Like many patients, you want to enjoy a straight, healthy smile. However, you are worried about the effects of metal braces on your appearance and self-confidence. Invisalign® at our Moreno Valley, CA practice may be the solution. Invisalign® uses clear aligner trays to address many types of orthodontic problems. These concerns range from minor cosmetic issues to moderate overbites and underbites. The Invisalign® trays are convenient, removable, and typically more comfortable than traditional braces. Best of all, they are very hard to see, even at a close range. Therefore, with Invisalign®, you can enhance your smile appearance and oral health without hassle or embarrassment.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® may be appropriate if you struggle with any of the following orthodontic issues:
- Slightly crooked or gapped teeth that primarily affect your appearance
- An overbite
- An underbite
- A crossbite
- An open bite
- Rotated or tipped teeth
Invisalign® is suitable for both teens and adults. Note that if you have severe orthodontic problems, traditional braces may be more effective for you.
Before you can undergo orthodontic treatment, you should have generally good oral health. Our doctors will treat decay, weakened teeth, or gum disease before providing your Invisalign® trays.
How Do Invisalign® Clear Aligners Work?
To ensure that your aligners are both comfortable and effective, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. Then he or she will design your aligners on a chairside computer where you can watch the entire process. Your dentist will explain the progression of your treatment, showing how your teeth will shift over time.
Technicians at the Invisalign® lab will then create your aligners from smooth, BPA-free plastic. You will move through the series of aligners, switching to a new tray about every two weeks. The aligners will have different shapes so that they will exert a gentle pressure on your teeth. Treatment times vary depending on the extent of your misalignment and the way that your teeth respond. In most cases, however, Invisalign® takes about the same amount of time as traditional braces.
Why Consider Invisalign® for Your Orthodontic Treatment?
Invisalign® can achieve most of the same effects as metal braces, but the treatment offers several added benefits. The most obvious advantage of Invisalign® is that very few people will notice you are wearing the aligners. In addition, Invisalign® trays are removable, which will make your treatment much simpler and more convenient. You can eat all of your favorite foods, and you can take the trays out to brush and floss your teeth. As a result, you are less likely to experience dental decay and discoloration than you would with standard braces. Invisalign® is also more comfortable. Not only will they trays place less force on your teeth. They also will not irritate the insides of your lips and cheeks. Finally, when you choose Invisalign®, your dentist will not need to adjust your braces periodically. Thus, you will typically need to make fewer visits to the dentist.
Schedule an Orthodontic Evaluation Today
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign®, contact Value Dental Centers Moreno Valley today.