Invisalign Specialist

Kavitha Gowda, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Perfect Smiles Dentistry

Kavitha Gowda, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Everett, WA

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! Kavitha Gowda, DDS, the general and cosmetic dentist at Perfect Smiles Dentistry in Everett, Washington, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Perfect Smiles Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign do?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth will align your teeth little by little over time.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for the best results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Curious about why Invisalign might be better than braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches? Check out these benefits:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Mild to moderate dental misalignments are no match for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by Dr. Gowda. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Perfect Smiles Dentistry for a consultation.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

Dr. Gowda will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. To fully examine your teeth, Dr. Gowda will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3-D images. This helps Dr. Gowda develop a precise treatment plan.

Then Dr. Gowda customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. While you wear them, the aligners gradually push your teeth where they are supposed to go. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Gowda will occasionally make your new aligners. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Talk to Dr. Gowda if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Perfect Smiles Dentistry or booking an appointment online today.

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