Personalized Specialty Services in Port Orchard, WA

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisalign is often referred to as “invisible braces” or “clear braces,” and is essentially a system of removable, custom-made aligners that are created in conjunction with our office. Invisalign has been proven to be a very effective form of treatment for certain (not all) orthodontic cases and is now available from almost 70% of practicing U.S. orthodontists.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

You wear each set of custom-made aligners for about 2 weeks each and remove them only to brush your teeth, floss, eat and drink. As you cycle through these aligners in series, your teeth will move little by little until in the final position that our dentists have prescribed. You will visit our office about once every 6 weeks to make sure the treatment is going as planned. Average treatment time is far less than with standard orthodontics. Most patients see their smile corrected in about 9 to 15 months, with an average of 18 to 30 aligners being worn during this period. As all dental work goes, however, these time frames will depend on the individual patient’s case ultimately

How Are Invisalign® Aligners Made?

The aligners are made through a combination of the expertise of our Port Orchard dental staff and 3-D computer imaging technology.

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When you’re finished with your orthodontic treatment, you’ll then begin the retention stage. With the help of our retainers, we will be able to maintain your newly straightened teeth and prevent movement and shifting. To support the stability of your orthodontic treatment, you should wear our retainers in Port Orchard indefinitely.

The results of your finished treatment will depend on the type of retainers you receive. We will provide you with the proper care for your smile that will keep your teeth in their correct positions. Don’t forget to brush and floss regularly while also keeping up with your oral hygiene routine so your smile will stay strong for a lifetime!

Sedation dentistry allows our dentists to provide a variety of dental treatments safely and comfortably for patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. There are several benefits of sedation dentistry, including:

  • Less fear or anxiety during treatment
  • More comfort during dental procedures
  • A more relaxing dental experience

Oral Sedation

Anxiolysis is a light form of sedation dentistry. Administered orally, with mild sedation, you remain awake or very sleepy throughout the entire procedure and are able to breathe on your own, but you will feel a great sense of relaxation.

Inhaled Sedation

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety. Administered through a small mask that fits over your nose, it is an effective way to calm anxiety, raises your pain threshold, and may even make time seem like it’s passing quicker than usual.

At the end of your appointment, you’ll resume breathing regular oxygen, and all the effects of nitrous oxide will disappear, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.