Is your smile as straight as you'd like it to be? Maybe you missed out on braces when you were a child, or you did have orthodontic treatment, but your teeth have since relapsed. You know you need a solution, but wearing traditional metal braces are not part of your lifestyle plan.
At Terrace Creek Dental Care, we can help you get a straighter smile, and you don't have to spend years in metal braces to do it. We offer clear aligners at our Mountlake Terrace dental office that straighten crooked or crowded teeth and won't impact your lifestyle.
Are You a Good Candidate for Clear Braces?
Millions of people have straighter smiles thanks to clear aligners like Invisalign, and there's a good chance you can too. The first step is an evaluation with Dr. Kathryn Jagow so she can examine your mouth and take x-rays to determine the extent of your misalignment.
Clear aligners may be right for you if you have:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Overlapped teeth
- Gapped teeth
We can also treat malocclusions, including overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
How Treatment with Clear Braces Works
To prepare for orthodontic treatment, we'll have you visit our Mountlake Terrace dental office, so Dr. Jagow can take impressions, x-rays, and photos of your teeth. We use these details with specialized software to create a virtual model of your teeth, so Dr. Jagow can plan the movement of your teeth through each stage of treatment.
You'll receive your customized aligners, along with instructions to wear each set for 22 hours a day for two to three weeks, then switch to the next set. The number of sets of aligners you receive is determined by the extent of the misalignment we need to correct. Once you've worn them all, the alignment phase of your treatment is finished.
Dr. Jagow will then customize a retainer that you need to wear as instructed to prevent your newly-straightened teeth from relapsing to their original position.
Reasons to Choose Clear Aligners for Straighter Teeth
Treatment with clear aligners at our Mountlake Terrace delivers the straight smile you've always wanted and offers many benefits that appeal to adult patients:
- Discreet: You don't want the world to know you're having treatment, and with clear braces, you don't have to. The crystal-clear aligners slip snugly over your teeth, and most people won't notice you're wearing them.
- Comfortable: Since the clear aligners are made of smooth plastic, you won't have to worry about metal brackets and wires irritating soft tissue inside your mouth.
- Convenient: You need to wear your aligners 22 hours a day to see the fastest results. But since the clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions, and you can brush and floss easily.
Treatment times for invisible braces times vary based on your individual needs, but patients often see the desired results within 12-18 months.
Schedule a Dental Appointment to Learn More
At Terrace Creek Dental Care, we love helping our patients enjoy the aesthetic and oral health benefits of straight teeth with Invisalign. Please call our Mountlake Terrace dental office to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a straighter smile.