If you’ve always wanted a straighter smile but don’t want to go through the hassles of wearing traditional metal braces, then Invisalign® is for you. If you’re interested in using Invisalign to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw, schedule a visit with Jeffrey C. Barrera, DDS, at Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. To book your appointment, call the office and speak with a team member, or use the online tool.
Invisalign is a modern treatment that straightens your teeth with a series of clear, plastic aligners.
These clear aligners are a comfortable and convenient alternative to metal braces and have become widely popular with adults worldwide. Over eight million people and counting have used Invisalign to straighten their smiles.
Invisalign can treat several orthodontic conditions, including:
While Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment, some patients use it for cosmetic purposes, as well, such as achieving a generally straighter or more symmetrical smile.
Dr. Barrera takes an impression of your mouth and sends it to a special lab that designs your aligners. Your aligners work similarly to traditional metal braces, exerting a small amount of pressure over an extended time that gradually pushes your teeth into their proper position.
The difference is that Invisalign does this with comfortable and aesthetically discreet aligners, making your treatment experience much easier.
You wear your aligners every day for as long as possible — at least 22 hours. You move on to the next set of aligners every two weeks until you’ve finished your series and your teeth are perfectly aligned.
Most patients need between 20-30 aligners in their series, but this number varies depending on the type and severity of your condition.
There are several benefits to straightening your smile with Invisalign, including:
Your aligners are clear, which makes them virtually unnoticeable when you’re wearing them. This allows you to straighten your smile without having the mouthful-of-metal that’s inescapable with traditional braces.
Your aligners are removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth without having to learn new techniques or buy special tools (which you have to do with traditional braces). This also leaves you less susceptible to tooth decay and stains, which can happen with difficult-to-clean traditional braces.
Your aligners are made from comfortable plastic that doesn’t poke the insides of your cheeks as traditional metal braces would.
Schedule a visit with Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry by phone or web today and learn more about how Invisalign can straighten your smile with ease.