Dr. Wilma Shen is a Certified Invisalign Provider in Seattle, WA
There’s never been a better time to straighten your teeth with the most advanced clear aligner in the world. Laurelhurst Family Dentistry is proud to be a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners, which give you a clear, convenient, and comfortable option to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
What is Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable trays to move your teeth. It is effective in treating a variety of orthodontic issues, including underbites, overbites, crowding, and spacing. Treatment with Invisalign aligners takes between six and 24 months, depending on the amount of tooth correction needed.
Why Invisalign treatment?
- Invisible: Invisalign’s clear trays do not show, so people will not know you are in treatment
- Removable: Because Invisalign aligners are removable, it is easy to brush and floss
- Comfortable: With Invisalign aligners, there is no discomfort from metal brackets or wires
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Your First Consultation
At your initial consultation at our Seattle dental office, Dr. Shen will discuss your orthodontic needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.
Your Custom Treatment Plan
We will use a scanner to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. Then we will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.
Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
Your custom-made aligners will be made of Invisalign’s proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them during your teeth straightening.
Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, and take them out only to eat, brush, and floss.
As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. We may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule checkups every six weeks or so.
Taking Care of Your New Smile
When your treatment is complete, ask us about a Vivera® retainer. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign clear aligners.
At Laurelhurst Family Dentistry, there’s no need to travel to different clinics! You can have your cleaning, checkup, and Invisalign treatment all done at the same location! Our Seattle dental office has flexible hours, including on Saturdays, so you don’t need to take time off from work or school.
To learn more about the Invisalign system and all your orthodontic treatment options, please feel free to schedule an appointment at Laurelhurst Family Dentistry. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a smile that’s made to move!
For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.