If you're a student, you've got a lot of things on your plate. Homework, clubs, sports and a social life probably keeps you pretty busy. If you have crooked teeth, you may be interested in straightening them, but wondering how you'd fit frequent visits to your dentist to have them tightened. You may also be a little apprehensive about how you'd look with braces. Dr. Todd Yoshino, your dentist in Federal Way, Washington, understands these valid concerns, and offers Invisalign as a way to straighten patients' teeth without hassle or hardware.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is an orthodontic program that uses flexible plastic trays to apply gentle pressure to the teeth, moving them into their proper place. These trays, called aligners, are worn for about two weeks, at which time they are changed out for the next one in the series to continue the process. Most patients of Dr. Yoshino complete the Invisalign treatment in nine to fifteen months.
Why is Invisalign great for a student?
Whether you're in high school or college, you've got a lot of responsibilities. With Invisalign, there's no need to make constant trips to your Federal Way dentist's office for adjustments. You'll just check in with Dr. Todd Yoshino a few times a year to make sure your teeth are aligning properly. And since the aligner trays are practically invisible, you can straighten your smile without anyone noticing.
Invisalign is also a great choice because of their comfort. The clear plastic trays are smooth and lightweight; there's no pointed wires or awkward brackets to deal with. If you play sports, the trays can be easily removed and replaced after the activity, although your Federal Way dentist will urge you to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day to ensure proper alignment. They should also be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
Interested in learning more about Invisalign? Call Dr. Yoshino's office in Federal Way, Washington to set up an appointment!