Invisalign is a common brand of invisible braces, one that is taking the world by storm! With Invisalign you no longer have to worry about someone seeing your braces. Invisalign allows you to have your teeth straightened, without the visual hardware that regular braces use. At Pacific Family Dentistry our Tacoma WA dentist specializes in both Invisalign braces and traditional braces.
Because Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to achieve the straightening process, it can also be taken out and removed for special occasions unlike regular braces, which are affixed to teeth. There are also no painful screws to tighten. The braces are virtually invisible and only you’ll know you’re wearing them. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear plastic aligners created by our Tacoma WA dentist. During your appointment, we’ll generate your aligners using a computer graphics system that allows us to print out the series. Each series is given to the patient on a two week basis. The first set in the series is given, upon which the braces begin gently moving the teeth into the required position. After the first two weeks, the patient is given another set in the series and another the next two weeks after that. This continues on until every set in the series is given to the patient and the series is finally completed.
The entire Invisalign series takes at least a year, about the same amount of time as with regular braces, or until the desired degree of alignment has taken place. If you’re curious about Invisalign and what it can do for you, call our Tacoma WA dentist today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can inform you how Invisalign works and call you in for an appointment to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign braces.