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By LAKE OSWEGO SMILES
October 15, 2018
Category: Invisalign
Tags: Invisalign  

What your dentist in Lake Oswego, Oregon wants you to know

So, what is Invisalign? It’s the most revolutionary method for straightening your smile! Thanks to Invisalign, you don’t have to put up with uncomfortable brackets and wires. You can straighten your smile in comfort. There’s a lot you should know about Invisalign, and Dr. Colin Smith at Oswego Smiles in Lake Oswego, Oregon wants to share the facts about Invisalign and how it can help your smile.

Invisalign works differently than standard orthodontic treatment. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a system of clear plastic trays, called aligners. These aligners offer benefits that can’t be matched by brackets and wires. Consider that Invisalign is:

  • More comfortable, because the aligners have no sharp metal parts to irritate soft tissue
  • More discreet, because the aligners are clear plastic, so they are virtually invisible
  • More convenient, because you can remove the aligners to eat whatever you want

Invisalign is also healthier because you remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally. You don’t have to worry about using cumbersome tools. Invisalign treatment is also fast, with the average completion time between 9 and 15 months.

You begin Invisalign treatment with your first set of custom-fit aligners which you wear for two weeks. You progress to a new set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. You move up to a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually and comfortably move into their proper position.

Invisalign is revolutionary, but it can still correct the same issues as conventional braces, including:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or open bite
  • Tooth overlap or gapped teeth

You deserve to find out for yourself why Invisalign is the orthodontic treatment of the future. If you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, now you have another choice, Invisalign! To find out more about Invisalign treatment and what it can do for your smile, call Dr. Colin Smith at Oswego Smiles in Lake Oswego, Oregon today!