Clear Aligners

Invisalign® and SureSmile® aligners prove that effective orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. These clear aligners have helped millions straighten their teeth and achieve better-looking smiles, and they can help you, too.

Invisalign® and SureSmile® Clear Aligners in Selah, WA

Experience the power of discreet orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® and SureSmile® clear aligners. These innovative aligners fit snugly over your teeth, gently adjusting alignment and spacing while offering unparalleled comfort.

Crafted specifically for you using precise models of your teeth and desired results, each set of Invisalign® or SureSmile® aligners is custom-made to progress your smile transformation seamlessly. You’ll transition to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, and each set subtly shifts your teeth closer to your desired outcome. Typically, achieving your dream smile takes around two years.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® and SureSmile® aligners can be easily removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning, ensuring a hassle-free experience. While they may feel snug initially, they’ll gradually become more comfortable over time.

Maintaining optimal oral hygiene is key during your Invisalign® or SureSmile® journey to prevent food debris and bacteria from accumulating around your teeth. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, you’ll be well on your way to a radiant, confident smile.

Want to learn more about clear aligners? Schedule an appointment with SureSmile® and Invisalign® dentist Dr. Michael McKay at Selah Creek Dental!

  • How much does Invisalign® and SureSmile® cost?

    The cost of this treatment is similar to the cost of metal braces. Costs can vary, depending on:

    1. Insurance coverage. Most insurance plans cover Invisalign® and SureSmile® aligners the same way they cover metal braces. However, insurance will rarely cover Invisalign® aligners for purely cosmetic reasons, and each case is different.
    2. Length/complexity of treatment. With both SureSmile® and Invisalign®, you get new clear aligners every couple of weeks, so the cost varies depending on whether your treatment requires more (or fewer) aligners.

    If you have any financial questions, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss your insurance coverage or additional payment options available.

  • How does the clear aligner process work?

    To begin, we will take photographs of your teeth and face, dental impressions of your teeth, and X-rays. Those records are sent to a lab with detailed instructions on how we want the final result to appear.

    The lab will scan the impressions to create a 3D model of the teeth and work with your dentist to get the mold to its exact proportions. This step is done before the treatment’s commencement to give you a clear image of the projected outcome.

    Once final, the trays are made and mailed to your dentist’s office. Each set of aligners in the series has to be worn continuously for about two weeks and removed only when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You must visit your dentist every four to six weeks to ensure treatment progresses as planned. The treatment is complete once all the set of aligners in the series are worn. The standard treatment time, which depends on the case’s complexity, usually is six months to one year. However, it is suggested that you wear a retainer after treatment is complete to stop your teeth from relocating to their original positions. Similar to the braces, the length of time the retainers should be worn may vary.

  • What are the advantages of clear aligners?

    Most people are excellent candidates for clear aligners. However, clear aligners may not be a suitable choice for extensive orthodontic cases involving significant movement. Some may also choose fixed braces because there are no trays to lose.

    Clear aligners are a great option for:

    • Straightening your teeth without braces that others can see
    • Eating foods that are “off-limits” with traditional braces
    • Easily cleaning and brushing your teeth
  • Who can use clear aligners?

    Most teens and adult patients requiring mild to moderate orthodontic corrections can use clear aligners. This includes patients with crooked and misaligned teeth or teeth that feature noticeable spacing problems. Clear aligners can even help patients with minor bite issues. However, not all orthodontic issues can be treated with clear aligners. More extensive problems will require additional treatment.

    If you’re looking for an Invisalign® provider, Selah Creek Dental would love to help! Contact our office today.

More Questions?

Looking for a SureSmile® or Invisalign® provider? Contact Selah Creek Dental to learn more about clear aligners and to ask any questions you may have!

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