Straighten Your Smile With Clear, Removable Aligners
Do you have crooked teeth that make you self-conscious? Is eating uncomfortable because of a misaligned bite? Do you want to avoid traditional metal braces? At Petrie Advanced Dental, our Tacoma Invisalign provider, Dr. Arvind Petrie, proudly offers Invisalign® to help you get the results you’re looking for without metal braces!
What Are Invisalign Braces?
The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners that use plastic trays to straighten teeth. With this method, there’s no need to attach brackets to your teeth. This gives you the freedom to live your normal life without the discomfort of traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners will be custom-made for you using scans of your teeth. These invisible aligners are quick and easy to fit. Because they’re barely noticeable, they’ll help you feel better about your smile day by day.
Do Invisalign Braces Hurt?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign invisible braces work by applying consistent pressure to your teeth. Any discomfort you feel is very manageable and usually disappears after a few days with your new set of aligners. Overall, the experience is much more comfortable than traditional braces.
Do Invisalign Aligners Work?
Yes! Invisalign invisible braces work by slowly moving your teeth into position. Each tray gradually shifts your teeth further into the desired position. Invisalign clear braces can give you a brand-new smile in as little as six to 18 months!
How Often Will I Need To Wear My Invisalign Braces?
Even though your Invisalign aligners are easy to remove, you shouldn’t make it a habit of not wearing them. For your aligners to do their work in the allotted amount of time, you need to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day. You can remove them for eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth, but otherwise, you should plan to keep your aligners in as long as possible.
Why We Offer Invisalign Invisible Braces
You may be wondering, is Invisalign right for me? Petrie Advanced Dental cares about the oral health and comfort of our patients. We recognize how big of a role straight and healthy teeth play in the lives of our patients. We want you to be happy and comfortable with your smile.
We use Invisalign invisible braces to:
- To correct underbites and overbites.
- To align crooked or misaligned teeth.
- To treat crossbites and open bites.
- To reduce overcrowding and to close the gaps between teeth.
- Correcting jaw alignment that is or will become painful.
- Inspire added confidence in patients.
The desire to fit each patient with a smile they love drives us to provide this convenient and effective method of correcting smiles.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners Through Petrie Advanced Dental?
Dr. Petrie is a GOLD PLUS Invisalign provider who has a higher level of education and experience in Invisalign. He helps mentor and train other dentists to provide Invisalign clear aligners and helps run the largest study club in North America with the American Academy of Clear Aligners (AACA).
We strive to provide quality care and optimal results for each of our patients. We believe Invisalign orthodontics is a great way to achieve this because Invisalign braces have a strong track record of delivering beautiful smiles with minimal discomfort.
This option won’t crowd your mouth with metal brackets and rubber bands. Instead, every patient who uses Invisalign invisible braces has the satisfaction of a complete treatment without ever having to have a bulky appliance directly installed.
Not only do aligners look better than traditional braces, but they feel better too.
Why Our Patients Love Invisalign Invisible Aligners
There are a lot of benefits to using Invisalign braces over traditional ones. Some of the most prevalent benefits are:
- Aesthetics — No need for awkward, bulky brackets.
- Comfort — Aligners install snugly onto your teeth without irritating them.
- Convenience — You can remove your braces for eating, photographs, or social events.
- Customization — Each treatment plan is customized according to your teeth and needs.
- Fast Results — Less time is generally needed to see positive results.
- Effectiveness — Invisalign retainers can fix most alignment problems.
Are Invisalign Aligners Right for Me?
Are you self-conscious about your teeth and looking for ways to improve your smile? Are you worried about caring for and dealing with metal brackets? Would you want an alternative to uncomfortable metal braces?
Invisalign invisible braces are a great option for people who want to avoid traditional wire braces to correct crooked teeth. At Petrie Advanced Dental, our Tacoma Invisalign provider can give you the teeth you’ve always wanted without metal braces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Invisalign work as well as braces for complex cases?
For severe misalignments, traditional braces are still better in some cases. Invisalign works best for mild to moderate issues. Schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate.
Can Invisalign close gaps between teeth?
Yes, Invisalign is effective at closing gaps of up to six mm with the precision fit of the aligners. Wider spaces may require braces or fillings first.
How often do aligners need to be changed?
Aligners are changed every one to two weeks. The average treatment involves 18 to 48 aligners over six to 18 months. Your Invisalign provider will provide you with an estimated timeline for your treatment plan.
Is there a difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a version of Invisalign braces specifically tailored for younger patients who still have developing teeth. Invisalign Teen includes replacement aligners to adjust for changes as permanent teeth erupt, along with up to six free replacement aligners to account for potential loss. The Invisalign Teen product also comes with blue indicator dots that fade over time so providers can monitor compliance with aligner wear.
Start Your Invisalign Journey Today
Set an appointment with Petrie Advanced Dental today at (253) 761-5422. We offer FREE Invisalign consultations so you can have an informative conversation with Dr. Petrie about whether Invisalign clear braces are right for you.
Reach out today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Petrie. Petrie Advanced Dental proudly provides dental treatments to patients in Lakewood, Federal Way, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, and University Place.