With the advancements in orthodontic technology, straightening your teeth no longer means enduring metal braces for years. Invisalign uses sets of removable, clear aligners to help you get the beautiful straight teeth you deserve! To see if Invisalign can work for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chang-Motooka or Dr. Kawamoto today! We have offices in Honolulu and Waipahu and offer convenient hours to help you easily get the treatment you need.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70 percent of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign. Our doctors have earned the status of Elite Preferred Provider, an honor only one percent of Invisalign providers acheive.
Why would I want to get Invisalign in Honolulu or Waipahu?
Since the Invisalign aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment without worrying about food sticking to braces. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Who is my Waipahu & Honolulu Invisalign provider?
You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move gradually until they have straightened to the final position that Dr. Chang-Motooka or Dr. Kawamoto has prescribed. You'll visit us in Honolulu or Waipahu about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Your complete treatment time should last an average of nine to 15 months, and you'll wear between 18 and 30 aligners, but both numbers will vary from case to case.