Do you look in the mirror and wish your teeth were straighter? Properly aligned teeth are an important part of a healthy, attractive smile.
You may have been putting off orthodontic treatment because you didn’t like the idea of spending months in unattractive metal braces. We understand completely! As an adult, braces can really cramp your style, especially if your career requires you to meet with others face to face. It’s important to protect your professional image.
Invisalign is an innovative advance in orthodontic treatment. Using Invisalign, we can fix a number of common orthodontic issues, giving you the beautiful smile you’ve dreamed about. The process is simple, and the best part is that nobody has to know you’re straightening your teeth!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is also sometimes known as “clear braces” or “invisible braces.” It’s easy to see why. Using a series of aligners made of translucent plastic, your teeth are gently guided into their proper places. The aligners are custom made for you and fit snugly over your teeth. When they are in place, they are practically impossible to see – even from up close!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Dr. Devani will examine your teeth and plan their movement. Once we have your plan, we will take images and impressions and send all this information to Invisalign so that they can craft your aligners. Once the aligners are complete, you’ll return to our office where Dr. Devani will provide instructions on how to wear the aligners.
About every two weeks (or based on Dr. Devani’s specific instructions for your treatment), you’ll replace your aligner with the next one in the series. This keeps your teeth moving until they reach their correct locations.
The Invisalign Advantage
The most obvious advantage of the Invisalign system is the fact that it isn’t obvious at all! The benefits don’t stop there, however.
Our patients love Invisalign because:
- You remove the aligners to eat, so you don’t have to worry about limiting the foods you enjoy.
- You also remove the aligners to clean them. No special toothbrushes or attempts to weave floss through brackets and wires!
- Most patients have fewer appointments during Invisalign treatment than with traditional braces.
- You won’t have to worry about broken wires or brackets that can irritate the gums and cause pain.
Why Straighten at All?
Many people think of their slight crowding or gaps as part of their signature look, and we understand that. We want you to feel good about the way you look!
We do think, however, that it’s important for you to know that crooked, crowded, or widely spaced teeth can have a significant impact on your dental health. At our Cypress, CA dental office, we believe in providing our patients with all the facts so that you can make informed decisions about your health.
When teeth are tightly crowded, twisted, or overlapping, it can be difficult to clean them properly. Even though you can’t fit dental floss in between these teeth, bacteria can still get in there. This increases your risk for developing decay or gum disease. Gapped teeth have problems too. They have a tendency to trap food, which can lead to extra bacteria and bad breath.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Invisalign can treat most mild to moderate tooth and bite misalignments. More severe cases, however, may still require treatment with traditional bracket-and-wire orthodontics. Dr. Devani will review your case and determine whether Invisalign is appropriate in your specific situation.
Call our office today and schedule an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Devani to see if Invisalign can help you have the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!