Treatment that Fits Your Life
Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without braces.
The Clear Choice
Invisalign are clear acrylic aligners that fit over your teeth and are designed to straighten your smile. They are removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results.
How Invisalign Works
We'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
You will probably wear Invisalign aligners for 9–15 months, and will typically use 18–30 sets during the treatment.
You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day but can remove them for brushing your teeth and eating. Based on your unique needs, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment, and will start to notice a change in just a few months.
This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment. We are very excited to offer this technology to our Issaquah braces patients. Dr. Dudley has a lot of experience treating patients with Invisalign, and they’re happy to offer it to you.
You can also schedule a free Invisalign consultation with Dr. Dudley to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
Differences Between Invisalign & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth. Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.
In fact, you’ll need to remove your aligners to eat or drinking anything other than water. You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces. To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.
Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
Your Responsibilities With Invisalign
It’s essential to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, you will generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; Dr. Dudley can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation at our Issaquah office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.