Orthodontic Treatment in Longview & Vancouver

At the office of Dr. Lauren Cai, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile they feel truly proud to call their own. We focus on taking an individualized approach to treatment, designing highly personalized treatment plans that suit each patient's unique needs and lifestyle. We're proud to offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to patients in the Longview & Vancouver, WA area, and one of the most popular treatments we offer is Invisalign.


What Is Invisalign?

Woman putting on Invisalign aligners

The Invisalign System is a revolutionary new orthodontic treatment method that does away with the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners fit directly onto the dental arch and lay flat on it, making them smoother and more comfortable when worn, and they're also completely removable for things like eating and oral hygiene. Best of all, they're transparent - making them almost invisible when worn.


Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign comes with a number of advantages over traditional orthodontic treatments like metal braces. Some of the foremost benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Virtually Invisible: The aligners are see-through and lay flat on the teeth, meaning they're almost invisible from the outside. There's no need to worry about having braces in pictures or for important social events.
  • Comfort: Because the aligners are smooth, they won't cause the tiny cuts and scratches that often come from traditional braces.
  • No Dietary Restrictions: With braces, you need to avoid foods that are hard, sticky, or crunchy to protect the braces. But with Invisalign, you take the aligners out to eat, meaning you don't have to restrict your diet.
  • Oral Hygiene Is Easy: You remove the aligners to brush and floss, so you'll never have to worry about things like floss threaders.

Our Vancouver & Longview Invisalign Procedure

The Invisalign System takes advantage of some of the most advanced orthodontic technology available, making for a simple, streamlined treatment process. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lauren Cai will work with you to determine if you're a candidate for Invisalign and if Invisalign is the best treatment option available to you. If you and Dr. Cai decide Invisalign is the best choice, Dr. Cai will use your diagnostic information to create a detailed, step-by-step treatment plan, then use that plan to have your own set of custom-made aligners manufactured specifically for your teeth.

You'll wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Every two weeks, you'll switch to a new set of aligners, and with each new set, your teeth will move closer to their final positions. Once you finish with your final set of aligners, your new smile will be complete - and you'll get to enjoy it for the rest of your life!

Schedule a Consultation with Your Vancouver & Longview, WA Orthodontist

Invisalign is a convenient way to achieve a gorgeous new smile that'll last you a lifetime, and if you're ready to take the next step, Dr. Cai and our team of orthodontic specialists are excited to help. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign and to schedule your consultation appointment at either of our offices. We're looking forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams - invisibly!