Achieve Your Healthiest Smile Discreetly with Christian Manley Orthodontics
Getting braces typically requires a shift in many everyday habits. With brackets and wires, you have to use special interdental toothbrushes to get between brackets and under wires when you brush and floss. With Invisalign in Issaquah & Sammamish, WA, offered by Christian Manley Orthodontics, your smile-changing experience will only require a couple of minor changes in your day-to-day routine! Additionally, Invisalign® uses clear, plastic aligner trays that are removable. This allows you to eat what you want, play what sports you want, and play what instruments you want, without adjusting to the requirements associated with traditional orthodontic braces. You only need to brush your trays every time you brush your teeth (after every meal) and remember to swap to the new trays every two weeks, or as directed by Dr. Manley ! No one will even know you are straightening your teeth!
Invisalign in Issaquah & Sammamish, WA, Is Convenient
Unlike wearing traditional braces, with Invisalign in Issaquah & Sammamish, WA, you can enjoy the same foods as before because you can remove the aligners before eating. You need also never suffer from bad breath issues, because you can still brush and floss as you normally would. Invisalign® has no metal brackets or wires to pinch or poke the insides of your mouth. This helps kids to stay happy at home and at school. They’ll also thank you for spending less time at our orthodontic office and spending more time with their friends and enjoying activities they love!
Common Invisalign Q & A
How much does Invisalign cost? The cost of Invisalign varies depending on your specific needs. At your complimentary Manley Smile Assessment, Dr. Manley we will let you know what treatment options you have, from there we will go over fees. At Christian Manley Orthodontics we have decided that our patients should not have to pay more for Invisalign. Teens and parents have enough to sort out, so we have decided to take the cost of treatment types out of the equation and we are happy to offer braces or Invisalign at the same cost, unless the treatment plans are different.
How does Invisalign work? Invisalign works by using a series of clear removable aligners that are worn over your teeth 20 hours a day. These aligners have small differences in each set that apply pressure to your teeth in the prescribed places to move them over time. Dr. Manley will prescribe the number of days the aligners should be worn before proceeding to the next set of aligners. Aligners must be removed to eat or drink anything other than water. Aligners and your teeth must be brushed before wearing the aligners after eating or drinking.
How to clean Invisalign? Clean your aligners after every meal and before bed with your toothbrush and a mild soap. If you use toothpaste, know that the aligners may become scratched and foggy, making them less clear.
How long does Invisalign take? Invisalign treatment time can vary from a few months to a few years. During your Manley Smile Assessment Dr. Manley will tell you how long you can expect your treatment to take.
How to get Invisalign? To get Invisalign you need to see us for your Manley Smile Assessment so that we may provide you with a treatment plan. Once you are ready to get started, we will take a scan (3D image) of your teeth. Dr. Manley will complete the prescription and within 3 weeks you will be wearing your knew aligners!
What is Invisalign like? Invisalign are clear removable aligners that fit over your teeth. They apply small amounts of pressure to teeth to move them, so your teeth may get sore. Because you have something covering your teeth all the time, it could take a few days to feel comfortable wearing them, however much easier than adjusting to braces. Some people tend to snack less, so they don’t have to remove them and clean them more than the 3 main meal times per day. Your may find it affects your speech but if it does it won’t last long.
How to straighten teeth without braces? Orthodontics has evolved over the years, over 20 years ago, Invisalign hit the market. The technology of Invisalign has made so many advances over the years that it can be used to treat most orthodontic problems. Invisalign uses clear removable plastic aligners to align your teeth overtime. During your Manley Smile Assessment Dr. Manley will let you know if Invisalign is an option for your orthodontic needs.
How to whiten teeth with braces? Always consult your dentist or orthodontist before using a whitening gel on your teeth while you have braces, since some products can damage your brackets. If you are wearing Invisalign, talk to your orthodontist about options for whitening your teeth during your treatment, in most cases whitening can be done during treatment.
If you are interested in exploring Invisalign in Issaquah & Sammamish, WA, for yourself or your child, click here to schedule your Manley Smile Assessment today!