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Invisalign®

Emerald City Dentistry

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Des Moines, WA

Straight teeth and a well-aligned jaw make for a healthier and more attractive smile, but most people don’t want to go through the hassle of wearing uncomfortable metal braces. If you want an easier way to straighten your smile, then Invisalign® is for you. Amritpal Mattu, BDS, DDS, has helped numerous people straighten their smile with Invisalign at Emerald City Dentistry in Des Moines, Washington. To learn more about what Invisalign can do for you, call the office or use the online tool to schedule a consultation.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are a revolutionary system to straighten your teeth and achieve your orthodontic goals. They’re a popular alternative to traditional metal braces because they straighten your smile with a system that’s more comfortable, convenient, and discreet. 

Dr. Mattu has advanced training in Invisalign that enables her to deliver results in cases that are more complex. She’s personally helped many patients at Emerald City Dentistry achieve straighter smiles.

What conditions can Invisalign treat?

The team at Emerald City Dentistry chooses Invisalign clear aligners to treat orthodontic needs, including:

  • Eliminating gaps between teeth
  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Overjet 

The team also uses Invisalign for aesthetic movement of your teeth into a more ideal position, giving you a smile that looks more cosmetically appealing. 

How do I get started with Invisalign?

You start your Invisalign treatment with a consultation at Emerald City Dentistry, where your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to design your treatment plan. 

Your treatment plan maps all of the steps your teeth need to take to become aligned and is the blueprint for designing your Invisalign aligners.

Your aligners come in a series, with each set of aligners working to gradually move your teeth into alignment. As soon as the aligners are back from the lab, start wearing them and begin your journey towards a straighter smile.

What’s life with Invisalign like?

You wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, as they exert a small amount of pressure that gradually pushes them into alignment. 

The aligners are removable, and you can take them out whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss. You can even take them out for special occasions, like if you’re getting your picture taken.

You continue to progress through your series of aligners as your teeth and jaw begin shifting into alignment, switching to the next set of aligners in your series every two weeks. 

Total treatment time varies, but most people only need about 20-30 aligners to get a perfectly straight smile.

Get started on your orthodontics journey with Invisalign today by calling the Emerald City Dentistry office or booking an appointment online.