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Invisalign® Vancouver, WA


Improper bites and crooked or gapped teeth are among the most prevalent dental issues. They are common among patients of all ages, from kids to adults. Orthodontists often use metal or ceramic braces to correct these problems. However, Invisalign is now becoming the treatment of choice for patients with misaligned or malpositioned teeth. Our Invisalign dentist can correct these dental issues and restore your beautiful smile with Invisalign treatment in Vancouver, WA.

What Is Invisalign?


Invisalign is an FDA-approved orthodontic treatment for misaligned teeth using clear dental aligners. The aligners straighten crooked or overlapping teeth back to position, restoring your bright smile.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not use metal wires or ceramic brackets. Instead, the aligners comprise a patented thermoplastic material that is almost invisible, making them less conspicuous.

How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?


Invisalign aligners are customized dental trays for correcting bite issues, crowded teeth, and misalignments. When worn, these invisible braces exert force based on the mapped-out movements of your teeth, aligning them into position.

Our dentist will change your aligners to a different size every few weeks after attaining the projected shift. Each new set will gradually move your teeth until they return to their correct position.

While Invisalign aligners are removable, you must wear them throughout the day unless brushing, eating, or flossing to achieve the desired outcome. Treatment might take six to 12 months to align your smile.

Benefits of Invisalign


One of the most attractive aspects of Invisalign treatment is that it uses clear dental aligners. They are transparent, making them less noticeable. Additionally, they are exceptionally comfortable since they are a customized solution for your mouth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners do not use metal wires or brackets that could inflame your gums. The proper fit ensures the aligners only apply force to your teeth without causing discomfort.

Your Invisalign aligners are removable, making them less restrictive. Unlike fixed braces, you can take them out when you want to eat or drink. In addition, they allow you to brush and floss your teeth, maintaining proper oral hygiene. You can also clean them anytime, reducing the risk of bacterial growth.

Invisalign treatment is flexible and yields better results. Our Vancouver Invisalign dentist will monitor your treatment progression to determine when to change your aligners. Regular dental visits increase the chances of a successful treatment.

Candidates for Invisalign Treatment


Invisalign treatment is for anyone and everyone. It has no age limit. This orthodontic solution employs innovative techniques to correct bite and teeth-straightening issues. Invisalign might be appropriate for you if you have crooked teeth or significant gaps between your teeth.

However, the ideal candidate must have healthy teeth without signs of periodontal disease. Patients must also be ready to wear their Invisalign aligners for the recommended time daily and clean them appropriately.

What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment


A dental checkup is always necessary to determine whether Invisalign treatment is appropriate for you. Our Vancouver Invisalign dentist will examine your teeth to assess whether they are healthy and the extent of the misalignment.

We will then take a 3D image of your mouth to create a customized digital treatment plan. This digital plan demonstrates the transformation you should expect during treatment. We will also map out the precise movements of your teeth to determine the force required to shift them back into position. Lastly, we will design your customized Invisalign aligners in our dental lab and fit them in your mouth.

Invisalign treatment is a gradual process requiring regular visits to our clinic. Our specialist will fit new aligners every two weeks or so, depending on the progress.

Young girl smiling and wearing Invisalign clear aligners from Thurston Oaks Dental in Vancouver, WA

Invisalign Aftercare


Invisalign treatment is a non-invasive outpatient procedure with no downtime. It does not disrupt your schedule in any way. However, proper aftercare remains essential to achieve the desired outcome.

Patients must wear their Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day and clean them regularly. You can use warm water or a dental cleanser to brush your aligners. Do not eat or drink while wearing Invisalign aligners lest you damage them. Ensure you do not skip your scheduled dental checkups to ensure the treatment is on track.

After treatment, you must wear retainers, as recommended by our Invisalign dentist. The retainers will prevent relapses and ensure your beautiful smile remains aligned.

Invisalign FAQs


As you anticipate getting Invisalign aligners, you may want to learn more about the treatment. Here are answers to common questions our patients ask about Invisalign treatment.

Does Invisalign treatment have age limitations?


Invisalign treatment has no age limit. This orthodontic option is ideal for anyone with misaligned teeth or bite issues, regardless of age. However, patients must have healthy gums with no signs of untreated gum disease.

Is Invisalign better than braces?


Invisalign aligners are as effective as traditional braces. However, most people prefer them because they are less conspicuous and aesthetically pleasing. Unlike fixed braces, these invisible aligners are removable and more comfortable.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?


Invisalign treatment is a painless, non-invasive outpatient procedure. It does not require any sedation or anesthesia. Patients can resume their regular schedule immediately after the first appointment. The aligners are exceptionally comfortable since they are a snug fit for your mouth.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?


Invisalign treatment is a gradual process requiring regular visits to our clinic. Depending on the extent of misalignment, it can take anywhere between six to 12 months to complete treatment. However, you must wear retainers for a while longer, as our Vancouver Invisalign dentist will recommend, to prevent relapses and keep your new smile intact.

Does dental insurance cover the costs of Invisalign treatment?


Most dental insurers cover the costs of Invisalign treatment. You may have to confirm what your dental policy covers with your insurance provider.

Invisalign in Vancouver


Invisalign treatment has been around for over two decades and remains one of the most preferred options for fixing teeth misalignments and flawed smiles. You can attain that beautiful smile you have always wanted by visiting our clinic in Vancouver. Call us at (360) 514-9212 for a consultation with our friendly Invisalign dentist.


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