Invisalign Specialist

Old-school metal braces aren’t the only path to a beautiful smile: Invisalign® clear braces provide an easier, more effective way to straighten teeth, correct alignment, close gaps, and attain the smile you’ve always wanted. Family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory D. Kuo in Redmond, Washington offers a comprehensive menu of cosmetic services, including Invisalign clear braces. If you’re in the Seattle area and you’re ready to improve your smile, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

by Gregory D. Kuo, DDS, MS

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth over time. The Invisalign system can correct mild to moderate spacing problems as well as small gaps, protruding teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.

Because Invisalign’s special aligners are removable and virtually imperceptible, you can take them out when it’s time to eat or brush your teeth, and no one can readily tell when you’re wearing them.

Invisalign is backed by more than 700 patents, over two decades of clinical research, and the successful results of millions of patients.

How does Invisalign work?

As with traditional metal braces, the primary goal of Invisalign is to change the position of your teeth through precise, controlled force. Invisalign aligners are more efficient and effective than regular braces, however, because they provide better control and timing of that force.

Invisalign uses innovative 3D imaging to create a series of custom aligners designed to fit closely against your teeth. During the 2-week period that you wear each aligner, it incrementally moves specific teeth until you’re ready for the next aligner in the series.

As you progress from one aligner to the next, the application precise, incremental force continues, until you finish with the final aligner and complete the procedure. Your detailed treatment plan specifies exactly which teeth should be moved at each stage for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

You’ll visit Dr. Kuo’s office once every six to eight weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. For most patients, total treatment time averages nine to 15 months.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

One of the biggest advantages Invisalign has over traditional braces is that it’s more efficient and effective for correcting mild to moderate spacing and alignment issues. That means you’re likely to experience better results and a shorter treatment time.  

While this is a big benefit, patients like the Invisalign system for other reasons, too:

Aesthetic appeal

Because they’re virtually invisible, Invisalign aligners don’t create unwanted attention. This makes them a much more attractive alternative to traditional braces, particularly for adult patients.

Comfort

Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces, which can make your mouth feel sore, tender, or painful.

Better hygiene

Unlike braces with brackets and wires, which can trap food and make flossing difficult, Invisalign aligners are fully removable so you can clean your teeth clean as you normally would.

Insurance

DENTAL PPO PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office accepts dental PPO plans. Please provide us with your insurance information either before or during your office visit so that we can determine your eligibility and benefits. We do our very best to maximize your benefits.

CUSTOM PAYMENT PLANS

Dr. Kuo's office provides custom payment plans for qualified patients. Please let us know if you need to initiate a custom payment plan and we will be happy to work with you. We also offer a discounted dental plan for those who do not have insurance. Make sure to ask us for the details! 

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Dr. Kuo's office accepts Care Credit. 

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Gregory Kuo, DDS, MS
15446 Bel-Red Road, Ste. 110
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-296-9783
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