Love Your Beautiful Smile – Choose Invisalign Clear Aligners
As an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are designed to guide teeth into proper alignment. Clear aligners work similarly to braces, by gradually forcing teeth into place without the use of wires or brackets.
When planning for your treatment, instead of goopy impressions, we use the latest optical technology (the iTero scanner) to digitally capture the structure of your teeth and gums for a more comfortable, predictable, and accurate treatment plan.
Benefits of Invisalign
Patients who want a straighter smile without wearing braces may opt to use Invisalign clear aligners. Additionally, aligners are helpful to patients who have undergone previous orthodontic treatment and wish to fix minor problems in their smile.
Invisalign has many advantages:
- Invisalign’s clear aligners can be removed after meals, allowing for easier brushing and flossing
- Aligners made of clear plastic are easier to keep clean
- Invisalign is often more comfortable and causes less irritation to the gums and cheeks than traditional braces.
What are the next steps?
Aligners are thin, clear plastic trays fitted to an individual’s teeth that you wear and remove yourself. Each aligner is worn for a couple of weeks, and the teeth are moved a fraction of a millimeter at a time.
For best results, you’ll want to wear your aligners for 22-24 hours per day between meals and brushing/flossing. The number of aligners needed to correct misaligned teeth can vary depending on how much movement is required to create your beautiful new smile.
What to expect after treatment?
Something to keep in mind is that with all most orthodontic procedures, there’s always a risk of your teeth reverting to their original position over time. Talk to our dentist in Glendale to find out if a retainer is important in your treatment and make sure to wear your retainer as directed to maintain your new smile.
No more metal mouth means you’ll smile more during treatment and you’ll spend less time at SC Dentistry at Arrowhead having adjustments! If you’re inspired and think you’re a candidate for Invisalign, please call to arrange a consultation. We want you to feel happy and confident about your smile!