At Capehart Family Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental care for you and your family. This includes restorative and cosmetic dental care, general dentistry and Invisalign braces. Invisalign is very popular with adults and family members due to their low visibility and ease of use. If you don’t want the hassle of wearing traditional metal braces, Bellevue Invisalign is the right kind of braces for you.
Invisalign uses a series of clear almost invisible aligners to straighten the teeth. No metal wires or brackets are needed as with traditional braces. When you come in for your Bellevue Invisalign, our dentist first makes a unique custom made tray precisely designed to fit your teeth. We then fabricate a series of aligners using state of the art 3-D computer generated graphics to calibrate each piece, in a finely crafted sequence that is then translated to a complete set. At each stage, you’ll receive a different aligner that will move your teeth slowly over time to its desired position. Invisalign aligners can number as little as 12 or as many as 48, depending on the level of straightening needed. Each set is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next aligner. The great thing about wearing Invisalign is that besides being invisible, they can be removed for eating, brushing or flossing.
Your first step towards getting back a beautiful straight smile is to visit our office for a consultation to see if Bellevue Invisalign is right for you. Before anything, our orthodontist will conduct a comprehensive exam, including an oral health baseline. The baseline consists of a periodontal exam, an oral cancer screening, and a bite occlusion analysis. If it is determined that Invisalign is right for you, our orthodontist will begin work on your new aligners. The process is quick and easy, and is less of a hassle than traditional braces without any screws to tighten. Invisalign braces can take up to a year to align depending on the severity of the misalignment, sometimes more. Treatment time varies but usually takes the same length of time as traditional braces.