Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment that, similar to braces, is intended to help straighten teeth and bite misalignment. They are thin, virtually invisible removable aligners that allow straighter teeth in fewer visits compared to traditional braces.
Invisalign can help restore the natural appearance of your teeth, providing you a beautiful smile, while also offering multiple benefits that strengthen their appeal and convenience over braces.
If you have been considering Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment, then Erik P. Cadra DMD would be happy to discuss this proven effective and comfortable way to straighten teeth.
Although Invisalign and traditional metal braces share the same goal, there exist some major characteristics that differentiate the two.
In contrast with braces, for instance, Invisalign is transparent and virtually invisible. This makes the entire process of straightening teeth much more convenient for patients.
Some patients are hesitant to choose traditional braces, as they can be tedious to wear and can affect the appearance of their mouth and smile for a long period of time.
Unlike traditional braces, patients who choose Invisalign clear aligners don't have to worry about a mouthful of metal braces.
Another concern among patients is comfort. Unlike traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligner trays are made to fit snugly over the teeth.
This custom-fit design ensures your comfortable aligners a secure fit, minimizing any discomfort or irritation often associated with traditional braces.
Removability is another great advantage of Invisalign, as you only have to wear the aligners for roughly 20 hours a day, depending on what our professionals instruct you to do.
Most patients find that Invisalign also carries fewer limitations regarding what kind of foods you should eat, ensuring you can have more of your favorite foods with less worry. It makes brushing and flossing easier, as no bracket or wire will obstruct your toothbrush from cleaning your teeth.
However, it is important to be mindful as to how frequently you remove your clear aligners, as not wearing your Invisalign responsibly can significantly slow down the
The entire process of getting Invisalign is fairly simple and straightforward, starting with the very first step: booking a dental exam with our team to see if you qualify for Invisalign treatment. Misaligned teeth, gapped teeth, crowded teeth, and bite problems such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite are common oral problems that can be solved with custom made Invisalign aligners.
In the second step, our experts will scan the structure of your teeth in order to obtain a 3D-digital impression of them and create a virtual treatment plan. The alignment of teeth is predictable, so these impressions will be used to create a set of Invisalign aligner trays in our lab, each of them accommodating a certain stage of the treatment plan.
The number of trays will vary from patient to patient, depending upon the severity of the condition, but every set of aligners lasts roughly two weeks.
In total, we may ask you to wear your Invisalign aligner for a period of six to eighteen months. During this period, our professionals will periodically change the aligners and evaluate the patient's mouth and the progression of the restoration.
Using Invisalign clear aligners can help make you feel more confident while also treating a number of both cosmetic and functional concerns of your teeth and bite.
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to gently shift your teeth into their desired position in a discreet way. No matter the occasion, you can wear your aligners with confidence.
We can also treat other cosmetic dentistry needs you may have, such as dental implants and teeth whitening. Healthy teeth are just a phone call away.
If you have crooked teeth and want your own virtual treatment plan, call
your Valencia dentist at Erik P. Cadra DMD at (661) 502-6990 to book an appointment today.
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