Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign

How can we help you?

We believe deeply in the power of patient education and strongly encourage our patients to ask any questions that come to mind. Even a question that seems small to you could have a significant effect on your dental health.

Take a look through our Frequently Asked Questions to find a selection of common questions we are asked by our patients. If you have additional questions or if your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask!


Image of clear bracesInvisalign Can Correct Many Issues

Almost anybody who needs correction of misaligned teeth can use Invisalign! Invisalign also offers Invisalign Teen, a line designed specifically for teenagers and their unique needs.



Invisalign can treat a range of orthodontic issues, including:

  • Crowding
  • Wide spacing
  • Twisting
  • Overlapping

Invisalign can also be used to treat mild malocclusions (problems with your bite). Some cases may require treatment with traditional braces, but Dr. Kim will discuss your individual case with you.

A Great Option for Straightening Your Teeth

Invisalign is an excellent option for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth but is concerned about the aesthetics and inconvenience of traditional braces. Adults who frequently speak in front of others, meet with clients, or have other reasons for maintaining a mature and professional appearance are excellent candidates for Invisalign. Invisalign can even be removed for special occasions.

It’s tough to be a teenager, and many teens are quite self-conscious about their image. Invisalign Teen can make straightening teeth simple without all the hassle of braces. Invisalign Teen is also a good option for student-athletes or musicians who face challenges trying to pursue their passion with metal braces on their teeth.

Contact Us

Call today to schedule a consultation and examination with Dr. Kim to find out if Invisalign is the right solution for you. 


Image of invisalign clear bracesInvisalign is a Popular Choice

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic system that uses smooth, comfortable, clear plastic aligners to gradually and gently shift malaligned teeth into the correct position. Many people refer to Invisalign aligners as "invisible braces" because the aligners are virtually invisible when they are being worn.

Invisalign is a great choice for most people who are looking to make orthodontic improvements to their smile but don’t want or need to wear traditional metal braces. They can correct a range of orthodontic imperfections, usually in less time than braces. Our patients also love the fact that their food choices are not limited with Invisalign.

We Offer Invisalign for You

At Jen Kim Dentistry, we are pleased to offer Invisalign to our patients. If your teeth are malaligned and you want a way to straighten them without metal wires and brackets, we are happy to discuss Invisalign treatment to give you a healthier and more beautiful smile.

The best way to find out if Invisalign is a good option for you is to call our Kirkland dental office and schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Kim. She’ll examine your teeth and discuss your goals with you to make sure that Invisalign can help you achieve them. Give us a call today to learn more! 


Image of individual pointing at their smile We Offer Options for your Dream Smile

One way to straighten your teeth is with orthodontics. At Jen Kim Dentistry, we offer Invisalign to straighten your teeth using virtually invisible aligners to gradually and gently shift your teeth into the correct position.

We may also be able to "straighten" your teeth using cosmetic dentistry to give you the smile that you desire. Porcelain veneers can be used to give crooked teeth the appearance of straight teeth. Another way to achieve this is by using composite bonding. These are great ways to get "straight" teeth without braces; however, they will not correct orthodontic conditions.

Talk to Dr. Kim About Your Treatment Plan

Before you make your decision, it’s important to discuss your concerns and your goals with Dr. Kim. If your teeth are crowded, twisted, or overlap, it’s important to consider actually straightening them rather than concealing them with cosmetic dentistry. Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean, giving them a higher risk of developing decay and gum disease.

Cosmetic dentistry is a good choice for teeth that are only mildly crooked or have spaces between them.

If you are interested in giving your smile a makeover, call us at 425-284-4450 for an appointment to see what options would be good for you. 

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