Invisalign Invisible Braces
Do you wish your teeth were straighter?
If your teeth are crowded. widely spaced, or rotated you may feel self conscious about your smile. You may have considered orthodontics but do not feel comfortable with the idea of metal braces. We understand how you feel and we have the perfect solution.
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth using a series of clear, plastic aligners that are nearly undetectable, even up close. This affordable treatment is easy and comfortable, and because the aligners are removable they will not interfere with eating, brushing or flossing.
Our patients love Invisalign for its convenience, practicality, and simplicity. You deserve the ideal smile that you have always dreamed about. Do not waster another moment- contact our office for a FREE consultation today!
Did you know…
that wearing Invisalign trays are not as restrictive as traditional braces? Many adults choose this system not only because it is discreet, but because there is no need to change your diet to avoid foods because the trays are removed prior to meals. Also, Invisalign fits well into your busy schedule, as there is no need to attend frequent visits for wire tightening. Most patients simply change to a new aligner tray every couple of weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Invisalign over braces?
Invisalign has several advantages over traditional braces.
- The clear aligners are virtually invisible.
- You remove the aligners to eat, which means that you aren’t limited in your food choices.
- You also remove the aligners to floss and brush, so you don’t have to worry about threading floss through wires or brushing around brackets.
- The plastic is smooth and comfortable- no poking or irritating wires.
- You’ll have fewer check up appointments and no “tightening”.
Should I straighten my teeth?
Straightening your teeth is a personal decision, but there are several reasons to pursue it. If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are embarrassing to you or otherwise preventing you from achieving optimal oral health, Invisalign could be the solution for you. Teeth that are crowded or misaligned are more difficult to clean which can lead to gum disease and/or tooth decay. Properly aligned teeth can also improve speech and aid in digestion of food.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign has been proven to be as effective as braces in straightening teeth, although not all patients may be candidates. Call our Riverside office to schedule a FREE consultation to find out if you could benefit from clear orthodontics. At your appointment the doctor will meet with you to examine your bite and discuss your concerns. If you are a candidate for Invisalign and decide to proceed with treatment an appointment will be scheduled for the doctor to take an impression of your teeth so a treatment plan can be devised. Your impression and treatment plan will be submitted to an Invisalign lab where a series of customized aligners will be fabricated.
How does Invisalign work?
Once we receive the aligners from the lab we will contact you to schedule an appointment for instruction on how to wear your aligners and how to properly care for them. During this appointment you will receive a sequence of trays, each of which is slightly different than the one before. Each aligner provides slight resistance to the teeth, forcing them to move into alignment over time. Basically, you will wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, which will move your teeth gradually. The number of aligners and treatment time is dependent on the severity of the misalignment. Most patients can achieve their ideal smiles within one to two years. During that time, you can expect to make occasional dental visits to monitor your progress. If you would like more information on invisible braces you can visit www.Invisalign.com.
Will I need any post-treatment care?
Following your treatment, you will no longer need to wear Invisalign trays. However, you will need to wear a retainer while you sleep to help protect your new smile and prevent the teeth from shifting. It is also important to continue visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and twice-yearly cleanings.