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. Cheng or Dr. Anwar.
Dr. Cheng and Dr. Anwar meet 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:
Once determined that Invisalign is the right treatment for you, the dentists at Fresh Smiles Family 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 Family Dentistry, about 6-8 weeks apart, ensure your treatment is on track.
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 Family 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!
Fresh Smiles Dental Des Moines makes every effort to provide you with the finest dental care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Our insurance coordinator will see to it that all claims are processed promptly and correctly to minimize your out of pocket expenses. We participate with most major insurance plan. For a complete list of plans that we participate with, please call our office. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.
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