Benjamin C. Wang, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Benjamin C. Wang, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Portland, OR

Forget about using traditional braces to fix your crooked teeth and enjoy the control and convenience of Invisalign® aligners. These virtually undetectable, clear aligner trays allow you to get straighter teeth without the metal wires. Benjamin Wang, DMD, manages every step of your treatment. If you’re looking for an Invisalign provider in the Portland, Oregon area, contact Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry by using the online booking tool or by calling the office directly.

Invisalign Q & A

What’s Invisalign?

Invisalign is a tooth straightening treatment that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to shift your teeth into alignment gradually. You place the mouthpieces over your teeth, and they exert gentle pressure that moves them toward the desired position and alignment.

Each week or two, you change the aligners until you complete the treatment. Dr. Wang periodically checks in on your progress to ensure the aligners are working correctly.

How do I get fitted for aligners?

Dr. Wang takes a digital scan of your teeth and designs a course of treatment based on where your teeth are now and where they should be. Next, he sends the treatment plan to Invisalign, where they produce your customized mouthpieces.

Who might be a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign refines their technologies daily so they can help more people. To determine if you’re a good fit for this tooth straightening system, consult with Dr. Wang.

For the treatment to be successful, you must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day. If you know you won’t follow those guidelines, you may be a better candidate for the traditional wire and brackets orthodontic treatments.

In general, Invisalign helps correct the following alignment issues:

  • Gaps in between teeth
  • Malalignment of teeth
  • Bite issues (such as a deep overbite or other malocclusions)
  • Crowded teeth

Improving the alignment of your teeth can help perfect the aesthetics of your smile and your oral health as a whole. 

What are the advantages of Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign aligners are much more convenient than braces because you can remove them to eat and brush. You don’t have to worry about food getting caught inside the brackets or following any dietary restrictions.

Because they’re clear, Invisalign aligners are much less noticeable than braces. Most people you encounter won’t even know you’re wearing them.

The Invisalign system requires fewer dentist appointments because they don’t need manual adjustments like traditional braces. The aligners are easier to use and offer much more control over your treatment and schedule.

To see if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, contact our team at Centerport Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, by using the online booking feature or over the phone to set up an Invisalign consultation.