With Invisalign, you can get a straight smile in half the time as metal braces. These crystal-clear aligners blend perfectly with your smile, so no one can even tell you have them in.
Is Invisalign Right For You?
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are sent to you every two weeks. These aligners gradually and gently move your teeth to the correct position. Since they’re delivered, you won’t have to make constant office trips for painful tightenings.
Invisalign also comes with less restriction than metal braces. You won’t have to skip out on enjoying foods like popcorn or chewing gum, or feel self-conscious about food getting stuck in your braces. You can simply remove your aligners to enjoy a meal.
If you’re an athlete, Invisalign is ideal. It’s a safer option compared to wire braces — there’s no risk of harming the inside of your mouth when hit or rubbed.
Anyone is able to experience the freedom of Invisalign. Both adults and teenagers can be candidates — nothing should stand in the way of your dream smile, no matter your age.
What Can Invisalign Do For You?
Invisalign can be used to treat many of the same issues as traditional wire braces. Transformations aren’t always just for appearance, they’re for health and function, too.
Invisalign can treat:
- Overbite – when upper front teeth close over the lower teeth
- Underbite – when the lower teeth close over the upper teeth
- Crossbite – when the upper and lower jaw don’t line up, causing both an overbite and underbite
- Open bite – when top and bottom teeth don’t meet
- Crowded teeth – when the jaw does not have room for all the teeth
- Gapped teeth – extra spaces between the teeth
Frequently Asked Questions
Not at all! Since the aligners are customized to fit your teeth, Invisalign aligners are far more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. You won’t have to worry about metal wires poking your cheeks and gums, or ill-fitting brackets that require painful adjustments.
You may feel some mild discomfort after you receive your first set of aligners, but this should dissipate within a few days.
Most insurance providers offer the same coverage for Invisalign that they offer for braces. Typically, this means you can get most of your treatment cost covered depending on the terms of your plan. The amount of payment you receive will vary based on your provider. If you have any questions about your insurance, we’ll be happy to help you maximize your benefits.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to keep clean. All you need to do is brush them every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. It’s also essential to remove your aligners before meals and brush your teeth before putting them back in. This prevents crumbs and bacteria from getting trapped under your aligners.
In most cases, yes! Many patients who are tired of wearing metal braces ask if they can switch to Invisalign. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lopez at our Spokane practice. During this visit, he’ll examine the alignment of your teeth to determine if Invisalign will be an effective treatment for you.