Invisalign

Invisalign in North Spokane

More and more patients are looking for a subtle yet effective way to achieve straight teeth and we’re ready to deliver optimal results for your needs with Invisalign in North Spokane!

Invisalign is a system of clear, customized, removable aligners that are virtually invisible. You wear the Invisalign aligners over your teeth for two weeks and then progress to the next set of aligners until you reach the final desired position of your teeth.

The Avenue Dental Group takes advantage of Invisalign’s state-of-the-art technology which allows us to give you a virtual treatment plan, so you can see how your teeth will move and what your new smile will look like before you even begin treatment!

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisible

If you choose clear aligners as your teeth straightening appliance, it’s almost impossible for others to tell that you’re wearing them. You can smile, speak, and eat with confidence knowing that your aligners are virtually undetectable.

It benefits you in a way that you don’t have to be conscious about them. As you begin treatment, there is no need to speak or move your mouth differently as many people experience and are conscious about when wearing metal braces.

Customized

Each Invisalign patient receives a series of custom-made, clear aligners that are designed to fit their smile. These aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material which is comfortable to wear and easy to clean.

Another great thing is that we, at The Avenue Dental Group, now use digital technology to get teeth impressions for Invisalign and other treatments. Gone are the days when we had to use goopy, uncomfortable putty in the mouth!

Removable

While braces’ brackets are bonded to each tooth, Invisalign aligners are completely removable. This means that you can take your Invisalign aligners out to eat, brush and floss your teeth, or for special occasions.

It’s a very practical way to undergo treatment as you don’t have to change your diet or miss out on your favorite foods. You can simply take the Invisalign aligners out, eat what you want, and then put them back in—provided that you brush and floss before doing so!

Quick & Efficient

In a lot of cases, treatment time with Invisalign is shorter than with traditional braces. You also need to go to the orthodontist less often, about once every six weeks, to check on your progress.

And while the treatment time may be less, clear aligners are highly effective in correcting a wide variety of dental issues. Our orthodontist recommends it for patients with gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, and even crowded teeth.

Is Invisalign painful?

The Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic and should not cause too much discomfort when you first start wearing them. In fact, a lot of our patients say that Invisalign is much more comfortable than metal braces.

Of course, as with any type of dental treatment, there may be some discomfort and soreness in the beginning as your teeth begin to move. This is perfectly normal and usually goes away after a few days.

Are there any side effects?

Invisalign is a safe and FDA-approved orthodontic treatment. In very rare cases, patients may experience temporary side effects such as mild discomfort, soreness, and tenderness of the gums.

These side effects are usually mild and go away within a few days. Invisalign is not known to cause any long-term side effects.

Some patients may complain about experiencing dry mouth and lips while wearing Invisalign. This is because the aligners cover a larger surface area of your teeth than braces and can cause your mouth to feel dry.

To combat this, we recommend drinking plenty of water and using a lip balm with SPF to keep your lips hydrated. You can also use toothpaste for sensitive teeth to help with any discomfort.

After a while, you will get used to wearing Invisalign and will not even notice the aligners in your mouth.

How much does it cost?

In general, Invisalign treatment is a little more expensive than metal braces. However, the exact cost will still depend on the severity of your dental issue and the length of time you need to wear Invisalign aligners. The average cost of Invisalign in North Spokane is $3500 to $5000.

At The Avenue Dental Group, we offer a FREE consultation so you can discuss your treatment options with our dentists. We also have a number of flexible payment plans available to make Invisalign more affordable for you.

One important thing to do before getting the treatment is to ask if your insurance provider covers Invisalign. This will give you an idea of how much out-of-pocket expense you will need to pay. Our team will help process any of your claims and help make the cost of Invisalign more manageable for you.

What to expect during treatment?

First, you will undergo a consultation with our dentist to see if Invisalign is right for you. A patient with healthy teeth and gums is usually a good candidate for Invisalign.

If you are deemed suitable for Invisalign, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth which will be used to create your custom Invisalign aligners. You will be given a set of Invisalign aligners to wear and will need to change them every two weeks.

While undergoing treatment, our dentist will schedule check-ups every six weeks to monitor your progress. In most cases, treatment time with Invisalign is around 12 to 18 months.

As your treatment progresses, you will gradually start seeing your teeth straighten out. At the end of your treatment, you will achieve straight, healthy, and beautiful teeth that you can be proud of. You will need to wear retainers to help keep your teeth in their new straight position.

Get the Straight and Healthy Smile You Deserve from Our North Spokane Office

Achieving a beautiful, straight smile doesn’t have to be difficult or painful. With Invisalign treatment available at our North Spokane office, we will help you get the smile you’ve always wanted without the need to wear metal braces.

We will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs and budget. And with Invisalign, you can be sure that you’re getting a safe, effective, and comfortable orthodontic treatment.