Invisalign is an easy, unobtrusive orthodontic treatment tool used for straightening teeth without the noticeable appearance of traditional metal braces.  The clear aligners allow you to continue your active lifestyle uninhibited while receiving orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is a great option for athletes, professionals, brides, and anyone looking to straighten their teeth while avoiding the appearance of braces.

During your Invisalign treatment, you will receive a series of clear, plastic aligners custom designed for your mouth.  The aligners are carefully sculpted to gradually move teeth into their ideal position.  The trays are worn for 22 hours a day but can be removed for brushing teeth and eating.

Dr. Nadine Egger is a leading expert in Invisalign and has treated many cases that other orthodontists and dentists deemed not treatable with Invisalign.  We pride ourselves on using cutting-edge technology and are proud to offer the highest level of care using Invisalign.

  • Clear, nearly invisible aligners
  • Easy to remove to eat, brush and floss
  • Will not hinder your lifestyle
  • New set of aligners each week
  • Fewer, quicker visits

Based on your individual treatment plan, you will wear several sets of aligners throughout your orthodontic treatment, and will start to notice a change in just a few months!

This nearly-invisible option for teeth straightening is truly changing the way people view orthodontic treatment, and we are very excited to offer this technology to our Issaquah patients. Dr. Egger is a leading expert in Invisalign. We treat and deliver beautiful smiles for patients who never imagined they could be treated with Invisalign. If you have been told Invisalign would not work for you …please come in for a consultation with Dr Egger. With our vast experience, everyone is an Invisalign case. Don’t trust your orthodontic treatment to just any dentist or orthodontist…you deserve the BEST.

What Benefits Does Invisalign Offer?

Invisibility

The most obvious benefit for our patients is the invisibility factor. While Invisalign isn’t invisible, being able to complete orthodontic treatment discretely is important to many of the Invisalign patients we treat. Invisalign allows you to attend to the business of your daily life without feeling self-conscious about your decision to invest in orthodontic treatment. A clear aligner system like Invisalign is the ideal solution for straightening your teeth in a reasonable amount of time with only a minimal impact on your life!

Removability

Food restrictions can be one of the biggest learning curves that come with traditional braces. Even though the payoff is well worth it in the end, having to forego some of your favorite foods along the way can be frustrating. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed every time you eat or drink anything other than water. Not having to worry about staying away from certain foods can give you a little more freedom as you work towards a straighter smile!

The Invisalign system also makes it easier to maintain an excellent dental hygiene routine while you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. The wires and brackets that come with braces can trap food debris and bacteria, making brushing and flossing a bit tricky, especially in the early stages of treatment. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before you begin brushing and flossing, so it takes very little effort to keep your teeth free of harmful bacteria and plaque.

Cleaning your Invisalign aligner itself is a simple process. There are kits available that are designed specifically to clean Invisalign aligners, or they can be gently cleaned using nothing more than denture crystals and a soft toothbrush.

Comfort

Metal braces have a few different components that can sometimes cause discomfort. The brackets and wires may slip or shift, poking into the sensitive tissue of your cheeks, gums, and mouth. This can cause soreness and irritation. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic material and are custom-designed to fit comfortably over your teeth. Because the aligners must be worn 22 hours daily to be effective, this is a particularly important feature!

Fewer dental visits

Life can sometimes feel like one meeting, school event, or sports practice after another, and orthodontist appointments are just one more thing to pencil in! Because there are typically no adjustments necessary with Invisalign aligners, your checkups won’t be quite as frequent and they don’t tend to last as long. As long as you’re switching out your aligners according to Dr. Egger’s schedule, your teeth-straightening should stay on track without too much extra time spent in our office. We do like to monitor your progress and mid-course changes are sometimes necessary, so regular appointments with an Orthodontist are necessary but are still less frequent than with traditional braces.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Invisalign?

The Invisalign clear aligner system is designed to be used by our teen and adult patients who are dealing with mild to moderate cases of the most common orthodontic issues. Although most of these issues can be successfully treated with Invisalign, there are some severe or complex cases that may require more precise tooth control than a removable aligner can achieve. Once your complimentary consultation with Egger Orthodontics is complete, Dr. Nadine Egger will be able to determine if Invisalign would be a good fit for your specific orthodontic needs.

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Regardless of how much braces have evolved, few people are ever happy at the idea of having those metal pieces in their mouths.

Many put them on because they have to. Invisalign aligners are the best alternative for someone worried about their appearance with braces. Here at Egger Orthodontics, we are experts in orthodontic treatment, and we will get you the best Invisalign aligners to ensure your teeth fall back into the right positions.

Invisalign aligners are a great alternative for teens and adults who do not want anything to do with braces. These aligners are invisible, and your teeth will appear natural. They are removable as well. You can remove them to clean them, or when you need to eat.

Invisalign Procedures

Invisalign aligners are custom-made. Our Issaquah orthodontist will take an impression of your teeth structure, and make a digital tooth scan. The scan will be used to create the aligners for you. You will require different aligners depending on the desired teeth position. The orthodontist will create a schedule for you to be checked and a new aligner provided.

It takes time for the teeth to move into the perfect positions. The aligner you are wearing needs to provide enough pressure for it to be effective. On average, each aligner will be used for 20 hours a day for two weeks. It would help if you kept changing the aligners until your teeth have fallen into the perfect positions. The treatment could go on for up to 14 months. It depends on how far the teeth have to move.

You might have to wear a retainer when you sleep for a while, even after the treatment is over. It helps ensure your teeth stay in the new position.

Many people are nowadays opting for Invisalign aligners for obvious reasons. Invisalign aligners are quite comfortable to wear as compared to braces. They are a bit costlier to have than braces though. They might take a bit longer to reposition your teeth, but are comfortable to wear and easy to maintain.

Why choose an orthodontist like Dr. Egger for your Invisalign treatment? Find out here in the Why Us section of our website, or contact our Egger Orthodontics team at 425.392.2499 for more information. You can also schedule a free Invisalign consultation with Dr. Egger today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign?

The system of Invisalign clear aligner trays is an alternative to orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. You can use these BPA-free plastic trays to realign your teeth and avoid any unwanted attention to how you look during your specialized care. Get in touch with us to start your treatment with Invisalign in Issaquah, WA.

What are the rules with Invisalign?

Fortunately, there aren’t many rules to follow. First and foremost, please wear your clear aligners for 22 hours every day. Second, avoid hot liquids, as they can deform your Invisalign trays. Third, avoid abrasive cleaning agents that could damage your aligners. For any additional recommendations and rules, get in touch with our office.

What are the benefits of using Invisalign?

There are two main advantages Invisalign has over conventional metal braces. First, plastic aligner trays are removable, so you can take them off whenever you need to. Take them off during mealtimes and when you clean your teeth. Second, these aligners leverage a clear plastic agent that looks almost invisible, so you can carry on with your treatment without worrying about how you’ll look or what others might think about your smile.

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners only perform one type of movement by pushing your teeth into the correct alignment. Your aligner trays come with preprogrammed biomechanics that safely and gradually corrects your smile. Please continue to wear your braces as indicated to achieve proper efficiency.

How long will Invisalign treatment take?

Every patient’s case is unique, but you can expect to start seeing some results around the 6-month mark. Treatments can take an average of 9 to 18 months, but we strongly encourage you to visit an orthodontist and determine what to expect about your case.

Does Invisalign make your teeth healthier?

Absolutely yes. As you achieve ideal dental alignment and relationship between your jaws, it will be easier to keep them clean and avoid the dangerous onset of tooth decay, caries, periodontal disease, and other dental health complications.