Do you find yourself struggling to eat food properly? Is food getting stuck between your teeth?
You may be thinking you need braces to fix your teeth but can’t stand the thought of dealing with metal wires and brackets that come with traditional braces.
So, what now?
Is it completely hopeless as an adult to find an orthodontic treatment that’ll fit your lifestyle?
We’re here to tell you absolutely not.
Meet Rob from Chelan, WA
Rob had the same concerns as you.
Rob and his wife Donna are owners and winemakers at Mellisoni Vineyards… This text opens a new tab to the Mellisoni Vineyards website…, the 2021 Washington State Winery of the Year.
Since Rob hosts and entertains guests on a daily basis, he needed a discreet orthodontic treatment that wouldn’t affect his speech.
In addition, he had trouble eating because when he chewed, he ended up biting his cheek.
It was easy for food particles to get stuck between his teeth, and he was unhappy with the gap in his front teeth.
He began searching for a solution and found Dr. Jeff Schur through a trusted source – his wife, Donna!
After seeing how fast her smile began to straighten out, Rob decided to jumpstart his Invisalign treatment too.
Dr. Schur recommended Invisalign clear aligners for Rob because they’re exactly what Rob was looking for in an orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign aligners… This text opens a new tab to the Invisalign website… are suitable for adult teeth and lifestyle because they’re:
- Discreet: No one except you and Dr. Schur will know that you’re getting your teeth straightened
- Removable: When Rob needed to wine taste, he was able to do so without the hassle of metal brackets and wires
- Helpful in improving overall health: Rob finally was able to chew and eat his food properly
How did his Invisalign treatment go?
After his initial consultation, Rob was surprised to learn how easy Invisalign treatment is.
We used an intra-oral camera to take a 3D digital impression of his teeth and created custom aligners that fit comfortably over his teeth without irritating his gums.
In addition, Invisalign technology showed a preview of his new smile – before even beginning treatment!
For Rob, it felt like a fun game.
With every aligner set he got each week, he was excited to see how fast his smile changed.
His favorite part about Invisalign was how easy it was; it never got in the way of anything he had to do.
He was able to wear his aligners to comply with the required 20 to 22 hours a day, so his treatment progressed as planned.
Check out his Invisalign before and after:
These aligners transformed his smile and Rob couldn’t be happier with the results.
After completing treatment, Rob and Donna Mellison smile, talk, and taste wine with confidence.
Thanks to Invisalign, they’ve very pleased with the function of their bite and thrilled with their beautiful smiles.
Now, they can focus on what really matters – interacting with their family, friends, and audience without feeling embarrassed.
Is Invisalign better than braces?
Invisalign and braces both have the same end goal: moving your teeth into the optimal positions for chewing, talking, and smiling.
Dr. Schur will determine which treatment is best suited for your smile needs and lifestyle.
Traditional braces are able to fix extreme overbites or underbites, and Invisalign is great for mild to moderate cases.
On the other hand:
Invisalign’s clear aligners are removable, meaning you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in your metal wires or brackets.
How do I know if I’m a candidate?
If you need to straighten your teeth, chances are you’re a candidate for Invisalign.
There’s a couple of factors that make you a good candidate and this includes:
- Age: While age itself isn’t a factor, Invisalign is more suitable for people who have all of their permanent teeth in
- Health: Your gums and teeth should be in healthy condition before beginning treatment
- Compliance: Wearing your aligners for the instructed amount of time will give you the best results
The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.
Is there an age limit?
You’ll be happy to know:
There’s no specific age limit for Invisalign.
Many of our adult patients believe it’s too late to pursue orthodontic treatment, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!
Invisalign is ideal for adults because adults are more likely to comply with wearing their aligners, and they enjoy how discreet treatment is.
Plus, straight teeth are beneficial at any age. They’re easier to clean and improve your overall health.
We’re also happy to offer Invisalign Teen – so your kiddos can skip the unsightly metal braces too.
I’m interested. Where can I find an Invisalign orthodontist in Bellevue, WA?
Schur Orthodontics is proud to be an Invisalign Preferred Provider.
As SeattleMet’s Top Dentist since 2008, Dr. Jeff Schur will work with you to find a treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle.
To see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, request a consultation today.
Schur Orthodontics is located in Bellevue, WA… This text opens a new tab to our Google listing…, and sees patients from all over the area, including Redmond, Kirkland, Seattle, Renton, Eastside, and Woodinville.