and thus the thought of straightening teeth without wires and brackets is sort of a mystery. So, what is Invisalign®, and how does it work?
Here’s a tell-it-all guide on how Invisalign® works.
What is Invisalign®?
Instead of using wires and brackets, Invisalign® from Smile Studios uses clear plastic trays to bring your teeth into proper position. After taking digital scans of your mouth, we simulate a treatment plan and send instructions to a dental lab to create your aligners. After a few weeks, you will receive a series of aligners, and your teeth straightening journey can start.
One of the most common misconceptions is that Invisalign® only works for minor orthodontic issues. The truth, however, is that clear aligners correct minor, moderate, and severe orthodontic challenges that traditional braces can fix.
How does Invisalign® treatment work?
Invisalign® works by putting controlled pressure on different parts of your teeth. When you get your aligners, each set is supposed to be worn for about two weeks. Then, you will swap with new aligners that will move your teeth a step closer to proper alignment.
If you want to shorten your treatment period, you must use your clear aligners as directed. For the best results, you will need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day, only taking them out when eating, drinking, flossing, and brushing. And there’s no need to worry about the comfort of your aligners while sleeping! Invisalign® aligners are made of smooth, medical-grade thermoplastic that is gentle on your gums.
Invisalign® treatment is discreet, meaning you will straighten your teeth without drawing unwarranted attention. Other benefits include:
Clear aligners are comfortable — they don’t irritate your gums
They are removable, so you can take them off when eating or brushing your teeth.
Invisalign® is as effective as traditional braces.
It saves you dental visits since there are no wires that need frequent adjustments.
Invisalign® teeth straightening near me in and around Redmond, WA
If you believe Invisalign® can benefit your smile, please dial (425) 584-3242 to book an appointment with Smile Studios. With our Invisalign® treatment, you can straighten your teeth effectively without compromising your lifestyle.
Eat Bio Dr. Tina Subherwal is a dentist with over 17 years of experience and extensive training in cosmetic and implant dentistry techniques.
She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City after being selected for its competitive accelerated dental degree program. Later, she followed the University of Southern California’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program which equipped her with advanced knowledge and experience in family and implant dentistry, as well as cosmetic services such as Invisalign and veneers.
Dr. Subherwal opened Smile Studios in Redmond, WA and has since been providing high-quality dentistry and compassionate care to the communities in the area. She has utilized the latest technologies at her office to help her patients achieve their best smiles.