Could Invisalign Help My Smile?
By Todd G. Yoshino DDS
May 07, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out what makes someone an ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment.

You’re ready to finally fix your misaligned or crooked smile but you’re feeling a little nervous to pull the trigger and just say “yes” to getting braces. This is common, especially with older patients who want beautiful results but don’t relish the idea of having to wear braces for months or years. Fortunately, our Federal Way, WA, dentist Dr. Todd Yoshino offers Invisalign for teen and adult patients looking for a more discreet way to achieve a straighter smile.

You may be a candidate for Invisalign if,

You are looking for a subtle treatment option

Invisalign, just as the name suggests, is a nearly invisible type of braces. Instead of brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-fitted aligners, which fit over your teeth like whitening trays. These transparent aligners fit firmly against the teeth, making them less visible when smiling or talking.

You want removable braces

Each set of aligners should be worn about 22 hours out of the day. It should go without saying that the more you wear them the faster you’ll see results; however, you can and should remove your aligners prior to eating or drinking (except water), or before brushing and flossing your teeth. Since aligners can be removed you don’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious before an important occasion. Just remember to pop your aligners back in immediately after.

You want fast results

Many adults who choose to get Invisalign to see results in as little as a few months with the average length of treatment being about one year. This is one of the fastest and most effective ways to get a straighter smile. Obviously more minor issues may be fixed in a matter of months. Your approximate length of treatment is something that we can discuss further during your treatment-planning appointment.

You want to fix mild to moderate dental problems

Invisalign can handle a wide range of dental issues and so you may be in luck in you are hoping to treat,

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crookedness
  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth

Still wondering whether or not you could benefit from getting Invisalign? Try Invisalign’s free and quick online smile assessment test to see if you may be a candidate. Of course, the best way to find out is to consult with our Federal Way, WA, family dentist. A simple consultation is all that’s needed to determine if you could benefit from Invisalign.

Due to the current situation, our Federal Way, WA, Dr. Todd Yoshino and his team are only handling dental emergencies at this time. All elective dental care has been postponed until at least May 18th. If you have an appointment coming up soon, we would be happy to reschedule it for you. For all dental emergencies please call (253) 815-0441.