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Yamaguchi Family Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign® Treatment to our Tumwater and Olympia Patients

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Metal is for Music. Invisalign® is for you.

Do you want a straighter, healthier smile that you can't wait to show off?

Invisalign® custom fit aligners are comfortable, are virtually invisible and can help you get the straight smile you want in as little as 12 to 18 months (though many patients start to see results just a few weeks after starting treatment!).

Find out why more than 14 million people have improved their smiles with Invisalign clear aligners. Set up your appointment with Yamaguchi Family Dentistry in Tumwater, WA to find out what choosing Invisalign can do for you.

Why consider Invisalign?

Let's face it: most people want a straighter smile, but they don't want to wear braces. You don't have to deal with metal brackets and wires when you use Invisalign. Instead, you can easily, comfortably, and quickly get the smile you've always wanted.

Invisalign® clear aligners are made from SmartTrack material, which makes them more comfortable and easier to put on and take off than other clear aligner brands and are grins above traditional braces.

Years of research and testing went into designing and making Invisalign's clear, custom-made aligners. They are designed to work without getting in the way of your life. You need to take out your aligners when you eat, drink, brush, or floss your teeth. Aside from that, you won't even know they are there.

  • Invisalign fits your teeth like a glove — Tumwater Invisalign treatment at Yamaguchi Family Dentistry is tailored specifically for you
  • Treatment plans are based on years of research and information from millions of other patients, eliminating the need to need to guess in achieving proper alignment
  • Easy to use and doesn't get in the way of your life's activities like brushing and flossing and the ability to chew properly

Book your Invisalign appointment today!
Call Yamaguchi Family Dentistry at (360) 943-9480 and ask about Invisalign®

How Invisalign works

People don't often think about how crooked teeth can hurt their health, but it can be very bad. Gum disease, receding gums, and crooked teeth can not only ruin your smile, but they can also spread to other parts of your body and make you more likely to get heart disease, a stroke, lung disease, and other serious health problems.

Are you ready for your new smile? Treatment with Invisalign only takes 3 easy steps.

Step 1: See Dr. Yamaguchi and look at your new smile
During your first visit to the dentist, he or she will do a full scan of your teeth and make a treatment plan based on your needs. You can also use the iTero® scanner's Invisalign Outcome Simulator to see your smile after Invisalign treatment.

Step 2: Get custom aligners to change your smile
After you get your aligners, your dentist will trim them to ensure they fit your teeth perfectly. Then, you'll wear your aligners every day (you'll only need to take them out to eat or drink), check in with your doctor every 4–8 weeks to make sure they are working properly and swap out your trays, and then wear your aligners as usual until your treatment is done.

Step 3: Have fun with your brand-new smile
Once Invisalign has improved your smile, you can show off your straight, beautiful smile. After treatment, most people feel better about themselves and happier in general. We'll probably set you up with a night retainer to maintain your smile, which we'll discuss during treatment planning.

Invisalign Aligners vs. Traditional Metal Braces

Invisalign uses clear aligners that blend in with your smile to slowly straighten your teeth, while braces use painful metal brackets, wires, and bands to move your teeth. People like Invisalign aligners because they can be taken off and don't look like braces.

Invisalign Treatment vs. Other Brands

Straightening your teeth at home with mail-order aligners that you can buy online is not the same as getting orthodontic treatment from a doctor. Without the experienced team at Yamaguchi Family Dentistry, straightening your teeth can cost you a lot of money and even cause damage that can't be fixed.

Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign treatment is great for adults but can also be great for teens. Your teen can get the straight, beautiful smile they've always wanted without dealing with the pain and trouble of traditional braces. This is because aligners are virtually invisible and easy to care for.

Know your teen is wearing their aligners — Optional blue compliance indicator dots help you keep track of their treatment, ensuring your teen wears their aligners every day for at least 20 hours and changes their trays every two weeks for the best smile results.

Vivera® Retainers — When your treatment is over, Yamaguchi Family Dentistry will give you four sets of comfortable, long-lasting Vivera retainers to help you keep your beautiful new smile.

Fixing Teeth that are out of line or crowded for Teens

Misalignment, gapped teeth and crowding can ruin your smile by making your teeth look crooked, giving you jaw problems, and making your teeth work less well. If your teeth are out of place or too close together, they may be crooked or overlap. You may also have trouble chewing and feel pain or discomfort when you eat your favorite foods.

During Invisalign treatment, aligners are made to gradually move your teeth into the right place. This means that crooked or crowded teeth are no longer a problem.

Living with Invisalign Aligners

Change your smile and live your life how you want to. Invisalign is made to fit your life and not get in the way. Invisalign is a low-cost and easy way to get the smile you want. All you have to do is wear your aligners, take care of them in between check-ups and put in a fresh set every two weeks.

How is Your Invisalign Treatment Plan Made?

When you choose Invisalign clear aligners to get your perfect smile, you choose a unique way. First, we will use a high-tech 3-D scanner to make an image of your teeth. This helps us find any problems, like an overbite, underbite, crooked teeth, etc. Then we will talk to you about the results of your scan and answer any questions or concerns you may have about your orthodontic needs.

Invisalign FAQs

How to Clean the Aligners for Invisalign

Since Invisalign clear aligners can be taken off, patients must make sure to clean them often and replace them every so often. You should rinse your aligners every night and lightly brush them for the best results. You should also get a new set of aligners every one to two weeks.

How much does it cost to use Invisalign?

Since each person's Invisalign aligners are made just for them, the cost varies. Most doctors will help you find a way to pay for your care. Payment options usually include flexible, affordable payment plans or financing through CareCredit, a program that helps people get the care they need without worrying about how much it will cost.

Most insurance plans also cover at least part of the cost of treatment, but if you're worried about being able to pay for Invisalign, you can talk to us about payment options.

How long does the Invisalign process take?

Results can be seen in as little as 12 to 18 months if Invisalign aligners are worn all day and night and only taken out to eat, brush, and floss. Within the first few weeks of treatment, most people start to see slow changes as teeth reach the correct position.

Book your Invisalign appointment today!
Call Yamaguchi Family Dentistry at (360) 943-9480 and ask about Invisalign®

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