Invisalign® Specialist

Silver Lake Dental Care

Andrew P. Sholudko, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Silver Lake, Everett, WA

You can have the perfect smile you've always wanted without the hassle of metallic braces. Invisalign®, offered at Silver Lake Dental Care in Silver Lake, Everett, Washington, can straighten your teeth without the pain, food restriction on the unsightly appearance of traditional braces. Contact Dr. Andrew Sholudko by phone or online to learn more about Invisalign.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

While both treatments realign your teeth, Invisalign clear plastic aligners can straighten your teeth in as few as six months. While traditional metal (or colored) braces may be appropriate when you’re 10 years old, after a certain age you want to look professional at all times. Invisalign aligners are custom-molded and removable for your comfort and convenience.

More than half a million people have chosen Invisalign because of its many benefits, which include:

  • Clear material. Most people won't notice Invisalign aligners in your mouth
  • No irritating metal wires. You can eat without getting food stuck in your teeth
  • Removable construction. Brushing and flossing are easy since Invisalign aligners are removable
  • Shorter treatment time. In most cases, Invisalign can completely straighten your teeth in under a year, compared to 2-3 years with wire braces
  • No need for frequent adjustments. You'll graduate to a new aligner every two weeks

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. You wear one set of aligners for about  2-3 weeks and then move on to a new set. The best part is unlike traditional braces, there’s no painful tightening or adjustments.

With Invisalign, you can also remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each set of aligners with the next set, your teeth will gradually move into the position your doctor prescribed for you. For most people, the average treatment takes about a year. The end result is a smile that you’ll be proud to show off.

Is Invisalign just for teens or can adults or also benefit from them?

Invisalign is perfect for adults who want to straighten their teeth without advertising it to the world. There are also Invisalign aligners created specifically for teens. These completely invisible, removable aligners allow teens to change their smiles for the better while remaining active, playing sports, eating the foods they love.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The treatment plans Silver Lake Dental Care recommends vary for each patient. It’s important to consider how valuable a professional, personalized Invisalign fit and follow-up office visits can be. The staff reviews any orthodontic coverage you have and discusses payment options with you.

We’re here to work with you to give you a beautiful smile. Contact us by phone or online to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign.