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Did you know that orthodontics is becoming easier for dentists, orthodontists and patients everywhere? The revolutionary new orthodontic treatment Invisalign is composed of custom-made thermoplastic trays created specifically to straighten your teeth and bite. Since its patent in 1997, Invisalign has become very popular. Here are three reasons why:

1. If you wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day, Invisalign takes an estimate of only six to eighteen months to work, as opposed to an average of two years with braces.
2. These aligners are clear and thin and therefore not nearly as noticeable. From a distance your smile will appear to be white and overall will be more aesthetically pleasing than with braces
3. Invisalign aligners are quite easy to remove while eating or brushing your teeth, promoting better oral health as well as increased food choices.

Unfortunately, some dental issues can only be corrected through braces: those with bridgework, teeth that need to move vertically, back tooth bite issues, or canine premolar issues will all require braces. You might also consider braces if you know that you or your child would not likely have the discipline to keep the Invisalign trays in for almost all of the day.

Call us at Washington Dental Group at 1-800-823-0830 to schedule a consultation at one of our many convenient locations in Washington and we’ll give you specialized advice on the right decision for you.