Gone are the days of needing traditional metal braces to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, custom made plastic aligners are used to gradually move teeth into their desired alignment. Invisalign is the more comfortable, convenient and practically invisible option for orthodontic treatment. At Designed Smiles in Brea, CA, we provide Invisalign for candidates of all ages including teens and adults.
Invisalign is ideal for patients who experience mild to moderate crowding or spacing. Invisalign can also correct overbites, underbites, and even crossbites. It has been used to help both teens and adults who wish for a straighter smile without the many hassles of traditional metal braces.
The procedure to get Invisalign clear aligners is fast and simple. After an evaluation of your mouth, your dentist will take images using state of the art 3D imaging technology. These are then sent off to the lab for your clear aligners to be created. Your Invisalign aligners will be worn for 2 to 3 weeks depending on your dentist’s recommendation and will be switched out for a new set. This allows for gradual moving of your teeth which will prevent you from experiencing significant pain, unlike the pain you would have with traditional braces. Your treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to a year depending on your individual needs.
There are many benefits of Invisalign in comparison to other methods of orthodontic treatment. One of the most appealing benefits is that you can remove the aligners for eating, drinking, and brushing and flossing your teeth. This prevents you from having a restricted diet or acquiring stains where the metal braces normally are. You will keep better oral hygiene because you can more effectively brush and floss your teeth when using removable clear aligners. Another benefit is the absence of pain. Because the aligners gradually move your teeth, you will experience little to no discomfort during your treatment. The other benefit is one of the most desirable, your braces will appear invisible. With Invisalign, your orthodontic treatment will be almost undetectable to the naked eye, unless someone gets close to your teeth. You don’t have to worry about hiding your smile in pictures while undergoing your treatment.
There are only a few things you will need to remember to care for your teeth during your treatment. The most important, however, is that you wear the aligners at all times with the exception of eating, drinking or brushing and flossing. It’s recommended that you brush your teeth after every meal to keep your aligners clean and your breath fresh. Follow your dentist’s instructions for swapping out aligners and you will have a new smile in no time. If you have any questions, read our FAQs.
We want all of our patients who visit us at Designed Smiles to leave with a happy and healthy mouth, which is why we offer such a variety of cosmetic treatments like Invisalign. If you are unhappy with the alignment of your smile, contact us to learn more about clear aligners for orthodontic treatment. Feel free to call us at 714-529-0100 or fill out our online contact form on our contact page to be contacted.