Invisalign Treatment


Aligner therapy or Invisalign treatment is one of esthetically appealing orthodontic treatment. Traditional metal braces is not the only option.

Orthodontic treatment has changed in the last decade. Orthodontist used to move teeth with metal braces.

Invisalign is one of the early aligner systems on the market. The Invisalign system includes thermoplastic Smarttrack material and Clincheck software. Align technology manufacture Invisalign clear aligners.

Clear Aligners Treatment

The more technical term for Invisalign treatment is aligner therapy. Dentistry has changed and Invisalign is not the only option for orthodontic treatment with aligners.

An an alternative treatment option you can have both braces and clear aligners through the course of treatment. This option is called hybrid treatment option. Treatment time sometime reduces with this option.

Aligner treatment has some advantage like being able to floss to keep a great oral health.

Traditional braces vs Invisalign (clear aligners)

Traditional braces and Invisalign aligners represent two fundamentally different approaches for correcting dental issues.

Traditional braces, a time-tested method, rely on metal brackets and wires affixed to the teeth, making them more noticeable but highly effective for complex dental corrections.

Invisalign, a clear aligner system similar to ClearCorrect, offers a more aesthetically pleasing solution through a series of virtually invisible aligners. This system appeals to those seeking a discreet treatment option and involves receiving a new set of aligners periodically to gradually adjust teeth positioning.

Systematic reviews of both treatments would likely highlight Invisalign's appeal for adults and teens wary of the stigma associated with traditional braces. From a financial perspective, both options are supported by various insurance plans, with many providers offering payment plans to mitigate treatment costs. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) can also be utilized, providing pre-tax dollars to cover expenses.

While clear aligner treatment aka Invisalign is often perceived as the pricier option, its convenience, aesthetics, and the ability to remove the aligners for eating and cleaning may justify the cost for many. Ultimately, the choice between traditional braces and Invisalign depends on the patient's specific periodontal needs, lifestyle preferences, and financial considerations, including insurance coverage and available monthly payment plans.

Best candidates for aligner treatment option

Aligner therapy can fix most of the malocclusions if the patient is wearing the clear aligners all the time. Yes this includes, deep overbite, openbite, underbite, crooked teeth, spacing and crossbites.

Cost of Invisalign treatment

Cost of aligner treatment depends on the complexity of orthodontic treatment. Dental insurance covers part of this total cost. Most orthodontic offices offer payment options. The cost of treatment is a great investment for a beautiful new smile to boost your confidence.

Invisalign treatment in Sammamish and Issaquah

You can find multiple Invisalign providers in Sammamish and Issaquah area. Orthodontists and Dentists (DDS) are both offering aligner treatment. Best approach to find the right provider is to schedule an orthodontic free consultation to learn about treatment options and how it works to get aligner treatment. During your consultation, you want to ask about different treatment options, cost of the treatment and insurance coverage of the total cost of orthodontic treatment.

Clear Aligner Treatment at PORTH

Dr. Rooz is a key contributor in aligner treatment. At PORH, we use a tailored aligner system design and fabricated at our cutting edge lab. PORTH aligners were established to overcome shortcoming with the Invisalign appliances.


FAQs on Invisalign treatment

Can I do whitening during my aligner treatment?

Yes if you don’t have attachments. The attachments could create multiple colors on your teeth if you try to whitening your teeth. A good oral hygiene would prevent staining of your teeth during your aligner treatment.

What are the cons of having Invisalign?

Invisalign or clear aligner treatment requires commitment to wear plastic aligners close to 22 hours a day. This could be challenging for some patients.

How much is a pair of Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign depends on complexity of orthodontic treatment plan. The range of aligner treatment is between $2000- $10000.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Not necessarily. Invisalign braces or aligner trays work well if the patient wears them regularly. Clear plastic and metal brackets are both good appliances to move teeth for the right patient.

How long does an Invisalign last?

A set of aligners are often good for 2-3 weeks.

What is the difference between Invisalign and braces?

Invisalign works different compared to braces. Tooth movement with clear aligner is programmed from a scan of your teeth (e.g, iTero scanner). Treatment plan then will be done by an orthodontist to fix the malocclusion.

What is Invisalign made of?

The Invisalign clear aligners are made of smarttrack material. There are so many other great thermoplastic sheet for tooth alignment.

What age should someone have Invisalign?

Clear aligner treatment option is for all ages.

How many sessions does it take?

The checkups appointment for clear aligners are between every 8 to 16 weeks.

Do I need a retainer after my Invisalign treatment?

Yes you need a clear retainer for both aligner and braces treatment.