Spokane Dentist Explains Benefits of Invisalign™

Written by Dr. Collins on Jul 19, 2011

Jill first came to my office because she was unhappy with her crooked lower teeth. Like lots of people with alignment issues, Jill put off having the problem corrected because she did not want the discomfort and the bulky appearance of traditional metal braces.
She knew about Invisalign™ but felt she couldn’t justify the expense for cosmetic purposes. I told Jill that, while beautiful straight teeth are more pleasing aesthetically, there’s another important reason to have alignment issues corrected. Misaligned teeth are more prone to cavities because the tiny crevices between overlapping teeth are difficult to reach with brushing and flossing. In addition, I told Jill that Invisalign™ treatment offered several options not available with traditional braces:

Easy treatment plan: Using a custom 3-D image, a series of aligners are created specifically for you. You’ll change to a new set of aligners every two weeks, visiting our Spokane or Cheney Dental Office every six weeks so we can monitor your progress.

Convenient: You are not restricted to certain foods as you wear your aligners throughout the day, easily removing them to eat. You can continue to brush and floss as you normally would. Your aligners can simply be brushed and rinsed in lukewarm water.

Adaptable to your active lifestyle: You don’t have to worry about the discomfort of metal braces and wires that can poke and irritate your mouth. The comfortable BPA-free plastic won’t cause any irritation. Invisalign™ aligners are easily removed, enabling you to wear a protective mouth guard if necessary.

You’ll see an immediate difference:
Unlike traditional metal braces, you will be able to see gradual improvement each time you change your aligners without having to wait for the removal of bands and wires.

We got Jill started on a treatment plan at Spokane Cosmetic Dentist that included correction of her misaligned teeth with Invisalign™. Jill was happily on her way to having the beautiful even smile she’d always wished for.