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Invisalign® Before and After: How We Gave Jeanette Her Confidence Back

Wondering what Invisalign® treatment looks like before and after?

Meet Jeanette.

After losing a front tooth, the rest of her teeth shifted towards the missing tooth, and her upper teeth slanted as a result.

She wanted to straighten her teeth and replace her missing tooth but was worried about the financial costs.


Her current dentist didn’t offer orthodontic treatments and couldn’t provide her with a solution.

That’s when she found Hu Smiles in Renton, WA, through a family member who’s a current patient of ours.

Dr. Yuchen Hu met with Jeanette and discussed her smile goals. He recommended Invisalign and a bridge to give her a smile she’s always wanted.

Check out Jeanette’s Invisalign before-and-after photo!

Patient's smile before and after Invisalign treatment.

Can you use Invisalign with a missing tooth?

Yes, you typically can still use Invisalign clear aligners… This text opens a new tab to the Invisalign website… even with a missing tooth.

In Jeanette’s case, we recommended a full orthodontic treatment first to create a space for her new tooth restoration.

After, we used a bridge to replace her teeth and complete her smile.

It’s a good idea to replace a missing tooth after Invisalign.


This prevents your teeth from shifting out of place after undergoing straightening treatments.


If you lost your tooth because of gum disease, you should tell your dentist. Good gum and bone health play an important role in successful orthodontic treatments.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hu to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign.

Can I get Invisalign if I have dental restorations?

If you already have a dental restoration in place, you can still get Invisalign.

This includes:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Fillings
  • Dental Implants

Invisalign is preferred over braces in these cases.

Instead of bonding metal brackets to your restoration, we’ll use modern technology to create custom-fitted aligners.

How long does it take to see results from Invisalign?

You may start to see results in as little as two weeks!

Keep in mind:

Every patient is different, and Invisalign before-and-after results will vary.

Your Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move your misaligned teeth into proper position over time. With every new set of aligners, it’ll shift your teeth closer to their optimal position.

Compliance with wearing your aligners is an essential part of seeing a difference in your smile.

You should wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day.

On average, Invisalign treatment lasts anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Invisalign and braces are popular orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth. And the best treatment depends on your smile needs.


Let’s talk about the differences between the two.

With Invisalign, your clear aligners are discreet AND removable!

This means you can eat freely with no dietary restrictions. Unlike braces, food particles getting stuck between metal wires and brackets isn’t a concern.


Invisalign treatment typically is faster than braces.

Since your trays are customized during treatment, they’ll help move your teeth into the optimal position faster.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign costs vary for each patient.


It’s comparable to the price of braces, and dental insurance with orthodontic benefits typically covers Invisalign treatment!

Factors that can affect costs include:

  • Length of your treatment
  • Number of clear aligners replacement
  • Number of routine check-ups needed
  • Geographic location

Hu Smiles in Renton is proud to offer affordable financing options for patients like you.

If you need treatment that’s not covered by your plan or don’t have dental insurance, we have an in-office membership plan!

Check out our PDF… This text opens a new tab to the Membership Plan website… to see what’s included in our membership offering.

Jeanette was worried about her orthodontic treatment not being within her budget, but we worked together to develop a payment plan.

Now, Jeanette enjoys a smile she loves without worrying about a financial burden.

Where can I get Invisalign in Renton, WA?

Dr. Hu. Text: Looking for a certified Invisalign provider in Renton, WA?

Dr. Hu is a skilled dentist and certified Invisalign provider located conveniently in Renton.

He’s been voted one of America’s Best Dentists in 2016 & 2018… This text opens a new tab to the Best Dentist’s website… and has the experience needed to make sure your Invisalign treatment is as stress-free as possible.

Ready to love your smile with Invisalign?

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Our office is based in Renton, WA,… This text opens a new tab to the Google Maps website… and we welcome patients from all over the Pacific Northwest, including Kent, Tukwila, Maple Valley, and Covington.

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