Invisalign® Specialist

Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentist located in South King County, Des Moines, WA

If you want to avoid the discomfort and hassle of braces, but need to correct your misaligned teeth, consider Invisalign®. Dr. Tracy and the Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry team help residents of Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way, Washington, determine if these virtually invisible aligners are right for their teeth.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign, an alternative to traditional braces, consists of comfortable, custom-made clear aligners, or trays, that fit your teeth. As you wear the aligners, they shift your teeth slowly to bring them into better functional and aesthetic alignment. Because Invisalign is customized to your needs, the treatment applies just the right amount of force in the right places.

You change the aligners regularly, usually every week or two, as your teeth adapt to a customized plan created by Dr. Tracy and the Fresh Smiles team.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Tracy and the Fresh Smiles team with you to discuss whether Invisalign can provide the corrections required to get you the healthiest smile possible. Specific cases best treated with Invisalign include:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite and underbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Crossbites

How does Invisalign work?

Once determined that Invisalign is the right treatment for you, the dentists at Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry scan your teeth to get a precise 3D image of them. They give you a specific treatment plan that details the movements your teeth will make and how long it should take for you see results.

The aligners are custom-made, using the proprietary SmartTrack® material. You wear the clear, almost invisible aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only take them out to eat, brush, and floss.

Every few weeks, you change to a new set of aligners that match your treatment plan. Regular visits to your dentist at Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, about 6-8 weeks apart, ensure your treatment is on track.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers several advantages over conventional braces. You only need appointments once every 2-3 months to check progress and pick up your latest aligners.

Invisalign is a low-profile teeth-straightening solution, meaning people won’t notice you’re wearing the aligners unless you tell them.

You can take the aligners out when you eat, drink, and brush your teeth, which makes it easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy as they shift into a better position. You also don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods that might get caught in the aligners as you do with braces.

Invisalign has no wires or brackets to cut or rub your gums. You’ll also see results as they happen.


Welcome, New Patients!

Fresh Smiles Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry is happily accepting new Invisalign patients in the South King County area. We treat patients from Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and SeaTac, WA. Schedule your new patient Invisalign consultation with our office today!