Achieving Healthier, Straighter Smiles with Invisalign® in Tigard

blonde woman holding invisalign clear bracesA more uniform smile can benefit you beyond enhanced aesthetics. Aligned teeth can help improve oral health and dental function. Straighter teeth also make daily brushing and flossing more effective because it is easier to remove plaque and left-over food particles. At Washington Square Dental, Dr. Shahin Rashidi and Dr. Pari Samani provide a modern and comprehensive way to help align your smile and preserve your oral health with Invisalign®.

The Invisalign system combines all the reliable benefits of traditional orthodontics without the use of metal components. If you or a loved one are looking to achieve a straighter, healthier smile through discreet treatment, Invisalign clear aligners may be your answer. To find out if you qualify, call us to schedule a consultation with our skilled and compassionate dentists today!


What is Invisalign Exactly?

hand holding invisalign clear bracesInvisalign is a series of removable, orthodontic trays made of clear plastic, making them practically invisible. The Invisalign system uses advanced digital imaging to make sure each aligner fits your smile perfectly. Every two weeks your clear trays are replaced, gradually moving you through treatment as your teeth become straighter.

Why Should I Consider Invisalign?

When straightening your smile with Invisalign, it can provide you with the following benefits:

Discreet Appearance – Perhaps the most significant benefit you can expect from Invisalign is discreet treatment. This also means that there will be no changes to your natural appearance. Often, most around you won’t even notice your aligners or realize you’re wearing them!

Comfort – Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires that can press against the lips and cheeks, causing discomfort. Invisalign trays are made of smooth, transparent plastic which do not have sharp surfaces or edges. Your aligners are also specially made to fit your smile exactly, conforming to your gums and teeth.

Easy Maintenance – Because your trays are removable, you can practice your daily oral hygiene routine without worry. Aside from cleaning your teeth and your trays daily, there are no additional steps to maintain your oral health while undergoing Invisalign treatment.

Unrestricted Diet – Eating your favorite foods and drinking beverages is simple with Invisalign. All you need to do is remove your aligner tray before every snack or meal.

Is Invisalign Better Than Metal Braces?

woman putting on invisalign clear bracesWhile traditional metal braces and Invisalign both provide effective treatment, the option that is best for you depends on the complexity of your orthodontic needs. Conventional metal braces are often ideal for helping correct more complex misalignment. Invisalign is an excellent choice for addressing minor to moderate orthodontic issues.

Traditional braces work by using metal brackets, wires, and sometimes rubber bands, to move teeth into position. Invisalign aligners are designed to use pinpointed pressure only in the areas in need of repositioning. Each clear tray works by gently shifting teeth into ideal position.

Correcting These 5 Common Orthodontic Issues with Invisalign

With Invisalign, Dr. Shahin Rashidi and Dr. Pari Samani can help the following:

  1. Crooked teeth
  2. Gaps between teeth
  3. Crowded teeth
  4. Minor Overbites
  5. Minor Underbites

Who is Invisalign for?

If you are in good oral and overall health and have slightly crooked teeth or an uneven bite, you may be a great candidate for Invisalign! However, to better ensure successful and prompt treatment, these trays must be worn for 22 hours daily.

Wearing your aligners for the correct amount of time requires commitment and diligence. Because of this, our dentists typically recommend Invisalign for responsible teens and adults who are more likely to follow treatment guidelines.

What is the Process of Getting Invisalign?

Handsome male patient looking at his beautiful smile sitting at the dental officeOur dentists begin the Invisalign process with a thorough consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Rashidi and Dr. Samani encourage you to ask questions, voice your concerns, and tell us about your treatment goals. We use 3D digital model technology to show you how your smile looks before and after treatment. Digital x -rays and impressions help us determine the status of your oral and dental health. These precise images are sent to a trusted Invisalign lab to create your custom trays.

We also perform a detailed exam, checking your teeth and gums for any signs of decay, damage, or disease. If any issues are found our dentist will treat them before you undergo Invisalign treatment. Once your aligners are ready, we invite you back to our office to fit and adjust your first set of trays.

How Long is Invisalign Treatment?

Typically, Invisalign treatment takes anywhere from six to eighteen months. The amount of time needed depends on your specific orthodontic needs and wearing the trays consistently.

Clear Orthodontics, Clear Results in the Greater Portland Area!

At Washington Square Dental, we are passionate about helping you and your loved ones achieve straight and healthy smiles. Dr. Shahin Rashidi and Dr. Pari Samani proudly provide Invisalign clear aligners to responsible teens and adults throughout Tigard. If you desire a more uniform smile without the hassle of metal braces, contact us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation!


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  • Tigard
  • 9225 SW Hall BlvdSuite E
  • Tigard, Oregon
  • 97223
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