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General Dentistry, Family Dentists & Emergency Dentists in Puyallup, WA
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Invisalign services offered in Puyallup, WA

Invisalign® corrects bite problems and mild crookedness without the hassle, restrictions, and discomfort of traditional metal braces. The qualified dental team at South Hill Family Dentistry in Puyallup, Washington, their team offers Invisalign clear aligners to refine smile problems. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign can help you get the smile you desire. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. The aligners gently coax your teeth into a more desirable position. You wear the aligners most of the day and change them every week or two as your smile changes. 

The team customizes your Invisalign aligners to your smile needs. 

What bite problems does Invisalign address?

Invisalign clear plastic aligners discreetly change many bite problems that once required braces. 

These include:

  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Large spaces between teeth
  • Generally crooked teeth

Invisalign treatment plans often take less time than braces to correct these bite problems.

How do you create my Invisalign treatment plan?

Your dentist uses specialized 3D scanning, a thorough bite exam, and photographs to create your Invisalign treatment plan. The plan developed from these images and information is then sent to the Invisalign lab, where they create your customized aligners. 

The aligners arrive back at South Hill Family Dentistry within six weeks. At this point, you return to the office to have them placed. Your provider teaches you how to wear the aligners and change them out on a schedule. You’ll receive several weeks’ worth of aligners. 

Why should I consider Invisalign treatment?

If you have bite problems, Invisalign offers treatment that is barely noticeable. You don’t have to wear the wires and brackets associated with braces that cause rubbing and friction. 

Invisalign also means: 

  • No dietary restrictions: You take the trays out to eat and drink
  • Easy hygiene: You remove the aligners to brush and floss
  • Fewer emergency visits: There are no brackets or wires that can break
  • Minimal checkups: You only see the doctor once every 6-8 weeks

You can remove Invisalign aligners for sports, special events, and photographs. 

Teens also benefit from Invisalign as the treatment is clear and doesn’t affect their self-esteem as much as braces might. Parents and dentists can monitor a teen’s compliance with Invisalign by checking the blue tab on the aligners that shows whether the aligner is being worn according to schedule. 

How long does it take for Invisalign to correct my smile?

You wear the aligners for 20-22 hours daily, even at night. With consistent wear, your treatment plan lasts 1-2 years, depending on your particular smile concerns. 

Find out how Invisalign can help you. Call South Hill Family Dentistry today or use the online tool to request an appointment.