Invisalign® offers a clear, convenient, and comfortable solution for straighter teeth. Seung Jae (David) Joung, DMD, is a proud Invisalign provider at Frontier Family Dental in Graham, Washington. These custom-made clear aligners are completely transparent and molded to the shape of your teeth for a discreet fit. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that straightens teeth and improves malocclusions (abnormal bites). A convenient alternative to braces, Invisalign clear aligners are transparent and removable. Invisalign allows you to complete orthodontic treatment with fewer limitations than braces, making it an ideal solution for teens and adults.
Similar to braces, Invisalign places gradual pressure on your teeth to shift them into a more aligned position. Conventional braces straighten your teeth with brackets connected to a single wire. This structure forces braces to place pressure on all your teeth at once, which can feel uncomfortable.
Alternatively, Invisalign uses custom-made aligners to shift your teeth. Every two to three weeks you receive a new set of aligners that target different teeth. By targeting a few teeth at a time, Invisalign can provide a higher level of comfort than braces.
Invisalign targets many of the same orthodontic concerns as braces, such as:
After an initial consultation that includes digital X-rays and digital impressions, your dentist at Frontier Family Dental can determine whether Invisalign is the best fit for you.
Invisalign offers many benefits over braces, including:
While braces take about 18 months to three years to improve tooth alignment, Invisalign can dramatically enhance your smile in 6-18 months.
Invisalign’s proprietary SmartTract® ensures a snug, smooth fit for your aligners. Unlike braces, clear aligners are smooth and don’t irritate your gums.
With thin, transparent materials, Invisalign blends in with your smile. Others may not be able to tell when you’re wearing them.
Clear aligners are removable, so you can take them out to brush, floss, eat, and drink, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Your dentist uses the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3-D digital images of your teeth. They upload these scans into Invisalign’s proprietary software to plan your treatment. Next, they send your scans to Invisalign’s lab, which creates your aligners. You wear a new set of aligners every one to three weeks for at least 22 hours a day.
While Invisalign doesn’t require tightening appointments like braces, your dentist may recommend visiting for checkups every six weeks.
Call Frontier Family Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.