Do you want straight teeth without the trouble of metal braces? Then Invisalign might be your answer. It is a minimal invasive alternative to traditional braces. Your teeth will slowly adjust into alignment using customized plastic trays called aligners. The aligners can be worn day and night and removed for eating and teeth cleaning. Invisalign treatment offers an easier way to achieve a flawless beautiful smile.
At Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S. in Placerville, California, our team are experienced and certified Invisalign providers, and we can help determine if this treatment is suitable for you.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern approach to straighten crooked teeth and uses a series of aligners designed specifically for you. The aligners are constructed from comfortable and smooth plastics that you must wear over your teeth. These tray-shaped aligners will gently shift your teeth into desired positions over time. These clear aligners do not have metal brackets and wires to tighten, besides giving your smile a discreet appearance.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign has several advantages to offer, including:
When you wear Invisalign aligners, they are barely noticeable. The transparent colors of the aligners blend in seamlessly with your smile. In metal braces, the brackets can be obvious and adversely impact your smile appearance.
Although you will need to become used to wearing your aligners, any discomfort associated with the Invisalign treatment is generally mild. Most people find the aligners to be much more comfortable than traditional braces.
With Invisalign braces, the ability to eat without hindrance and care for your teeth offers a significant advantage over traditional metal braces. No special tools are required to clean your mouth throughout your treatment process. In addition, you can eat without the embarrassment of food getting stuck in your brackets.
The Invisalign Procedure
Once our dentist, Dr. Anderson, determines that Invisalign will be an appropriate solution for your needs, an impression of your mouth is taken. In addition, a 3D scan is used to assess the movement of your teeth throughout your Invisalign treatment. The information gathered will be sent to the Invisalign provider to manufacture your aligner sets.
When we receive your first set of aligners, we will quickly consult and ensure they fit securely. We will show you how to wear and care for them during this time. You must wear the aligners for two weeks and only remove them to perform your oral functions. As you switch each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move gradually until they have shifted in the ideal positions. The entire process may take about a year.
To learn more about our Invisalign treatments, visit our office, Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S., at 4300 Golden Center Dr, Suite G, in Placerville, CA 95667. You can also reach us at (530) 622-9068.