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. First, the aligners are removable, making it easy to eat and drink. Cleaning the aligners is also easy; just rinse them with lukewarm water. Last but certainly not least, the aligners are discreet, meaning that no one will know that they are in place. With Invisalign, you can smile without hesitation as your teeth get straightened.
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.
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.
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.
“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