If you want to straighten your teeth using a comfortable and convenient way, ask your dentist if Invisalign is the right option for you. Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that you wear over your teeth to gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. These aligners are removable, so you can take them out for meals and clean your teeth. But because they are clear, most people won’t even realize you’re wearing them! Plus, they are more comfortable than traditional braces and don’t require any metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation.
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign system combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place based on the exact movements your dentist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
The length of treatment varies from person to person, but the average time is nine to fifteen months. You’ll see your dentist every month or two to see how you’re progressing until you eventually have the smile you’ve always imagined.
Deciding Invisalign Candidacy
Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, crossbite, underbite, and open bite. It’s a great option for adults and teens alike. Many adults find Invisalign to be the perfect solution for straightening their teeth without the hassle and discomfort of traditional braces. The only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a consultation with our San Diego dentist. We will review your mouth, teeth, and gums to determine whether Invisalign will work for you.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional braces. The aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. The aligners are also more comfortable than traditional braces because they don’t have brackets or wires that can irritate your mouth and gums. Also, since the aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible, so you won’t have to worry about anyone noticing that you’re wearing them.
Dr. Le and Dr. Rhoades in San Diego have helped many patients improve the appearance of their smiles through various dental procedures. Call (619) 220-8545 today to schedule an appointment at our office.