How Does Invisalign Work?

Here at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA, our dentists use Invisalign to comfortably and discreetly straighten crooked teeth and correct bite issues. Until your consultation with Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan, or Dr. Kevin Yoder, here’s some vital information on how Invisalign treatment works to determine if it’s suitable for you.

How Invisalign Aligners Work

The Invisalign orthodontic treatment system utilizes detachable, clear aligners made of comfortable thermoplastic material in place of other materials used in traditional orthodontic treatment. They are virtually invisible, which could be a huge advantage for individuals who may be conscious of how traditional orthodontic materials may affect their appearance.

Following a thorough evaluation to figure out if you are eligible for Invisalign treatment, your dentist in Port Orchard, WA, will craft a series of Invisalign aligners that are specially developed to be worn at least 20 hours to 22 hours daily. You will move on to a succeeding set of aligners every two weeks. Worn and swapped out regularly, you’ll see your teeth moving into their proper places over the course of the treatment.

The time it would take for teeth to get into their final position would differ from person to person. On average, however, most people finish Invisalign treatment in nine to 12 months. Depending on the specific treatment goals and results, some individuals may need to wear a retainer at night to preserve their results.

Results of Invisalign Treatment

The results of Invisalign treatment would substantially depend on the severity of your orthodontic issues and your diligence on wearing the aligners as recommended by your dentist. Aside from moving teeth into their proper places, Invisalign aligners can also help fix moderate orthodontic problems such as spaces between teeth, overcrowded teeth, crossbites, underbites, and overbites. Still, there are some orthodontic problems that Invisalign can’t correct, so a thorough assessment by your dentist is needed to determine your eligibility for the procedure.

For More Information on Invisalign Treatment, Reach Out to Us

Dial (360) 895-4321 to set your appointment with Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan, or Dr. Kevin Yoder of Family Dental Associates here in Port Orchard, WA.

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