Yousefian Orthodontics for Children, Teens and Adults
Joseph Yousefian, D.M.D., M.S.
Orthodontist located in Bellevue, WA
Whether a teenager or adult, having crooked teeth may make you feel unhappy with the way you look, yet the prospect of metal braces makes you hesitate to have them straightened. The Invisalign® aligner system may be the perfect answer. Joseph Z. Yousefian, DMD, MS, PS, and his team at Yousefian Orthodontics for Children, Teens, and Adults in Bellevue, Washington, are ready to help you determine what teeth-straightening options are best for you. Call the office for a consultation or book online today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that uses custom, non-metal aligners. With regular replacements, these aligners work progressively over time to reposition your teeth and give you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
The aligners are clear and virtually invisible, making them less conspicuous than traditional braces. They are removable so you can eat and drink whatever you want, and caring for your teeth is easy since there are no wires, metal, or brackets to work around.
How does Invisalign work?
Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign system has no wires or bulky metal bands to stand out, cause discomfort, or get in the way of caring for your teeth. The clear, removable aligners used to straighten your teeth are custom-molded just for you.
Your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth and send it to the Invisalign company. There they will make your aligners and ship them back to your doctor. It will take about five to seven weeks for Invisalign to create your custom-made aligner trays. After your dentist receives your aligners and gets you started, you will:
- Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks
- Remove the aligners only when you eat or drink
- Visit your dentist every six to eight weeks
- Continue on the scheduled plan of approximately 6-15 months
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Hundreds of thousands of people have received beautiful smiles as a result of the Invisalign system. The advantages of Invisalign include:
- Clear, almost invisible aligners
- Easy removal and replacement
- Removable aligners make dental hygiene easy
- Custom-molded to fit your teeth
- Comfortable to wear
- Easy to monitor progress
- Fewer appointments are needed
- Cost is the same and sometimes less than traditional braces
If you’re considering a teeth-straightening regiment and don’t want to wear traditional metal braces, the Invisalign system may be right for you.
As an expert in the orthodontic field, Dr. Yousefian of Yousefian Orthodontics for Children, Teens, and Adults in Bellevue, Washington, is passionate about helping you achieve the beautiful smile you’d like. Call to schedule your consultation or book an appointment online today.