Invisalign is an amazing alternative to braces to correct malocclusion (imperfect positioning of the teeth) and enhance aesthetics. 10 weeks ago my husband began an Invisalign treatment with Dr. Oleg, founder of 425 Dental in Issaquah, Washington. In this post I’ll be sharing an honest Invisalign Review, including our initial thoughts of the Invisalign process, along with a detailed breakdown of the cost, length of treatment and how to determine if you’re a good candidate!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a clear, aligner-based orthodontic treatment option for patients that would like to straighten their teeth or correct their bite without the use of conventional metal braces. Also, Invisalign aligners are removable and practically invisible, thus preventing food getting stuck during eating as would happen with metal braces. Being able to use clear trays hides the fact that you are going through orthodontic treatment and doesn’t interfere with your social life.
Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Treatment depends on the level of complexity and the position of your teeth, but most patients are great candidates for Invisalign.
If you would like to have the position of your teeth corrected and can commit to wearing clear trays throughout the day, except for when you eat, brush, and floss, then Invisalign would be a great method of treatment for you!
What are the Advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, removable, comfortable, and affordable. There is no need to change bands or wires, which lessens the amount of visits you’ll make to the dentist. You can even use the trays to whiten your teeth during Invisalign treatment!
How Much Does it Cost?
425 Dental offers complimentary consultations where they’ll propose the best treatment plan to fit your needs. Invisalign with Dr. Oleg starts at $3,999 and includes the following:
- Initial consult
- All visits
- All Invisalign treatment
- Teeth whitening
- Any necessary corrections
How Long Do You Have To Wear Invisalign?
Treatment at 425 Dental takes an average of 6 months, though that will vary from case to case. Patients come for their Invisalign appointments every six to eight weeks. Most appointments last less than 30 minutes. In addition, 425 Dental prides themselves on being flexible with appointment frequencies and work around their patients’ schedule.
What Happens After the Invisalign Treatment?
When treatment is completed, Dr. Oleg, Dr. Nikole or Dr. Sakai will discuss different options of retaining the corrected tooth position with the patients. Options include clear trays that can be worn at night or a retention device that can be attached to the back of the lower teeth. Retention is very important once any orthodontic treatment is done, as teeth have a tendency to move back to their original position.
Do You Wear the Invisalign Trays All Day?
Dr. Oleg recommends you wear the Invisalign trays 22 hours/day. You can can eat, drink and sleep in them.
Are There Things To Avoid with Invisalign?
During the Invisalign treatment avoid gum, curry, turmeric and cigars to prevent discoloration of your trays. Coffee and wine are okay! Regardless, it’s always important to brush your teeth and liners after eating. And remember teeth whitening is included with all Invisalign treatments at 425 Dental.
Is Invisalign Painful?
You’ll notice sensitivity for the first 4-7 days, which will quickly taper off. You can take Tylenol if needed.
My husband had his consult with Dr. Oleg 10 weeks ago which confirmed he was a candidate due to malocclusion and gum recession. He was fitted for the Invisalign trays in-office and returned 4 weeks later to begin the treatment. He is scheduled to return every 6 weeks to monitor the progress and pick up the next set of trays.
From my perspective, as his spouse, honestly I don’t even notice it. Even in photos I still find it nearly impossible to detect. More than anything, I’m excited for him to feel confident in his smile again.
Dr. Oleg and his 425 Dental staff provide unparalleled service, compassion on a sensitive topic and impressive Invisalign results for their patients.
If you’d like to dive deeper into this Invisalign Review, check out the 425 Dental Before and After gallery!
To determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact 425 Dental for a free consultation with their Invisalign-certified doctors. They will evaluate the position of your teeth, gums, smile display, and a few other important criteria to decide if Invisalign is right for you.
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This Invisalign Review was written in collaboration with 425 Dental