Are you interested in Invisalign? You should be! Invisalign is an easy, unobtrusive orthodontic treatment tool used for straightening your teeth, especially for adults and teens who want to avoid the appearance of traditional metal braces or who want to continue their active lifestyles uninhibited while receiving orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, plastic aligners custom designed for your mouth. The aligners are carefully sculpted by Dr. Nadine Egger to gradually move teeth into their ideal position. The thin, plastic tray is nearly invisible on your teeth, and allow you the freedom to keep your treatment to yourself or share it with the world! The trays are worn for 22 hours a day, but can be removed for brushing teeth and eating.
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?
InvisibilityThe 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!
RemovabilityFood 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.
ComfortMetal 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 a 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 visitsLife 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 your 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 mouth.
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 aligners are custom made. Our 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.
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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 425.270.1616 for more information. You can also schedule a free Invisalign consultation with Dr. Egger today!
All of the staff members are consistently friendly and warm! They are wonderful with children (even the little sister that wanted to closely watch)! Dr. Egger and her staff are very gentle, knowledgeable and professional and spend quality time educating patients and family. We feel like we are getting excellent care!
- Kristina M.