Dr. Ellsworth Talks about Different Orthodontic Options Read Transcript

At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we believe the earlier you start thinking about orthodontics, the better! Top-notch Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth believes in the idea of interceptive orthodontics: scheduling your child’s first orthodontic screening by age 7. Doing so can save your child months of embarrassment – and you money – as earlier treatments tend to yield quicker and better results.

Our Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth also helps teens and adults get straighter smiles. We offer conventional braces to straighten teeth as well as other orthodontics options that many people find more comfortable to wear. As a bonus, some of them are practically invisible. So no one even has to know you or your child are wearing braces!

Our alternatives to conventional braces are:

Call Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 509-850-3217 to discuss all of your orthodontics options with our Spokane Valley, WA Dentist. Chances are, we can find one that you or your child will like!


With Invisalign, you or your child will wear sturdy aligners made of a clear plastic material for 20 to 22 hours a day. You remove them to eat, and to brush and floss. So no more food stuck in wires, which makes Invisalign aligners simpler to keep clean.

You will change aligners every week, or however often Dr. Craig Ellsworth determines is needed. The aligners gently shift your teeth into their new and straighter position over time.


Like Invisalign, ClearCorrect uses a series of clear plastic aligners worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. They apply gentle pressure to your teeth, shifting their position. Dr. Craig Ellsworth can discuss the differences between Invisalign and ClearCorrect with you, including cost. But here are some key similarities:

  • Because they are made of clear plastic, they are practically invisible
  • They can be removed, so you can take them out while eating or for dental hygiene
  • Both are fitted by Dr. Craig Ellsworth, for a perfect fit
  • Thanks to the absence of wires and brackets, most people find them more comfortable than conventional braces

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles are similar to conventional braces in how they work. But unlike conventional braces, Six Month Smiles are made of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. So you won’t have a mouth full of metal in your selfies! Some of the other advantages:

  • Because they are similar to conventional braces, the results may be more predictable
  • Treatment typically takes no more than six months
  • They use gentler pressure than conventional braces

Invisalign, ClearCorrect, Six Month Smiles, conventional braces. Your trusted Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth help you decide which orthodontics treatments are right for your family. Call 509-850-3217 or use our online form to make an appointment with Family Dental of Spokane Valley.

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The advancement in technology has also brought modernization in dentistry. For people with misaligned teeth, traditional braces are not the only option. They can now achieve a straighter teeth with Invisalign or Six-Month Smiles Treatment. Family Dental of Spokane Valley offers different orthodontic options to give patients the most appropriate treatment for their case. Read more about orthodontics here: Visit Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 826 North Mullan Road, Suite C, Spokane Valley, WA. You may also speak with one of our staff to schedule your visit. Call us at 509-850-3217 or make an appointment online: Get connected with Family Dental of Spokane Valley: Watch more of our videos and subscribe to our channel: