Patients with crooked teeth are often embarrassed of their smiles. In some cases, crooked teeth can even cause medical problems, such as recurring mouth sores. Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa is proud to offer Invisalign® services to patients who want a straighter, more appealing smile without getting traditional braces. To make an appointment for Invisalign, please contact Dr. Trevor Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Renton, Washington, today.
Invisalign® is a treatment option that straightens your teeth gradually over time. It’s often used as an alternative to braces. Although Invisalign accomplishes the same goal as traditional braces, this treatment is much less noticeable, making it a popular choice for patients who want to be discreet about their dental work.
Invisalign works by providing you with a set of unique aligners that have been designed specifically for you. These aligners will fit tightly over your teeth and are nearly invisible. You’ll change these aligners at regular intervals to continue moving your teeth. Each set of aligners will shift your teeth a little more until they become straighter.
Invisalign is designed to shift your teeth gently and gradually by exerting a precise amount of pressure on your teeth. Because the movements are so slow and gradual, you’re unlikely to experience any significant pain during treatment.
Invisalign provides several benefits for patients. Perhaps the most obvious benefit of treatment with Invisalign is the fact that they aren’t as obvious as traditional braces. You can wear Invisalign aligners without drawing attention to your teeth. In addition, Invisalign is convenient, comfortable, and gentle.
Invisalign is also flexible. Dr. Trevor can use Invisalign to treat a variety of different alignment problems. In some cases, treatment with Invisalign may even be faster than treatment with traditional braces.
Every patient is unique, and the amount of time it takes to complete the treatment process will vary. Though some patients will require extensive work to get the results they want, others may not need much movement. Dr. Trevor can tell you how much time your treatment program should take.
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies based on the extent of your treatment program. Dr. Trevor will provide you with a detailed estimate after he’s examined your teeth and developed a treatment plan. This treatment program isn’t usually covered by dental insurance, but payment plans may be available.