Everyone wants perfectly straight teeth; unfortunately, not many of us can achieve that goal without some type of dental correction. Children undergo a malocclusion correction with traditional braces. But what if you have reached your teens or adulthood, and you still haven’t had your teeth straightened? You probably don’t want to wear metal bands and brackets … Invisalign clear aligners are the perfect option for you to correct your bite and achieve that beautiful smile.
Invisalign aligners are ideal as they are:
Clear – The aligners are made from a clear plastic that is strong enough to gently shift your teeth to their correct placement.
Comfortable – There is no metal and no wires to abrade or poke soft oral tissues.
Convenient – The program works by updating the aligner every two weeks with the next in the series; you don’t need to visit the dentist to have wires tightened to keep the straightening process on track.
Removable – This is probably the best aspect of all. The aligners are removed for eating snacks and meals. This means you can continue to enjoy all the foods you love without exception. Daily oral maintenance (brushing and flossing) is easier to complete – simply replace the aligners when done. Your six-month check-up and teeth cleaning appointment is much more thorough when aligners can be removed as well.
Invisalign works by using the photos, x-rays, and dental impressions taken by your dentist to fabricate a series of aligners (this is done using 3-D digital technology). The aligners are designed to slowly and gently shift your teeth … each new aligner will feel snug initially. Over the next couple of weeks, teeth are moving to fit that aligner. The plan continues like this until the teeth are in the desired location.
It is imperative that aligners are worn 20 to 22 hours every day to achieve results in the designated time frame.
At the conclusion of treatment, the patient is given a retainer. The retainer resembles one of the aligners – it must be worn as prescribed by your dentist. The purpose is to hold teeth in place as they develop a memory of their new location. Failure to wear the retainer can result in teeth drifting back to the old malocclusion.
You can achieve that beautiful smile by undergoing subtle teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners. Contact Fresh Leaf Dental at 714-838-8050 today to schedule your consultation.