By Ken Yasuhara, DDS - Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
January 07, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt? The facts about Invisalign treatment.

You’ve heard about Invisalign; maybe some of your friends have had Invisalign treatment and you are impressed with the results, but invisalignyou still are not sure if it is right for you. You are worried Invisalign treatment might be painful, the way metal braces can sometimes be. It’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Ken Yasuhara, the Invisalign expert in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Invisalign is the most comfortable method available to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign technique uses a set of clear plastic appliances, called aligners, which Dr. Yasuhara will custom-make for you. That’s all there is to it! With Invisalign, there are no metal wires or brackets. Instead, you have a set of aligners which are comfortable and almost invisible to those around you.

Dr. Yasuhara will develop a treatment sequence just for you. Typically, you will wear a set of aligners for the first two weeks. You will be able to take them out to brush and floss, and when you eat and drink. Unlike metal braces, the convenience of easy removal makes it easy to keep your teeth clean. You are also free to eat and drink what you please.

After two weeks, you will change to another set of aligners for two weeks. You continue changing aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift into position. The entire process is gentle and comfortable. Invisalign treatment will give you the straight teeth you’ve been waiting for. Dr. Yasuhara will see you about every six weeks to monitor your progress. Invisalign treatment typically takes about nine to fifteen months.

Invisalign can correct problems such as:

  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Poorly aligned bite

If you want to straighten your teeth using Invisalign, or you just want to find out more, stop in and see Dr. Ken Yasuhara, your Invisalign expert in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before you know it, you can have straight teeth the modern, comfortable Invisalign way. Call today!