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Orthodontics located in Southwest Portland, Beaverton, OR

Invisalign services offered in Southwest Portland, Beaverton, OR

Invisalign® provides a quicker and more discreet treatment alternative to traditional metal braces. At Ensley Orthodontics in Beaverton, Oregon, experienced orthodontists Kevin Ensley, DMD, and Sara Edmondson, DMD, regularly prescribe Invisalign treatment to teenagers and adults. Invisalign aligners can correct various alignment issues, including crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth. Call Ensley Orthodontics today to request an Invisalign consultation or book your appointment online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment technique that uses clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth or jaw. The aligners are made of SmartTrack®, a durable plastic free of gluten, latex, and BPA. 

Invisalign treatment is more comfortable and discreet than traditional orthodontics. The aligners are see-through and fit snugly over your teeth, so you can continue smiling confidently.


What types of issues can benefit from Invisalign treatment?

Ensley Orthodontics uses Invisalign aligners to treat various alignment issues in teens and adults, including:

  • Crowding
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned jaw

Invisalign aligners can treat bite abnormalities, including overbite, crossbite, and underbite.


What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Your Ensley Orthodontics provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays. To qualify for Invisalign treatment, you need healthy teeth and gums. If you have cavities or gingivitis, your orthodontist treats those issues first.

If your teeth and gums are healthy, your orthodontist takes digital impressions with an intraoral scanner and uploads them to a computer design program. They use the program to develop a custom Invisalign treatment plan, mapping out the step-by-step movements of your teeth and jaws.

After finalizing the plan, your orthodontist sends the blueprints to an Invisalign lab. Techs at the lab create a set of custom oral aligners. When your custom Invisalign aligners are ready, you return to Ensley Orthodontics and try them on.

During Invisalign treatment, you visit your orthodontist every 3-4 weeks for regular checkups. At each visit, your provider monitors your progress and provides you with a new set of Invisalign aligners.

Wear each set of aligners 20-22 hours every day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.


How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Most people complete Invisalign treatment within 12 months*, but it may take longer if you have a more serious alignment issue. Wear your aligners as prescribed and attend each checkup at Ensley Orthodontics to ensure a positive outcome.


How do I keep my Invisalign aligners clean?

Cleaning Invisalign aligners is easy. Ensley Orthodontics recommends rinsing your aligners off in cool tap water several times a day and gently brushing them with a soft bristle toothbrush before going to bed. 

Call Ensley Orthodontics today to request an Invisalign consultation or book your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.