Invisalign Specialist

PDX Smile Design

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Portland, OR

Over six million men, women, and teens have improved their smiles with Invisalign®, the revolutionary orthodontic treatment system favored by many dentists. The dentists at PDX Smile Design in Portland, Oregon, are certified Invisalign providers. With transparent, removable aligners, Invisalign allows patients to discreetly and conveniently straighten their teeth, resulting in a revamped smile. To schedule a consultation, book an appointment online or call the office today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a cutting-edge treatment system used to straighten teeth and enhance smiles. It uses clear, removable aligners made of a thermoplastic material that fits snugly onto your teeth and applies gradual force, progressively shifting your teeth into proper alignment. It’s one of the most advanced aligner systems in the world.

With Invisalign at PDX Smile Design, orthodontic treatment can be discreet, effective, and convenient.

How does Invisalign work?

Your dentist at PDX Smile Design uses 3D digital scan technology to chart out your Invisalign journey before your treatment even starts. They map out each stage of tooth movement that will take place and can even show you what your smile will look like.

The 3D impressions of your teeth are also used to produce your aligners. Once your first set of aligners is ready, you start wearing them right away. You must wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours each day for optimal results. You can, however, remove them to eat and brush your teeth.

You’ll receive a new set of aligners every few weeks. Each new set of aligners is slightly altered to apply more force, ensuring the movement of your teeth remains on course.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

One of the main benefits of Invisalign is the discreet nature of the treatment itself. For teens and adults alike, smiling with a mouthful of metal brackets can be embarrassing. When you’re wearing your clear Invisalign aligners, most people can’t even tell you’re wearing them. So, whether you’re at school or at your workplace, you can smile with confidence during Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign is also great for patients with busy schedules. You only need to check in with the dentists at PDX Smile Design every six weeks or so for minor evaluations. The fit of the aligners is also very comfortable and is less likely to cause gum or cheek irritation than traditional metal braces.

With Invisalign, orthodontic treatment is 50% faster on average than with traditional braces. So, not only is Invisalign simpler, it’s quicker.

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

On average, treatment with Invisalign takes about 12 months, but that can depend on factors such as the state of your smile and how often you wear your aligners. In some cases, treatment can take less than that, or it can last up to 18 months.

Your dentist at PDX Smile Design will provide you with updated timelines as they monitor your treatment. You’ll notice the alignment of your teeth noticeably improve during each phase of treatment.

To schedule an Invisalign consultation at the PDX Smile Design office, call or use the online booking tool today.