Children and even adults are very conscious of people seeing them wearing metal braces on their teeth and it can put a dent in their confidence. At Pacific Modern Dentistry, we offer Invisalign treatment, which is very effective in getting you straight and even teeth while being virtually invisible.
What is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign treatment involves using a series of clear retainers to move your teeth to the correct position. These retainers are almost invisible in your mouth, and unlike metal braces, can easily be removed in your home. They are also more comfortable than braces since they are made of smooth but tough plastic rather than metal wires.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign is a cosmetic dentistry treatment so keep in mind that it cannot fix complicated orthodontics issues. However, it is effective for people with:
What to Expect During an Invisalign Treatment?
At Pacific Modern Dentistry, Dr. Jae Seon Kim will first assess your overall dental health and then recommend the Invisalign procedure, if you qualify.
We will take x-rays and diagnostic photos of your teeth and create an impression of your mouth to fabricate the set of Invisalign retainers. Once the aligners are made, you will be told to wear them every day and replace the aligner with the next one in the series after one or two weeks.
These aligners are designed to slowly but gradually shift your teeth into place so every time you replace them with the next one in the series, it will feel a bit different from the previous one.
To put on the aligners, place the trays on your teeth and apply gentle pressure on the back so that they fit on the molars. To remove them, gently pull them down from the molars and work your way to the front.
Invisalign retainers are worn for 12 to 24 months, depending on the condition of your mouth. More extensive corrections will require more time, naturally, but if you have had braces during your childhood and your teeth are just a little bit skewed, you will only need to wear aligners for as little as 10 weeks to get an even smile.
At Pacific Modern Dentistry, we recommend wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day every day and take them out only for meals. If you do not follow these requirements, you will not get the results you hoped for.
Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners
If you do not have straight and even teeth, Invisalign treatment may be a good option for you. If you are interested, call Pacific Modern Dentistry today at (206)284-4505 to schedule an appointment with us.