Do your crooked teeth make you feel like you’re not showing the best smile? Have you wished you could go back in time and beg your parents for the horrible metal mouth look just so you could have straighter teeth now? Sure, it would have been rough to have braces for your junior prom, but it would be better than having them glinting in a business meeting now, right?
Put away your dreams of a time machine. You can get straighter teeth right now without metal braces. With Invisalign, your teeth will be gently shifted using a progression of clear plastic retainers called aligners. Spokane, WA cosmetic dentist Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins can help you get straighter teeth without affecting your appearance or way of life. Our site offers extensive information about Invisalign, but if you want to learn whether you’re a candidate, the best thing to do is call 509-368-7788 [Spokane] or 509-228-3998 [Spokane Valley] or contact us online for a consultation and evaluation.
What Is Invisalign?
If you want to understand all you need to know about what Invisalign is and how it works, we have you covered with pages like:
Invisalign Treatment–Explains the basics of Invisalign
Invisalign vs. Braces–Understand how these orthodontic treatments are different–and the same
Invisalign FAQ–Addresses common questions about Invisalign
Of course, many people have additional questions about Invisalign, and if you still find yourself confused, we invite you to call us and ask any questions you may have.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
We also have a number of pages that can help you understand the benefits and limitations of Invisalign so that you can make an informed decision about whether this is the right orthodontic approach for you, including:
Why Invisalign–Helps you understand the benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign for Adults & Teens–Discusses how Invisalign fits the lifestyle of these two groups of patients
If you read these pages and think that Invisalign seems like the best orthodontic approach for you, then it’s time to schedule a consultation.
The Invisalign Treatment Program
You’ll meet with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins to discuss your expectations, and once it is decided that Invisalign is the best solution, you and he or she will map out a treatment plan with your goals in mind. They will then take impressions of your teeth that will be digitized to allow them to plan the gradual shift of your teeth. You’ll be able to see a representation of your teeth throughout the process, at each stage from the initial adjustment to the finished product.
Aligners are then customized from Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins’ treatment plan. Each set of aligners are worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set so that the shift is gradual and painless. Different teeth will have different requirements, but you can expect typically 20 to 30 sets of aligners. They are removable for purposes of eating, good dental hygiene and an occasional night out on the town.
Getting started with Invisalign
Whether you have bite issues, widely spaced or overly crowded teeth, Invisalign can straighten your crooked teeth painlessly and without the social stigma of metal braces. If you’re interested in talking with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins about Invisalign, please contact them online or call their office at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley. You can also make an appointment online.