Family & General Dentistry located in Federal Way, WA

Invisalign® services offered in Federal Way, WA

Invisalign® provides a safe and effective treatment option for various alignment problems, including crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth. At WA Dental in Federal Way, Washington, the team regularly prescribes Invisalign to teens and adults. The treatment process is quicker and more discreet than with traditional metal braces. Call WA Dental to request an Invisalign consultation today or book online.

Invisalign® Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative way to straighten teeth. Instead of relying on metal brackets, archwires, and rubber bands, it uses a series of removable plastic aligners to place pressure on your teeth and jaw. Over time, that pressure changes their position, improving the balance and symmetry of your smile.   

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Many teens and adults choose Invisalign because it’s easy and comfortable. Other benefits of Invisalign treatment include:

  • Invisibility: people won’t notice any metal
  • Comfort: the soft plastic doesn’t cut your gums or tongue like braces
  • Convenience: remove your aligners whenever you want to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing: treatment is up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Invisalign aligners are also easy to care for. Rinse them in tap water several times daily and brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush at night to help them stay in optimal condition.

What types of problems can Invisalign treat?

The team at WA Dental uses Invisalign to treat various alignment problems, such as:

  • Relapse after braces
  • Rotated teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned jaw

You might also qualify for Invisalign treatment if you have an abnormal bite, like overbite or underbite.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Your WA Dental provider completes an orthodontic exam, ensuring Invisalign is the right choice for you. Then, they take scans of your mouth and upload them to a computer design program. Your provider creates a custom treatment plan and sends your scans to an Invisalign lab. The lab then creates a series of removable Invisalign aligners. 

During treatment, you visit WA Dental every few weeks. At each checkup, your provider monitors the movement of your teeth and jaw and provides you with a new set of Invisalign aligners.

How long does the Invisalign process take?

The time that Invisalign treatment takes depends on the alignment problems treated and your commitment to the team’s plan. Most people achieve their desired results in about 12 months*, but it may take 18 months or even longer.

Call WA Dental today to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment or book online.