Invisalign™ Treatment and Adult Braces
You deserve beautiful, straight teeth. Why bother with the hassle and discomfort of traditional metal braces when there’s something better?
Dr. Lance Timmerman is a certified Seattle Invisalign braces dentist. Invisalign allows patients to improve the appearance of their smile with comfortable, removable orthodontic trays. Invisalign is the comfortable, easy way to straighten your smile.
The Clear Alternative To Adult Braces
Invisalign™ takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Timmerman plans out for you. No metal brackets to attach, no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
How Invisalign™ Works
STEP 1: A Customized Treatment Plan Is Created For You
Dr. Lance Timmerman will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment.
STEP 2: Receive Your Custom Aligners Based On Your Personalized Treatment Plan
A series of custom-made, clear aligners is created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they're virtually invisible, most people won't even notice you're wearing them.
STEP 3: Wear A New Aligner Every Two Weeks
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor, usually only every six weeks or so. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
STEP 4: Reveal Your New Smile & Keep It Looking Great
Congratulations! This is the time when you celebrate. You have reached the end of treatment and you will be smiling more than ever.
Invisalign uses computer guided 3D imaging to create a series of customized alignment trays that slowly and precisely move your teeth into the correct position. Each set of trays is worn for about 2 weeks before being changed out with the next trays in the series. These sets of trays gradually and comfortably move your teeth to the correct position without any adjustment appointments needed (just appointments to verify teeth are tracking as anticipated). Our patients visit Dr. Timmerman less frequently than traditional braces providers, and only simple progress check-ups are needed from time to time to make sure your treatment is progressing properly.
—Dr. Lance Timmerman
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Are Invisalign clear braces comfortable?
The smooth contours of Invisalign trays make them one of the most comfortable ways to transform your smile. There are no rough edges or appliances to irritate your mouth. Dr. Timmerman will check your progress once every several weeks and send the next few sets of trays home with you to progress your own treatment. Invisalign is one of the easiest ways for busy families and adults to fit a straighter smile into their routine.
Q: Is INVISALIGN affordable?
The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of your smile needs. We offer complimentary financing consultations to prospective Invisalign patients. At this visit, you’ll know what to expect as far as length of treatment, achievable results, and the cost of the treatment investment.
Q: AM I A CANDIDATE FOR INVISALIGN CLEAR BRACES?
Dr. Timmerman typically reserves Invisalign for patients who are dedicated to following their treatment plan at home. After all, your teeth can only progress if you are willing to wear the alignment trays each day. We require that all patients have their full dentition as well as have complete jaw growth prior to moving forward with Invisalign.
Dr. Timmerman is Seattle’s Convenient Invisalign Dentist
Want to find out how to get started on Invisalign? Call our Seattle dental office to find out more. Together, we an help you achieve a smile in a comfortable, convenient manner.