Larry R. Adams, DMD -  - Cosmetic and Emergency Dentist

Dental Care By Design

Larry R. Adams, DMD

Cosmetic and Emergency Dentist located in Lacey, WA

Properly aligned teeth give you a smile that looks, feels, and functions better. At Dental Care By Design, Larry R. Adams, DMD, recommends Invisalign® for his patients looking to straighten their teeth and improve their smiles. Located in Lacey, Washington, Dental Care By Design is a trusted source for Invisalign treatments. Dr. Adams also serves the Olympia, WA and Tumwater WA area. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary solution for fixing teeth that aren’t properly aligned, offering a modern alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic retainers to gently and progressively shift your teeth into better alignment.

How does Invisalign work?

The first step in getting Invisalign is to have a consultation at Dental Care By Design. At your first appointment, Dr. Adams examines the current alignment of your teeth and discusses your treatment goals. If you decide that Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Adams takes a series of intraoral photos and a set of impressions of your teeth, which he sends to Aligntech, the manufacturers of Invisalign.

Aligntech uses those photos and impressions to design a virtual model of your teeth, called a ClinCheck®. Your ClinCheck allows Dr. Adams to see a virtual representation of your teeth as they gradually move from your current alignment to their target alignment. It also serves as the template to create a series of plastic retainers that fit snugly over your teeth as they move your smile towards your target alignment.

You wear each of these retainers for two weeks and only take them out when you eat or are cleaning your teeth. Depending on your current alignment and target alignment, Invisalign can give you the smile of your dreams in as little as nine months.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

As a modern orthodontic treatment, Invisalign has a number of advantages over traditional metal braces, such as:

  • Less noticeable in your mouth
  • More comfortable, won’t chafe against the insides of your cheeks
  • Easier to brush and floss during treatment
  • Quicker results — up to 50% faster

These benefits are the reason why over 6 million people worldwide have chosen to improve their smiles with Invisalign.

Will Invisalign work for me?

Dental Care By Design recommends Invisalign to patients looking to correct mild to moderate crowding or spacing between their teeth. If you have a more complex occlusion (how your bite fits together), Dr. Adams might recommend a consultation with an orthodontist.

The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dental Care By Design. So don’t wait, book your visit today! You can call the office or use the convenient online scheduling tool.