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By Family Dental Associates
September 11, 2018
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign   braces   Clear Braces  

How Invisalign from your dentist in Port Orchard, Washington can give you a straight smile

You want a straight smile because you know it will look great, but you think it will also take a few years to achieve. Fortunately, you can getInvisalign the straight smile you want in far less time, and far easier than you thought possible. You need to discover Invisalign, the state-of-the-art, virtually invisible way to straighten your smile. The dentists at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, Washington want to share what you should know about the benefits of Invisalign.

Invisalign uses a system of custom-made trays, known as aligners which you wear daily. You can remove the aligners to brush your teeth and eat the foods you love, which provides two important benefits:

  • You can brush and floss easily, keeping your smile healthy
  • You can eat whatever you want without worrying about food in your braces

The aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic which offers unique benefits people love, including:

  • A discreet appearance, because the clear plastic provides virtually invisible treatment; no one will notice you are wearing them.
  • A comfortable experience, because there are no sharp metal parts to irritate and rub against soft tissue

You wear the first set of trays for two weeks and then change to a new set, which you wear for another two weeks. You change to a new set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete. You will be amazed because:

  • Treatment is fast, requiring only nine to fifteen months
  • Treatment is comfortable because your teeth are moved gradually

Invisalign is an excellent option to correct many of the same alignment issues as conventional brackets and wires. If you have an overbite or underbite, open bite, or crossbite, Invisalign could be the perfect choice for you. If your teeth are poorly-aligned, you can straighten them with Invisalign. If your teeth are overlapped, or gapped apart, Invisalign can eliminate the overlap and close the gaps.

For more detailed information about Invisalign, please visit the Invisalign section on the website at https://www.tlcddsfamily.com/invisalign.html

You deserve a straight smile; you deserve to enjoy the benefits of Invisalign. To get started, call the dentists at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, Washington Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan, and Dr. Kevin Yoder. They want to help you achieve the straight smile you’ve been waiting for, so call today!

By Family Dental Associates
October 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Find out how clear aligners may be all you need to fix your misaligned smile.invisalign

Does the idea of wearing a mouth full of metal for your senior pictures make you cringe? Would you find it miserable to have meetings with colleagues or professional clients while sporting braces? We know there are many teens and adults out there that could benefit greatly from orthodontic treatment, but can’t fathom wearing metal brackets and wires. This is why our Port Orchard, WA, dentists - Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan and Dr. Kevin Yoder - are pleased to offer a clear, more discreet way to get you the smile you want without metal.

Instead of applying metal brackets and wires over the front of your teeth to shift them into the proper alignment, our unique Invisalign system uses multiple clear aligners that are individually shaped based on the exact measurements of your teeth. These aligners look similar to whitening trays or mouthguards except they are highly transparent and they fit tightly against the teeth, making them less noticeable.

Here are some things to keep in mind before getting Invisalign in Port Orchard:

  • Invisalign can treat a host of dental issues, both minor and more serious. While it’s true that Invisalign won’t be able to handle complex tooth movements or be able to reposition the jaws, this clear orthodontic system can handle everything from gaps between teeth and crowded, crooked smiles to a variety of malocclusions such as underbites and overbites.
  • Invisalign treatment may be a bit shorter for adults who choose to use this system to get a straighter smile. The average length of treatment is about one year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is usually comparable to traditional braces (anywhere from 18 to 24 months).
  • Invisalign aligners are completely removable, so you can take them out before eating or drinking anything and you can also remove them prior to brushing and flossing your teeth, as well.
  • While no braces are completely comfortable, since they have to apply a certain amount of pressure to your teeth, Invisalign is certainly more comfortable than metal braces. As you might imagine, metal braces can rub against the gums and soft tissue of the cheeks and lead to sores; however, since aligners are made from smooth plastic, they are less likely to cause this same irritation.
  • Aligners should be worn for about 20 to 22 hours out of the day, and you’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks, after which you will need to replace them with the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.

Have questions about getting Invisalign? Are you ready to find out if this is the solution for fixing your crooked smile? Then it’s time you called Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA, to schedule your free consultation.



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