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Invisalign® Clear Braces in Castle Rock

For many, the idea of traditional orthodontics just isn’t attractive. Metal braces can be uncomfortable, unappealing, and interruptive, and even if your smile’s crookedness is impacting your appearance or oral health, you might hesitate to opt for orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign, though, you can reconsider. Invisalign clear braces offer a completely different way to straighten your smile – nearly invisible, smooth, removable, and comfortable. If you’ve always believed that the smile of your dreams was out of reach, think again; consider Invisalign clear braces from Cowlitz River Dental in Castle Rock, WA.

How does Invisalign work?

Woman holding an Invisalign trayWe’ll assess your smile and plan out your treatment using advanced technology that can then design the series of clear braces that you’ll wear throughout the process. You begin with one aligner, and a few weeks later, you change to the next one in the series. This is how Invisalign gradually changes the shape of your smile. For those who like things to be simple, Invisalign is a good choice for orthodontic treatment – it really is that easy!

The Invisalign clear braces aligners are removable, which gives this orthodontic treatment certain advantages. It’s easier to clean your teeth; you can simply take out your aligner and brush and floss as you always have. Removable aligners also make it easy to look your best for big events – even though Invisalign are nearly invisible, there may be times when you simply do not want to wear the aligners. While you should wear them most of the time, you can remove them for a first date or a big work event with no problems.

Six Month Smiles work differently and can handle different alignment problems.

Call Cowlitz River Dental in Castle Rock, WA for an appointment to see which method might be best for you.

Ready to straighten out your smile? Contact Cowlitz River Dental in Castle Rock, WA. Serving individuals from local and surrounding communities in southwest Washington and northwest Oregon, we make it easy with Six Month Smiles and Invisalign clear braces. Dr. Kennington is committed to helping create beautiful, straight smiles for patients.

Frequently Asked Questions - Invisalign

We hear a lot of the same questions when it comes to the Invisalign treatment and how it works, so in an attempt to make things easier for prospective patients, some of the most common things you may want to know about clear braces are listed in the following text. Of course, if you have any other questions or are interested in knowing more about how Invisalign relates to your specific smile, we always encourage you to request a consultation at our office. No two smiles are the same!

Can adults wear Invisalign?

Yes, in fact, Invisalign is perhaps best suited for adults as they may be those most reluctant to wear visible metal braces. In any case, most patients who could benefit from traditional orthodontia are eligible for Invisalign regardless of age.

How long does the Invisalign treatment take?

The length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on your specific case. The more significant your misalignment is, the longer it will take to straighten out your teeth. Most Invisalign cases are completed in 18 to 24 months, but yours could be shorter or longer depending on your unique needs. We will give you a time estimate during an initial Invisalign consultation so you know what to expect.

How often will I visit the dentist during my treatment?

Invisalign does not require as many visits to the dentist throughout the treatment as conventional braces, but you will still need to check-in with your dental team periodically so we can make sure everything is proceeding correctly. Usually, these appointments will be scheduled every six weeks, but that may depend on your unique treatment plan.

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

It is very important to keep your Invisalign aligners clean; doing so properly will help to prevent accelerated tooth decay and also keep your breath smelling fresh. Rinse your aligners when you take them out in the morning and before and after meals. Then brush them gently with a small amount of toothpaste or hand soap before reinserting them. Take care not to brush too hard, as you could scratch the surface of the aligners. You should also soak the aligners periodically in a denture cleanser or the special Invisalign cleanser for a deeper clean.

Will I wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment?

Just like with conventional braces, you will need to wear a retainer after your treatment. This device helps to keep the teeth in place for years to come. Of course, with Invisalign, the retainer that you will wear just as clear and subtle as the aligners worn throughout the treatment. You will need to use the retainer almost constantly right at first, but most patients are reduced to wearing it at night only after 6 months or so.