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Dr. Peralta Is A 2016 Preferred Invisalign Provider In Seattle!

The team at Peralta Orthodontics is proud to announce that Dr. Peralta has been named a 2016 Invisalign Preferred Provider. This distinction means that our Burien and West Seattle orthodontist, who has been trained and certified by Invisalign, has a proven record of successfully treating patients with the innovative Invisalign System. For those of you who may not know, Invisalign has become a very popular treatment method of choice among teenagers and adults who wish to improve their smiles conveniently and discreetly.


How Does Invisalign Work?


Improving a smile with Invisalign consists of providing the patient with a series of finely calibrated, clear removable aligner trays which fit snugly over the teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series and so on until all the aligners have been used and the teeth are in the optimum final position that has been carefully planned out by Dr. Peralta. Because the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions to deal with nor any need to worry about not being able to thoroughly clean the teeth during treatment because the aligners are simply removed when eating and when brushing and flossing.


Dr. Peralta’s experience and expertise in using Invisalign successfully is just one more reason why our practice is considered the place to go for excellent orthodontic treatment in the West Seattle area!


Are You A Good Candidate for Invisalign?


If you are interested in improving your smile discreetly and conveniently without having to wear conventional metal braces, Invisalign may be a good treatment method for you. However, even though Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic problems and issues, this treatment method is not right for everyone. For example, Invisalign is a not a good option for treating people with severely crooked teeth or rotated teeth, teeth that are severely tipped or for those with large spaces between teeth.


When you schedule a complimentary consultation with us, once Dr. Peralta has provided you with a thorough examination, he will let you know if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Simply request your appointment today to find out if you can enjoy all the many benefits that come with improving your smile using Invisalign. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve your dream smile so you can smile with complete confidence knowing your teeth look great!

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Why Isn’t Invisalign Right for Everyone?

An ever-increasing number of teens and adults are choosing to wear Invisalign clear aligners over traditional metal braces. There are many reasons why people have been coming around to this orthodontic treatment option. For instance, the fact that the aligners are transparent, making them virtually invisible, is a big draw. Invisalign patients also enjoy being able to conveniently take the aligners out when eating, brushing and flossing their teeth. Even though it seems as though Invisalign could work on anybody, this orthodontic treatment option is not always the right treatment for certain patients.

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

If you are a teen or adult who wishes to correct your bite but don’t like the idea of wearing traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be a good treatment option for you. However, Invislign is not for children or for adults with severely crooked teeth or neuromuscular bite problems.

Invisalign is a good option for teens and adults who wish to correct their bite discreetly. It’s also a good option for patients who want the convenience of not having to worry about food restrictions or problems cleaning their teeth while in orthodontic treatment. Additionally, Invisalign is a good option for professional adults who do not wish to wear visible metal braces.

What Invisalign Can’t Do

While Invisalign can be used to treat some types of orthodontic problems, its effectiveness is limited. This is because in comparison to traditional braces, removable braces systems like Invisalign do not provide your orthodontist with as much control over creating certain types of tooth movements. Invisalign cannot treat severe cases of malocclusions nor is it considered the best solution for treating cases that involve:

Severely rotated teeth – Teeth that are rotated from their normal position more than 20 degrees and especially molars and lower eyeteeth.

Teeth that are severely tipped – Teeth angled more than 45 degrees from normal

Large spaces between teeth – Cases where all tooth gaps combined total more than 6mm per arch

Other problems – Severe deep overbites, skeletally-based malocclusions and open bites or other cases where the extraction of teeth is required

When you schedule a complimentary consultation with our Seattle, WA orthodontic office, Dr. Peralta will provide you with a thorough examination to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Dr. Peralta is a certified Burien, WA Invisalign provider who uses the most current orthodontic technology available. These advancements in technology allow him to cater to your unique needs in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

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Invisalign: The Clear Alternative to Braces

Dr. Jorge Peralta and his Seattle orthodontics team offer a full range of treatment options so that we can cater to each of our patients’ unique needs. In addition to using clear ceramic braces, traditional metal braces and Incognito lingual braces, we also offer Invisalign clear aligners to our late teen and adult patients who wish to perfect their smiles without the use of wires and brackets.

About Invisalign

The innovative Invisalign System consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth. The custom-made series of aligners are created for you and only you using computer-generated, 3D image based on the exact movements Dr. Peralta plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply put a new set of aligners every two weeks or so until your treatment is complete and you achieve the straight, confident smile you’ve always wanted.

Benefits Provided by Invisalign

When you’re wearing Invisalign, most people won’t even notice that you’re having your teeth straightened because the translucent clear aligners blend in with your teeth. This provides you with increased confidence and self-esteem throughout your treatment process as you won’t have to concern yourself with how you look while having your teeth straightened. You can smile with confidence and feel your best as you enjoy this virtually invisible teeth straightening process.

Because the clear, smooth aligners can’t poke the inside of your mouth like metal braces can, you won’t experience pain or discomfort associated with metal braces. Additionally, you won’t develop mouth sores or suffer injuries caused by brace wires because there are no wires used. Also, because you can take the aligners out, you’re able to eat all the foods you love like hard crusted breads, nuts, corn on the cob and other foods you enjoy. You also can take the aligners out when brushing and flossing so you don’t have to worry about the buildup of plaque around brackets, which can lead to the development of tooth decay.

How Invisalign Works

You will wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, removing them only when you eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by Dr. Peralta. You will come into our Seattle orthodontist office about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. You will use between 18 and 30 aligners during your treatment process that can take between 9 and 15 months to complete.