Invisalign Specialist

Arne Gundersen, D.D.S. -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Gundersen Dental Care

Arne Gundersen, D.D.S.

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Tumwater, WA

The Invisalign system is a state of the art treatment option that straightens your teeth and perfects your smile without using unsightly, conventional braces. Dr. Arne Gundersen and his staff at Gundersen Dental Care offer the Invisalign system as just one of many proven treatment methods for enhancing your smile and re-aligning your bite. Dr. Gundersen looks forward to meeting and treating new patients in the Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey, Washington areas. Visit their facility and learn more about Invisalign and how it can make you smile.

Invisalign Q & A

What is involved in an Invisalign treatment plan?

Invisalign works in much the same way as metal braces, but without the metal brackets and hardware. The Invisalign systems use small “trays” or mouthguards made of hard plastic that snap onto your teeth.

After an impression is made of your teeth a computer program is used to create impressions that involve the gradual movement of the teeth over a specific period of time.

It takes each tray approximately two to four weeks to achieve the desired shift and then you start with the next tray.

If the teeth need longer time to adapt to their new position, the length of time each tray is worn can be increased as needed. It’s as simple as that.

Several trays are used in an Invisalign treatment plan, and each one is clear and can be removed when you eat or need to brush your teeth.

What are the main benefits associated with the Invisalign system?

The Invisalign system offers maximum benefits with minimal discomfort. The Invisalign trays snap firmly on and off of the teeth. They can also be removed at mealtimes or when you’re ready to brush your teeth.

One of the most popular benefits of the Invisalign system is that the trays can be worn without being noticed. The clear plastic structure makes them almost invisible. The Invisalign system is an ideal choice if you want results without discomfort or constant care. Dr. Gundersen will discuss all of your options with you at your first appointment to ensure you have the information you need.

How long do Invisalign treatment plans last?

The length of an Invisalign treatment depends totally on the individual, but most plans range in length from 12 to 24 months. In some cases, a second treatment plan may be added if Dr. Gundersen needs to further adjust the teeth.

Dr. Gundersen offers the Invisalign system to give you the straight teeth you desire without sacrificing your appearance, pain and discomfort. He looks forward to discussing the benefits of the Invisalign system or any other dental concerns you have.


Our practice accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We’ll work with your insurance provider to make sure your coverage meets your needs and your budget. Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant PPO/Dental Health Alliance
Delta Dental
Premera Blue Cross