About Invisalign For Adults
At Manley Orthodontics, we offer our patients the very latest in orthodontic appliances. Along with the other types of braces we use, we are very proud to use the innovative Invisalign System. This is a way to straighten teeth without braces using special aligners. The Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and removable which means that you can have your teeth straightened without anyone knowing and you can eat and drink what you wish.
Ever since being made available in 1999, Invisalign has become one of the most popular ways to straighten teeth among adults. The Invisalign aligners are custom designed by using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology. The cost of Invisalign is comparable to what other types of braces cost. Invisalign should be covered by insurance plans in the same way conventional braces are covered.
When you are wearing Invisalign aligners, you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally do, as there are no metal wires or brackets used. The smooth aligners are custom-made just for you so that they are comfortable to wear. There will be an average of 18 to 30 aligners made for you and you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. Your teeth will move gradually, week by week. You will have to visit us every six to eight weeks so we can ensure that your treatment is going along, as it should. Most people wear Invisalign for six to fifteen months. How long you will have to wear the aligners will be determined by Dr. Manley.
If you are an adult and would like to have your teeth straightened in a low profile manner, give us a call so we can schedule an appointment for you. Invisalign is not for everyone; this teeth straightening system is designed for people with certain bite problems. Dr. Manley will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether or not Invisalign is for you.
About Invisalign Teen
An increasing number of teenagers and their parents are choosing Invisalign Teen over more traditional braces. Teenagers can be very self-conscious when wearing metal braces and can even be teased and called names such as ‘Tinsel Teeth’ and Metal Mouth’. Invisalign Teen takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. A series of clear aligners, which gradually move teeth into place, are used with Invisalign Teen – it’s comfortable, clear and effective. Plus, without any metal wires or brackets, your teen will have a confident smile even while their teeth are being straightened. Each Invisalign Teen aligner features a small, blue dot wear indicator which helps you know when it’s time to use the next set of aligners.
Teenagers are active in school, sports and busy socializing with friends. Getting metal braces is not usually something the typical teen looks forward to. With Invisalign Teen, teeth can be straightened virtually invisibly and more comfortably than they can with metal braces. Plus, there are fewer orthodontic appointments needed with Invisalign Teen as office visits are only required ever six to eight weeks. Your teen can brush and floss normally and remove the aligners to eat so there is no food restrictions like with conventional braces.
If you think that Invisalign Teen is something for your child, schedule an appointment with us so that Dr. Manley can conduct an examination on your teen’s mouth, teeth and jaws to determine if your son or daughter is a candidate for this revolutionary teeth-straightening system.
Regardless of your needs, we are equipped to provide you with the latest in oral technology. Dr. Manley and his skilled team of friendly professionals provide orthodontic care to patients in and around Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Fall City, Maple Valley, Inglewood, Renton, New Castle and Redmond, Washington.
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