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Invisalign® Specialist

EZ Dental Clinic -  - General Dentistry

EZ Dental Clinic

General Dentistry & Prosthodontics located in Bellevue, WA

The appearance and discomfort associated with braces keep a lot of people from getting the straight, aligned smile of their dreams. At EZ Dental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, our team offers Invisalign® clear aligners to help you get straighter, healthier teeth without the drawbacks of braces. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners, call the clinic for an appointment or book your visit online today.

Invisalign® Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses transparent plastic aligners instead of traditional metal and wire braces. 

Before your Invisalign treatment starts, the team at EZ Dental Clinic takes digital impressions of your mouth that they can view and manipulate in 3D on a computer. They use the 3D model to design your treatment plan and predict the movement of your teeth into better alignment.

The team also uses the digital images to create your series of aligners to fit perfectly over your teeth at every step of treatment. 

You must wear an aligner for at least 20 hours a day and progress to the next aligner in your series either once a week or once every two weeks. Your dentist tells you how often to change aligners to stay on track with your treatment plan.

Invisalign’s most obvious advantage over traditional braces is the fact that you can’t see the aligners while you’re wearing them. In fact, some of your friends, family, and colleagues won’t know that you’re aligning your teeth for the entirety of your treatment unless you tell them. 

Additionally, you can remove the aligners to eat without any dietary restrictions and clean them thoroughly.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Your treatment plan with Invisalign is unique to you. After mapping out your treatment progress with the 3D rendering of your teeth, your dentist can get an idea of how long the treatment will take and how many aligners you’ll need.

On average, Invisalign treatments take 12-18 months if you wear your aligners consistently. Unlike braces, you have a clear view of the positioning of your teeth and can start to see the progress in a matter of weeks. 

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign works for cases of mild to moderate misalignment. If your teeth are too crooked, your dentist might suggest getting braces for some time first and transitioning to Invisalign once your teeth are closer to being straight. Invisalign can help with these types of misalignment:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Teeth crowding
  • Wide gaps

Of course, you should attend a consultation with your dentist at EZ Dental Clinic to know for sure whether or not Invisalign is right for you.

To consult with your dentist about Invisalign, call EZ Dental Clinic or reserve an appointment online today.