Invisalign®

Advanced Restorative Dentistry

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Honolulu, HI

Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. Dr. Michael Nishime of Advanced Restorative Dentistry offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

Advanced Restorative Dentistry

What is Invisalign?

You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Why choose Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so people see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces


Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. Dr. Nishime might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. Book an appointment with Advanced Restorative Dentistry to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

First, your teeth need to be examined by Dr. Nishime to see if Invisalign is the ideal choice for you. He may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3-D images. Using these, Dr. Nishime will develop a precise treatment plan.

Next, Dr. Nishime fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Nishime will occasionally make your new aligners. This process repeats until your smile has its new shape.

Call Advanced Restorative Dentistry or book an appointment online today to talk to the team about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.