Invisalign is a device that is designed to correct teeth alignment issues. The Invisalign devices are clear plastic retaining trays called aligners. Since Invisalign is totally clear, it is a very popular option in teeth straightening today. Unlike metal braces, nobody has to know about Invisalign at all.
People who want to straighten their teeth without having to resort to metal braces may be good candidates for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is best for people who have mild to moderate teeth alignment issues. People who have extremely serious teeth alignment issues may need to consider other forms of orthodontic correction, at least until the teeth have been partially shifted. The team at Sunrise Dental of SeaTac can evaluate each patient individually to help determine whether Invisalign can help them meet their teeth straightening goals.
Invisalign aligners are custom crafted for the patient. First, the dentist will create a mold of the patient's mouth. The mold is then sent to the Invisalign labs, where perfectly fitting aligners can be created. When the aligners are complete, the dentist will check the fit and make any small adjustments that may be needed.
Invisalign is worn about 22 hours a day for most people. The aligners should only be removed for eating and brushing the teeth. Most people will change their Invisalign aligners every 2 weeks. Each progressive set of aligners will move the teeth better into the proper position. Because it is a gradual process, most people experience no discomfort during the Invisalign treatment process.
At Sunrise Dental of SeaTac, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept a variety of insurance providers to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.
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