Access Dental


Family & General Dentistry located in Olympia, WA

Invisalign® services offered in Olympia, WA

Nobody wants crooked or misaligned teeth, but a metal mouthful isn’t an appealing alternative. Access Dental welcomes a wide variety of patients. The dental experts proudly offer the Invisalign® teeth alignment system at their office in Olympia, Washington. If you want to neaten your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call the office to schedule a consultation or request one online today.

Invisalign® Q&A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an innovative and effective way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces.

With Invisalign, you wear plastic aligners that you switch out every one to two weeks with a new set of slightly adjusted aligners. The aligners gradually guide your teeth into the desired position with each new set.

You’ll need to wear them for at least 20 hours a day, but you can remove them easily to clean your teeth and eat.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Due to its ease of use and comfort, Invisalign is an increasingly sought-after treatment for misaligned teeth. The benefits of Invisalign aligners include:

  • Invisible, people see your teeth instead of a mouthful of metal braces
  • Removable, remove them whenever you need to clean your teeth or eat
  • Made with smooth plastic, so you don’t get mouth irritation caused by metal braces 
  • Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Invisalign can treat most orthodontic problems, including underbites, overbites, and crossbites.

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

The team might recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. To find out if Invisalign is the best option for you, request a consultation with Access Dental.

What can I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

At Access Dental, your Invisalign treatment begins with the team examining your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method.

Next, they take digital impressions of your teeth. This helps the team to map out a precise treatment plan and allows them to show you what your teeth will look like after treatment. Then they send the plan to the Invisalign lab, where your aligners are made.

Most patients receive 18 to 30 sets of aligners. Every 1 to 2 weeks, or as directed, you switch to a new set of aligners that are slightly adjusted. Each new set moves your teeth a little more; by the end of treatment, your teeth will be in the desired position. 

You must wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day for optimal results. For most patients, Invisalign treatment can take 9 to 15 months.

If you want to align your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, schedule a consultation with Access Dental by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.