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Invisalign Specialist

Invisalign

Invisalign services offered in Woodinville, WA

A straighter smile doesn’t have to mean a year or more in traditional metal braces. Invisalign® offers an alternative and is among the services available from Tim Hung, DDS, and the team at Oasis Family Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington. Explore all that Invisalign has to offer during a face-to-face consultation, which you can book online or by phone today.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign® is a tray-based teeth alignment system and an alternative to traditional metal braces. It is a great option for teens and adults who want to improve their smile without the gleaming metallic grin associated with braces. The clear aligner trays blend in with your teeth, and most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

Invisalign is also a more comfortable option than traditional braces. Metal brackets and wires have sharp edges that can cause irritation or abrasions of your cheeks and other soft tissues. With aligner trays, there is no damage to your oral tissues.

What kinds of alignment issues can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues as traditional braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Cross bite
  • Mix of permanent and baby teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • General misalignment

There are some alignment needs that can only be corrected with metal braces. Because the components of metal braces are affixed directly on the surface of your teeth, this approach allows specific types of force that Invisalign cannot achieve. During your initial consultation, you’ll learn if Invisalign is a good fit for your needs.

What happens during Invisalign treatment?

X-rays can help your dentist learn more about your tooth and bone structures during the planning stage. Intraoral digital scanning gathers the exact specifications of your teeth. That data is fed into the proprietary software that creates your customized treatment plan. 

Once your first set of aligners arrives from the dental lab, you’ll come in to learn how to place and remove them. You’ll wear your aligners 24 hours a day, removing them only when eating or drinking and while performing your dental hygiene routines.

Every couple of weeks, you’ll change to a new set of aligners. This keeps your treatment plan moving forward, and periodic office visits at Oasis Family Dentistry ensure that you remain on track to a beautiful, straighter smile.

Booking that initial visit is as simple as a quick call or a few clicks of the mouse, so make today the day you move closer to a smile you’ll love to share with the world.