Invisalign in Spokane, WA

Invisalign in Spokane, WA

Do you wish there was a way to achieve a straight and beautiful smile without having to wear bulky metal braces? Thanks to advances in orthodontics, this is very possible. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic system that uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually shift teeth to a straighter position. Removable, comfortable and easy to use, Invisalign aligners are worn by thousands of patients each year.

Invisalign treatment with 5 Mile Smiles can help you straighten your teeth as discreetly as possible. Dr. Jason Keefe has over 15 years of experience treating patients in Spokane and the surrounding area with Invisalign. The trusted dentist has seen the power of Invisalign firsthand and can help you obtain a straight and even smile you will be proud to show off.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers several benefits over traditional metal braces:

  • The aligners are removable so they won’t interfere with eating, drinking or your everyday life
  • Easy cleaning. Just rinse the aligners with lukewarm water
  • Thanks to their clear design, no one will know that the aligners are in place!
  • Fast treatment. Average treatment with Invisalign takes one year while treatment with braces can last up to two years or more
  • Comfort. Invisalign is not painful. The custom-made aligners will fit snugly yet comfortably over your teeth

Are You a Candidate For Invisalign?

Invisalign is designed to treat problems related to the alignment, positioning and spacing of teeth. If you experience more severe orthodontic issues, Dr. Keefe may recommend a more extensive treatment such as braces. Before recommending Invisalign or another form of treatment, Dr. Keefe will meet with you to examine your mouth, evaluate your mouth and discuss your preferences.

You may be an ideal candidate for Invisalign if you have:

  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Open bite
  • Cross bite

How Invisalign Works

Treatment with Invisalign involves wearing a series of aligners that will work to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are created using dental impressions of your mouth and other information our team will gather during the evaluation phase of treatment. Each pair of aligners will need to be worn for approximately two weeks. Every two weeks, the aligners will be swapped for a new set that will move your teeth to the next desired position. Although treatment is not painful, you may experience some slight pressure or sensitivity each time you wear a new set of aligners. This is normal and should go away after a few days. You will need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day to achieve optimal results.

Invisalign clear retainers spokane washingtonTreatment with Invisalign can take anywhere from several months to a year, depending on how much correction is needed. Most patients will need to wear 20 to 30 pairs of aligners. Dr. Keefe and the 5 Mile Smiles will meet with you regularly during treatment to provide you with each new set of aligners and to monitor your progress.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Last?

Treatment with Invisalign can take anywhere from several months to a year, depending on how much correction is needed. Most patients will need to wear 20 to 30 pairs of aligners. Dr. Keefe and the 5 Mile Smiles will meet with you regularly during treatment to provide you with each new set of aligners and to monitor your progress.

Invisalign FAQs

What are the aligners made of?

The Invisalign aligners are made of thermoplastic material, which is designed to look similar to clear, teeth-whitening trays that slip over teeth.

Is treatment painful?

Treatment is not painful. However, you may feel some slight pressure for the first few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment.

Do Invisalign aligners work with veneers, bridges and other dental restorations?

Invisalign aligners are fabricated to your unique specifications, so they can be worn over dental bridges, veneers and other dental restorations with no problem.

Is Invisalign suitable for children?

In certain cases, Invisalign can be used on children. Speak to our team to learn about Invisalign Teen and Invisalign First.

How do I care for my aligners?

Caring for your aligners is easy, just brush them and rinse them with lukewarm water daily.

Can Invisalign be combined with other treatments?

Yes! Many patients choose to have other dental treatments done to compliment the results of Invisalign. Popular options include teeth whitening, dental bonding and veneers. These cosmetic dental treatments, including Invisalign, can be performed as part of smile makeover.

How to I maintain my Invisalign results?

As with braces and other orthodontic treatments, most doctors recommend wearing retainers to prevent teeth from gradually shifting after treatment with Invisalign.

What are my financing options?

5 Mile Smiles offers affordable and flexible financing with CareCredit. Our team can discuss CareCredit and your other payment options in detail with you during a personal consultation.

Schedule Your Invisalign Treatment

To learn more how Invisalign can straighten your teeth and transform your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Keefe. Contact 5 Mile Smiles in Spokane, WA today by calling (509) 326-2621 today.

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“I can’t say enough how welcoming and warm this dentist office is. I have a very big fear of dentistry, ever since I was a child, but the staff at 5 Mile Smiles made me feel comfortable and safe. I highly recommend this office to anyone in search of a good dentist and staff who is knowledgeable and kind.”

– Noelle Laffoon

“Dr Keefe and his staff is very friendly and efficient. They genuinely care about oral health and understand all sorts of situations.”

– Gabriel Adams