Invisalign is a great option for patients looking to straighten their teeth without visible metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners that gradually straighten the teeth. It’s virtually undetectable and the results are amazing. We are experienced in Invisalign and will determine if it is the best form of treatment for you.
The Invisalign system combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. You will first require a consultation with us to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 10 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually until the final alignment is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
When it comes to considering your options for a smile makeover, it’s easy to see Invisalign’s advantages. Compare Invisalign to other teeth straightening options. Then you can see if Invisalign is right for you and your smile.
Not only is Invisalign versatile, helping to correct a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues, but it really works. There are over half a million smiles to back that up. But a confident smile isn’t the only benefit of correcting your dental issues your health can be positively impacted as well.
Overly-Crowded Teeth: This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly-crowded teeth can cause dental decay, an increase in chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth.
Widely-Spaced Teeth: This occurs with abnormal continued growth of the jaw bone. When teeth are missing, this issue can also be caused by the other teeth shifting into the extra space. Spacing issues in teeth can cause some periodontal diseases.
Cross-bite: This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on the front and/or the sides of the mouth. This issue can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
Overbite: What people commonly refer to as an “overbite” is known to dental professionals as “overjet.” It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by either genetics, bad oral habits, or over-development of the bone that supports the teeth. This issue can lead to gum problems, irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Under-bite: This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This issue can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
To ensure the best possible results, only a dentist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only a certified dentist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, call our dental office in Anaheim today to schedule your Invisalign consultation.