Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently but quickly move teeth into place. Since the aligners are removable, you make the adjustments yourself simply by moving to the next in the series. This means you come into the office less often. The Snow Orthodontics team is highly experienced with Invisalign, having been designated as an Invisalign Elite Premier Provider.LEARN MORE
Most of us have known at least a few people who spent years of their life in braces. This leaves many patients feeling hesitant about starting treatment. The good news is that you can speed up your treatment by using Accelerated orthodontics. It's fast, safe, and gentle so we can reveal your new smile sooner.LEARN MORE
Snow Orthodontics embraces innovation, offering patients treatments that are tailored to their needs. From braces that don’t require regular adjustments to invisible braces that keep you looking great as you correct your smile, we are confident that we can offer the treatment that best suits you.LEARN MORE
Early screening makes interceptive treatment possible. By age 7, most children have their back molars in place, which makes it easy to evaluate long-term tooth and bite relationships. That is why we suggest most children be seen on or around their seventh birthday.LEARN MORE
The Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the lower jawbone to the skull. These joints are moving all the time as you eat, speak, swallow, and yawn. When they are injured, movement can be painful and restricted. We will help you determine if you have Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and will create a customized treatment plan to help manage your symptoms.LEARN MORE
Snow Orthodontics is The Largest Single Provider of Invisalign Worldwide . Priced similarly to braces, Invisalign is the most innovative and efficient way to straighten your teeth. The process starts with a digital scan of your teeth (no goopy impressions here), which facilitates crafting a series of custom aligners that will gently shift your teeth into perfect position. Since the aligners are removable, you will be able to continue eating and drinking what you want while maintaining your oral care routine unchanged. And best of all, your Invisalign is invisible!
Invisalign First is appropriate for treating our youngest patients starting as early as six years of age. This treatment consists of a set of clear aligners that solve the same orthodontic issues that arch expanders or partial metal braces typically would. Invisalign First comes with all the same great benefits of the Invisalign family including predictable results, efficient treatment time, the ability to remove the appliance, virtual invisibility of the appliance, and wire-free construction!
The Invisalign family brings you Invisalign Teen, a technologically advanced treatment option with clear benefits for you and your teen. Invisalign Teen is virtually invisible, removable, effective, and gentle. This treatment was designed specifically for our teen patients and includes a compliance indicator and an Invisalign Teen guarantee.
Elite Provider status is the highest Invisalign status, even above Diamond+. For being recognized as the #1 Provider of Invisalign on the West Coast, Snow Orthodontics holds the honor of being an Elite Provider. This recognition comes from the practice’s extensive expertise in providing Invisalign treatment with such positive results.
Invisalign is an innovative system that allows you to straighten your teeth using a set of custom aligners instead of braces. These aligners are removable, invisible, and very comfortable. Invisalign offers you predictable and accurate results in record time.
You will have a digital scan of your teeth taken during your first appointment. These digital images are used to create a 3D render of your teeth. Your doctor will then manipulate the render to map out each movement of your teeth. These movements then become an aligner that applies gentle pressure to your teeth during 1-2 weeks you wear each aligner.
We will share the total cost of your treatment at your initial consultation because it will depend on a variety of factors including your diagnosis, the length of your treatment, and your treatment goals. But don’t worry, we will work with you to design a payment plan that fits within your budget using a variety of options including maximizing your orthodontic insurance coverage, offering you the current discounts available, and offering any external and internal financing options available.
During your initial consultation, the doctor will review the details of your treatment plan with you, including the length of your treatment. This treatment plan is designed by your doctor to meet your unique needs and no two treatment plans are the same. The length of your treatment will depend on a variety of factors including the amount of correction you require, your diagnosis, your age, your level of oral health, and your commitment to follow your doctor’s instructions.
Your doctor will provide you with detailed instructions that are specific to you and your custom treatment plan. However, in general terms, we recommend that you wear your aligners as much as possible. Only take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Most healthy individuals with a variety of orthodontic issues are eligible for Invisalign. During your initial consultation, your doctor will perform a comprehensive exam and will determine if Invisalign is recommended for your unique situation.
The answer is Yes! One of the biggest advantages of choosing Invisalign is that you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods and drinks, just remember to remove your aligners before eating or drinking. We encourage you to keep a healthy diet and indulge moderately.
You can use your toothbrush and toothpaste to gently brush the inside and outside of your aligners until they are clean. You can also soak your aligners in a denture cleaner. Please remember to avoid exposing your aligners to any heat including the dishwasher, boiling water, etc.
Good news! Invisalign does not require any adjustment appointments, you will only need to come in for progress checks. The frequency of your progress-check appointments will depend on the details of your treatment plan but are typically advised every 6-8 weeks.
Congratulations! You now have the smile you have always dreamed of and your teeth are healthier than ever. However, you are not quite done. After the treatment phase, you go into the retention phase which serves to hold your teeth in their new position long enough for the gums to harden around the teeth. We will offer you a variety of retainers including removable, fixed, visible, and aesthetic options.
Braces offer predictable results and can be used to correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues. While braces have been around for a long time, today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable, and work faster than ever before.
Metal braces are the most commonly used type of orthodontic appliance and consist of brackets and an archwire to guide movement. These braces have been around the longest and offer highly predictable results. Metal braces are bonded to the teeth, removing the worry of complying with a certain number of hours of wear.
Clear braces are similar to the metal braces you are most likely familiar with. Clear braces consist of brackets that are bonded to the teeth and an archwire to guide teeth movement. The main difference is that clear braces are made of clear ceramic instead of metal. Clear braces offer the dependability of metal braces but in a more discreet presentation.
Lightforce braces are the latest advancement in braces to hit the orthodontic community in decades! The Lightforce system allows for a custom fit of each bracket through 3D printing. This customization translates to a better more comfortable fit and faster movement. Because these brackets fit each tooth perfectly, they are less likely to become damaged.