Invisalign® is quickly becoming the most popular teeth-straightening method for teens and adults. Braces were typically the most common approach to proper teeth alignment, but now Invisalign® offers an easier method with numerous benefits. Our Invisalign® application will keep you and your family happy, healthy, and confident during the teeth straightening process.
What is Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a series of clear aligners used as an alternative to braces, and are similar to a retainer as they are easily removed and remain virtually unseen to others. The patient will receive their clear plastic, custom-fit molds every two weeks to help adjust the teeth at an efficient pace. Patients can enjoy the benefits of teeth straightening without anyone else knowing their secret. The Invisalign® approach is just as effective as traditional braces and provides even more benefits than their metal counterparts.
Since Invisalign® molds are made of smooth plastic, they will not hurt or irritate the tongue and gums the way that sharp metal braces can. The molds are easily taken out, so a patient can enjoy eating and drinking whatever they want during the realignment process. This also means that brushing and flossing routines do not need to be adjusted to suit the needs of Invisalign®. Best of all, Invisalign® is a clear alternative to braces that fits seamlessly and discreetly onto the teeth, so that teens and adults do not need to be embarrassed about their desire to have a straighter set of teeth.
Teeth straightening will benefit a healthy mouth in more than just appearance, and teeth realignment is important for multiple reasons: straight teeth make brushing easier, which reduces the risk of plaque buildup, and with less plaque buildup the risk of gum disease is greatly decreased.
Silverdale Dental Center is devoted to teaching teens the importance of dentistry procedures and the advantages to keeping teeth in good shape with routine brushing, regular checkups, and approaches to teeth realignment and other procedures. We offer a warm environment where any former anxiety is eliminated when visiting the dentist. Plus, with processes like Invisalign®, teens will be happy to see results without comprising their appearance or lifestyle.
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team